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House Proceeding on Jul 10th, 2009 :: 1:05:20 to 1:08:35
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David Dreier

1:05:17 to 1:05:41( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: so there's nothing radcally new about this. we're si job done, and we're going to do that if it takes all summer. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. the gentleman from texas, for what purpose do you rise? mr. sessions: mr. speaker, thank you very much. i'm delighted today to yield to the distinguish young gentleman

David Dreier

1:05:20 to 1:08:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Dreier

David Dreier

1:05:42 to 1:06:02( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: from california, the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. dreier: i'll yield to him after i make a coue of points. first, the gentleman has ended his remarks by talking about the need for some kind of outside me limit. in fact, just yesterday i pulled out of my coat pocket the schedule that we have seen, and we all understand that getting the appropriations work done is impoant. it's a priority for democrats

David Dreier

1:06:03 to 1:06:24( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: and republicans alike. the fact of the matter is the rules committee with a great deal of ease could in fact simply report out a special rule which would establish an outside time limit on the amendment process at all and we could proceed as has been the case fothe last 220 years

David Dreier

1:06:25 to 1:06:47( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: with an open amendment process. now, my friend also referred to the fact that -- and i know that my friend from marietta said -- he didn't say it was unprecedted to have structured rules when we deal with appropriations bills, but it is unusual. and i will remind my friend who talked about the history that

David Dreier

1:06:48 to 1:07:08( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: back in 1997 when we did in fact have five appropriations bills considered under structured rules, it was done so after in the case of came to the floor as our late colleague, the former chairman of said bills should always be considered as privileged. the disparity between a measure

David Dreier

1:07:09 to 1:07:29( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: emerging from the ways and meancommittee and the privileged structure for consideration of appropriations bills is something that is very easily understood in the rules of the house of representatives. and so i'd be happy to yield to my friend if he'd like to respond to the notion of the fact that we began those

David Dreier

1:07:30 to 1:07:51( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: measures that ultimately would be considered under structured rules, we began them as -- one, under a privileged structure, which meant that the rules committee did not even need to act because points of order could be raised against the work product of the measure itself. and also to the point of time limits. the rules committee could easily report out of the rule

David Dreier

1:07:52 to 1:08:12( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: that could establish an outside time limit. that under an open amendment process. i'd be happy to yield to my friend. mr. obey: let me simply say to the gentleman, i don't see any need to continue chewing this cut over and over and over again. mr. dreier: reclaiming my time, mr. speaker. if i could reclaim my time -- mr. obey: i didn't ask for the

David Dreier

1:08:13 to 1:08:34( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: time. you offered it to me and i'm accepting it. mr. dreier: my friend stood up and began saying we considered measures under a structured rules in the past, and it's name of democrats and republicans alike who are denied amendments and the american people whose representatives are not able to participate in the very important constitutional

David Dreier

1:08:35 to 1:08:36( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: article 1, section 9 responsibility of

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