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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 3:27:25 to 3:31:15
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Jeff Flake

3:27:21 to 3:27:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: the e.v.i. program to attract private investment. thank you, i reserve my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from arizona. mr. flake: how much time is remaining. the chair: the gentleman has two minutes, the gentleman from new mexico has 30 seconds. the gentleman from arizona has the right to close. mr. flake: i would say, what

Jeff Flake

3:27:25 to 3:31:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Jeff Flake

3:27:43 to 3:28:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: the website says is that the buyer is likely to be this company, l.e.s. a subsidiary of a bigger company. that's fine. but we might as will give them the $400,000, allowing them to renovate it and purchase it, or giving the city that much, that's fine if that's what we

Jeff Flake

3:28:05 to 3:28:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: decide t do. but this is no way to distribute these moneys, this is no way to run a program. when you have a deficit that may hit $2 trillion at this year, somewhere, at some point, at some time, this body has to say enough is enough. if we can't keep half a million dollars from going to a program

Jeff Flake

3:28:26 to 3:28:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: like this, where are we going to start? where are we going to say, enough is enough? where are we going to say, we're going to get this deficit under control and go after entitlement spending now. if we can't do it here, where will we do it? the chair: the gentleman from new mexico. mr. teague: i appreciate the concerns of my colleague from

Jeff Flake

3:28:48 to 3:29:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: greas and i ask my colleagues to vote in support of jal and all small co mexico. i yield back my time. the chair: the gentleman from arizona. mr. flake: i yield back. the chr: the question on the amendment offered by the gentleman from arizona. those in favor say aye. those opposed, . in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it, the amendment

Jeff Flake

3:29:09 to 3:29:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: is not agreed to. for what purpose -- mr. flake: i ask for a recorded vote. the chair: pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment of the gentleman from arizona is postponed. for what purpose does the gentlema

Jeff Flake

3:29:30 to 3:29:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: mr. flake: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 18 of arizona. the chair: the gentleman from arizona, mr. flake and a member opposed willeach control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from arizona.

Jeff Flake

3:29:59 to 3:30:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: mr. flake: this will provide money for the farmer's market facility. they say it will provide added benefits to the local community. farming is an important component kentucky's economy. kentucky farmers sold nearly $5 million worth of farm products in 2007 alone. given the number of farmers'

Jeff Flake

3:30:21 to 3:30:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: markets throughout the state, that's not too surprising. the department of agriculture website showed there are nearly 100 farmers' markets up throughout the state. farmers markets in kentucky appear to be successful and profitable.

Jeff Flake

3:30:42 to 3:31:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: my question is, why are we saddling the taxpayers with a bill for construction of one more farmers market? i have no doubt the farmers market in kentucky has seen a drop in business as a result of the economy. virtually every business across this country has. i also think that we could find that these earmarks do benefit the agricultural community

Jeff Flake

3:31:04 to 3:31:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: there. the question, again, here is, how do we choose? and why do we say, all right, we'll aid this one but not another one. and in particular, at a time like this, why are we taking

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