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House Proceeding 07-10-09 on Jul 10th, 2009 :: 0:32:50 to 0:34:10
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David Dreier

0:32:46 to 0:33:07( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: we are committed to doing that. i look forward to the gentleman's return in terms of the offer that i've expressed and my friend, the gentleman from california, i yield. mr. dreier: i thank the gentleman for yielding. one other caveat as we talk about these committees, one of the things i think my colleague should know about the rules committee is that we have the ability to do virtually

David Dreier

0:32:50 to 0:34:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Dreier

David Dreier

0:33:08 to 0:33:28( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: anything we want in the rules committee. as we've heard over few week the concern that has been raised is this calendar issue. trying to get this work done before we head into the august recess to deal with these issues, and i think that it's clear that after this process goes on, an outside time limit

David Dreier

0:33:29 to 0:33:51( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: could be put into place on each appropriations bill. that could be the rule that come downs if that's something the majority chooses to do. the concern that i have as we look at the amendments, traditionally there have been opportunities to bring about real spending cuts in these bills. as we look at the double digit

David Dreier

0:33:52 to 0:34:11( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: increases, unfortunately, cherry picking amendments, which is what has aped so far with the process, and i understand the offer my friend made early on about minority amendments and the opportunity to offer that, but right now, what we have is a situation where the rules committee is choosing these amendments. if in fact it simply is a time issue, rather than choosing those at all, the rules

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