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House Proceeding on Nov 19th, 2009 :: 1:05:40 to 1:13:00
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Virginia Foxx

1:05:38 to 1:05:59( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: of what my party has done to advance civil rights legislation in the united states of ame i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i just like to point out to the gentleman from california that senator helms was not elected to the united states senate until 1972 and was not in the

Virginia Foxx

1:05:40 to 1:13:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

1:06:00 to 1:06:21( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: congress when the civil rights legislation was passed in the 1960's. mr. speaker, if this legislation passes as it's written right now, 420 acres of timber land will be lost and along with it jobs lost as well as funding for local schools. a better name for this bill

Virginia Foxx

1:06:22 to 1:06:43( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: would be the schoolchildren and jobs left behind even worse, oregon's unemployment level in september, 2009, the latest on record was 11.5%. up almost doubd from 6.8% the same month last year. most of oregon's economic output depends on the state's

Virginia Foxx

1:06:44 to 1:07:04( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: timber industry. viable revenue to fund schools have been lost as well. according to a lost 19% of the r faces a budget gap fiscal year 2010. according to the u.s. general services administration, the federal government already owns 53% of the state of oregon.

Virginia Foxx

1:07:05 to 1:07:25( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: 53%. apparently that's not enoughto satisfy special interest groups to which the democrats are beholden. this bill will lock up 420 more acres that could be used to produce much-needed revenue for the state while at the same time refusg to open up an aduate amount of federal land to offset more job losses during a recession.

Virginia Foxx

1:07:26 to 1:07:46( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: as ranking member hastings described to the rules committee, it's long tradition that the natural resources committee be respectful of the views of those elected to represent a district and show deference when a member opposes an action that's opposed in the district th member was elected to represent. in his testimony to the subcommittee, mr. schrader specifically asked that as this

Virginia Foxx

1:07:47 to 1:08:08( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: bill moves forward work be done to ensure there will be no net loss of acres available for timber management as a result of this legislation. however, democrats on the natural resources committee blocked an amendment offered by mr. bishop to ensure the loss timber lands were offset and the help of the local economy be maintained.

Virginia Foxx

1:08:09 to 1:08:29( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: and mr. bishop provided an offset but it was rejected by the trats on the rules committee. in fact, the rule we have before us today is a closed rule, as i said earlier. no amendments were allowed by democrats in charge of the rules committee. by choosing to operate in this way, the majority is again cut off the minority and their own

Virginia Foxx

1:08:30 to 1:08:52( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: colleagues from having appropriate input in the legislative process. by choosing to stifle debate, the democrats in charge have denied their colleagues on both to do the job they've been elected to do, offer ideas that represent and serve their constituents. they are denying members the ability to offer improvements to this legislation and this is an injustice to their

Virginia Foxx

1:08:53 to 1:09:13( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: colleagues on both sides of the aisle. our colleagues across the aisle are limiting what ideas can be debated on the floor and what constituents can be adequately represented in the house. our constituents in both republican and democrat districts are struggling to make ends meet, are facg unemployment and yet are smumently being cut out of --

Virginia Foxx

1:09:14 to 1:09:34( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: simultaneously being cut out of participating in debate of how their hard-earned taxpayers' dollars are being spent by the federal government. why is the majority being blocked? are they afraid of debate? are they protecting their members from tough votes? are they afraid of the democratic process? mr. speaker, it's troubling to me we are debating this legislation today when my

Virginia Foxx

1:09:35 to 1:09:55( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: constituents and all americans are confronted with dire economic hardships that remain unaddressed. families all over the country are struggling to find jobs to provide for their children and keep food on their tables. yet, while rome burns, this congress is wasting the day river should be designated as

Virginia Foxx

1:09:56 to 1:10:20( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: wild and scenic and trying pass a policy that will do even more harm to the economy. we cannot afford to lose more jobs. the u.s. national debt is currently $12 trillion. with over 300 billion people in the united states today, each citizen's share of this debt

Virginia Foxx

1:10:21 to 1:10:43( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: right now is $38.8 -- is $38,800. we can no longer deficit and economic difficulties today on the previous administration. as i said earlier, the congress and the administration are now controlled by democrats. they ctinue to borrow money

Virginia Foxx

1:10:44 to 1:11:04( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: and it's being spent by speaker pelosi and the obama administration and as a result the unemployment rate continues to rise and the deficit continues to rise. since the 4, 2007, the national debt has

Virginia Foxx

1:11:05 to 1:11:25( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: increased by since president obama has inaugurated just 10 months ago in january, the national debt has increased by $1.325 trillion. almost one year after obama was elected and three years since the democrats took jorts in congress, the department of -- majorities in congress, the department of treasury said that uer the

Virginia Foxx

1:11:26 to 1:11:49( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: democrats' control, 2009 was the worse fiscal year in this nation's history. the results get more disastrous with each passing day. and if that we opposed all these efforts to raise the debt limit and we're going to very shortly.

Virginia Foxx

1:11:50 to 1:12:10( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: according to an analysis by the heritage foundation, they expect $10.6 trillion in deficits in the next decade. that's nearly $80,000 per household in borrowing. it's beyond time to stop they include an estimated total debt of $24.5 trillion in 2019

Virginia Foxx

1:12:11 to 1:12:32( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: under president obama's budget are alarming and unsustainable. the result will be the highest level of spending and debt in america's history. mr. speaker, we need to be dealing with this. we need to be putting people back to work. we don't need to be increasing

Virginia Foxx

1:12:33 to 1:12:53( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the debt with every by passing bills that will do that and playing a shell game with the american people. one of the best things that's happened this year is that the american people are paying much closer attention to what is going on in the congress. they've learned they can read the bills if the bills are ever put out for them to read.

Virginia Foxx

1:12:54 to 1:13:01( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: they spoke in new jersey. they spoke in virginia in the election earlier this year, and our colleagues on the other

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