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BEGIN WORK ON FEDERAL SPENDING FOR THE BEGINNING OF THIS BUDGET YEAR. REPUBLICANS ARE PROPOSING A $1
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LIVE HOUSE COVERAGE TRILLION PLAN. HERE, ON C-SPAN. THE PRAYER WILL BE OFFERED BY OUR CHAPLAIN, FATHER COUGHLIN. CHAPLAIN COUGHLIN: DEAR LORD GOD, OUR BEGINNING AND OUR END, FOR US TO BE AWARE OF THIS LEADS TO GRATITUDE AND PETITION. SO WE PRAISE AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS OF THE PAST WHICH BRINGS US TO THIS PRESENT MOMENT. WE SEEK YOUR CONTINUED GUIDANCE AND WISDOM TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT DEEDS IN YOUR HOLY NAME AND GIVE YOU GLORY BOTH NOW AND FOREVER. AMEN. THE CHAIR HAS EXAMINED THE JOURNAL OF THE LAST DAY’S PROCEEDINGS AND ANNOUNCES TO THE HOUSE HIS APPROVAL THEREOF. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 1 OF RULE 1, THE JOURNAL STANDS APPROVED. THE PLEDGE TODAY WILL BE LED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS,
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I PLEDGE MR. JACKSON. ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVIDUAL WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. THE CHAIR INTILL ENTERTAIN UP TO 15 ONE-MINUTE REQUESTS ON EACH SIDE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE
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GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA RISE?
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MINUTE. TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE WITHOUT OBJECTION. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THIS WEEK MARKS AN IMPORTANT TURNING POINT IN RESTORING FISCAL SANITY TO OUR COUNTRY AS WE BEGIN DISCUSSION OF A MEASURE THAT WILL REDUCE SPENDING BY $100 BILLION. MANY MEMBERS COMMITTED TO THIS REDUCTION WHICH WILL RETURN SPENDING TO 2008 PRE-STIMULUS LEVELS. THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A PROMISE, IT IS FUNDAMENTAL TO THE HEALTH OF OUR ECONOMY AND THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION. THE BUDGET OF EVERY DEPARTMENT MUST BE SCRUTINIZED WHILE KEEPING IN MIND THE PROMISES MADE TO OUR CONSTITUENTS, MINE IN THE 18TH DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE MILLIONS WHO SHOWED CONCERN ACROSS AMERICA WITH OUR GROWING DEFICIT. IT IS NOTABLE THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER AN OPEN RULE TO ALLOW THIS PROCESS TO BE COLLABORATIVE. I’M SURE IT WILL BE TRYING BUT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH MY COLLEAGUES TOWARD OUR COLLECTIVE GOAL OF REDUCING THE FEDERAL DEFICIT. THE DEFICIT DID NOT GET OUT OF HAND OVERNIGHT BUT IT — AND IT WILL NOT BE FIXED OVERNIGHT BUT CHANGES MUST BE MADE. THIS MARKS AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE ON THE ROAD TO A SUSTAINABLE FEDERAL BUDGET. IT REQUIRES TOUGH CHOICES BUT CHOICES THAT MUST BE MADE FOR THE ECONOMIC HEALTH AND SECURITY FOR THIS YEN RATION
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AND THE NEXT. I YIELD BACK. THE TIME OF THE GENTLEMAN HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS RISE? TO ADDRESS THE ROYCE FOR ONE MINUTE AND REVISE AND EXTEND. WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. MR. SPEAKER, THE BOOK OF MATTHEW SAYS, FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE YOUR HEART SHALL BE ALSO. THAT’S THE BIBLICAL PRESCRIPTION FOR JUDGING THE PRIORITIES OF POLITICIANS — POLITICIANS. WE’VE SEEN IT IN THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION OFFERED BY MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES. WHEN THEY’RE NEEDED MOST, VITAL PROGRAMS ARE ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK. GRANTS TO STATES AND CITIES FOR HELP WITH DEVELOPMENT, PELL GRANTS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE. IN THE MIDST OF THE WORST ECONOMY MOST OF US HAVE EVER SEEN, WE’RE CUTTING THE LEGS OF THE UNEMPLOYED, UNDEREMPLOYED AND FINANCIALLY INSECURE OUT FROM UNDER THEM. IT IS CLEAR THESE PROPOSALS DID NOT CONSIDER THE WELL BEING OF THE PEOPLE. WE MUST ORGANIZE OURSELVES. THE UNEMPLOYED PARTY IS LARGER THAN THE TEA PARTY. NO JOBS ARE PROMISED, BUT I WILL PUT YOUR STORY IN THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD SO OUR GOVERNMENT, THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE OF, FOR, AND BY THE PEOPLE, CAN BEGIN TO LIVE UP TO THE TRUE MEANING OF ITS CREED. [email protected] V. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THE
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EX-PIRED. TIME OF THE GENTLEMAN HAS FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS RISE? TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE AND REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS. WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. EVERY TEXAS FAMILY MUST LIVE WITHIN A BUDGET. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THE
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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN’T DO THE SAME. TO GET OUR FISCAL HOUSE IN ORDER, WE NEED TO CUT SPENDING, BALANCE THE BUDGET AND SHRINK THE DEFICIT. AS A FISCAL HAWK, I KNOW IN NOVEMBER, AMERICAN TAXPAYERS VOTED FOR CONGRESS TO ROLL BACK THE FAILED STIMULUS SPENDING. STOP BAILING OUT WALL STREET. END GOVERNMENT MOTORS. STOP SAVING FANNIE AND FREDDIE AND DEFUND AND REPEAL OBAMACARE. PLAIN AND SIMPLE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT WASHINGTON TO TAX LESS, SPEND LESS AND BORROW LESS. THE C.R. REPRESENTS SOME TOUGH CHOICES. BUT I KNOW THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS WILLING TO MAKE SOME SACRIFICES NOW SO WE CAN MAKE A BRIGHTER AND BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TOMORROW. I YIELD BACK. THE
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EXPIRED. TIME OF THE GENTLEMAN HAS
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FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE QUELT FROM TENNESSEE RISE? TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE AND REVISE AND EXTEND. WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS DETERMINING WHETHER TO ISSUE A PERMIT FOR HE THE X.L. PIPELINE WHICH COULD DELIVER 5,000 BARRELS OF TAR SANDS OIL FROM ALBERTA CANADA TO REFINERIES IN THE GULF COAST. THE PROPOSED KEYSTONE X.L. PIPELINE WOULD PUT COMMUNITIES IN ITS PATH AT UNNECESSARY RISK BY USING TRADITIONAL TECHNOLOGY TO CARRY DILUTED BITUMIN. THIS SUBSTANCE IS MORE CORROSIVE AND MORE LIKELY TO CAUSE LEAKS THAN TRADITIONAL OIL. ALREADY ONE PIPELINE THAT CAME ONLINE SIX MONTHS AGO HAS EXPERIENCED SEVEN LEAKS, THAT’S FOR A PIPELINE TRANSCANADA CLAIMS IS THE SAFEST EVER BUILT. CONSIDERING THE DANGERS OF PIPING BITUMIN, I FIND IT TROUBLING THAT IT GOES THROUGH THE OGALA ACT FER IN THE MIDWEST WHICH PROVIDES CLEAN DRINKING WATER TO MOST OF AMERICA’S HEARTLAND. U.S. REGULATORS DO NOT DELINEATE BETWEEN THIS NEW PRODUCT AND STANDARD PETROLEUM. WE NEED NEW REGULATION AND NEED TO PUT ON HOLD THE PLANNED TAR SANDS PIPELINE X.L. I YIELD BACK. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM HAWAII RISE? TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE AND REVISE AND EXTEND.
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THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. FOR ONE MINUTE. WE ARE HERE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE C.R., THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION WHICH IS GOING TO SET FORTH THE BUDGET FOR THE REST OF THIS FISCAL YEAR. YES, IT IS TRUE, WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BUDGET. BUT THE BOTTOM LINE FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US IS HOW DOES THAT BUDGET AFFECT US? HOW DOES IT AFT THE PEOPLE WE REPRESENT?
