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House Proceeding on Nov 16th, 2009 :: 0:13:50 to 0:17:30
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Stephen F. Lynch

0:13:47 to 0:14:07( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: worthwhile and appropriate piece of legislation. and i urge my colleagues to join m supporti . and, mr. s no other speakers. i will yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i appreciate the gentleman's kind words. i would ask all our members to

Stephen F. Lynch

0:13:50 to 0:17:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Stephen F. Lynch

0:14:08 to 0:14:28( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: join with representative rob bishop of utah in supporting this very deserving resolution to name this post office o behalf of w. hazen hillyard. and i yield back the balance of my time. . the speaker pro tempore: the

Stephen F. Lynch

0:14:29 to 0:14:49( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: gentleman yields back the the question is will the house suspend the rules and h.r. 3767. those in favor those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules is -- are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i ask for a voice vo on that. there is a lack of a quorum.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:14:50 to 0:15:10( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is going for a recorded vote on that matter? lynch yes, mr. speaker. 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 clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further pr be postponed.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:15:11 to 0:15:32( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: lynch mr. speaker, i move that the house -- mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass s. 1825. the cler authority for relocation expenses test programs for federal employees, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from tennessee, mr duncan,

Stephen F. Lynch

0:15:33 to 0:15:53( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. lynch: tnk you. i now yie myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i

Stephen F. Lynch

0:15:54 to 0:16:14( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: present senate bill 1825 for consideration. this legislation will grant the general services administration the permanent authority to approve federal agency request to operate programs that test alternative methods of compensating employees for relocation and travel recollection spences. senate 1825 was introduced on

Stephen F. Lynch

0:16:15 to 0:16:35( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: october 21, joe lieberman of connecticut, and it was favorably reported by the senate oversight and government affairs committee on november 4, 2009. in addition, legislation passed the united states senate by unanimous consent on november 9, 2009. mr. speaker, the general services administration was granted the authority to

Stephen F. Lynch

0:16:36 to 0:16:56( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: approve federal agency travel and relocation expenses via the travel transportation reform act of 1998. through the test program -- have been able to test new and innovative methods of travel expenses in order to enhance cost savings for the federal government.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:16:57 to 0:17:17( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: notably, the current authority granted to the general services administration is scheduled to expire in december of 2009. mr. speaker, s. 1825 will therefore ensure that agencies will continue to flexibility to use the compensation methods with respect to relocation and travel costs that work best for

Stephen F. Lynch

0:17:18 to 0:17:30( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: them and that are in the best interest of the federal government. in addition, i'd like to note th according to the congressional budget office the net impact of s. 1825 on the federal budget would not be significant. mr. speaker, i urge my

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