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House Proceeding on Sep 7th, 2006 :: 0:19:13 to 0:27:34
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Lincoln Diaz-Balart

0:15:14 to 0:19:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Lincoln Diaz-Balart

0:18:56 to 0:19:13( Edit History Discussion )

Lincoln Diaz-Balart: rise? mr. pallone: to address the house for one minute, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman may proceed. mr. pallone: mr. speaker, nothing could illustrate more

Doris O. Matsui

0:19:13 to 0:19:35( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: that this republican congress is a do-nothing congress than the fact that on the first full day back, the only thing we're dealing with is the horse protection act. now, let me tell you the previous

Doris O. Matsui

0:19:13 to 0:27:34( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doris O. Matsui

Doris O. Matsui

0:19:35 to 0:19:55( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: speaker on the republican side talked about immigration reform. when i was back in my district, people wanted to know when this congress was going to address immigration reform, when we were

Doris O. Matsui

0:19:55 to 0:20:14( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: going to address port security, when were we going to deal with the rising number of people that have no health insurance. but we're not dealing with those issues today, we're dealing with

Doris O. Matsui

0:20:14 to 0:20:33( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the horse protection act. what about people protection? osama bin laden is still at large, the 9/11 commission recommendations have not been implemented by this congress, what about a people

Doris O. Matsui

0:20:33 to 0:20:58( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: or american protection act? this previous speaker talked about immigration reform. this republican congress isn't even addressing immigration reform. they had decided that they're not going to

Doris O. Matsui

0:20:58 to 0:21:19( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: deal with the issue between now and the end of this congressional session. it is a disgrace. this republican congress is doing nothing. it is the biggest do-nothing congress we have ever seen. we come

Doris O. Matsui

0:21:19 to 0:21:40( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: here to talk about horse protection. we have been out for six weeks. the american people want more. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the

Doris O. Matsui

0:21:40 to 0:21:58( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: gentleman from florida rise? mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, by direction of the committee on rules i call up house resolution 981 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore:

Doris O. Matsui

0:21:58 to 0:22:12( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 224, house resolution 981. resolved that at any time after the adoption of this resolution the speaker may, pursuant to

Doris O. Matsui

0:22:12 to 0:22:30( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: clause 2-b of rule 18, declare the house resolved into the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for consideration of the bill h.r. 503. to amend the horse protection act, to prohibit

Doris O. Matsui

0:22:30 to 0:22:49( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other

Doris O. Matsui

0:22:49 to 0:23:05( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: purposes. the first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. general debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed

Doris O. Matsui

0:23:05 to 0:23:19( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: one hour and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the majority leader and the minority leader or their designees. after general debate, the bill shall be considered for amendment

Doris O. Matsui

0:23:19 to 0:23:37( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: under the five-minute rule. the bill shall be considered as read. notwithstanding clause 11 of rule 18, no amendment shall be in order except those printed in the report of the committee

Doris O. Matsui

0:23:37 to 0:23:58( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: on rules accompanying this resolution. each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered

Doris O. Matsui

0:23:58 to 0:24:13( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject

Doris O. Matsui

0:24:13 to 0:24:27( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: to a demand for division of the question in the house or in the committee of the whole. all points of order against such amendments are waived. at the conclusion of consideration of the bill for

Doris O. Matsui

0:24:27 to 0:24:45( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: amendment, the committee shall rise and report the bill to the house with such amendments as may have been adopted. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments

Doris O. Matsui

0:24:45 to 0:24:59( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized for one

Doris O. Matsui

0:24:59 to 0:25:20( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: hour. mr. diaz-balart: thank you, mr. speaker. for the purpose of debate only i yield the customary 30 minutes to my friend, the gentlewoman from california, mrs. matsui, pending which i

Doris O. Matsui

0:25:20 to 0:25:38( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: yield myself such time as i may consume. during consideration of this resolution, all time yielded is for the purpose of debate only. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to unanimous consent

Doris O. Matsui

0:25:38 to 0:25:56( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. diaz-balart: the rule provides 1:20 of general debate evenly divided and controlled by the majority leader and minority

Doris O. Matsui

0:25:56 to 0:26:11( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: leader. the rule also provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. horse meat is generally not consumed by people in the united states, but more than -- approximately 90,000

Doris O. Matsui

0:26:11 to 0:26:25( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: were slaughter for human consumption in 2005. scrirtually all of those horses -- virtually all of those horses were slaughtered for export and sent to the largest markets of -- for that product.

Doris O. Matsui

0:26:25 to 0:26:41( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: to countries such as france and belgium where it is commonly served to humans. another 30,000 were transported from the united states to canada and mexico for slaughter. a number of states

Doris O. Matsui

0:26:41 to 0:27:02( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: currently have laws that prohibit the slaughter or facilitating the slaughter of horses for human consumption, but there is not a nationwide ban. last year during the consideration of the

Doris O. Matsui

0:27:02 to 0:27:15( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: fiscal 2006 agriculture appropriations bill, my good friends, the distinguished members, mr. sweeney and mr. whitfield, offered an amendment to that bill that would have prohibited

Doris O. Matsui

0:27:15 to 0:27:34( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the expenditure of taxpayer dollars for slaughter plant and horse meat inspections. effectively ending the practice. the amendment passed the house with bipartisan support by a strong 269-158

0:27:34 to 0:27:50( Edit History Discussion )

vote. a similar amendment also passed the senate. however, horse slaughter plants petitioned the usda to allow fee-for-service inspections whereby the plants pay for the inspections. the usda

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