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House Proceeding 12-11-07 on Dec 11th, 2007 :: 4:05:20 to 4:08:49
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G. K. Butterfield

4:00:40 to 4:05:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: G. K. Butterfield

G. K. Butterfield

4:05:08 to 4:05:20( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: to urge a yes vote and i will reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro temporspe: the gentle man reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. stearns: thank you,

Cliff Stearns

4:05:20 to 4:05:40( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: mr. speaker. and i thank the gentleman from g north carolina for his support on this important bill. i rise in support of h.r. 2601, the do not call registry fee extension act of 2007.

Cliff Stearns

4:05:20 to 4:08:49( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Cliff Stearns

Cliff Stearns

4:05:40 to 4:05:50( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: as the sponsor of the legislation, i can assure the members of the body that this is a necessary piece of ec legislation. it will have immediate and meaningful impact on our constituents. i

Cliff Stearns

4:05:50 to 4:06:04( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: can remember when we marked this up and when i was chairman of the subcommittee on commerce consumer protection trade, and we started this whole process rolling. the national do not call

Cliff Stearns

4:06:04 to 4:06:15( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: registry was enacted by congress to provide citizens the ability to place their home phone numbers on a list that prohibits unsolicited phone solicitations. my colleagues, unfortunately, the authority

Cliff Stearns

4:06:15 to 4:06:29( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: of the federal trade commission to maintain the fees has expired. this legislation simply restores the commission's authority to collect the c necessary fees to maintain and update the registry

Cliff Stearns

4:06:29 to 4:06:43( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: and provides businesses with certainty on the fees that they pay to access the registry. the bill also includes input from both the federal trade commission and industry. we asked for their

Cliff Stearns

4:06:43 to 4:06:56( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: support. substantively, the amended legislation provides perm nancy for the program through a consistent fee structure. . this will help business with predictability of fees and help the federal

Cliff Stearns

4:06:56 to 4:07:10( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: trade commissionio excell by providing certainty for this popular program. and this makes budgeting far easier from year to year. the legislation also provides for a certain biannual report by

Cliff Stearns

4:07:10 to 4:07:20( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: the federal trade com fmission on the effectiveness of this registry that will provide congress with the necessary information to provide adequn ate oversight. and that's important attoo. as the

Cliff Stearns

4:07:20 to 4:07:29( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: gentleman has mentioned from north carolina, the popularity of this program has been very high. and success of the do not call registry was confirmed by almost every member of our committee

Cliff Stearns

4:07:29 to 4:07:41( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: in the district. many of our constituents still express their gratitude from enacting a simple law like this. original law in providing a means to stop unwanted commercial solicitation

Cliff Stearns

4:07:41 to 4:07:55( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: over their home phone. for those who availed themselves of this option, remember now if people out in want to use it they have to call the toll free number to get it. but the people who availed

Cliff Stearns

4:07:55 to 4:08:08( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: ed themselves of it have expressed satisfaction. they've experienced noticeable phone calls interrupting their dinner and their family life. so i'm proud to be a sponsor of the re-authorization legislation.

Cliff Stearns

4:08:08 to 4:08:20( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: it's important that the act and the list continue in effect. this is one example where actions receive near unanimous bipartisan support here in congress. here we are the omnibus budget bill

Cliff Stearns

4:08:20 to 4:08:29( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: and all the controversy. but here is a good example of bipartisan support. the list brings in both the public industry, the federal trade commission. so i'm confident that the re-authorization

Cliff Stearns

4:08:29 to 4:08:40( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: of the do not call act is supported by millions of americans who have placed their number on the list. so i urge all members to support and vote for this bill. with that i reserve the balance

Cliff Stearns

4:08:40 to 4:08:49( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from north carolina. mr. butterfield: mr. speaker, i want to thank the gentleman for his

G. K. Butterfield

4:08:49 to 4:09:00( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: comments. i have no fu rther requests for ts time. at this time i'm going to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida.

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