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House Proceeding on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 0:33:55 to 0:37:45
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Jeb Hensarling

0:33:52 to 0:34:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: will b designated for consideration of the resolution. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? pursuant to clause 2-a-1 of rule 9, i hereby notify the house ofy intention to offer a resolution as a question of the privileges of the house.

Jeb Hensarling

0:33:55 to 0:37:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Jeb Hensarling

0:34:13 to 0:34:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is now recognized to give his notice. mr. hensarling: thank you, madam speaker. whereas the gentleman from texas, mr. hensarling, along with the gentleman from texas, mr. congressaway, the gentleman from georgia, mr. gingrey, and the gentlewoman from tennessee, mrs. blackburn, submitted an amendment to the committee on

Jeb Hensarling

0:34:35 to 0:34:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: rules to h.r. 3288, the transportation and housing and urban development appropriations act. whereas the gentleman's amendment would have encouraged the development and use of alternative fuels by the federal government from resources found abundantly in the united states and canada such as oil sands and oil shale, furthering our ability to become more energy

Jeb Hensarling

0:34:57 to 0:35:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: independent, reducing the federal government's energy cost borne by the american whereas this is especially important at a time of record deficit that has reached $1 trillion for the first time in america's history. and a record debt that will be tripled in 10 years. whereas the said amendment could help in the creation of desperately needed jobs in an

Jeb Hensarling

0:35:19 to 0:35:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: economy where the unemployment rate is now 9.5%, the highest unemployment rate in 26 years and climbing. and 2.6 million people have lost their jobs since february, 2009. whereas when campaigning for the presidency, then senator obama said that, quote, under

Jeb Hensarling

0:35:41 to 0:36:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket, unquote. whereas on june 26, 2009, the democratic majority passed such legislation in h.r. 2454, a national energy tax, also known as cap and trade, that experts have estimated will result in

Jeb Hensarling

0:36:02 to 0:36:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: american families paying anywhere from $1,500 to $300 annually in additional energy cost. whereas on december 6, 2006, then minority leader nancy pelosi said, quote, we promised the american people that we would have the most honest and open government, and we will, unquote.

Jeb Hensarling

0:36:23 to 0:36:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: whereas according to then minority leader nancy pelosi's new direction for america, quote, bills should generally come to the floor under a procedure that allows open, full and fair debate consisting of a full amendment process that grants the minority the right to offer its alternatives, including a substitute.

Jeb Hensarling

0:36:45 to 0:37:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: whereas a similar amendment was adopted by the house in 2008 during consideration of h.r. 6599, the military construction and veterans' affairs approp bipartisan vote. whereas the gentleman's amendment complied with all applicable rules of the house

Jeb Hensarling

0:37:06 to 0:37:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: appropriations measures and would have been in order under an open amendment process. but regrettably, the house democratic leadership has dramatically breached decades of house precedent and historically reduced the opportunity for open debate on this floor. whereas, the speaker, ms. pelosi, the democratic leadership, and the chairman of

Jeb Hensarling

0:37:27 to 0:37:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: the coittee on appropriations, mr. obey, prevented the house from voting it from the list of amendments made in order under the rule for the bill. now, therefore, be it resolved that h.res. 669, the rule to accompany h.r. 3288, be

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