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DOES. LET’S LOOK AT WHAT THE C.R. I THINK WE ALL KNOW THAT IN THE CREATION OF JOBS, WE MUST INVEST IN AMERICA, WE MUST INVEST IN EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. WHEN YOU LOOK AT A C.R. THAT ELIMINATES AND PUTS A CHILLING EFFECT ON ALL OF THE MAJOR INVESTMENTS THAT WE NEED, WE KNOW THAT’S NOT THE RIGHT WAY TO GO. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY THAN THAT, THIS IS THE C.R. THAT’S GOING TO CUT, CUT THE FUTURE. CUT THOSE STUDENTS, 200,000 OF THEM, WHO RELY ON HEAD START. WE ALL KNOW THAT WE’VE GOT TO INVEST IN THEM NOW. IT’S ALSO GOING TO CUT THOSE MIDDLE CLASS KIDS WHO ARE GOING TO COLLEGE ON PELL GRANTS, $800 APIECE. SO WHEN WE HEAR ABOUT THE BUDGET GENERALLY, LET’S NOT FORGET, IT’S THE PEOPLE. IT’S THE KIDS THAT MATTER. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THE TIME OF THE GENTLELADY HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA RISE? TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE. WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDER. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THE REPUBLICAN C.R. IS ANOTHER BROKEN PROMISE THAT WILL ELIMINATE THOUSANDS OF GOOD-PAYING JOBS IN CONSTRUCTION, LAW ENFORCEMENT, RESEARCH AND EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY. THIS IS JUST MORE OF THE SAME AND THIS TURNS US INTO A PINK SLIP NATION. I BELIEVE THAT’S WHAT THE GOAL OF THE REPUBLICANS IS. AND THIS BILL WILL COST US JOBS TODAY, TOMORROW, AND IN THE FUTURE BY FAILING TO INVEST IN OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND BY FAILING TO INVEST IN EDUCATION. MR. SPEAKER, THE MISTAKES THE MAJORITY INTENDS TO MAKE TODAY WILL NOT BE VERY EASY TO REVERSE. I URGE THE MAJORITY TO KEEP ITS PROMISE TO AMERICA, WHICH IS, IT’S ALL ABOUT JOBS. THANK YOU. THE TIME OF THE GENTLEMAN HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE
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GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA RISE? MR. SPEAKER, BY THE DIRECTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES, I CALL UP HOUSE RESOLUTION 92 AND ASK FOR ITS IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION. THE
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CLERK WILL REPORT THE RESOLUTION. HOUSE CALENDAR NUMBER NINE, HOUSE RESOLUTION 92, RESOLVED, THAT AT ANY TIME AFTER THE ADOPTION OF THIS RESOLUTION, THE SPEAKER MAY, PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 2-B OF RULE 1, DECLARE THE HOUSE RESOLVED INTO THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE ON THE STATE OF THE UNION
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FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL H.R. 1, MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING
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OTHER PURPOSES. SEPTEMBER 30, 2011, AND FOR THE FIRST READING OF THE BILL SHALL BE DISPENSED WITH. ALL POINTS OF ORDER AGAINST
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CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL ARE WAIVED. YEN DEBATE SHALL BE CONFINED TO THE BILL AND SHALL IN THE EXCEED ONE HOUR EQUALLY DIVIDED AND CONTROLLED BY THE CHAIR AND RANKING MINORITY MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. AFTER GENERAL DEBATE, THE BILL SHALL BE CONSIDERED FOR AMENDMENT UNDER THE FIVE-MINUTE RULE. NO AMENDMENT TO THE BILL SHALL BE IN ORDER EXCEPT, ONE, THOSE RECEIVED FOR PRINTING AS A PORTION OF THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD DESIGNATED FOR THAT PURPOSE IN CLAUSE OF RULE 18, DATED AT LEAST ONE DAY BEFORE THE CONSIDERATION OF THE AMENDMENT, NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 18, 2011, AND TWO, PRO FORMA AMENDMENTS FOR THE PURPOSES OF DEBATE. EACH AMENDMENT SO RECEIVED MAY BE OFFERED ONLY BY THE MEMBER WHO SUBMITTED IT FOR PRINTING OR A DESIGNEE AND SHALL BE CONSIDERED AS READ IF PRINTED. WHEN THE COMMITTEE RISES AND REPORTS THE BILL BACK TO THE HOUSE WITH A RECOMMENDATION THAT THE BILL DO PASS, THE PREVIOUS QUESTION SHALL BE CONSIDERED AS ORDERED ON THE BILL AND AMENDMENTS THERETO TO FINAL PASSAGE WITHOUT INTERVENING MOTION, EXCEPT ONE MOTION TO RECOMMIT WITH OR WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS. SECTION 2, DURING CONSIDERATION OF H REFORM 1, CLAUSE 2-F OF RULE 1 SHALL NOT APPLY TO AMENDMENTS ADRESSING OBJECTS WITHIN MORE ONE SUBALLOCATIONS MADE BY THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS UNDER SECTION 302-B OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT OF 1974. SECTION 3. 24E REQUIREMENT OF CLAUSE 6-A OF RULE 13 FOR A 2/3 OH VOTE TO CONSIDER IT ON THE SAME DAY IT’S PRESENTED IN THE HOUSE IS WAIVED WITH RESPECT TO ANY RESOLUTION REPORTED THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 17, 2011, PROVIDING FOR DISPOSITION OF H.R. 1. THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE HOUR. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEBATE ONLY, I YIELD THE CUSTOMARY 30 MINUTES TO MY NEW FRIEND, THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK, MS. SLAUGHTER, PENDING WHICH TIME I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR SUCH TIME AS HE MAY CONSUME. DURING CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION, ALL TIME IS YIELDED — YIELDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEBATE ONLY AND I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO REVISE AND EXTEND THEIR REMARKS. WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. HOUSE RESOLUTION 92 PROVIDES FOR A MODIFIED OPEN RULE FOR H R. 1. THIS BILL REAFFIRMS OUR COMMITMENT TO FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY BY IMPLEMENTING TWO MAIN PILLARS OF OUR PLEDGE TO AMERICA. TO CUT DISCRETIONARY SPENDING AND ENSURE AN OPEN AND BIPARTISAN DEBATE. IF YOU TOLD ME SIX MONTHS AGO I
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ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN STANDING HERE HANDLING MY VERY FIRST RULE ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE AND WE WOULD HAVE BEEN SUCCEEDING ON TWO PILLARS OF THE PLEDGE TO AMERICA, I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WISHFUL THINKING, BUT WE HAVE COME TOGETHER AS A HOUSE, NOT AS REPUBLICANS, NOT AS DEMOCRATS, BUT AS A HOUSE TO BRING THIS PROCESS FORWARD TODAY. YOU KNOW, MR. SPEAKER, AS AN EXPERIENCED MEMBER OF THE RULES COMMITTEE AND A FORMER — IN A FORMER LIFE HOW UNUSUAL IT IS TO HAVE AN OPEN PROCESS ON A CONTINUING RESOLUTION. I DARE SAY EVEN THE DEAN OF THE HOUSE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM MICHIGAN, HAS NOT SEEN A CONTINUING RESOLUTION COME TO THE FLOOR UNDER THE OPEN PROCESS THAT WE’RE BRINGING IT TO THE FLOOR UNDER TODAY. THAT’S IMPORTANT. BECAUSE AS I LISTENED TO ONE-MINUTE THIS IS MORNING AND I HEARD SOME FOLKS ON THE LEFT AND HEARD SOME FOLKS ON THE RIGHT WHO WEREN’T QUITE HAPPY WITH THE WAY H.R. 1 TURNED OUT. THAT WAS AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION OVER THE PAST FOUR YEAR, OVER THE PAST 0 YEAR, OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS. IF YOU WEREN’T HAPPY WITH THE — WITH THE WAY THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION TURNED OUT, WHEN LEADERSHIP BROUGHT IT TO THE FLOOR, TOO BAD FOR YOU. YOU DEPARTMENT HAVE A VOICE, OR A VOTE OR A PROCESS. IT WAS TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT. WHETHER IT WAS REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP OR DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP, TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT. IN THE 112TH CONGRESS, OUR NEW LEADERSHIP SAID, WE CAN DO BETTER. WE HAVE TO DO BETTER. AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE BETTER AND TODAY WE’RE FULFILLING THAT PROCESS. THIS OPEN PROCESS WILL ALLOW ANY MEMBER, REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT, TO COME TO THE FLOOR TODAY, TOMORROW, BRING THEIR AMENDMENTS TO THE FLOOR SO THAT THEY CAN SAY WE DON’T THINK YOU GOT IT RIGHT. MY 600,000 CONSTITUENTS BACK HOME WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE. WE THINK WE CAN DO BETTER. WE THINK YOU DID TOO MUCH, WE THINK YOU DIDN’T DO ENOUGH. THE FIRST TIME A CONTINUING RESOLUTION HAS COME TO THE
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. FLOOR IN THIS OPEN PROCESS.
