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House Proceeding 09-25-09 on Sep 25th, 2009 :: 0:09:25 to 0:15:15
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Robert B. Aderholt

0:09:21 to 0:09:41( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: to thank my own associate staff, ian raider, and the associate staff in the subcommit madam speaker, i'm pleased to present this conference agreement to the house and urge support of all members and with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida reserves the balance of her time.

Robert B. Aderholt

0:09:25 to 0:15:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert B. Aderholt

Robert B. Aderholt

0:09:42 to 0:10:02( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. aderholt: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. aderholt: madam speaker, i'm privileged to have the opportunity to work this year with the chairman of this subcommittee, ms. wasserman schultz. and let me just echo what she was saying about all the staff that has helped on the majority

Robert B. Aderholt

0:10:03 to 0:10:25( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: and the minority this year in putting this bill together. it is a good bill. we have worked very good together. all the subcommittee members on the minority and the majority side. so i'm very happy to report that she has worked in a very open manner through this entire process. been very responsive to the concerns and input of all the members of the subcommittee. and we worked very closely and

Robert B. Aderholt

0:10:26 to 0:10:46( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: we worked in a spirit of what i for the needs of the legislative branch. i think it would be fair to say that ms. wasserman schultz has actually gone beyond the call of duty to make sure that this has been a fair process, along with all of her staff on the majority side. and so i again want to especially thank the majority and the minority staff for all

Robert B. Aderholt

0:10:47 to 0:11:07( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: their work in putting this together because certainly they do a great work in making sure that what we need is put before us. division a of this conference report represents the efforts of the conferees to bring back to the house an agreement which was compromised in a bipartisanship manner and

Robert B. Aderholt

0:11:08 to 0:11:28( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: continues the priorities of the house of representatives. the conference provides a total of $4.656 billion which is an increase of $155 million or 3.4% over fiscal year 2009. among the highlights of the agreement are -- $1.369 billion for the house of representatives.

Robert B. Aderholt

0:11:29 to 0:11:49( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: this ovides an appropriate level of funding for the members' representational allowance. $3.28 -- $328.2 million for the capitol police. this amount supports the current level of 1,799 officers and completes the library of congress police merger.

Robert B. Aderholt

0:11:50 to 0:12:10( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: $602 million for the architect of the capitol. this includes a special emphasis on funding, life safety and rehabilitation for critical infrastructure. house historic buildings revitalization trust fund to more evenly spread out the cost

Robert B. Aderholt

0:12:11 to 0:12:31( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: the historic icon building, such as the cannon house office building. also included in the bill is $643 million for the library of congress. this amount includes $15 million to fund the first year of the library's five-year information technology initiative. there is $147 million for the government printing office.

Robert B. Aderholt

0:12:32 to 0:12:52( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: th amount includes $7.8 million to continue the development of the federal digital system. funds are also provided for additional work force to meet the congressional demands of -- for the congressional budget office and the fwoo g.a.o. ms. wasserman schultz: madam speaker, the house is not in order.

Robert B. Aderholt

0:12:53 to 0:13:13( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the house is not in order. members will take their conversatis off the floor. the gentleman may resume. mr. aderholt: our conferees did their work and addressed many of the competing priorities and individual agency challenges that comes with this particular piece of legislation.

Robert B. Aderholt

0:13:14 to 0:13:34( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: i knothat the chairman of the committee, ms. wasserman schultz, feels as i do that it's nice to have this piece of legislation behind us so we can move forward, which we've been working on this legislation since the the year. and i know it will be a great birthday present for the chairman as she celebrates her birthday this weekend to go into and have this bill behind

Robert B. Aderholt

0:13:35 to 0:13:57( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: us. but i am very thankful for the work that we have put together. that being said, i think it is important that i stress the point that i am disappointed that the process has brought us to where we are on this legislative branch appropriation bill because it has turned out to be the vehicle for the continuing resolution.

Robert B. Aderholt

0:13:58 to 0:14:18( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: this is simply not a reasonable or responsible kind of governing that our constituents sent us here to washington to do. as the ranking member of the legislative branch subcommittee, i believe, of course, this bill is very important. but moving this bill forward first even before homeland security and the security of the nation is not the proper

Robert B. Aderholt

0:14:19 to 0:14:39( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: way to put priority funding and to meet the critical needs that face the american people. madam speaker, we need a clean continuing resolution and a clean legislative branch appropriations bill which is what this committee was prepared to do. and while i support the

Robert B. Aderholt

0:14:40 to 0:15:01( Edit History Discussion )

Robert B. Aderholt: underlying bill and the underlying work that is in this bill, i regret that because of the attachment of the continuing resolution conference report i'm unable to support this agreement in the house this morning. madam speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama reserves. the recognized.

Robert B. Aderholt

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

Robert B. Aderholt: ms. wasserman schultz: madam speaker, at this time i'll continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman continues to reserve. the chair will receive a message. the messenger: madam speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: madam speaker.

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