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House Proceeding on Jul 29th, 2009 :: 2:23:55 to 2:26:10
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Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

2:23:52 to 2:24:12( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: said that he is denied today in the appropriations process because never before has he or had all of the appropriations rules handled under a closed process such as this. mr. speaker, at this time i'm happy to yield three minutes to my very, very hardworking colleague from morristown, new

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

2:23:55 to 2:26:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

2:24:13 to 2:24:33( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: jersey, the distinguished ranking member of the subcommittee on energy and water. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for three minutes. mr. frelinghuysen: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i rise in opposition to the rule but in support of the underlying defense appropriations bill. there is nothing more important than the safety and security of our nation and our people. this underlying bill will provide our troops, all

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

2:24:55 to 2:25:15( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: department of defense. this bill falls $3.5 billion short of even president obama's treading water budget. the world did not become a safer place in january. the signs are everywhere. north korea is threatening conventional and nuke with a lar war -- nuclear war, russia is

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

2:25:16 to 2:25:36( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: becoming more bye lidge rent, china is -- ba lidgeant -- belligerent, china is expanding it's naval commissions. and yes there are disturbing signs occurring in africa. horrendous acts of violence in the name of religion.

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

2:25:37 to 2:25:57( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: and yet we are cutting missile defense, hting the army's modernization program known as the future combat system, and refiguring it. and failing to provide enough money for more navy ships and fifth generation air force fighters. this treading water approach to national security is very shortsighted.

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

2:25:58 to 2:26:10( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: mr. speaker, i support reform of our military acquisition process. i support secretary gates' program to re-examine our national security priorities in light of new irregular chal

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