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I BELIEVE IN THE COMMITMENT OF OPENNESS. I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I SAID THAT IF SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI RAMMED THE BILL THROUGH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, THAT WAS WRONG. AND IF SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH RAN THE BILL THROUGH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, THAT WAS WRONG.
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ISSUES, THEY ARE AMERICAN RIGHT AND WRONG ARE NOT PARTISAN ISSUES. I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I ENJOYED OUR RULES COMMITTEE HEARING LAST NIGHT, MR. SPEAKER, WHERE WE HAD THE RANKING MEMBER AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE COME FORWARD, LAY OUT COMPETING VIEWS ABOUT WHERE THEY THINK WE SHOULD TAKE SPENDING IN THIS COUNTRY, AND THEN AGREE TO COME TO THE FLOOR OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS TO OFFER AMENDMENTS TO WORK THROUGH THAT PROCESS TO MAKE SURE THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY NO LONGER DO WE HAVE A TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT LEADERSHIP BILL FROM EITHER SIDE OF THE AISLE, THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY WE HAVE A BILL THAT WAS TRULY THE WORK PRODUCT OF THIS NEW 112TH
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CONGRESS, OF THIS PEOPLE’S HOUSE. AND IT’S JUST WITH TREMENDOUS PRIDE, MR. SPEAKER, THAT I TAKE PART IN THIS DEBATE TODAY. I RESERVE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME. THE
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GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I WANT TO THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA FOR YIELDING ME THE CUSTOMARY 30 MINUTES. I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME. THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED FOR AS MUCH TIME AS SHE MAY CONSUME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. I COME TO THE FLOOR TODAY STILL WAITING FOR THE MAJORITY TO GIVE US A CHANCE TO VOTE ON LEGISLATION THAT WILL CREATE JOBS. WE ARE NOW SIX WEEKS INTO THE 112TH CONGRESS AND WE HAVE YET SEEN A JOBS BILL FROM THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY. IT’S HIGH TIME THE MAJORITY PARTY ALLOWS US TO DEBATE AND VOTE ON LEGISLATION TO GET AMERICANS BACK TO WORK. INSTEAD, TODAY WE ARE DEBATING DANGEROUS AND RECKLESS LEGISLATION THAT WILL CUT AMERICAN JOBS AND SERIOUSLY THREATEN OUR ABILITY TO BUILD UPON OUR FRAGILE ECONOMIC RECOVERY. AT A TIME WHEN MANY AMERICANS ARE STILL STRUGGLING TO FIND EMPLOYMENT, REPUBLICAN MAJORITY PROPOSES A SPENDING BILL THAT ENDS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, TAKES POLICE OFF THE STREET, AND HALTS INNOVATION THAT SPURS JOB CREATION. THIS STANDS IN STARK CONTRAST TO THE PRESIDENT’S TWELVE BUDGET PROPOSAL — 2012 BUDGET PROPOSAL THAT CREATES JOBS FOR AMERICANS BY INVESTING IN NATURAL PRIORITIES LIKE EDUCATION, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND EMERGENCY TECHNOLOGY. UNLIKE SOME WITHIN REPUBLICAN PARTY, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE NOT LOOKING TO COMPLETELY CRIPPLE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND LEAVE THE NATION TO THE CORPORATE ELITE. AMERICANS HAVE REPEATEDLY EXPRESS ADD DESIRE TO MAKE SMART INVESTMENTS IN OUR NATIONAL PRIORITIES THAT LEAVE OUR COUNTRY MORE COMPETITIVE NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE. I STAND TODAY WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE REPUBLICANS’ SLASH AND BURN BUDGET DOES NOTHING TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL. IT EVEN CUTS THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL PUBLIC SERVICES. ENDING LEASING PROGRAMS, AND DEFUNDING EDUCATIONAL REFORM
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EFFORTS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. AS NATIONS LIKE CHINA AND INDIA POOR MONEY INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOLAR PANELS AND HIGH-SPEED TRAINS CREATING THOUSANDS OF JOBS FOR THEIR CITIZENS, THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IS REMOVING THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL INVESTMENT IN COMPARABLE AMERICAN JOBS. THIS RECKLESS APPROACH NOT ONLY DESTROYS JOBS TODAY BUT ALSO IN THE MONTHS AND YEARS TO COME. THIS IS A CRITICAL TIME IN AMERICA’S HISTORY. AND IF WE ARE TO COMPETE WITH NATIONS LIKE CHINA, TO CREATE JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES AND WIN THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE, WE MUST SUPPORT OUR OWN NATION WITH SMART, TARGETED CUSS THAT WILL LOWER THE DEFICIT BUT INVEST — TARGETED CUTS THAT WILL LOWER THE DEFICIT BUT INVEST IN AMERICAN JOBS. SIX WEEKS INTO THE NEW CONGRESS WE ARE STILL WAITING TO SEE THIS PLAN TO GET AMERICANS BACK TO WORK. INSTEAD WE SEE THIS HASTILY DRAWN UP C.R. THAT TAKES A MEAT AXE TO THE MIDDLE CLASS. AS AMERICA WAITS, THE GLOBAL ECONOMY MOVES AHEAD LEAVING US BEHIND. AS THE 112TH CONGRESS WAS SWORN INTO OFFICE, WE WERE BOMBARDED WITH PROMISE THAT IS AN OPEN AND TRANSPARENT PROCESS WOULD MAKE A TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THIS HOUSE FLOOR. WE DO NOT CONSIDER OUR FIRST APPROPRIATIONS BILL, WE CONTINUE TO WAIT FOR THAT GRAND RETURN. MR. SPEAKER, WHILE THIS RULE MAY HAVE THE WORD OPEN IN THE TITLE, I ASSURE YOU THIS IS NOT AN OPEN PROCESS. THROUGH LAST-MINUTE CHANGES, CONVOLUTED PARLIAMENTARY MANEUVERS, AND PREPRINTING REQUIREMENT, THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY HAS PROVIDED AN EXTREMELY CONVOLUTED AND RESTRICTIVE PROCESS. AN OPEN RULE MEANS THAT AS THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS PROCEEDS, AS AN AMENDMENT PASSES, IT MAY SPARK AN IDEA FOR AN AMENDMENT THAT ANOTHER MEMBER MAY CHOOSE TO OFFER WITH THE CHANGES MADE IN THE LEGISLATION. THIS RULE TAKES AWAY THAT ABILITY. ALSO, THE REPUBLICANS ADOPTED IN A PARTY-LINE VOTE AT 9:00 P.M. LAST NIGHT A PARLIAMENTARY SLEIGHT OF HAND THAT BLOCKS THE TRANSFER OF ANY MONEY FROM ONE PART OF GOVERNMENT TO ANOTHER. THIS MEANS YOU CANNOT USE AN OFFSET FROM ONE PART OF THE BILL TO INCREASE SPENDING IN DIFFERENT PARTS. IN ALL MY YEARS SERVING IN CONGRESS, I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A BLANKET PROHIBITION. AND YET THE LEADERSHIP WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE THIS IS AN OPEN PROCESS AND THIS IS REGULAR ORDER. TO TOP IT ALL OFF, REPUBLICANS