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House Proceeding 11-18-09 on Nov 18th, 2009 :: 1:09:20 to 1:10:55
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Jeff Flake

1:09:05 to 1:09:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: withdrawn. it is now in order to consider amendment number 3 printed in part b of house report11-340. for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona rise? mr. flake: mr. chairman, i have an amendme designated as number 3. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: part b, amendment number 3 printed in house report 111-340 offered by

Jeff Flake

1:09:20 to 1:10:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

1:09:27 to 1:09:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: flake of arizona. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 909, the gentleman from arizona, mr. flake, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from arizona, mr. flake. mr. flake: i thank the chair. this amendment would simply prohibit the assistance to the firefighters grant program and

Jeff Flake

1:09:48 to 1:10:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: the safer grant program being used as vehicles for earmarking. i offered similar amendments several times this year. it's been adopted this year six times by voice vote. and, again, by roll call vote at least once. as before, h.r. 3791 stipulates that the grants program will be

Jeff Flake

1:10:09 to 1:10:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: run on a competitive basis or on some basis based on need. while we have language prohibiting earmarking in there somewhat, this may seem redundant. but we all know that just because grant programs are labeled competitive doesn't mean that they won't be vecles for earmarking. in fact, we found in some other programs, like fema's

Jeff Flake

1:10:30 to 1:10:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: predisaster mitigation program, that's a competitive grant program designed to save lives and duce property damage by providing funds for hazardous -- for hazard mitigation planning, acquisitions and relocation of structures out of the floodplain. unfortunately, that program, although it's supposed to be competitive, has been completely earmarked. i think 100% of the funds have been earmarked.

Jeff Flake

1:10:52 to 1:10:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: we want to prevent that from happening here. if we're going to establish a

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