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House Proceeding on Jul 17th, 2009 :: 0:59:45 to 1:02:00
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Steve King

0:59:38 to 0:59:58( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: this ditch and we're going to do that. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for gentlelady from north carolina rise? ms. foxx: to recognize our colleague from iowa, mr. king, for two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. king: thank you, madam

Steve King

0:59:45 to 1:02:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve King

Steve King

0:59:59 to 1:00:21( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: speaker. and i thank the gentlelady from north carolina. in response to this point, i've stood here on the floor for hours and hours over the years listening to many, many members of the democrat, then minority in congress, plead that if they would just get the majority, give them the gavel that the economy of this country would be brought back on track again. that happened in january of 2007 and it happened prior to

Steve King

1:00:22 to 1:00:42( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: any econic decline. so they claimed that they would fix the economy if they could just have the majority. they won't the majorities partly on that claim, and the economy went south and it really tanked in the anticipation of the president we have today. and it's getting worse. so i don't think that point can be made impeercally. but i came here to rise in

Steve King

1:00:43 to 1:01:03( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: opposition to this rule. i rise in opposition to this rule for a number of reasons. i wanted to support the gentleman from utah's statement about not having an opportunity, a legitimate opportunity to make his case before the rules committee. and it's clear that didn't happen. one-hour window. he got an amendment in and filed. that was great staff work, but we have other things to do

Steve King

1:01:04 to 1:01:27( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: rather than sit outside the window of the hole in the wall on the third floor. this process has got to change. we have to bring it to the floor so the american people can see what's being talked about almost in legislative code here. i also want to point out this legislation is not legislation that comes here because it's well thought out or needed by the american people.

Steve King

1:01:28 to 1:01:48( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: this is brought by hsms, the humane society of america. they are trying to take the meat off the plates of the people around the globe. nobody came from my district and said, what are we going to do about too many horses? hsus contributed to this problem because they blocked horses for human consumption.

Steve King

1:01:49 to 1:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: and now we will accumulate one million extra horses in the united states and barely do they get that over with and they come back to us and say now we need $700 million american taxpayer borrowed dollars to take over more public lands in order to put

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