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House Proceeding on Dec 16th, 2009 :: 0:24:25 to 0:29:30
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Virginia Foxx

0:24:25 to 0:24:46( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: and allow us to move forward on the debat we were sent here to do. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from -- riffs. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, speaker. i appreciate my colleague yielding the time this morning. i want to say that it seems

Virginia Foxx

0:24:25 to 0:29:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:24:47 to 0:25:07( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: every time we come here we have to do correcting people's memory and their recollection of history. my colleague jt said when they took over the majority we had a $1.3 trillion deficit. i think if she'll check her facts she'll see the $1.3

Virginia Foxx

0:25:08 to 0:25:29( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: trillion deficit came about as a result of the democrats taking over the majority. she may not have been here, but in 2007 when they majority i believe the was $259 billion and they made it $1.3 trillion. this year with their democr president.

Virginia Foxx

0:25:30 to 0:25:50( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: we are here considering a same-day martial law rule. now, i understand that there are times when we need to move quickly when we are faced with immediate crisis. however i think the word crisis has been overused, particularly this year. we haven't had much by way of crisis this year and yet they

Virginia Foxx

0:25:51 to 0:26:12( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: are trying to make it a crisis by bringing in this, again, same day martial law rule. we met last night at 8:45, the rules committee did, we didn't get the text of the bills that were going to be debating in a rule we are going to approve again in a few minutes, or

Virginia Foxx

0:26:13 to 0:26:33( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: little while, so we have had very little time to be able to deal with these but we have known about this for a long, long time. the government would run out so what have we been doing during that period of time when we should have been pparing

Virginia Foxx

0:26:34 to 0:26:55( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: for this day? let me make -- let ideas on what we have been doing by reading out some of the bills that we have be voting on on the floor. expressing support for designation onovember 29, 2009, as drive safer sunday.

Virginia Foxx

0:26:56 to 0:27:18( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: surely something that the country could not live without. expressing support for designation of the week beginning on november 9, 2009 as national school psychology week. another ex- extraordinarily important issue for us to be

Virginia Foxx

0:27:19 to 0:27:39( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: dealing with. recognizing the 60th anniversary of the berlin airlift success. certainly i am extremely proud of the fact that ronald reagan helped end the cold war by opening up berlin, but i don't think that really needed to be

Virginia Foxx

0:27:40 to 0:28:01( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: done by a vote on this floor. and then the one that i really think tops the cake and will get the attention of the american people, honoring the 2,560th anniversary of the birth of confucius and recognizing his invaluable contributions to philosophy and

Virginia Foxx

0:28:02 to 0:28:23( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: social and polical thought. the fact that passed since the birth of confucius and we hadn't acknowledged it, i really think that could have waited a little bit longer in terms of the importance of the work that we e doing.

Virginia Foxx

0:28:24 to 0:28:47( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: so here we are again doing what our colleagues across the aisle have been so good at this session. short-circuiting the legislative process so we can spending bill without the benefit of members or more importantly the citizens of this country having the opportunity to read it.

Virginia Foxx

0:29:09 to 0:29:30( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: this attempt to say that something is a cris. . the reason we are doing this on the spur of the moment is becauseure speaker because our speakers and other members will leave today to go to copenhagen

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