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House Proceeding 07-09-09 on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 0:42:55 to 0:47:50
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Virginia Foxx

0:42:46 to 0:43:06( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: on h.r. 3081 was one of the toughest votes that i have had to take in this house since i have been here in the 4 1/2 years. the problem with the biland with the decision that had to be made is because the bill

Virginia Foxx

0:42:55 to 0:47:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:43:07 to 0:43:27( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: contains funding for aid to israel. our best friend in the world. i have always been and will continue to be an extremely strong supporter of israel. israel has always been a good friend to the united states. and the people of this cotry and the people of israel share

Virginia Foxx

0:43:28 to 0:43:51( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the same values. however, the bill had so many flaws that it made it very difficult for a pro- life fcal conservative such as myself to vote for the bill despite my

Virginia Foxx

0:43:52 to 0:44:13( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: very strong support for israel. the bill when emergency supplemental funds were not taken into account were still 32% more than the regular fy 2009 appropriations. i am taking the liberty of using

Virginia Foxx

0:44:14 to 0:44:34( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: some of the figures from my colleague, mr. price from georgia, that were also presented today on the floor in terms of explaininthe bill that we voted on this afternoon. we are facing a fiscal crisis in thisountry. this administration and this

Virginia Foxx

0:44:35 to 0:44:57( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: congss, led by speaker pelosi, are spending this country into a terrible, terrible situation. we are mortgaging our children and grandchildren's future with excess spending. and it has to stop somewhere.

Virginia Foxx

0:44:58 to 0:45:19( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: had this bill nearly contained the funding for israel, it would have been very easy for me to have supported it, although i was quite concerned that the bill reduced the funding for israel by 7.2% below last year's funding level and 23.3% below

Virginia Foxx

0:45:20 to 0:45:40( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the request. but as i said earlier, the total bill had an increase of 33.8% compared to last year. one of the most troubling increases in this bill was a 20% increase to the united nations'

Virginia Foxx

0:45:41 to 0:46:02( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: population fund and a 19% increase to the international family planning. the united states population fund age china's one child policy, abortion. international family planning goes to organizations that promote and provide abortion

Virginia Foxx

0:46:03 to 0:46:26( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: services through international planned parenthood. in addition, we also, the democrats had rejected four cost-cutting republican amendments that had been presented, which could have made this bill a lot more pallattable

Virginia Foxx

0:46:27 to 0:46:47( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: to the 97 republicans who voted against it. another problem with the bill is that there was a false assumption that the obama administration will live up to its promise of noore war supplemental for iraq and afghanistan. the president has gone back on every promise that he made during the campaign.

Virginia Foxx

0:46:48 to 0:47:09( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: he has already asked for a supplemental this year. says it was a carryover from last year, but that won't happen again. however, before the ink was dry on the full committee report on this bill, defense committee chairman said another bill is necessary to fund the tr

Virginia Foxx

0:47:10 to 0:47:30( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: because of the low fiscal year 2010 defense allocation. so the promise was that all the money for the war was going to be here and we weren't going to have to do more supplementals. that isn't going to happen. this bill also avoids making hard fiscal choices about

Virginia Foxx

0:47:31 to 0:47:50( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: spending abroad while we face a financial crisis here. going. we should be funding o friends and our allies. we should be helping israel, which is the only true democracy in the middle east and who stands by us year after year,

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