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House Proceeding on Sep 25th, 2008 :: 0:02:44 to 0:06:23
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Ellen O. Tauscher

0:02:27 to 0:02:44( Edit History Discussion )

Ellen O. Tauscher: that they really need regardless in terms of the fact that if there is an i investigation, if there's problems, it gives them the th freedom to be able toe move and d to do the kinds of things

Edolphus Towns

0:02:44 to 0:02:59( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: that ha needs to be done. so i want to again whendan my colleagues that's been invo tlved in this issue. i want to commend the staff mm that's responsible for bringing us where we are today. and on

Edolphus Towns

0:02:44 to 0:06:23( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edolphus Towns

Edolphus Towns

0:02:59 to 0:03:14( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: that note, madam chair, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules

Edolphus Towns

0:03:14 to 0:03:29( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: and concur in nc the senate amendment to h.r. 928. those in favor say aye. s those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chaipir, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative -- the gentleman from

Edolphus Towns

0:03:29 to 0:03:44( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: connecticut. ct mr. shays: i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and i make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to

Edolphus Towns

0:03:44 to 0:04:01( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: clause 8 of rule 20 us and the chair's prior annou ncement, further em proceedings on this motion will be postponed. for what purpose does the t gentleman from n ew york rise?  ? mr. towns: madam speaker,

Edolphus Towns

0:04:01 to 0:04:19( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: i move that the house suspend the rules an d pass the bill s. 1046 as ame nded. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the tiwitle of the bill. the clerk: senate 1046, an act a bill

Edolphus Towns

0:04:19 to 0:04:29( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: to modify pa ay provisions s relating to certain senior level positions in the federal government, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman

Edolphus Towns

0:04:29 to 0:04:38( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: from new york, mr. towns, and the gentleman fro tm connecticut, mr. shays, each will control 20 minute cs. the chair recognizes theai gentleman from new york. mr. towns: madam smrpeaker, i

Edolphus Towns

0:04:38 to 0:04:50( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: ask k unanimous consent that all co members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. towns: i yield myself such

Edolphus Towns

0:04:50 to 0:05:03( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: el time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is i recognized. mr. towns: i rise in support of s. 1046, the senior profession al performance act much 2007.

Edolphus Towns

0:05:03 to 0:05:16( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: introduced by george voinovich of ohio. this legislation passed the senate with an amesendment by unanimous consent on july 11, t 2008, and was re ferred to the e house committee on oversight

Edolphus Towns

0:05:16 to 0:05:28( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: and government reform. this legislation amends federal pay provisions to raise the cap o on base pay for certain nsenior level, scientific and professional g overnment employees while eliminating e locality-based

Edolphus Towns

0:05:28 to 0:05:44( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: compareability paymen ts for the employees. mp the legislation makes small changes in the procedures for ur new appointments of senior level, scientific, and professional employees gas

Edolphus Towns

0:05:44 to 0:05:58( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: find above gs-15. it allows the director of the office of personnel management to extend the certification of n any agency performy ance appraisal sapystem which is h otherwise li mited to 24 months

Edolphus Towns

0:05:58 to 0:06:10( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: under the bill for up to six months. the congressional budget offssice estimated that implenting this legislation would cost the federal government roughly $7 million between 2008 and 2012,

Edolphus Towns

0:06:10 to 0:06:23( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: which would be paid from discretionary appropriations. op this legislation would not effect spending or revenues. congress passed the management system for the senior exeorcutive service. this

Christopher Shays

0:06:23 to 0:06:38( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Shays: legislegation as amended me authorizes agencies to develop and implement similar paply and performance management service for senior level andel scientific personnel in o rder to retain ai

Christopher Shays

0:06:23 to 0:07:49( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Christopher Shays

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