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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 3:10:10 to 3:12:35
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Jeff Flake

3:10:07 to 3:10:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: distri do it and the constitution authorizes it, i urge deet of the amendment. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlen from arizona. those in favor say aye. t opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the nos have it, the amendment is not agreed to. mr. flak i ask for a recorded vote. the chair: pursuant to clause 6,

Jeff Flake

3:10:10 to 3:12:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

3:10:29 to 3:10:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: 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: i have an amendment 7 in part b. the clerk: amendment numbe7 printed in part report 111-219 order by mr. flake of arizona. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 669, the gentleman

Jeff Flake

3:10:51 to 3:11:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: from arizona plrks flake, member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from arizona. mr. flake: i thank the chair. let me comment on the last amendment that was offered. the gentleman mentioned that members should advocate for their own district.

Jeff Flake

3:11:13 to 3:11:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: pretty soon, if that's the only standard we had, pa rockyial interests would take over. like the debate we are having on f-22 or military base closures. virtually every member here has a miitary base in their district. that's why we had the military base commission take it out of the hands of members, because we

Jeff Flake

3:11:34 to 3:11:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: simply couldn't shut down military bases when we needed to, because there is a process call log rolling, where if you get the money for a theater in district. you won't challenge my spending and i won't challenge yours. that happens all too frequently in this place and that's why you would hope that you have enough

Jeff Flake

3:11:55 to 3:12:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: people who say, you know, i could give money for a baseball field in my district, but by gentleladyy, that will run the deficit that we can't sustain over time. i hope you have people here who make decisions that say we can't fund every district in the country and maybe we shouldn't have an account to allow members

Jeff Flake

3:12:17 to 3:12:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: to earmark wherever they will. this amendment would prohibit a quarter of a million of dollars going to jallyaunsa dominicana. these funds would be for a capital development of a triangle bridge which is a

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