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House Proceeding on Nov 16th, 2009 :: 0:04:50 to 0:06:25
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John J. Jr.Duncan

0:04:47 to 0:05:07( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: thank you, mr. speaker. good afternoon. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that when the house adjourns today it meet at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow for morning hour debate. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. lynch: thank you. the speaker pro tempore: i thank the gentleman from massachusetts. the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee, mr. duncan, rise? mr. duncan: to address the house for one minute.

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:04:50 to 0:06:25( Edit History Discussion )
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John J. Jr.Duncan

0:05:08 to 0:05:28( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. duncan: mr. speaker, there's nothing conservative about the war in afghanistan. the center for defense information said a few months ago that we had spent over $400 billion on the war and war-related costs there. now the pentagon says it will cost about $1 1,000 additional troops we send

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:05:29 to 0:05:49( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: to afghanistan. one republican member from california told me recently that we could buy off every warlord in afghanistan for $1 billion. fiscal conservatives should be the ones most horrified by all this spending. conservatives who oppose big government and huge deficit spending at home should not support it and foreign countries just because it is

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:05:50 to 0:06:10( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: being done by bureaucracy, the defense department. we have now spent a trillion and a half dollars that we did not have to borrow -- spend in iraq and afghanistan. eight years is long enough. in fact, it is too long. let's bring our troops home and start putting americans first again. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore:

John J. Jr.Duncan

0:06:11 to 0:06:25( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today on which a recorded vote or the yeas a which the vote incurs objecti under clause 6 of rule 20. record votes on postponed questions

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