HAVE EVEN GIVEN THEMSELVES AN ESCAPE HATCH WITH MARTIAL LAW PROVISION IN THE RULE WHICH WILL ALLOW THEM TO REPORT OUT A NEW RULE FOR H.R. 1 THAT SHUTS DOWN THE AMENDMENT PROCESS WITHOUT THE NORMAL ONE-DAY WAITING PERIOD. THIS CONVOLUTED PROCESS HAS ONCE AGAIN ILLUSTRATED THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CONTINUES TO BELIEVE THAT CLAIMING THE SKY IS GREEN WILL MAKE IT SO. THE TRUTH IS YOU CAN’T CREATE JOBS IN A PRESS RELEASE. YOU CAN’T FIX THE NATION’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WITH A CLEVER TAG LINE. AND YOU CAN’T CREATE AN OPEN AND TRANSPARENT CONGRESS BY CREATING AN OPEN RULE IN NAME ONLY. MY FELLOW DEMOCRAT COLLEAGUES AND I ARE COMMITTED TO LIVING WITHIN OUR MEANS WHILE INVESTING IN THE PROGRAMS AND POLICIES THAT WILL HELP OUR COUNTRY COMPETE AND WIN THE GLOBAL FUTURE. THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY CONTINUING RESOLUTION COULDN’T BE MORE DANGEROUS TO THESE VALUES THAT WE ALL HOLD DEAR. I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO STAND UP FOR OUR COMMUNITIES, SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT CREATES JOBS, STRENGTHENS THE MIDDLE CLASS, WHILE REDUCING OUR DEFICIT. TODAY’S C.R. DOES NOT MEET THIS THRESHOLD AND AS A RESULT, I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO VOTE NO ON TODAY’S RULE AND I RESERVE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME. THE GENTLELADY RESERVES HER TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. YOU CAN’T MAKE EVERYBODY HAPPY ALL THE TIME. IN FACT I DON’T THINK THAT’S THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT. I COULD DESIGN — I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR AS MUCH TIME AS HE MAY CONSUME. YOU CAUGHT ME BOTH ON THE FIRST RULE ON THE FLOOR ON A DAY I’M PLEASED TO BE HERE BECAUSE OF THE THINGS GOING ON HERE TODAY, BECAUSE OF THE CHANGES I BELIEVE IN, BOTH IN TERMS OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND IN TERMS OF OPENNESS HERE IN THE PROCESS. I UNDERSTAND THIS RULE ISN’T GOING TO MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY. IT DOESN’T MAKE ME HAPPY BECAUSE WE ARE ONLY HERE TODAY, IT’S BEEN VERY CONFUSING FOR FOLKS BACK HOME, MR. SPEAKER, WE TALK SO MUCH ABOUT RECEIVING THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET ON CAPITOL HILL YESTERDAY, OF COURSE THAT WAS HIS BUDGET FOR F.Y. 2012, WE ARE STILL HERE WORKING ON THE BUDGET FOR 2011. THIS IS THE FIFTH CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WE HAVE HAD TO TRY TO GET THAT PROCESS RIGHT. IT’S THE FIRST ONE SINCE I HAVE BEEN SWORN IN THAT DEVELOP BEEN INVOLVED IN. I CAN TELL YOU AS MUCH OF A VOICE YOU HAVE IN THIS CONTINUING RESOLUTION TODAY, WE HAVE NOT SEEN THIS MUCH DEBATE OR THIS MANY AMENDMENTS IN THE
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COMBINED. LAST FOUR CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS I’M TOLD LAST NIGHT MORE THAN 400 AMENDMENTS WERE FILED TO BE ELIGIBLE TO COME TO THE FLOOR. NOW, I HEAR FROM MY FRIENDS ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE OF THE AISLE, WHICH — FOR WHOM I HAVE DEEP RESPECT AND ADMIRATION, THAT THEY BELIEVE THIS BILL WAS PUT TOGETHER IN A HASTY PROCESS. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS BILL DAY AND NIGHT FOR WEEKS. BUT THEN I HEAR FROM MY FRIENDS THAT THEY ARE DISAPPOINTED WE HAVE A PREPRINTING REQUIREMENT TO ALLOW FOR THE THOUGHTFUL CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENTS, AND THEY WOULD RATHER IT BE A WILLY-NILLY PROCESS THAT HAPPENS ON THE FLOOR AS COME UP WITH GOOD IDEAS. I LOOK FORWARD TO THAT PROCESS. I VERY MUCH HOPE WE CAN HAVE THAT AS THE APPROPRIATIONS BILLS MOVE FORWARD, FOLKS, THIS IS A TIME OF URGENCY. WE HAVE TROOPS IN HARM’S WAY OVERSEAS. WE HAVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS GOING ON AROUND THIS COUNTRY THAT HAVE NO IDEA AFTER MARCH 4 WHETHER THERE WILL BE A SINGLE NICKEL AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THEIR CAUSE. NO IDEA. IT IS NO WAY TO RUN A GOVERNMENT. AGAIN, TO PUT CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE AND BLAME WHERE BLAME RESIDES, BOTH PARTIES OVER THE LAST DECADE HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF THIS HORRENDOUS, THIS HORRENDOUS PRACTICE OF BRINGING
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CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS TO THE FLOOR. TODAY WE BRING FORWARD A BILL THAT WILL PUT A STOP TO THIS PROCESS, THAT WILL GET US THROUGH THE END OF 2011 AND ALLOW US TO GO THROUGH REGULAR ORDER TO BRING THE REMAINING APPROPRIATIONS BILLS TO THE FLOOR.
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FORWARD TO. IT’S A PROCESS I VERY MUCH LOOK I SEE MY FRIEND, MR. MCGOVERN, IN THE CHAMBER THIS MORNING. HE AND I HAD A DISCUSSION LAST NIGHT IN THE RULES COMMITTEE ABOUT HOW TO GO AFTER SOME, WHAT I WOULD GO, EGREGIOUS TAX SUBSIDIES. THOSE THINGS THAT HAPPEN ON THE TAX SIDE OF THE LEDGER THAT SHOULDN’T HAPPEN. I BELIEVE IN A FAIR CODE. I BELIEVE IN A CODE THAT’S TRANSPARENT, THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, YOU’LL SEE MY FAIR TAX PIN I’M WEARING HERE TODAY. I BELIEVE IN FUNDAMENTAL TAX REFORM, BUT TODAY WE ONLY HAVE A
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CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT F.Y. 2011 SPENDING. I WANT TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSION ABOUT FUNDAMENTAL TAX REFORM. I WANT TO HAVE THE DISCUSSION THAT THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK WANTS TO HAVE ABOUT ENTITLEMENT REFORM BECAUSE I KNOW PRECISELY WHAT MY COLLEAGUES KNOW, WHICH IS IF WE ARE GOING TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT BUDGETS, THAT’S WHERE THE DOLLARS ARE. THAT’S WHERE THE GROWTH IS. THAT’S WHERE THE CHANGE HAS TO COME. BUT TODAY WE HAVE, BECAUSE IT’S AN OPEN PROCESS, SIMPLY ONE BILL THAT WE CAN DEAL WITH. SIMPLY ONE IDEA WE CAN DEAL WITH. THAT ONE IDEA IS SPENDING FOR F.Y. 2011. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EASY, MR. SPEAKER, FOR THIS NEW HOUSE TO
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DECISIONS. HAVE PUNTED ON MAKING TOUGH IT WOULD HAVE BEEN PERFECTLY LEGITIMATE FOR THIS NEW HOUSE TO SAY WE DIDN’T CAUSE THIS PROBLEM, WE INHERITED THIS PROBLEM FROM LAST YEAR’S CONGRESS, AND WE ARE JUST GOING TO CONTINUE A CONTINUING RESOLUTION ON UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE THE TIME OR THE COMMITMENT TO START MAKING TOUGH CHOICES. BUT WE DIDN’T.
