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House Proceeding 07-09-09 on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 2:27:55 to 2:29:25
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Jeff Flake

2:27:51 to 2:28:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: certainly re my case that this is not an earmark. i reserve the balae of my time. the chair: the gentleman from arizona. mr. flake: may i ask about the time remaining. the chair: the gentleman has 1 1/2 minutes. mr. flake: i have to say, when we debated the homeland security bill, just a few days

Jeff Flake

2:27:55 to 2:29:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

2:28:14 to 2:28:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: ago, we were told -- i challenged an earmark for a for-profit company, global solar, and i was told no, even though there's, in the report language, it says that the money is to go to global solar, and there was a certification letter filled out by the member saying the money is to go to

Jeff Flake

2:28:36 to 2:28:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: global solar at this address, we were told there, well, no, it's going to be competively bid. so don't worry about that language. it really doesn't mean anything. so i just don't know what to believe here. if we're told that, well, this is not like a hard earmark in other bills, that's what i'm being told now but then i was

Jeff Flake

2:28:57 to 2:29:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: told on other bills, this isn't a rd earmark either. we did have disclosure requirements there and we don't have them here. i think it behoofs us, until -- behooves us, until we can figure that out, are these hard earmarks, are they soft earmarks, certainly the members who requested them who actually

Jeff Flake

2:29:19 to 2:29:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: listed them on their websites as appropriation requests, they see them as earmarks.

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