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House Proceeding 07-24-09 on Jul 24th, 2009 :: 0:06:40 to 0:08:15
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John Kline

0:06:36 to 0:06:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: this shortfall. by fully funding idea we can puan end to this practice helping all children reach their full i'd like to now yield to the gentleman from minnesota, mr. kline. mr. faleomavae from minnesota. mr. kline: mr. speaker -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from minnesota. mr. kline: mr. speaker, this

John Kline

0:06:40 to 0:08:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Kline

John Kline

0:06:57 to 0:07:17( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: amendment should have been made in order during this debate. it is germane. it's all about priorities in education funding. as mr. tiahrt said, this a motion to reconsider is laid on the table would increase -- this motion to recommit would increase funding by $1 billion. we have for over 35 years fallen short of our commitment, the government's commitment to fund special education and provide relief to every school

John Kline

0:07:18 to 0:07:41( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: in america. this bill would provide relief to every school in your districts. even with the one-time spike in idea funding provided by the stimulus bill, we fall short of reaching the 40% threshold that mr. tiahrt discussed. what we are -- what this motion to recommit would do would increase that percentage of

John Kline

0:07:42 to 0:08:02( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: funding from the 17% whe it sits to 18.3% in th base. my colleagues, we need to get that base up and let our superintendents, our principals, our teachers, our families know that that money is going to be there for the long term. we take money from some other programs, absolutely. i am arguing that those programs, some of them brand

John Kline

0:08:03 to 0:08:15( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: new, some of them with hundreds of millions of dollars, may be important but not as important as this. this is the debate that we should have had this morning. it's the debate we are having now.

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