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House Proceeding on Jul 26th, 2007 :: 4:20:02 to 4:24:39
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Steve Israel

4:19:49 to 4:20:02( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Israel: have problems economically in the future. and the way it works is spending inevitably leads to more taxes. and the american family is already overtaxed. that's why it's important we start to

Adam B. Schiff

4:20:02 to 4:20:20( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: get a handle on spending to reduce the tax burden that the families face. mr. chairman, i would urge a yes vote on the amendment. d with that, i would reserve the balance of our time. the chairman:

Adam B. Schiff

4:20:02 to 4:24:39( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Adam B. Schiff

Adam B. Schiff

4:20:20 to 4:20:34( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: the gentleman reserves. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? mr. israel: claim time in opposition. the chairman: the gentleman is recognized for 15 minutes. mr. israel: with violent

Adam B. Schiff

4:20:34 to 4:20:48( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: crimes increasing for the first time in 15 years, with no pressure on the federal bureau of investigation, less resources and less investments is not the answer. cutting programs to the f.b.i.,

Adam B. Schiff

4:20:48 to 4:20:59( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: cops on the streets, anti-meth programs is not the answer. our communitie s want a vigorous response against crime and that's what this bill. and i reserve. the chairman: the gentleman reserves.

Adam B. Schiff

4:20:59 to 4:21:11( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: mr. chairman, i would yield as much time as the gentleman would like to consume to the chair of the republican study committee, the gentleman from texas.

Adam B. Schiff

4:21:11 to 4:21:24( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: the chairman: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. hensarling: i thank the chairman and the gentleman for bringing this terribly needed amendment to the floor. his diligence in offering this

Adam B. Schiff

4:21:24 to 4:21:33( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: amendment on a number of these spending bills. again, although i wish we were debating other facets of the federal budget today, i think it is very, very important to illuminate once again where

Adam B. Schiff

4:21:33 to 4:21:46( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: we stand as a nation onpending. i was in a hearing earlier this morning in the financial services committee. and in that committee, mr. chairman, we're talking about the possibility of a whole

Adam B. Schiff

4:21:46 to 4:21:55( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: new fet -- federal wind storm insurance program. i'm not here to debate the merits of that, but this nation facing a fiscal storm, and it's a storm we see off our shore, but it is one that

Adam B. Schiff

4:21:55 to 4:22:14( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: unfortunately this body continues to ignore. it continues to ignore by growing the federal budget at a huge multiple over inflation, growing the federal budget way beyond the growth of the family

Adam B. Schiff

4:22:14 to 4:22:27( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: budget, and ultimately, it's families that have to pay for this, hard working american families that are trying to pay for their transportation programs, trying to pay for their health care

Adam B. Schiff

4:22:27 to 4:22:38( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: programs, trying to pay for their education programs. and so, i have no doubt that every single dollar in this bill can be used for a good purpose. there's not a doubt there, but when do we

Adam B. Schiff

4:22:38 to 4:22:50( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: look at what happens in the aggregate? we have had spending debates going on for weeks and weeks now. and unfortunately, they do become somewhat similar. but there are very important points

Adam B. Schiff

4:22:50 to 4:23:05( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: that still need to be illuminated, mr. chairman, in this chairman. and every single spending bill brought to the floor, somebody can say, this is a good idea. but who goes back and looks at

Adam B. Schiff

4:23:05 to 4:23:12( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: it in the aggregate? whoever adds it all up and sees what we're doing to the least of these in our society, those who do not vote and those who have yet to be born. i'm speaking about future

Adam B. Schiff

4:23:12 to 4:23:26( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: generations. and so, all this amendment is asking to do, notwithstanding the language of the other side, this amendment seeks to cut nothing. this amendment seeks to level-fund this particular appropriations

Adam B. Schiff

4:23:26 to 4:23:34( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: bill and using the same funding last year that it will use this year. and mr. chairman, there are many people, many families all across america that would love the opportunity, frankly, to make

Adam B. Schiff

4:23:34 to 4:23:54( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: it on the same income they had last year this year, this year to next year. somehow, we are trying to be convinced that something terrible and draconian is going on. frankly, our friends from

Adam B. Schiff

4:23:54 to 4:24:03( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: the other side of the aisle always accuse us of cutting something. i wish occasionally that might be true, but all spending is not created equal. and there needs to be priorities. and there's no

Adam B. Schiff

4:24:03 to 4:24:13( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: doubt that many items within this bill are a priority. but i don't believe it's a priority to impose even a greater tax burden on the american people, as the democrats seek to do in

Adam B. Schiff

4:24:13 to 4:24:21( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: their single largest tax increase in history. nor should it be a priority to pass on debt to future generations, which ultimately i believe this bill will do. it shouldn't be a priority to raid

Adam B. Schiff

4:24:21 to 4:24:39( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: the social security trust fund, which, by definition, if we're running a federal deficit, then any excessive spending continues to raid the social security trust fund. all we're asking, either

Alan B. Mollohan

4:24:39 to 4:24:55( Edit History Discussion )

Alan B. Mollohan: we go on the road of fiscal responsibility and keep faith with future generations or you're going to be on the road to fiscal irresponsibility and not keep faith. and if you follow that road,

Alan B. Mollohan

4:24:39 to 4:27:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Alan B. Mollohan

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