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DIDN’T. I’M JUST SO PROUD THAT WE WHAT WE SAID IS, WE HAVE SEVEN MONTHS LEFT IN THE YEAR, LET’S START RIGHT NOW. LET’S START RIGHT NOW. AND LET’S LAY THESE IDEAS OUT ONE BY ONE BY ONE NOT IN BIG GENERAL TERMS, BUT IN SPECIFICS, LINE ITEM BY LINE ITEM BY LINE ITEM ACROSS LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF APPROPRIATIONS ACCOUNTS. AND WE DIDN’T SAY IT’S MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY, MR. SPEAKER. WE SAID, IF YOU HAVE A BETTER IDEA, IF YOU HAVE A BETTER IDEA,
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ABOUT IT. COME TO THE FLOOR AND LET’S TALK IF YOU HAVE A BETTER IDEA, IF WE DID TOO MUCH HERE, TELL US WHERE WE DID TOO MUCH AND TELL US HOW WE CAN DO BETTER. AND TOO LITTLE HERE, TELL US WHERE WE DID TOO LITTLE AND TELL US HOW TO MAKE IT BETTER. I SO LOOK FORWARD AT THE END OF THIS RULES CONSIDERATION AS WE PASS THIS RULE AND MOVE FORWARD IN THE GENERAL DEBATE TO BEING ABLE TO ENGAGE IN THOSE AMENDMENTS ONE BY ONE NOT IN A BACKROOM SOMEWHERE, NOT OFF IN THE CORNER WHERE THE — IT’S JUST THE LEERTSHIP INVOLVED — LEADERSHIP INVOLVED, BUT HERE ON THE FLOOR OF THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE FOR ALL OF AMERICA TO SEE LINE ITEM BY LINE ITEM BY LINE ITEM ABOUT WHERE OUR PRIORITIES ARE. I’LL TELL YOU, MR. SPEAKER, YOU KNOW AS I KNOW, THAT EVERY NICKEL WE COLLECT IN FEDERAL REVENUE TODAY GOES TO ENTITLEMENTS AND SERVICE OUR NATIONAL DEBT OF THE EVERY NICKEL WE SPEND ON EVERY PROGRAM WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TODAY, EVERY PROGRAM ON THE DISCRETIONARY SIDE, ON THE NONDEFENSE DISCRETIONARY SIDE, IS A NICKEL THAT WE BORROW. SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THESE THINGS GOOD TO DO, I PROMISE YOU THAT’S NOT — IT’S NOT WHERE MY HEART IS TODAY. I KNOW THERE ARE SOME GOOD
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GOOD THINGS. PROGRAMS OUT HERE THAT ARE DOING WHAT I ALSO KNOW IS WE ARE BORROWING EVERY NICKEL TO FUND
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AND GRANDCHILDREN. THOSE PROGRAMS FROM OUR CHILDREN WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PRIORITIES, ONE OF THOSE PRIORITIES IS PAYING FOR WHAT IT IS WE COMMIT THIS NATION TO. AGAIN, MY GOOD FRIEND, MR. MCGOVERN, WAS VERY PERSUASIVE LAST NIGHT WHEN HE SAID, FOR PETE’S SAKES THERE’S PROGRAMS I DON’T AGREE WITH, BUT IF WE ARE GOING TO BE INVOLVED IN THEM WE OUGHT TO FUND THEM. I COULDN’T AGREE MORE. WE RECEIVED THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET JUST YESTERDAY AND OVER A 10-YEAR WINDOW, OUR SYSTEMIC DEFICIT NEVER FALLS BELOW 3%. NEVER FALLS BELOW 3% OF G.D.P. WE DON’T EVEN QUALIFY TO JOIN THE EUROPEAN UNION. WE ARE SO DEVOID OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AT THIS POINT IN OUR NATION’S HISTORY THAT WE DO NOT EVEN QUALIFY TO JOIN THE EUROPEAN UNION. I TELL YOU, MR. SPEAKER, THAT’S A LOW STANDARD. WE SHOULD DO BETTER. WE SHOULD DO BETTER. WE CAN DO BETTER. WE BROUGHT H.R. 1 TO THE FLOOR TODAY, THIS RULE WILL BRING IT TO THE FLOOR THIS AFTERNOON SO WE CAN DO BETTER. I RESERVE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME. THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK. I’D LIKE TO YIELD MYSELF 30 SECONDS. THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED FOR 30 SECONDS. WHAT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE US DEBATING IS HOW WE GET OUT OF AFGHANISTAN AND STOP PAYING $8 BILLION BORROWED DOLLARS A MONTH FOR THAT. ALSO IN AN EDITORIAL PRINTED TODAY IN “NEW YORK TIMES” SAID I THINK WHAT A LOT ARE SAYING, WE ARE CUTTING THIS — THIS BILL WILL CUT VITAL GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS AND NOT HAVE ANY LASTING IMPACT ON THE DEFICIT. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO PUT THOSE IN THE REPORT. WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. I YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO, A MEMBER OF THE RULES COMMITTEE, MR. POLIS. THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO IS
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MR. SPEAKER, RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES. AMERICA’S TOP PRIORITY IS CREATING JOBS. HERE WE ARE SIX WEEKS INTO THE 112TH CONGRESS AND THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP HAS YET TO
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BRING A SINGLE JOBS BILL TO THE FLOOR. ONCE AGAIN WE ARE HERE TODAY TO EXERCISE ONE OF OUR PRIMARY CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, TO PASS APPROPRIATIONS LEGISLATION, TO FUND THE MANY BASIC AND ESSENTIAL PROGRAMS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON WHICH MILLIONS OF AMERICANS RELY. TODAY IS AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY FOR REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS TO WORK TOGETHER TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN PARTIES AND PASS A BILL THAT MEETS OUR SHARED GOALS OF CREATING JOBS, BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE, AND
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. STRENGTHENING THE ECONOMY. SADLY THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP HAS BROUGHT TO THE FLOOR A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT JEOPARDIZES AMERICAN JOBS AND INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE BY ROLLING BACK INVESTMENTS THAT ARE NECESSARY TO HELP OUR PRIVATE SECTOR GROW AN HELP CREATE JOBS THIS C.R. THOUGHTLESSLY CREATES EXTREME CUTS TO APPEASE AN EXTREME WING OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AT THE EXPENSE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. IT ARBITRARYLY KILLS JOBS THAT WOULD SET OUR COUNTRY BACK DECADES IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PAUSE THE REPUBLICANS DON’T LIKE WHAT THE SCIENCE SAYS. WORST OF ALL, IT WOULD TIE THE E.P.A.’S HANDS IN DEALING WITH THE CLEAN AIR ACT. THE CLEAN AIR ACT PROTECTS THE MOST VULNERABLE AMERICANS, THOSE WITH ASTHMA AND OTHER DISEASES. EACH YEAR, IT AFFECTS THOUSANDS. THIS YEAR ALONE IT WAS ESTIMATED BY THE U.S.
