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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 3:18:05 to 3:20:25
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Jeff Flake

3:17:52 to 3:18:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: this money, we should tell them they have to change it. but we can't simply run a parallel program and say, all right, we're going to earmark these dollars. in this case, it sounds like a wonderful program in new york. i'm not questioning the merits of it all, but why are we doing it by earmark, why that program couldn't apply for the money and

Jeff Flake

3:18:05 to 3:20:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

3:18:13 to 3:18:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: compete against those from across the country who are doing the same instead of going through a powerful member and saying, will you rmark these dollars for us? in many cases, not the case in this case, but in many cases you have competitive a people will apply for a grant and not receive it on a

Jeff Flake

3:18:34 to 3:18:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: competitive basis. those involved would say it doesn't have the merit that others do and then they'll go to their member and say, earmark these dollars. and we have some cases, not in this bill, where the people will earmark and go around the system that we have told the agencies to create. so again, if we don't like how the agencies are doing it, let's change it.

Jeff Flake

3:18:55 to 3:19:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: let's not run a parallel system like that. with that, i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. rangel: i object to the amendment and yield back. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from arizona. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the nos have it and the amendment is not agreed to.

Jeff Flake

3:19:17 to 3:19:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: mr. flake: i ask for a recorded vote. the chair: 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: amendment number 8 in part b. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 8 printed in part b printed in house report 111-219 offered by

Jeff Flake

3:19:39 to 3:20:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: mr. flake of arizona. the chair: the gentleman from arizona, mr. flake, and member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes jaffle arizona. mr. flake: this amendment would prohibit funds for the city of jal, new mexico in renovating a vacant bill. according to the sponsor'

Jeff Flake

3:20:02 to 3:20:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: website the building would be renovated which was the former site of a junior high. the purpose of the project is to replace roof, building, doors and electrical systems in order to attract a private buyer. the sponsor's description of the earmark says the city has a

Jeff Flake

3:20:23 to 3:20:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: buyer in mind. louisiana energy services, which

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