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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 0:46:15 to 0:48:40
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Tom Latham

0:46:12 to 0:46:34( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts, do you reserve your-pound of order? mr. olver: i do not. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. latham: i'm sorry about the delay here but -- the motion to recommit really

Tom Latham

0:46:15 to 0:48:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Latham

Tom Latham

0:46:35 to 0:46:55( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: is -- mr. olver: the house is not in order. i would like to be able to hear what may ranking member is saying. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. latham: thank you. this moigs to recommit is really quite simple. it the reduces the accounts that exceed the levels recommended in

Tom Latham

0:46:56 to 0:47:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: the budget request back down to the president's proposed i'm quite confident that the nding levels proposed by the president are sufficient and frankly if higher levels of funding were required the budget requests would have identified higher funding levels. let me say again i would be a strong supporter if this bill -- of this bill if the funding

Tom Latham

0:47:17 to 0:47:37( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: levels weren't so out of proportion with the current reality. i hold a very positive view of chairman olver and admire his thoughtful and fair approach to th bill. but a 25% increase over the funding level of fiscal year 2009 is absurd. especially in the context of the huge sums of funding provided to

Tom Latham

0:47:38 to 0:48:00( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: the department of transportation and h.u.d. through the stimulus bill. this bill would fund these agencies at $68 billion on top of the more than $61.8 billion they received through the stimulus. how can these agencies possibly

Tom Latham

0:48:01 to 0:48:22( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: spend through this funding in an efficient and effective manner? so in responseo this reckless pattern, my motion would reduce the bill's bottom line by cutting only those accounts that were funded over and above the president's request. and this motion to recommit

Tom Latham

0:48:23 to 0:48:41( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: saves the u.s. taxpayers $5.4 billion. and i would ask for support for this motion to recommit. i think in today's fiscal climate it is totally appropriatand is something that we should do. this is about our kids and grandchildren in the future and just to bring it back to the president's request, i don't

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