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY THAT THE CLEAN AIR ACT WILL SAVE 160,000 LIVES YET REPUBLICANS PLAN TO STARVE THIS LIFE-SAVING AGENCY OF ITS FUNDING. MR. SPEAKER, BUILDING AN EXCELLENT PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES EACH AND EVERY AMERICAN THE OPPORTUNITY SUCCEED IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INVESTMENT WE CAN MAKE IN OUR FUTURE. AS PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID IN HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT HOW WE CUT, BUT WHAT WE CUT. EDUCATION IS AN INVESTMENT IN OUR FUTURE AND WE CAN’T SACRIFICE OUR FUTURE. BUT REPUBLICANS THROUGH THIS C.R. ARE WILLING TO SACRIFICE OUR FUTURE TO MEET AN ARBITRARY CAMPAIGN PLEDGE. BY PUTTING TO THE — CUTTING TO THE HEART OF THE LEARNING NEEDS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN AND YOUTH THROUGH THIS NONSENSE CALL MEASURE, REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS DON’T KNOW THE MEANING OF INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE AS A NATION. MR. SPEAKER, AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL, MY HOME STATE OF COLORADO ALSO RECEIVES A SLAP IN THE FACE FROM THIS RESOLUTION. A YEAR AGO, HIGHWAY 36 WAS AWARDED A $10 MILLION TIGER TIFFIA CHALLENGE GRANT TO EXPAND ONE OF THE MOST USED AND
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HEAVILY CONGESTED HIGHWAYS IN OUR STATE. THE $10 MILLION INVESTMENT HELPED LEVERAGE ADDITIONAL FUNDS IN THE AREA, CREATING $276 MILLION IN EMPLOYMENT INCOME AND 7,200 JOBS. IT IMPACTS 191,000 EMPLOYEE, 10% OF THE STATE’S TOTAL THIS C.R. WOULD RESCIND $9 PPT 1 MILLION IN FUNDING WITHOUT THOUGHT TO DETAILS OR CONSEQUENCES UPON WHICH THE REST OF THE FUNDING IS BUILT. THIS IS A CRITICAL GRANT FOR COLORADO THAT WE WERE PROMISED AND RECEIVED LEVERAGE. CAN I REQUEST 30 ADDITIONAL SECONDS? I YIELD THE GENTLEMAN 30 SECONDS. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR 30 SECONDS. COLORADO’S I-36 CORRIDOR WON THE AWARD BECAUSE IT’S ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE PROJECTS IN THE COUNTRY. THE AMERICAN PUBLIC NEEDS AND DESERVES REAL SOLUTIONS. I ENCOURAGE MY COLLEAGUES TO OPPOSE THE RULE FOR THE C.R. AS WELL AS THE UNDERLYING C.R. TO PREVENT THE UNNECESSARY CUTS IN THIS BILL. THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA. I’M PLEASED TO YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA, MR. WOEFUL. THE — MR. WOLF. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES. I RISE IN SUPPORT OF H.R. 1, CONGRESS MUST STEP UP TO CUT OUR NATION’S DEFICIT AND DEBT THIS MEASURE TAKES AN IMPORTANT STEP. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT EFFORT AND WE NEED TO CUT WASTEFUL AND DUPLICATIVE SPEND BUG THESE KIND OF CUTS WON’T GET US TO A BALANCED BUDGET. ONLY 16% OF OUR NATION’S SPENDING IS IN NONSECURITY DISCRETIONARY ACCOUNTS. TODAY WE’RE CUTTING OVER $100 BILLION FROM JUST 1/6 OF THE FEDERAL SPENDING. THE INFAMOUS BANK ROBBER WILLIE SUTTON ONCE SAID HE ROBBED BANKS BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THE MONEY IS. IN OUR GOVERNMENT, THE MONEY IS IN THE ENTITLEMENTS. FOR THOSE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT FUNDING FOR SCIENCES AND EDUCATION AND MEDICAL RESEARCH AND INFRASTRUCTURE AS I AM, THE WAY TO ENSURE THAT OUR NATION CAN PAY FOR THE PROGRAMS SO MANY PEOPLE CARE ABOUT IS TO DEAL WITH THE MANDATORY SPENDING ENTITLEMENTS. THE PRESIDENT’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS WAS DISAPPOINTING. HE HAD A NATIONAL FORUM TO STEP UP ANDLE EMBRACE THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY. THE COMMISSION CLEARLY RECOGNIZED THE LOOMING CRISIS AND OFFERED A FRAMEWORK FOR A SERIOUS NATIONAL CONVERSATION TO BEGIN ON ENTITLEMENT ISSUES AND DO IT IN A BIPARTISAN WAY. I DIDN’T AGREE WITH EVERY RECOMMENDATION AND WOULD HAVE TRIED TO CHANGE SOME, BUT HAD I BEEN APPOINTED TO THE COMMISSION, I WOULD HAVE VOTED WITH SENATOR COBURN AND SENATOR DURBIN FOR THE REPORT. IF THOSE SENATORS FROM FAR OPPOSITE SIDES COULD COME TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY, THEN WHERE IS THE PRESIDENT? AS IMPORTANT AS IT IS TO TIGHTEN THE FEDERAL DISCRETIONARY SPENDING BILL, WE WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO TILT AT WINDMILLS WITH A BUDGET LENNELLER IF WE DON’T DEAL WITH ENTITLEMENTS, MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND SOCIAL SECURITY. AND I BELIEVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME TOGETHER IN A BIPARTISAN WAY TO PUT EVERYTHING ON THE TABLE TO DEAL WITH IT. ALSO, WE NEED A PRESIDENT TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND TO BE AN HONEST BROKER ON THIS ISSUE AND TO LEAD THE NATION. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME. THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK RISE?
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MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD FOUR MINUTES TO THE
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GENTLEMAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS, MR. MCGOVERN. THE GENTLEMAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS IS RECOGNIZED FOR FOUR MINUTES. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE IN VERY STRONG OPPOSITION TO THIS RULE AND TO THE UNDERLYING CONTINUING RESOLUTION. THE SPENDING BILL THAT THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP IS BRINGING BEFORE THE HOUSE TODAY IS RECKLESS, THOUGHTLESS AND HEARTLESS.
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KILLER. MOST DISTURBINGLY, IT’S A JOBS BELIEVE THAT THE BEST WAY TO REDUCE OUR DEFICIT AND LONG-TERM DEBT IS TO GROW OUR ECONOMY, TO HELP BUSINESSES CREATE JOBS. AT A TIME WHEN OUR ECONOMY IS EMERGING FROM THE WORST RECESSION IN OUR LIFETIMES, WHEN MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE OUT OF WORK AND MILLIONS MORE ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET, THIS CONTINUING RESOLUTION TAKES EXACTLY THE WRONG APPROACH. INSTEAD OF MAKING NEEDED INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION, MEDICAL RESEARCH, INFRASTRUCTURE AND OTHER PRIORITIES THIS BILL TAKES A MEAT AX TO THEM. INSTEAD OF STRENGTHENING THE MIDDLE CLASS ON MAIN STREET THIS BILL GIVES SWEETHEART DEALS FOR WALL STREET. INSTEAD OF INVESTING IN WORKERS, IT PROTECTS SPECIAL INTEREST SUBSIDIES FOR BIG OIL
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COMPANIES AND HEDGE FUND MANAGERS. A FEW WEEKS AGO ON THE FLOOR, REPUBLICANS TOLD US THAT VETERANS’ PROGRAMS, EDUCATION, CHILD NUTRITION AND HEALTH CARE RESEARCH WOULD BE PROTECTED. IT IS CLEAR NOW THAT THOSE WERE EMPTY PROMISES, MR. SPEAKER. FOR VETERAN THE BILL ELIMINATES A PROGRAM THAT OFFERS HOUSING VOUCHERS FOR HOMELESS VETERANS. IN EDUCATION, THE BILL DECIMATES THE PELL GRANT PROGRAM BY REDUCING THE MAXIMUM AWARD BY $800 AND BY CUTTING ANOTHER $4.9 BILLION FROM OTHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS. FOR CHILD KNEW TRIG, THE BILL CUTS $750 MILLION FROM THE WOMEN, INFANT AND CHILDREN’S PROGRAM. AND THE BILL SLASHES $2.5 BILLION FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, JEOPARDIZING IMPORTANT RESEARCH INTO THE — INTO DISEASES LIKE CANCER, ALZHEIMER’S AND DIABETES. IT DESTROYS THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND, A COMMON SENSE PROGRAM TO PROTECT OUR NATURAL RESOURCES AND OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL SPACES. MR. SPEAKER, WHEN WE BROUGHT UP
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FEW WEEKS AGO, WE WERE ACCUSED THE PROSPECT OF THESE CUTS A OF DEMONIZING THE THE BAIT. NOW THAT WE HAVE SEEN THE NUMBERS BEFORE US, I’M SAD TO SAY, IT’S WORSE THAN ANY OF US COULD HAVE PREDICTED. I FIND THE CUTS IN EDUCATION FUNDING TO BE PARTICULARLY TROUBLESOME. AS PRESIDENT OBAMA MADE CLEAR IN HIS STATE OF THE UNION, WE MUST INVEST IN OUR CHILDREN IF WE ARE TO COMPETE IN THE 21ST CENTURY ECONOMY. IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN OUR ECONOMIC STANDING, IN ORDER TO CREATE THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE, IN ORDER TO COMPETE AGAINST CHINA, WE MUST HAVE A WELL-EDUCATED WORK FORCE. SO WHY ON EARTH WOULD WE SLASH PELL GRANTS WHICH HELP MILLIONS OF FAMILIES, 12,000 IN MY DISTRICT ALONE, PAY FOR
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COLLEGE? WE SHOULDN’T. THIS BILL WOULD ALSO DECIMATE IMPORTANT LIFE-SAVING FOOD AID PROGRAMS TO FEED HUNGRY CHILDREN AND REFUGEES. IT WOULD LITERALLY TAKE THE FOOD OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF SOME OF THE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. MR. SPEAKER, RETREATING FROM THE GLOBAL WAR AGAINST EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER WILL NOT JUST — WILL UNDERMINE NOT JUST OUR MORAL AUTHORITY BUT OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AS WELL. I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THIS BILL CONTINUES THE SAME MISGUIDED POLICY UNDER REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTS ALIKE THAT BORROWS HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO PAY FOR THE WARS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN. IF WE ARE TRULY SERIOUS ABOUT REDUCING THE DEFICIT, THEN THOSE WARS NEED TO BE ENDED OR PAID FOR. ALONG WITH MY — ALONG WITH COLLEAGUES LIKE WALTER JONES AND OTHERS, I’M GOING TO
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CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT THESE ISSUES. THESE WARS ARE BANKRUPTING US AND WE NEED TO HAVE A MEANINGFUL, THOROUGH DEBATE ABOUT THEM. I BELIEVE THIS CONTINUING
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RESOLUTION CONTAINS EXACTLY THE WRONG PRESCRIPTION FOR OUR NATION. WE SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON CREATING JOBS AND GROWING OUR ECONOMY, INSTEAD, THIS REPUBLICAN BILL WOULD LEAD TO MORE UNEMPLOYMENT, MORE UNFAIRNESS, AND MORE HARDSHIP FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO REJECT THIS RULE AND REJECT THE UNDERLYING BILL. I YIELD BACK. THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK HIS TYPE. THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA. I’M PLEASED TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA, JACK KINGSTON. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES. MR. KINGS SPON — YESTERDAY WE GOT THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET. IT WAS MORE OF THE SAME. HIGHER TAXES, MORE SPENDING, MORE DEFICITS. IT WOULD GIVE US THE THIRD YEAR OF TRILLION-DOLLAR DEFICITS AND MADE NO MENTION OF ENTITLEMENT REFORM THEY FEEL PRESIDENT IGNORED THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF HIS VERY OWN HAND-PICKED DEFICIT REDUCTION COMMITTEE. I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED.
