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House Proceeding on Jul 17th, 2009 :: 0:40:35 to 0:41:30
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David Dreier

0:40:26 to 0:40:46( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: and there's a bipartisan consensus that article 1, section 9 places on us the responsibility of getting that work done, and we did not in any way want to stand in the way of completing the appropriations process. and so today having been told that we did not have time for an open amendment process, which has existed for only 220 years in this country

David Dreier

0:40:35 to 0:41:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Dreier

David Dreier

0:40:47 to 0:41:08( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: throughout the entire history of the nation, the pattern of having an open amendment process, ensuring that democrats and republicans alike would have the opportunity to offer germane amendments to appropriations bills so they could in fact if they chose, try and do what our constituents on these town hall meetings -- at these town hall meetings continue to say and

David Dreier

0:41:09 to 0:41:30( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: that is to reduce the size and scope and reach of government, we've been denied those in the open process. we were told there was not enough time. yesterday, we had the gentleman from arizona, mr. flake, point to the fact that the day before we finished voting at 4:00 p.m., and yet here we are trying to responsibly

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