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House Proceeding 12-03-09 on Dec 3rd, 2009 :: 1:07:25 to 1:09:40
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Dean Heller

1:07:15 to 1:07:35( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: section 901 of the economic roads and tax relief reconciliation act of 2001 such act. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north dakota rise? mr. pomeroy: i make a p order under clause 10 of rule 21. the motion increases the deficit for purposes of that rule.

Dean Heller

1:07:25 to 1:09:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dean Heller

Dean Heller

1:07:36 to 1:07:57( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: the speaker pro tempore: does any other member wish to be heard? mr. heller: yes, i do. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from nevada. mr. heller: thank you, mr. speaker. this point of order shows the blatant ininconsistencies that the majority has under its own rules. clause 10 of rule 21, known as the pay-go rule, has amendments

Dean Heller

1:07:58 to 1:08:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: like in motions to recommit to be budget neutral. clause 7 of rule 16, known the germaness rule, c pay-fors so it be related to the h.r. 4154 is drafted so narrowly that it is impossible

Dean Heller

1:08:21 to 1:08:41( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: to identify germane thus, not surprisingly, the majority has stacked the rules of the house to try toake it impossible for the minority to offer its preferred approach. we saw that two weeks ago on the s.c.r. fix. as the rul

Dean Heller

1:08:42 to 1:09:02( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: ironicall today, h.r. 4154, doesn't even meet the house's own pay-go rules. that's right. that is because the budget resolution allows the chairman of the budget committee to simply reset the baseline to accommodate a certain amount death tax relief. mr. speaker, you're being asked to rule on whether this motion to recommit complies with

Dean Heller

1:09:03 to 1:09:23( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: pay-go. but the base bill itself is not pay-go compliant. it would increase the defici by more than $230 billion. this begs the question -- if it's appropriate for the majority to consider estate tax relief under h.r. 4154 without offsets in violation of the

Dean Heller

1:09:24 to 1:09:42( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: spirit of pay-go, then why is it now inappropriate or out of order for the minority to provide even more tax relief under their amendment? i request that you overrule the point of order and allow the house to debate our alternative which is complete repeal of the death tax.

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