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House Proceeding on Jul 31st, 2007 :: 7:12:37 to 7:19:06
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Rosa L. DeLauro

7:11:12 to 7:12:37( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rosa L. DeLauro

Rosa L. DeLauro

7:12:07 to 7:12:37( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: deals directly on the one-to-one basis with our farmers and ranchers, so they can access the system and be able to do what they need to do. i'm going to give the gentleman an opportunity to withdraw

Patrick T. McHenry

7:12:37 to 7:12:59( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: his amendment, because i'm prepared to accept your amendment. and i'm happy to accept your amendment . we accept the amendment. the chairman: the gentleman from georgia. the gentlewoman controls

Patrick T. McHenry

7:12:37 to 7:19:06( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick T. McHenry

Patrick T. McHenry

7:12:59 to 7:13:15( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: the time. mr. kingston: that ends the debate, correct? the chairman: put the question on the conclusion of the debate. mr. kingston: the debate is over then, correct? ms. delauro: we have accepted

Patrick T. McHenry

7:13:15 to 7:13:36( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: the amendment. yield back the balance of my time. the chairman: 9 gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman from nort carolina seeks recognition. mr. mchenry: i'm happy the chair is accepting this

Patrick T. McHenry

7:13:36 to 7:13:47( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: amendment but i would like to speak on it. though it is just $550,500. this is an important step and good they are accepting limitation on the rapid increase of spending within this legislation. there

Patrick T. McHenry

7:13:47 to 7:14:04( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: are a lot of good points we have to consider here. but we have to consider the totality of government spending when we are debating here on the house floor. the government spending for this fiscal

Patrick T. McHenry

7:14:04 to 7:14:17( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: year is $2.7 trillion. to put that into perspective, mr. chairman, to put that into perspective, that is larger than all the economies of the world except for two. it is larger than the chinese economy,

Patrick T. McHenry

7:14:17 to 7:14:31( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: which is about $1.9 trillion. when we are discussing each of these appropriations bills, we tend to focus on small parts of the appropriations process. we td to focus on an amendment

Patrick T. McHenry

7:14:31 to 7:14:43( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: here, an amendment there, maybe increasing funding here and there, and increasing funding in a particular appropriations bill. but we have to talk about what that is doing to the whole of the

Patrick T. McHenry

7:14:43 to 7:14:55( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: budget. if we spend money in the department of agriculture, we may not have that money to fund the schip proposal that the democrats are bringing to the floor at the end of this week. to talk about

Patrick T. McHenry

7:14:55 to 7:15:10( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: that bill, what they're going to do is not simply cut government spending elsewhere in the budget, elsewhere in the government, reforming programs nchingsh, eliminating programs that are no

Patrick T. McHenry

7:15:10 to 7:15:26( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: longer effective or cost effective for the american taxpayers, but they go out and find new revenue and raise taxes upped the schip proposal. the agriculture bill increases government spending,

Patrick T. McHenry

7:15:26 to 7:15:41( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: t -- forcing the government to raise taxes for their new programs. and they have proposed a lot of new programs, this new democrat majority. and what we have to do is focus on making sure we balance

Patrick T. McHenry

7:15:41 to 7:15:55( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: the budget. now balancing the budget to me as a fiscal conservative doesn't mean getting new revenue, but doing sensible things like my good friend from georgia, dr. gingrey is doing here, it cuts

7:15:55 to 7:16:07( Edit History Discussion )

1% out of the administrative budget out of the department of agriculture, just 1%. i have an amendment that i would like to perfect, if 1% was acceptable, i would like to see if maybe 2%

Patrick T. McHenry

7:16:07 to 7:16:19( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: was acceptable and see where we can draw the line in cutting government spending, what the breaking point is in this house of representatives. to that end, i think it's important that we

Patrick T. McHenry

7:16:19 to 7:16:35( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: have a discussion on what that proper number is. and i know my colleague from georgia may have another amendment similar to this next up, i hope, at which point i would like to see

Patrick T. McHenry

7:16:35 to 7:16:47( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: if we can go further in cutting government spending. but let's talk about not just the agriculture appropriations bill, which is the key focus of today, but also the long-term consequences

Patrick T. McHenry

7:16:47 to 7:17:00( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: of us just having a narrow focus on the current bill on the floor. let's talk about the totality of government spending, ways that we can reform the government, limit the government and actually

Patrick T. McHenry

7:17:00 to 7:17:10( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: get back to what is sensible. we have a big debate about the war in iraq, we have a big debate about children's health care and whether or not the farm bill we passed last week was

Patrick T. McHenry

7:17:10 to 7:17:21( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: the right thing to do and whether or not you should actually have a massive tax increase in order to implement the new programs within that farm bill. many of us agree that that wasn't the

Patrick T. McHenry

7:17:21 to 7:17:36( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: right thing to do, but unfortunately the majority in the house did vote for that massive tax increase. it's important that we have a discussion on health care and agriculture and the long-term

Patrick T. McHenry

7:17:36 to 7:17:46( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: consequences of these issues going forward. but certainly the bill today and the chairman's willingness to accept a 1% cut in the administrative budget is a step in the right direction.

Patrick T. McHenry

7:17:46 to 7:17:59( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: and we can be thanul for that. and i hope as we go on in the debate the chair will be willing to accept other amendments that limit the rapid increase of funds going to the department of

Patrick T. McHenry

7:17:59 to 7:18:12( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: agriculture, and actually right size the government there are many on this side of the aisle who want to cut the size and scope of government. and i know that the chair's been willing to exam

Patrick T. McHenry

7:18:12 to 7:18:27( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: -- willing to examine programs. i know she will be willing to accept many of the amendments we have here today. i also know that my colleague from georgia has a number of amendments like

Patrick T. McHenry

7:18:27 to 7:18:38( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: this, and it's important in a we discuss the long-term consequences of our failure to limit the growth of government, and i yield back the balance of my time. the chairman: the question is on

Patrick T. McHenry

7:18:38 to 7:18:48( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: the amendment offered by the gentleman from georgia. does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? mr. obey: i move to strike the last word. the chairman: the gentleman is recognized

Patrick T. McHenry

7:18:48 to 7:19:06( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: for five minutes. mr. obey: mr. chairman, i think it's important for members on both sides of the aisle to understand what is going to transpire here. this is a filibuster mass crading as

David R. Obey

7:19:06 to 7:19:26( Edit History Discussion )

David R. Obey: an amendment. -- masquerading as an amendment. this amendment cuts $50 million a tiny, tiny symbolic sum, from the administrative account in question. but as i see it, this is not a real amendment.

David R. Obey

7:19:06 to 7:22:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David R. Obey

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