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House Proceeding on Nov 19th, 2009 :: 1:21:20 to 1:23:40
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Virginia Foxx

1:21:16 to 1:21:37( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: you are right. the original legislation was passed when the republicans controlled the house. bill clinton was president. we had a partisan agreement to help the counties, but when there was a later nothing happened. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlelady from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker.

Virginia Foxx

1:21:20 to 1:23:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx

1:21:38 to 1:21:58( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: you said i had three minutes? the speaker pro tempor gentlelady is correct. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i just want -- there's so much to say and so little time. i do want to point out, it's in the record, easy for people to check out, that the democrat rule -- democrat control rules commit defeated bringing up rights legislation.

Virginia Foxx

1:21:59 to 1:22:20( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: until e speaker of the house ineased the membership on the rules committee so that the increased democrats could vote with the republicans to bring the civil rights legislation to the floor. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to defeat the previous question so an amendment can be added to the rule. the amendment to the rule would provide for separate consideration of h.res. 554, a

Virginia Foxx

1:22:21 to 1:22:41( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: resolution to legislation and conference reports be posted on the internet for 72 hours prior to consideration by the house. it does not affect the bill made in order by the rule. the amendment to the rule provides that the house will debate the issue of reading the bill within three legislativ days. it does not disrupt the schedule. this is not a partisan issue, mr. speaker. as members of congress, we

Virginia Foxx

1:22:42 to 1:23:02( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: ought to agree that regardless of the legislation brought before us, we should alway have the opportunity to read and before we vote. the american public agrees with this commonsense position. a recent survey by rasmussen reports found that 83% of americans say legislation should be posted online and available for everyone to read

Virginia Foxx

1:23:03 to 1:23:23( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: before congress votes on it. the poll also found this is not a partisan issue. 85% of republicans, 76% of democrats, and 92% of unaffiliated v posting legislation online prior to it being voted on. mr. speaker, we are elected to congress to represent our constituents.

Virginia Foxx

1:23:24 to 1:23:41( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: how are we supposed to determine what's right for our fellow americans if we have to vote on something before we even have time to read it? i urge my colleagues to defeat the previous question so we can have this debate and do the right thing for the american people. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous

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