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House Proceeding 07-15-09 on Jul 15th, 2009 :: 0:44:35 to 0:49:10
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Steve Scalise

0:44:32 to 0:44:52( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: existing activities funded in f.y. 2009 and ensures this area is included in our funding priorities. and with that i reserve our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida reserves. the gentleman from florida. yield three minutes to the distinguished gentleman from, mr. scalise.

Steve Scalise

0:44:35 to 0:49:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve Scalise

Steve Scalise

0:44:53 to 0:45:13( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from louisiana is recognized for three minutes. mr. scalise: i rise in opposition to this rule because 80% of the amendments that were brought forward on this bill were not allowed under this rule. and so clearly we're not operating under a transparent process. we're not operating under a process that is allowing the

Steve Scalise

0:45:14 to 0:45:35( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: debate that i think americans want us to have on appropriation bills that spends their money. there were amendments that would have directed the corps of engineers that would base their flood protection decisions on the most safe options to protect our citizens and their property from future storms. that amendment was not allowed under this rule. there was actually an amendment

Steve Scalise

0:45:36 to 0:45:56( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: to cut, and i know it's a word that some people don't like over in this bill, to cut spending by $7 billion based on the amount of money that was added in the stimulus bill. and i think many of us on this side for sure, and i would hope some of my colleagues on the other side think the stimulus bill was a failed stimulus

Steve Scalise

0:45:57 to 0:46:17( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: bill. $00 billion of new government spending at -- $800 billion new government spending at a time when our economy was in bad shape. those of us who voted against it said it would be a bad idea. that's why we proposed an alternative.

Steve Scalise

0:46:18 to 0:46:38( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: and yet this steam roll that contnues to spend money out of control went on and me passed this bill. there was an amendment that was proposedhat would have cut the $7 billion in this department that clearly isn't working. instead of controlling the spending and allowing a vote on that, that was ruled out of order under this rule. all of us that have looked and

Steve Scalise

0:46:39 to 0:46:59( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: said, where are the jobs from the spending bill, that stimulus bill? no one can point to the jobs because we've lost jobs. since president obama took office, two million more americans have lost their jobs. and what is their answer? you would think their answer would be to say, maybe some of those republicans who had those alternative ideas might have been right, we'll work in a bipartisan way and talk to them

Steve Scalise

0:47:00 to 0:47:21( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: and see what their ideas were because they were good ideas that would help small businesses, helped american families get back on their feet. and instead they were disguarded as ideas. maybe they would go back and look at those ideas again. but some people in the white house are suggesting a second stimulus bill, yet another massive spending bill at a time when the spending is what's hurting our economy.

Steve Scalise

0:47:22 to 0:47:42( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: so we bring an amendment to cut spending and they rule it out of order in this rule. yo anher colleagues are hoodwinking people. i hate to tell them, the american people are watching and they don't like what they see. they see massive runaway

Steve Scalise

0:47:43 to 0:48:03( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: spending. they see more jobs being lost. they see this energy bill, this cap and trade energy tax that would run millions of jobs to countries like china causing more americans to be unemployed and raising utility rates on every american family. the american people are watching this, and they're demanding action from congress, and that's why we're bringing these amendments to cut the

Steve Scalise

0:48:04 to 0:48:25( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: spending and the -- mr. diaz-balart: i yield one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. scalise: i want to thank my friend from florida again. that's why we're bringing these amendments. we're trying to solve the problems of our country and to propose different approaches, not massive spending, but actually ways to get americans back employed, ways to help small businesses survive during

Steve Scalise

0:48:26 to 0:48:46( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: these tough times, ways to help middle-class families who are struggling to get back on their feet. and every time we bring these proposals, the liberal leadership on the other side says, no, we don't want to hear those alternative ideas. we want to just keep spending money like there's no end in sight. well, there's an end in sight. and if you look just earlier this week we reached a hurdle that i don't think is a good hurdle.

Steve Scalise

0:48:47 to 0:49:08( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: i don't think anyone should be proud of. it's an historic hurdle. this week, earlier this week oucountry exceed $1 trillion in ficits during the course of a fiscal year. it was already exceeded this week, and we still have months to go in theiscal year. so this is going to have a devastating affect on our economy, this massive runaway spending.

Steve Scalise

0:49:09 to 0:49:11( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: and yet they bring a rule that closes debate, that closes the

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