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House Proceeding 07-09-09 on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 0:47:55 to 0:53:45
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Tom Price

0:47:51 to 0:48:11( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: day after day. but funding things like abortio and international family planning is not the way to go. i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. mr. price from georgia.

Tom Price

0:47:55 to 0:53:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Price

Tom Price

0:48:12 to 0:48:33( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: for what purpose does the gentleman from rise snr mr. price: ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. price: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, america has been the light of liberty and a beacon of hope to the world for

Tom Price

0:48:34 to 0:48:55( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: centuries, truly centuries. we're the greatest nation the world has ever known. we provided more hope and more opportunity and more liberty and more freedom for more individuals than any nation in the history of mankind. but today, july, 2009, folks in

Tom Price

0:48:56 to 0:49:18( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: my district and folks across this land are not jusconcerned , they're fearful. they're afraid that the very nation that they know and love and that has been the greatest nation in the history of the world is slipping away from them in so many ways, in so many ways. mr. speaker, we all just got

Tom Price

0:49:19 to 0:49:39( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: back to washington from a week many of us spent at home over the july 4th break and i heard people come up to me and tell me they were concerned, worried and fearful about the amount of spending and the amount of borrowing and the amount of taxing coming out of washington. they say washington's out of control. mr. speaker, they're right.

Tom Price

0:49:40 to 0:50:00( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: they're absolutely right. the deficit this year, $1.8 trillion. four times the largest previous deficit, four times. borrowing, we are borrowing 50 cents of every single dollar we're spending. mr. speaker, it's out of control.

Tom Price

0:50:01 to 0:50:22( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: taxing, raising taxes on every single american. i don't care what the president tells you, mr. speaker, it's not true. they're raising taxes on every single american. now, the solution, one of the solutions, is to allow this deliberative body, this greatest deliberative body in the history of the world the opportunity to

Tom Price

0:50:23 to 0:50:48( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: allow their representatives in this body to work their will, to say i believe i'm going to reprent my constituents in this way and offer this amendment on this bill and thereby allow the house to make a decision. we are in the appropriation season, mr. speaker. it's a time when we decide how

Tom Price

0:50:58 to 0:51:20( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: to spend americans' hard-earned money, the money they send to washington. during that season in the past, the house has allowed appropriations bills to come to the floor in what's called an open rule, which means everyone gets the opportunity to amend the appropriation bill. they offer the amendment in the house, gets to vote on the amendment. there were amendments that have been offered on recent bills that have not been allowed. in fact, this is the most repressive majority in the history of the republic if you use the number of closed rules,

Tom Price

0:51:21 to 0:51:42( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: not allowing amendments to come to the floor. this, mr. speaker, is the most repressive majority ever in the history of this republic. an amendment that was offered, but not allowed to the bill that we voted on today would have prohibited funding for any new international organization for the purposes that would tax american energy companies from

Tom Price

0:51:43 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: abroad. the only conclusion i can draw is that the speaker and the democrats in charge want american energy companies to be taxed by foreign governments. an amendment that wasn't allowed would have reduced the spending 15% on this bill to 2009 levels, a savings of $17 billion. that amendment, mr. speaker, not allowed.

Tom Price

0:52:06 to 0:52:30( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: i can only assume that the speaker and the democrats in charge want to increase spending by $17 billion. an amendment, amendment to prevent paying the legal expenses of united nations' employees who have been charged

Tom Price

0:52:31 to 0:52:52( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: with mallfeasance. i can only conclude the democrats want the american taxpayer to pay legal expenses for united nations' employees who are charged. and an amendment that wasn't allowed would have prohibited assistance to members of foreign terrorist organizations. mr. speaker, the only thing i'm

Tom Price

0:52:53 to 0:53:14( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: left to conclude is that this speaker and the democrats in charge want the american taxpayer to provide assistance for members of foreign terrorist organizations. mr. speaker, this isn't the way the house is supposed to be run. it's not the way the house has

Tom Price

0:53:15 to 0:53:36( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: been run the last 230 years. it's not the way the american people learn about democracy, that their representatives would be allowed to represent them actively and aggressively so people have the opportunity to represent their constituents equally with every other member. but, mr. speaker, right now, in this chamber, we have tyranny from the majority, tyranny that

Tom Price

0:53:37 to 0:53:47( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: is not allowing the voice of the people to be hea. mr. speaker, i demand that this chamber, that these members of this house of representatives make certain that the rules are

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