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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 4:13:15 to 4:19:00
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Jeb Hensarling

4:13:11 to 4:13:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: numbers than the gentleman is using today. so, with that, i reserve. i would be happy to yield to my ranking member. mr. latham: unlike doyle drive, you have not come to the end of your useful life. i yield back.

Jeb Hensarling

4:13:15 to 4:19:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

4:13:33 to 4:13:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: the chair: the gentleman's time has pired. the gentleman from texas. mr. hensarling: thank you, mr. chairman. i concur with the gentleman from iowa. it was a fascinating history lesson that the gentleman from massachusetts provided us wit but here are the facts. according to the congressional

Jeb Hensarling

4:13:54 to 4:14:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: budget office, which happens to be appointed by democrats, we have the largest deficit in the history of the nation at $1 trillion, $1.8 trillion estimated at the end of the year and it is c.b.o. says that the 10-year budget will triple the national debt. i would ask the gentleman from massachutts if this funding is

Jeb Hensarling

4:14:16 to 4:14:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: so important, why is it paid for by t state of california, the city of san francisco or how about those toll roads? and is it really worth borrowing the money from the chinese and sending the bill to our children and grandchildren at this time? i think not. i would urge adoption of the amendment. i yield back. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the

Jeb Hensarling

4:14:37 to 4:14:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: gentleman from texas. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the nos have it. the amendment is not agreed to. mrhensarling: on that i request a recorded vote. the chair: pursuant to clause 6, rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered the gentleman from texas will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise. mr. hensarling: i have an

Jeb Hensarling

4:14:58 to 4:15:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: amendment number 4. the chair: clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk printed in house report 111-219 offered by mr. hensarling of texas. the chair: the gentleman from texas, mr. hensarling and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. hensarling: thank you, mr. chairman.

Jeb Hensarling

4:15:20 to 4:15:43( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: this is an earmark designated for the philadelphia museum of art transportation improvement program for $750,000 requested by the gentleman from pennsylvania, who is on the floor. there is no doubt, mr. chairman, that the philadelphia museum of art is one of the great art museums in america. i have hadhe occasion to visit

Jeb Hensarling

4:15:44 to 4:16:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: it actually on two occasions, i believe. many in america recognize the steps as the "rocky" steps. the earmark will be used for quote inrmodal transportation improvement project to resolve pedestrian and vehicle lar

Jeb Hensarling

4:16:08 to 4:16:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: issues at the convening earns of kelly drive, pennsylvania avenue and faironth avenue. sounds like a lot of avenues and streets coming together. let's take stock of whe we are . $1 trillion deficit, the largest

Jeb Hensarling

4:16:29 to 4:16:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: in america's history. it will increase ten-fold in just two years under this democratic majority, a feat i do not believe has ever been achieved in our nation's history. according to the congressional budget office, again apointed by democrats, we will triple the

Jeb Hensarling

4:16:50 to 4:17:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: national debt in 10 years, more debt, more debt in the next 10 years, mr. chairman, than in the previous 220. again, don't take my word for it. ask the congressional budget office. and so i have no doubt that this is a good use of money once again. i have no doubt that this great art museum could use this money, but i have a number of

Jeb Hensarling

4:17:11 to 4:17:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: questions. number one, why is this a federal responsibility? why didn't this money go to the dallas museum of art, how about the museum of modern art in new york, how about t liege of honor museum in san francisco? how about the hundreds and thousands of other art museums in the nation? are they not equally deserving,

Jeb Hensarling

4:17:33 to 4:17:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: mr. chairman? if this is a federal responsibility, is it really a federal priority at a time when, under this democratic majority, we now have the highest rate of unemployment that we've had in a quarter of a century? 2.6 million more americans unemployed since president obama

Jeb Hensarling

4:17:54 to 4:18:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: took office. maybe, maybe our priority ought to be to try to create more jobs and there are hundreds of thousands of small businesses, including many in the 5th congressional district of texas that could benefit from that money and create jobs and preserve jobs. and then, mr. chairman, if i can see the argument that this

Jeb Hensarling

4:18:15 to 4:18:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: somehow this isn't just a federal responsibility but a federal priority, is it of equal priority to create jobs and money that goes to the institutes of health for cancer research, for setting up more rural clinics for our veterans' health care? i think not.

Jeb Hensarling

4:18:37 to 4:18:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: and although, again, i have no doubt that this is a good use of someone's funds, but at a time of $1 trillion deficit, at a time of the worst unemployment we have had in 25 years, you know, it just doesn't meet the test of the taxpayers and the struggling families in this nation.

Jeb Hensarling

4:18:59 to 4:19:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: and again, if we don't say no to somebody's project today, we

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