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House Proceeding on Jul 26th, 2007 :: 4:49:27 to 4:53:27
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Steve Israel

4:49:14 to 4:49:27( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Israel: i would be up here long enough to say that that's a small amount of money compared to the amount a of money we spend in congress. but it is a reasonable savings. and not only that, but it's an

Tim Ryan

4:49:27 to 4:49:40( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: important first step, it's an important first step the first time in the 110th congress and really, i think, probably one of the first times up here that we actually saved some money.

Tim Ryan

4:49:27 to 4:53:27( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan

4:49:40 to 4:49:53( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: and there's nothing wrong with that. and even though it's a small start, it's a good start. this bill is $3.2 billion above last year or a little over 3% more than it was last year. and while

Tim Ryan

4:49:53 to 4:50:04( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: it's a modest increase of 3%, you know, i think that we would do much better going back to last year's level and learning to live between that means, mr. chairman, than trying to expand

Tim Ryan

4:50:04 to 4:50:20( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: the programs. the chairman: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. westmoreland: i thank the gentleman for yielding and i yield back the balance of my time. the chairman: the gentleman from

Tim Ryan

4:50:20 to 4:50:31( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: new york. mr. israel: mr. chairman, i have the right to close, is that correct? the chairman: the gentleman does have the right to close. mr. israel: mr. chairman, i'll reserve the balance

Tim Ryan

4:50:31 to 4:50:42( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: of my time. the chairman: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: mr. chairman, i know we have just 30 seconds and the gentleman from new york to close. it's not a cut. it's

Tim Ryan

4:50:42 to 4:50:54( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: level funding. all kinds of families have to do it every single year across this country. again, i don't think it's too much to ask for government to do the same, particularly when you look

Tim Ryan

4:50:54 to 4:51:10( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: at the facts and the financial situation that we're facing. and with that i'd yield back d the remainder of our time. the chairman: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from new york.

Tim Ryan

4:51:10 to 4:51:19( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: mr. israel: we've been here week after week and entertained amendment after amendment. i appreciate the gentleman for trying. majority the -- unfortunately the majority of their caucus disagrees.

Tim Ryan

4:51:19 to 4:51:34( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: these amendments keeps coming up and keeps getting defeated. there is reason for that, particularly with this bill. let me share some statistics, mr. chairman. i alluded them before. violent crime

Tim Ryan

4:51:34 to 4:51:48( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: is increasing in the united states today. for the first time in 15 years, 2005, violent crimes increased 2.3%. 2006, violent crimes increased another 1.3%. from 2002 to 2005, mr. chairman,

Tim Ryan

4:51:48 to 4:52:00( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: there were an additional 100,000 new meth users over the age of 12, over the age of 12. now there is a dangerous correlation, because at the same time these violent crimes are increasing,

Tim Ryan

4:52:00 to 4:52:13( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: federal investments in safe communities have been cut. from 2001 to 2006, funding for local law enforcement grants was cut 42%. this isn't just a cut in the rate of increase. this is a wholesale

Tim Ryan

4:52:13 to 4:52:26( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: cut in federal support for anti-crime programs, 42% from $4.4 billion to 2.5 billion. and not only is crime going up as a result of these federal cu, but local taxes, which in many cases

Tim Ryan

4:52:26 to 4:52:36( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: are the most regressive form of taxation, are going up as well. because the fact of the matter is when you cut federal law enforcement resources, the criminals don't go away. they stay on the streets.

Tim Ryan

4:52:36 to 4:52:53( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: they keep robbing banks. they keep beating people up. they keep stealing. they keep conspiring. and so while the federal government has abandoned its commitment to keeping our streets safe, it's

Tim Ryan

4:52:53 to 4:53:02( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: the local governments who are now responsible for trying to keep those streets safe. and so all this federal cut is is a transfer of the obligation to local taxpayers. so what sounds like a cut

Tim Ryan

4:53:02 to 4:53:13( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: on the federal level ends up costing taxpayers even more and more to protect their communities. and mr. chairman, let's analyze some of these cuts while crime increases. safe communities, this

Tim Ryan

4:53:13 to 4:53:27( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Ryan: small group of members who disagree with every republican on the appropriations committee who supported this bill had no problem supporting a $90 billion tax shelter for the biggest

Lynn A. Westmoreland

4:53:27 to 4:53:40( Edit History Discussion )

Lynn A. Westmoreland: off-shore companies on earth to protect their profits. we in this bill invest a fraction of that, $693 million, to add 2,800 police officers to our streets to protect our neighborhoods.

Lynn A. Westmoreland

4:53:27 to 4:55:58( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lynn A. Westmoreland

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