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House Proceeding 09-22-09 on Sep 22nd, 2009 :: 1:41:10 to 1:45:35
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Virginia Foxx

1:41:06 to 1:41:28( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: it's awful. and i yield ba ms. foxx: if thgentleman mr. carter: mr. gohmert controls the time. ms. foxx: i wanted to point one more way that the public could hold their member accountable. we have heard a lot about the

Virginia Foxx

1:41:10 to 1:45:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

1:41:29 to 1:41:50( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: issue of accountability, particularly from the president, and yet we have seen almost nothing in terms of real accountability measures being put out there. but as our colleague from texas pointed out, leader boehner has said if the speaker does not

Virginia Foxx

1:41:51 to 1:42:11( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: bring up the stand alone bill that he has introduced, he's going to file a discharge petion. well, getting to the point of filing a discharge petition takes a long time, and again many people will go home and say to their constituents, well, i voted to defund acorn, but they know full well that

Virginia Foxx

1:42:12 to 1:42:32( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: provision in that bill will be dropped out in the senate or in the conference. but leader boehner has entitled the defund acorn act. if people want to know how their member really feels about this,

Virginia Foxx

1:42:33 to 1:42:55( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: then they should ask that member to sign on as a co-sponsor to h.r. 3571. then if h.r. 3571 doesn't get taken up to vote on it on the floor, then they should sign the discharge petion. many people have the understanding that al you have

Virginia Foxx

1:42:56 to 1:43:16( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: to do is have 218 people sign on to a bill and then it automatically comes up for a vote. i have had to explain that to a lot of people that it's completely in the control of the speaker whether a bill comes to aommittee or comes to the floor for a vote. and i have been on lots of bills

Virginia Foxx

1:43:17 to 1:43:38( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: that have had over 300 people as co-sponsors and the bill'sever come up for a vote. so i would say to any of the public who are watching us tonight that if you want to know, again, how your member really feels about acorn, then do that. of course we understand that much of the -- i don't want to

Virginia Foxx

1:43:39 to 1:43:59( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: call them mainstream media anymore because i don't think they are the mainstream media. i think the three dominant networks plus one of the cable networks, they -- many people who watch that, those channels, don't know anything about acorn because those media outlets have not been talking about acorn.

Virginia Foxx

1:44:00 to 1:44:20( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: we have a real problem in this country with selective reporting of things that are transgressions by our colleagues across the aisle. i know that we have lots of data on that. we want everybody to be treated fairly, and we know that many

Virginia Foxx

1:44:21 to 1:44:42( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: times when there are shortcomings on the part of our colleagues, that it never gets reported in the national media except for one or two newspapers or one or two tv stations or radio stations. thankfully more and more people are paying attention to those. so we are getting the news out.

Virginia Foxx

1:44:43 to 1:45:04( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: i just wanted to point that out. if somebody's watching and they want to know if their member wants -- is serious about doing something about acorn and they voted for the bill the other day, then they should ask them to sign on to h.r. 3571, introduced by john boehner, and already co-sponsored by i think

Virginia Foxx

1:45:05 to 1:45:26( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: most of us and also if a discharge petion comes u to sign the discharge petion. i yi to my colleague. mr. gohmert: yes -- mr. carter: let me point out one thing. you made a very good point, congressman gohmert, when you said this internal audit thing ain't going to get it done. that's right.

Virginia Foxx

1:45:27 to 1:45:36( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: let's just look at what government reform has discovered with the discovery they have done. acorn has evaded taxes,

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