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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 2:59:35 to 3:02:35
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Jeff Flake

2:59:32 to 2:59:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: we sought $200 million. so now here we are on the floor of the house of representatives, the middle of a very -- the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from arizona. mr. flake: i thank the chair. may i inquire of the time remaining? the chair: 90 seconds. mr. flake: i thank the chair. i don't think the appropriions process, you can never have a perfect process

Jeff Flake

2:59:35 to 3:02:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

2:59:53 to 3:00:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: wherever you go. but i would submit when you have literally thousands and thousands and thousands of congressional earmarks, many of which are earmarking programs that we have instructed the agencies, earmarking moneys that we've instructed them to establish a competitive grant program for, then we have a problem. and if we don't like the way

Jeff Flake

3:00:14 to 3:00:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: the agencies do it, let's change that. we control it because we control the purse. but let's not run a parallel program that turns into really a spoil system. and with that i urge adoption of the amendment and yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from arizona. those in favor say aye.

Jeff Flake

3:00:35 to 3:00:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, th the amendment is not agreed to. mr. flake: on that, mr. chairman, i would ask for a recorded vote. the chair: pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from arizona will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona rise? mr. flake: mr. chairman, i have an amendment at the desk designated as number 4 of part

Jeff Flake

3:00:57 to 3:01:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: b. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 4 printed in part b of house report 111-219 offered by mr. flake of arizona. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 669, the gentleman from arizona, mr. flake, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from arizona. mr. flake: i thank the chair. this amendment would prohibit a quarter of a million dollars in

Jeff Flake

3:01:19 to 3:01:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: funding for the murphy theater community center, incorporated, for building renovation and reduce the cost of the bill by a commensurate amount. according to the website, fund would be go to the complete renovation of the murphy theater. it is a focal point of downtown wilmington, ohio. it's 90 years old.

Jeff Flake

3:01:40 to 3:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: it's now in need of major rehabilitation. according to the murphy theater website, the theater was built by the chicago cubs owner charles webb murphy in 1918. when he built the murphy, he owned his downdown -- his hometown, it says. mr. murphy has his name painted

Jeff Flake

3:02:01 to 3:02:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: on the rear wall, enough to be seen from the railroad tracks. when they question the viability of the theater, mr. murphy was quoted as saying, dan, it's not an investment. it's a monument. this sounds like a great theater. i think many districts acss this country, many towns have something similar. the question here is should federal moneys, should federal

Jeff Flake

3:02:22 to 3:02:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: taxpayer moneys, should the taxpayers in the state of washington or wisconsin or arizona or alaska or elsewhere be sending their hard-earned tax dollars to washington to be

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