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House Proceeding on Sep 10th, 2009 :: 1:16:50 to 1:20:30
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Doc Hastings

1:16:43 to 1:17:03( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: trillion. the spea pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from washington is recognized for five minutes in support of his motion. mr. hastings: thank you very much, mr. speaker, this is a very, very simple motion to recommit. many times in this body, and i think rightfully so, we are

Doc Hastings

1:16:50 to 1:20:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

Doc Hastings

1:17:04 to 1:17:24( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: accused of not reading bills or amendments that are before us. trade or cap and tax bill we were thrust an 800-page amendment only eight hours or so before we debated it. we had 1,100-page health care bill that -- america has seen and digesting and

Doc Hastings

1:17:25 to 1:17:46( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: responding back to us. this is a very short bill as i had mentioned, and this amendment, motion to recommit, is also very, very short. in fact, i am going to read it, mr. speaker, so that everybody can hear it. it is that short. says, at the end of the bill add the following new stion,

Doc Hastings

1:17:47 to 1:18:07( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: section 3, the amendments made by section -- let me start over, mr. speaker, the by section 2 should not take effect until the national d $1 trillion. it's a small, small measure of fiscal discipline. by the way, mr. speaker, i have been here for 15 years, you have

Doc Hastings

1:18:08 to 1:18:30( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: been here slightly longer than i have, but i have to say this is the first congress that i ever remember using the term, $1 trillion in terms of fiscal budgets in this country. in fact i would suggest everybody take this little test. go back to your offices

Doc Hastings

1:18:31 to 1:18:52( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: write down yourself what $1 trillion is. it's a one followed by 12 zeros. it would kind ever wake the reason that -- kind of wake you up. the reason that i motion to recmit, with unemp upside-down mortgages, and homeowners facing foreclosure, i think it is hardly time to add

Doc Hastings

1:18:53 to 1:19:15( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: eternal life andunlimited money to nice, a very nice but unnecessary federal program. at a time when we are contemplating adding massive new government programs such as health care that i just mentioned and cap and trade or cap and tax as i mentioned, i think it might be time to pause and consider the difference between things we need and

Doc Hastings

1:19:16 to 1:19:39( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: things that we merely want. of course additional water trails and interpretive centers are nice to have, the number is not a necessity in this time. i am not opposed to them, by the way, but i am not prepared to support a law that says that this particular earmark program must be extended

Doc Hastings

1:19:40 to 1:20:05( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: of the deficit. one of the popular jokes ever our constituents when they -- of our constituents when they want to disparage washington is that th perpetual life is a governmen program. we need not add to their low view of how we operate. so i urge my colleagues to

Doc Hastings

1:20:06 to 1:20:27( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: support this add a degree of fiscal restraint to this legislation and i think that that restraint is badly needed. mr. speaker, i am going to do something that probably has never been done, i'm going to reread this motion to recommit because it is so short. at the end of the bill following new section, section 3, effective date, the

Doc Hastings

1:20:28 to 1:20:30( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: amendments made by section

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