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House Proceeding on Jul 24th, 2009 :: 0:15:30 to 0:18:30
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Steve King

0:15:26 to 0:15:46( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: defending the capitol. an an appropriate point today, the chair will recognize this tragedy by observing a moment of silence in theiremory. for what purpose does the gentleman from iowa rise? mr. king: mr. speaker, pursuant to clause 2-a-1 of rule 9 i

Steve King

0:15:30 to 0:18:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve King

Steve King

0:15:47 to 0:16:08( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: offer a resolution as a question of the privileges of the house. the form of my resolution is -- -- raising a question of the privileges of the house whereas the gentleman from iowa, mr. king, smithed an amendment to the committee on rules to h.r.

Steve King

0:16:09 to 0:16:29( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: 3293, the departments of labor, health and human services, education and related agencies appropriations act of 2010, whereas the said gentleman's amendment would have required that none of the fundmade available in this act be made available to acorn or any of its 174 known affiliates.

Steve King

0:16:30 to 0:16:51( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: since 1994, acorn, the association of community organizations for reform now and its affiliates have received $53,643,444.58 in taxpayer funds. the trust placed in acorn to act

Steve King

0:16:52 to 0:17:12( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: a responsible steward, acorn has proved itself to breaking or our laws and undermining our political process. during the 2008 federal election cycle, it mobilized its grassroots organization to effect through voter

Steve King

0:17:13 to 0:17:33( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: registration. it is now under investigation in 14 states regarding allegations of fraud lept activities that were undertaken by the organization as part of its voter registration campaigns. whereas acorn was charged with voter fraud in nevada. it has admitted submitting fraudulent voter registration.

Steve King

0:17:34 to 0:17:54( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: whereas because of its behavior during the 2008 election cycle, it's important that aco be prohibited from receiving any additional taxpayer funding. whereas the need to prohibit additional funding to acorn led the gentleman to submit this amendment to the committee on rules. whereas the gentleman's amendment complied with all rules of the house for

Steve King

0:17:55 to 0:18:15( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: amendments to appropriations measures and would have been in order under an open amendment proces but regrettably, the house democratic leadership has dramatically and historically reduced the opportunity for open debate on this floor and whereas the speaker, mrs. pelosi, the democrat leadership and the chairman of the committee on appropriations, mr. obey,

Steve King

0:18:16 to 0:18:32( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: prevented the house from voting on the amendments by excluding it from the list of amendments m the bill. now therefore be it resolved that h. res. 673, the rule to accompany h.r. 3293 be amended

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