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AT THE SAME TIME, I WANT TO WORK WITH THE PRESIDENT. WHERE HE WANS TO CEY MONEY AND REDUCE SPENDING, I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR REPUBLICANS TO REACH OUT AND SAY YES. IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO REMOVE THEMS FROM THAT PROCESS. WHICH IS INTERESTING, BECAUSE WHAT WE ARE DEBATING IN THIS $100 BILLION SPENDING REDUCTION BILL IS AN OPEN RULE PROCESS WHERE DEMOCRATS CAN PUT AMENDMENTS ON THE BOARD. AND IF THEY DO AGREE WITH US, AS I’M SURE THEY DO, THAT FOR EVERY $1 WE SPEND, 40 CENTS IS BORROWED, THAT OUR NATIONAL DEBT IS 96% OF OUR G.D.P. RIGHT NOW AND THAT SPENDING EACH YEAR IS 25% OF THE G.D.P., A HISTORICAL HIGH, THEN I KNOW THAT THEY WOULD WANT TO ACT WITH US, RATHER THAN AGAINST US AND TRY TO ADDRESS THE SITUATION. SO I’LL SAY TO MY DEMOCRAT FRIENDS IF YOU FEEL THIS IS TOO MUCH, THEN OFFER YOUR OWN SPENDING CUTS. THIS IS WHAT CAN CHANGE IN WASHINGTON THIS YEAR. RATHER THAN HAVING THE SAME OLD HOLLOW, RHETORICAL DEBATE WHICH INCIDENTALLY DOESN’T PULL THE RUG OUT FROM THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, IT PULLS THE RUG OUT FROM CONGRESS. IT DAMAGES OUR OWN CREDIBILITY THAT WE CAN’T COME TOGETHER AS REPRESENTATIVES OF A NATION AND TRY TO MOVE THE COUNTRY FORWARD TOGETHER. SURE, WE CAN SKIRMISH OVER THINGS. FOR EXAMPLE, $8.5 BILLION IN EARMARKS ELIMINATED IN THIS MAYBE THEY WANT TO RESTORE EARMARKS. THAT’S FINE. WE HAVE A DRE DUCKS — REDUCTION OF 149 DIFFERENT SPENDING PROGRAMS. MAYBE THEY WANT TO RESTORE THOSE.
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AMOUNT. MAYBE THEY WANT TO DOUBLE THAT WE GO AFTER — CAN I HAVE 30 MORE SECONDS? — MR. WOOD AL: MAYBE THEY WANT TO — MR. WOODALL: I EELEDYEELED THE GENTLEMAN 30 SECONDS. RATHER THAN HAVING THE SAME OLD DRAMA OVER AND OVER AGAIN, HIDING BEHIND CHILDREN AND SENIORS AND PELL GRANTS AND EVERYTHING ELSE, WHY NOT COME TO THE TABLE AND SAY, HERE ARE OUR CUTS. MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS $2 — THIS IS 2.6%. THAT IS TO SAY, THAT IF I OWED YOU $1 — COULD I HAVE 30 MORE SECONDS. I YIELD THE GENTLEMAN 30 MORE SECONDS. IF I OWED YOU $1 AND PAID YOU BACK 97 CENT, YOU MIGHT STILL WANT THE THREE CENTS FROM ME, BUT YOU KNOW, YOU’RE PRETTY DOGGONE CLOSE. THIS IS A 2% REDUCTION IN A $3.7 TRILLION BUDGET. NOW, THE DEMOCRATS DON’T LIKE IT, DON’T CALL IT SLASHING AND BURNING AND ALL THESE OTHER DESCRIPTIONS THAT ARE LIVELY AND MAKE GOOD RHETORIC AND GOOD DRAMA, BUT IF ANYTHING IS IRRESPONSIBLE, IT’S IRRESPONSIBLE TO CALL IT A CUT OF — TO CALL A CUT OF 2.6% RECKLESS. I YIELD BACK. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK. MS. SLAUGHTER SPM I’M HONORED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEWOMAN FROM CALIFORNIA, THE MINORITY LEADER, MS. PELOSI. THE
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GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. I THANK THE GENTLELADY FOR YIELDING AND JOIN HER IN OPPOSING THIS RULE AND URGING OUR COLLEAGUES TO VOTE NO ON THE RULE, NO ON THE PREVIOUS QUESTION AND NO ON FINAL PASSAGE OF THE BILL. VOTING NO ON THE PREVIOUS QUESTION WILL ENABLE US, IF IT SEEDS TO — IF IT SUCCEEDS, TO BRING TO THE FLOOR OUR BUILD AMERICA BOND LEGISLATION. BUILD AMERICA BONDS IS SUPPORTED ON — OUTSIDE THE CONGRESS, ACROSS THE BOARD IN A NONPARTISAN WAY, BY THOSE WHO ARE BUILDING AMERICA. WHO ARE DREDGING OUR PORTS, TO ENHANCE OUR TRADE, WHO ARE BUILDING OUR SCHOOLS TO EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN, WHO ARE BUILDING OUR ROADS AND HIGHWAYS AND MASS TRANSIT TO GET PEOPLE TO WORK AND BACK, IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF THEIR LIVES AND IN MOVING PEOPLE AND PRODUCTS AGAIN TO WORK AND TO MARKET, GROWING OUR ECONOMY. CREATING JOBS IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY FOR DEMOCRATS. WE HAVE SAID THAT IN EVERY MEASURE THAT COMES BEFORE THIS HOUSE WE WILL JUDGE IT BY HOW IT CREATES JOBS, HOW IT STRENGTHENS THE MIDDLE CLASS AN HOW IT REDUCES THE DEFICIT. INDEED THAT IS WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S BUDGET, RELEASED JUST YESTERDAY, WILL DO. IT WILL STRENGTHEN OUR NATION, INVEST IN THE FUTURE, HELP CREATE JOBS AND GROW THE ECONOMY WHILE REDUCING THE DEFICIT. BY REDUCING THE DEFICIT BY $1.1 TRILLION, IT SETS US ON A PATH, IN PRESIDENT OBAMA’S WORDS TO OUT-EDUCATE, OUT-INNOVATE AND OUT BUILD THE REST OF THE WORLD. THAT IS INDEED WHAT WE MUST DO. IN TERMS OF INNOVATION AND EDUCATION, THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET IS A COMMITMENT TO COMPETITIVENESS THAT WILL KEEP AMERICA NUMBER ONE. IN TERMS OF OUT-BUILDING THE REST OF THE WORLD, CONSIDER THIS ROTE QUOTHE FROM “USA TODAY,” QUOTE, ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS AND TRADE GROUPS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ESTIMATES THAT THE PLAN COULD CREATE ABOUT 5.4 MILLION CONSTRUCTION JOBS AND 10 MILLION MORE JOBS IN RELATED INDUSTRIES AND THE BROADER
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. ECONOMY. PRESIDENT OBAMA’S BUDGET IS A
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CHOICES. TOUGH BUDGET AND MAKES TOUGH I DON’T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING THE PRESIDENT CUT IN THE BUDGET, BUT IT IS A STATEMENT OF VALUES THAT WE MUST SUPPORT. IT MAKES CUTS AND TOUGHER ONES IN A RESPONSIBLE WAY. AS PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID YESTERDAY, WE MUST LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS AND INVEST IN THE FUTURE. THAT IS IN STARK CONTRAST TO THE REPUBLICAN LEGISLATION WE DEBATE TODAY. WITH SEVERE AND INDISCRIMINATE SPENDING CUTS GOES TOO FAR, THIS LEGISLATION WILL DESTROY AMERICAN JOBS WHILE HARMING MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES, YOUNG ADULTS, SENIORS, AND, YES, EVEN OUR VETERANS. SINCE COMING TO OFFICE REPUBLICANS HAVE NOT PUT FORWARD ANY INITIATIVE TO CREATE JOBS. INDEED, WITH THIS LEGISLATION THEY ARE MAKING MATTERS WORSE. ACCORDING TO AN INDEPENDENT STUDY JUST RELEASED, THE DOMESTIC CUTS IN THIS BILL WOULD DESTROY 800,000 PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS. 