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House Proceeding on Nov 19th, 2009 :: 0:57:20 to 1:04:10
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Virginia Foxx

0:57:17 to 0:57:38( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: ids all across america torques all these distressed counties, is a little bit out of line. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balancof his time. the gentlelady from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. foxx: you know, from the -- almost the very first day when

Virginia Foxx

0:57:20 to 1:04:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:57:39 to 0:57:59( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: came here i heard my colleague from oregon blaming george bush for everything insufficient in this country. that started in 2005. and he's still doing that. just like many of our colleagues here. but the democrats in charge can't hide from the fact that

Virginia Foxx

0:58:00 to 0:58:21( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: they now control the house, the senate, and the white house. and what are they doing to solve the probl very little. i want to say the sponsor of the bill actually brought up this issue that our friends across the aisle are trying to say now is our issue. but unfortunately the sponsor

Virginia Foxx

0:58:22 to 0:58:42( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: of the bill has been helped to change his mind on the issue by the democratsn charge because it suits their purposes more. and actually the g.o.p. has been the leader in starting good environmental programs in this country. just as we were the people who

Virginia Foxx

0:58:43 to 0:59:03( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: passed the civil rights bills back in the 1960's without very much help from our colleagues across the aisle. they love to engage in revisionist history. mr. speaker, i'd like that this bill could have been brought to the floor on an open rule and we could have been

Virginia Foxx

0:59:04 to 0:59:24( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: debating amendments. but it's been brought in a closed rule. actually this bill's probably going to pass, the rule and bill will pass overwhelmingly, and the real reason that we are doing this today is to kill time again. we have been voting on a lot of things. we haven't really need to

Virginia Foxx

0:59:25 to 0:59:47( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: vote on with a recorde because the majority wants to again kill time in order to be dealing with problems where their majority is not going to hold very well. what we are going to be voting on a ltle later today, we

Virginia Foxx

0:59:48 to 1:00:10( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: think, is a bill which our colleagues across the aisle call the doc fix, but we call the doc trick. . it's really a trojan horse. it's supposed to take care of reimbursements for physicians in our country that are

Virginia Foxx

1:00:11 to 1:00:31( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: scheduled to be cut next year by 20%. but this doc trick is a trojan horse because it's not deficit-neutral, and it's a bill that's going to increase spending by at least $209 billion plus another $70 billion that's hidden in

Virginia Foxx

1:00:32 to 1:00:52( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: administrative actions by the department of health and human services. and so it's going to really cost $279 billion. when you take the doc trick in combination with the health care bill, the combination increases the deficit by $100 billion.

Virginia Foxx

1:00:53 to 1:01:14( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: this is unconscionable in a time when we have the largest deficit ever in the history of this country which is the biggest concern of the people in this country. they a health care as they are about jobs and about the horrible debt that we are incurring, not only four -- for ourselves but

Virginia Foxx

1:01:15 to 1:01:37( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: for our children and/or grandchildren. and the republicans have made a commitment that if we take back the majority next year we will fix this reimbursement for physicians permanently. but that's -- that's not going to happen with the doc trick shell game that is being brought to us.

Virginia Foxx

1:01:38 to 1:01:59( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: and what they're going to do is saying it's going to be compliant with pay-go. you know, every time i hear the term pay-go we know and the american people are beginning to notice that it is a big joke. it's been talked about joke by the -- by almost every

Virginia Foxx

1:02:00 to 1:02:20( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: editorial in the country. "the washington post" has called it a shell game, budgetary smoke and mirrors, it's going to add billions to the deficit even though president obama promised if you're a taxpayer concerned about deficits i want to reassure you that i am too.

Virginia Foxx

1:02:21 to 1:02:45( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: that's why i've pledged i will not sign health insurance reform that adds even one dime to our deficit over the next decade, and i mean it. this was said by president obama in shaker heights, on the 23rd of july. we also know that the senate's already rejected a bill almost exactly the same as the one

Virginia Foxx

1:02:46 to 1:03:09( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: that's going to be voted on today. 13 democrat senators opposed senator kent conrad said i don't agree with just adding that amount to the debt. he happens to be a democrat from north carolina. senator evan bayh said he co

Virginia Foxx

1:03:10 to 1:03:30( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: when we're hammering red ink. senator lieberman said out of nowhere we're supposed to cover services without any payment for it increasing the debt by that amount. he added that if health care reform that includes a public option the debt crisis will only worsen. this is the wrong direction to be going in this country, mr.

Virginia Foxx

1:03:31 to 1:03:52( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: speaker, because we're adding debt and as i say again, the billhat's going to be presented today is a trojan horse. it is not going to help our physicians dealing with reimbursements. it is to say that it is

Virginia Foxx

1:03:53 to 1:04:11( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: being taken care of. it was taken out of the major health care bill, and those are the kinds of things we should be dealing with on this floor. we should have open rules and we should not be doing our best -- they should not be doing their best to fool the american people on what is really

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