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Senate Proceeding on Sep 16th, 2009 :: 5:43:30 to 5:44:35
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John Ensign

5:43:29 to 5:43:49( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: mr. ensign: mr. president, this is the committee report here. it says $117 billion." this is the kind of fuzzy math that we deal with here in washington, d.c. last year's -- mr. presi can we have order. the presiding officer: the senate will be in order.

John Ensign

5:43:30 to 5:44:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Ensign

John Ensign

5:43:50 to 5:44:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: mr. ensign: last year's appropriations bill was $55 billion. it wasn't $117 billion. it's only $117 llion if you count in the money from the stimulus bill. that looks like it's being counted here so that they can claim they're actually cutting last year's bill. this bill has a 23% increase over last year. witwhat this motion

John Ensign

5:44:11 to 5:44:31( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: to recommit says, let's show some fiscal restraint around here and let's freeze spending to last year's level. so we want to recommit the bill back to the appropriations committee. the appropriations committee can determine where they want the spending to go but it need to be at last year's level. mr. president, every state in our country right now is -- they're not freezing their budgets, they're cutting their budgets, and yet here in

John Ensign

5:44:32 to 5:44:36( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: washington, we have an appropriation bill in front of us that increases spending by 23%.

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