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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 3:24:00 to 3:26:25
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Jeff Flake

3:23:56 to 3:24:17( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: and important participation in this process. i urge my colleagues to reject this amendment. i reserve the balance of my time. . the chair: the gentleman from arizona. mr. flake: i should mention, the -- this money is going to be used to renovate the

Jeff Flake

3:24:00 to 3:26:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

3:24:18 to 3:24:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: building, the sponsor already has a buy for the mind, i mentioned louisiana energy service which declined to purchase the old school due to its condition. l.e.s. is a subsidiary of a global nuclear fuel company, currently holds approximately

Jeff Flake

3:24:41 to 3:25:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: 1/4 of the world's rue yain yum enrichment service. theye trying to create the first-ever uranium enrichment centrifuge and the hope is to renovate this facility and get this company to buy it. that's economic development, i'll grant you, certainly. but -- and then the proceeds

Jeff Flake

3:25:02 to 3:25:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: apparently would go to the city. but that is just saying, we ought to give $400,000 to the city. this isn't going to be used for a public purpose. it's being sold off to a private company. every city in this country is hurting financially. i think we've established that. but here we have it raised again that we're not going to

Jeff Flake

3:25:24 to 3:25:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: rely on a faceless bureaucrat, i'd forgotten the term always used, not feckless or hapless but faceless bureaucrats. it seems strange to me that we won't trust the faceless bureaucrats with money, but we will with health care. that seems odd to me.

Jeff Flake

3:25:45 to 3:26:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: but given that we simply, we don't like the way they're distributing money, and we believe that this money should be distributed, and i would question that, i would question the existence of this economic development initiative money we have here, we probably ought to get rid of it completely given the dire straits we are in as a

Jeff Flake

3:26:06 to 3:26:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: government financially. but if we're going to have it, we should ensure the agencies set up program by which every jurisdiction in this country has an equal opportunity to compete, not just individual members of congress. as i explained before in particular, powerful members on the appropriations committee or

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