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House Proceeding on Jul 29th, 2009 :: 1:44:55 to 1:46:50
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Jeff Flake

1:44:36 to 1:44:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: in the end i will urge my colleagues to vote yes to consider the rule. mr. speaker, ieserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado reserves. the gentleman from arizona. mr. flake: may i inquire as to the time remaining. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has two minutes rein, the gentleman from colorado has nine minutes remaining. mr. flake: it's been said i was

Jeff Flake

1:44:55 to 1:46:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

1:44:58 to 1:45:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: trying to delay the resolution. i coulstand up here with a privileged resolution and read every one of the amendments i wasn't allowed to offer into the record. that would take hours. this ithe only way to stand and register objection to the

Jeff Flake

1:45:21 to 1:45:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: cled process. i suppose i could read the transcript of yesterday's court trial of an individual who i believe is pleading guilty in some fashion, a contractor who received earmarks and who passed them on to other contractors who weren't doing work at all. it came to the floor, probably

Jeff Flake

1:45:42 to 1:46:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: last year under a closed process, no amendments could have been offered. here we have investigations, particularly with the p.m.a. scandal, swirling with this institution because we aren't doing our work, we aren't vetting these bills. i wish the appropriations committee would. but they're not. when you come to the floor and say, we'd like to challenge a few of these earmarks, you can

Jeff Flake

1:46:05 to 1:46:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: say -- you say, you can challenge eight of them, eight of the more than 550 no-bid contracts. that's all we have time for because we have to pass this bill today, for some reason. the fiscal year doesn't end up -- doesn't run out until the end of september. this is not a bill that has to be passed today or tomorrow. we can spend the time we need, or we should have taken time

Jeff Flake

1:46:27 to 1:46:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: earlier this year instead of doing suspension bills or last friday instead of passing a wild horse welfare act or whatever we did. the appropriations bills are the most important work this congress does and to say we have to move through them quickly so nobody see what is we're doing so nebraska sees we're doing no-bid contracts

Jeff Flake

1:46:48 to 1:46:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: for private companies is simply wrong that is the abuse of

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