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House Proceeding on Sep 16th, 2009 :: 1:24:25 to 1:27:25
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Virginia Foxx

1:24:21 to 1:24:42( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: families, and america's colleges and universities. madam speaker, this bill provides our students with the tools they need to be successful. i urge support. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. he the gentlewoman from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i want to say that i appreciate the fact that we did have several amendments

Virginia Foxx

1:24:25 to 1:27:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

1:24:43 to 1:25:04( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: made in order by the rules committee and we are very grateful for that because it gives us an opportunity to debate those amendments on the floor, and we have certainly talked a lot about that in the past, especially with the appropriations process. but i want to say that we were very disappoind that given the

Virginia Foxx

1:25:05 to 1:25:25( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: financial situation in our country and the concern that people have that's being expressed every day by our constituents on the fact that we continue to have massive job losses in this country, despite the fact that the president promised with the passage of the stimulus bill that we would not

Virginia Foxx

1:25:26 to 1:25:48( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: go above an 8% unemployment rate. that ever since the president came into office, job losses have skyrocketed. and the fact that our deficit is the largest it's ever been in the history of this country, there were two amendments that we think we should have had made in order so that we could discuss the financial situation

Virginia Foxx

1:25:49 to 1:26:10( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: and the impact that this bill, the underlying bill, is going to have. one of those amendments by congressman tom price of georgia provided that the act would fail to take effect if the secretary of education in consultation with the secretaries of labor and the treasury, all of those positions of course controlled

Virginia Foxx

1:26:11 to 1:26:32( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: by the president, that would determine that the provisions of ction 201, which would end the ffel program, would result in more than 5,000 job losses. we are very concerned that this bill is going to increase job losses. furthermore, the amendment by the distinguished gentleman from

Virginia Foxx

1:26:33 to 1:26:53( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: illinois, mr. roskam, was -- would have prohibited using federal funds to carry out titles 3 through 5 of h.r.221 until the national deficit is under $1 trillion. we believe that in a time again when our economy is suffering tremendously from actions, wrong

Virginia Foxx

1:26:54 to 1:27:14( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: actions tak and appropriate actions not taken, that we should not be adding to the problems of our citizens by increasing unemployment and increasing the deficit. so i want to express our concern that those amendments were not made in order, but express my appreciation for those that were

Virginia Foxx

1:27:15 to 1:27:25( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: made in order, including one from me. with at i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from colorado. mr. polis: thank you, madam speaker. i would like to yield three

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