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House Proceeding 12-16-09 on Dec 16th, 2009 :: 0:31:35 to 0:35:30
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Virginia Foxx

0:31:32 to 0:31:53( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: suring up wall st now we need to focus on creating that will rebuild our economy from the bottom up. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from maine reserves the balance of her time. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, mam i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the

Virginia Foxx

0:31:35 to 0:35:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:31:54 to 0:32:14( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: chair recognizes the gentlewoman from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. i thank my colleague from maine for yielding time. the de appropriations bill for fiscal year 2010 is intended to provide equipment and technology for our troops. our country's greatest treasure lies in the bravery, dedication, and the ability of our service men and women. these courageous individuals

Virginia Foxx

0:32:15 to 0:32:35( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: protect our freedoms every day. we thank them and we thank their families for their support, dedication and sacrifice. this bill provides top of the line medical care for our troops, includinfunding for from a matic brain injury and psychological health, funding for wounded ill and injured service members as well as for cancer research. this bill provides our military

Virginia Foxx

0:32:36 to 0:32:57( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: with a pay increase and continues efforts to end the practice of stop loss, compensating troops for every month their term of service will be involuntarily extended in 2010. this bill includes funding to provide support for our country's military families who sacrifice every day on behalf of our nation and to whom we

Virginia Foxx

0:32:58 to 0:33:19( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: owe a great debt. this bill provides our troops with first-class military equipment and readiness traing in suring that they are fully prepared in their missions. however, this bill contains several important and necessary initiatives, i'd be remiss if i did not mention my disappointment in the overall

Virginia Foxx

0:33:20 to 0:33:41( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: funding levels when compared with the increases we've seen throughout the appropriations season this year. roughly a 4.5% increase over st year, this increase is not comparablto nondefense appropriations bills we have voted on this year, which average a 12% increase in funding levels.

Virginia Foxx

0:33:42 to 0:34:02( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: and as we have noted before, the federal government is the only unit of government to provide for our national curity. this represents the long priorities of the democrats in charge of the congress and of the obama administration. increasing spendi for domestic priorities by double

Virginia Foxx

0:34:03 to 0:34:23( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: digits while in c shortchanging national defense represents a dangerous not rightly prioritize the security of our nation. thus, while i am pleased that several items in this bill are eing funded in order to provide our troops with the tools, training and medical services they nee i'm disappointed that after

Virginia Foxx

0:34:24 to 0:34:44( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: increasing the funding levels for domestic appropriations bills by an average of 12%, the democrats in control decided only to increase our defense spending by 4.5%, less than half for the coming year. this is the last appropriations

Virginia Foxx

0:35:07 to 0:35:28( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the extent of the closed rule before us today allows for consideration of a variety of additional legislation that's been cobbled together wit committee consideration. as my colleagues have said before, our colleagues across the aisle have gone to great lengths to shut down debate. therefore, i urge my colleagues

Virginia Foxx

0:35:29 to 0:35:30( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: to vote no on the rule so the

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