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Senate Proceeding on Sep 24th, 2009 :: 7:56:30 to 7:57:40
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John Ensign

7:56:30 to 7:56:52( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: will report. the clerk: senator from nevada, mr. ensign, moves to recommit h.r. 2996, to the committee on appropriations -- mr. ensign: ask further reading of the amendment be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. there are two minutes evenly divided. mr. ensign: mr. president, this is a very simple motion. it just says that at this time

John Ensign

7:56:30 to 7:57:40( Edit History Discussion )
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John Ensign

7:56:53 to 7:57:13( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: of runaway deficits, of out of control federal spending, we're going something much we're just going to take this appropriation bill and say last year's level, which was increased fairly substantially, we're just going to freeze it to last year's level as state budgets, local budgets, family budgets are all

John Ensign

7:57:14 to 7:57:35( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: being cut, trimmed, tightened around the country, washington just says, you know what? we're going to print money. we're justoing to borrow from our children and grandchildren and continue to print money and print money and push it off on to the next generation. well, mr. president, it's time for this body to show some fiscal restraint. so let's cut $4 billion out of

John Ensign

7:57:36 to 7:57:40( Edit History Discussion )

John Ensign: this spending bill, bring it back to last year's level. let the appropriations committee

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