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House Proceeding on Oct 22nd, 2009 :: 0:36:45 to 0:38:40
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Virginia Foxx

0:36:36 to 0:36:56( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: future. by creating this road map, we will have the foremost experts in the world focusing our research, focusing our policies and focusing our vision on what is possible and what can be achieved. we will encourage investment by providing the long-term assurance that the market is so desperately looking for.

Virginia Foxx

0:36:45 to 0:38:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx

0:36:57 to 0:37:17( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. spear. i thank my colleague from colorado for yielding time, and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker.

Virginia Foxx

0:37:18 to 0:37:38( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: i rise in opposition to the rule before us today. the underlying legislation is being brought to the floor under yet another stru rule that does not allow for many of the amendments my colleagues on both sides of the aisle presented during the rules committee hearing. this is especially wrong when debating one of the most important issues of our time, our nation's energy policy. by choosing to operate in this way, the majority has cut off

Virginia Foxx

0:37:39 to 0:37:59( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the minority and their own colleagues from having any input in the legislative process. my assumption is that along with me all other members want to see more solar power used in this country. but the democrats in charge are limiting what ideas can be debated on the floor and what constituents can be adequately represented in the house.

Virginia Foxx

0:38:00 to 0:38:20( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: our constituents in both republican and democrat districts are struggling to make ends meet or facing unemployment and yet are simultaneously being shut out of participating in the debate over how their hard-earned taxpayer dollars are being spent by the federal government. why is the majority blocking debate on such important legislation?

Virginia Foxx

0:38:21 to 0:38:41( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: are they afraid of debate? are they protecting their members from tough votes? are they afraid of the democratic process? with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves her time. the gentleman from color mr. polis: mr. speaker, i yield four minutes to the gentleman from new mexico, a member of the committee on science and

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