800,000 PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS. DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING NO TO THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY, WE ARE SAYING SHOW US THE JOBS. SHOW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHERE THE JOBS ARE. JUST TODAY SPEAKER BOEHNER SAID THAT IF JOBS ARE LOST AS A RESULT OF REPUBLICAN SPENDING CUTS, SO BE IT. SO BE IT? IS IT A STATEMENT OF OUR — WE BELIEVE THAT OUR BUDGET SHOULD BE A STATEMENT OF OUR NATIONAL VALUES. WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US MUST BE INCLUDED IN OUR BUDGET. CONSIDER WHAT THE REPUBLICAN LEGISLATION WE DEBATE TODAY WOULD DO TO DIMINISH OUR INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION, HALT INNOVATION, DESTROY GOOD-PAYING AMERICAN JOBS, AND MAKE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS LESS SECURE. INDEED, NOT EVEN HOMELESS VETERANS ARE SPARED BY THE REPUBLICANS. OUR FEDERAL — AS I SAID OUR BUDGET MUST BE A STATEMENT OF OUR NATIONAL VALUES. WE MUST ASK OURSELVES IS THIS REPUBLICAN LEGISLATION A STATEMENT OF OUR VALUES? IS IT A STATEMENT OF OUR VALUES TO UNDERMINE OUR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS AND INNOVATORS? THE REPUBLICAN PROPOSAL CUTS $800 PER STUDENT IN THE MAXIMUM PELL GRANT AWARD. THOUSANDS OF TEACHERS WOULD LOSE THEIR JOBS AND IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD CLASS SIZE COULD INCREASE. IS THE STATEMENT OF OUR VALUES TO DIMINISH OUR EFFORTS TO CREATE GREEN JOBS AND FIGHT DISEASE, INNOVATION? $1.3 BILLION IN THIS BILL, IT CUTS $1.3 BILLION IN INVESTMENTS TO SPUR CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY OF THE FUTURE. IT CUTS MORE THAN $1.3 MILLION FOR CANCER AND OTHER DISEASE RESEARCH. IN TERMS OF INNOVATION AND EDUCATION, THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET IS A COMMITMENT TO COMPETITIVENESS. THIS LEGISLATION IS NOT. IS IT A STATEMENT OF OUR VALUES TO DESTROY JOBS AND UNDERMINE INVESTMENTS IN OUR ROADS, SCHOOLS, BRIDGES TO REBUILD AMERICA? TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW CONSTRUCTION JOBS WOULD BE LOST AND 76 PROJECTS TO UPGRADE OUR ROADS IN YOUR DISSTRICTS AND BRIDGES IN 40 STATES WOULD BE CANCELED. I MENTIONED EARLIER WHAT THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR SAID ABOUT CREATING MILLIONS OF JOBS IN THE INDUSTRY AND 10 MILLION MORE JOBS INDIRECTLY. IS THERE A STATEMENT OF OUR VALUES TO DEMIPPISH THE PUBLIC SAFETY OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS? THERE WOULD BE UP TO 3,000 FEWER COPS ON THE BEAT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND 2,400 FEWER FIREFIGHTERS ON THE JOB IN OUR COMMUNITIES COAST TO COAST. 3,000 FEWER COPS ON THE BEAT. 2,400 FEWER FIREFIGHTERS IN OUR COMMUNITY COAST TO COAST. IS IT A STATEMENT OF OUR VALUES TO CUT FUNDING FOR HOMELESS VETERANS? ONE EXAMPLE OF WHERE THIS GOES TOO FAR, THINK OF IT. REPUBLICANS WANT TO ELIMINATE $75 MILLION ON AN INITIATIVE THAT OFFERS HOUSING VOUCHERS TO OUR HOMELESS VETS.
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INITIATIVE. IT’S A VERY EFFECTIVE THE REPUBLICANS WANT TO CUT IT. IS IT A STATEMENT OF OUR VALUES TO DEPRIVE WOMEN OF PRIMARY CARE WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH AND EDUCATION REPUBLICANS PUT WOMEN AND CHILDREN LAST. DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS MUST WORK TOGETHER TO ENSURE OUR NATION LIVES WITHIN ITS MEANS. THAT’S FOR SURE. WE MUST CONTINUE TO AGGRESSIVELY ATTACK WASTE, FRAUD, AND ABUSE AND WE WILL SUBJECT EVERY TAXPAYER DOLLAR WE SPEND TO THE TOUGHEST SCRUTINY, ENSURING THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE GETTING THEIR MONEY’S WORTH. BUT REPUBLICANS HAVE NOT PRESENTED A RESPONSIBLE PLAN FOR ADDRESSING THE DEFICIT. WE BELIEVE WE CAN CUT THE DEFICIT AND CREATE JOBS. TO DO SO WE MUST INVEST IN THE FUTURE. DEMOCRATS DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO SPEAKER BOEHNER’S VERDICT THAT IF JOBS ARE LOST IN THIS CONTINUING RESOLUTION, SO BE IT. MAYBE SO BE IT FOR HIM, BUT NOT SO BE IT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LOSING THEIR JOBS. INSTEAD, WE SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S BUDGET TO OUTINNOVATE, OUTEDUCATE, AND OUTBUILD THE REST OF THE WORLD, THAT IS WHY, MR. SPEAKER, I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO VOTE NO ON THE PREVIOUS QUESTION, NO ON THE RULE, AND NO ON THE UNDERLYING BILL. LET’S PUT THIS ASIDE AND GET ON WITH THE BUSINESS THE PEOPLE SENT US HERE TO DO. CREATING JOBS, REDUCING THE DEFICIT, STRENGTHENING THE MIDDLE CLASS, AND PROTECTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THE
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FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK HER TIME. GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA RISE? AT THIS TIME I’M PROUD TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO A HARDWORKING MEMBER OF THE APPROPRIATION COMMITTEE, THE
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FRELINGHUYSEN. GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY, MR. THE
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GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING.
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AND CONTINUING RESOLUTION. I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THE RULE MR. SPEAKER, WE WOULD NOT BE IN THIS SITUATION THIS AFTERNOON IF THE LEADERSHIP OF THE LAST CONGRESS LET THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE DO ITS WORK LAST YEAR, TO ACT ON THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET PROPOSAL WHEN IT CAME OUT, TO DEBATE OUR BILLS IN FULL COMMITTEE, TO DEBATE OUR BILLS ON THE FLOOR. THAT’S WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT IF LAST YEAR’S HOUSE LEADERSHIP LISTENED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WE WOULD NOT BE IN THIS SITUATION IF THE PRESIDENT AND THE CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP HADN’T BORROWED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, MORTGAGING OUR FUTURE, TO SPEND ON MULTIPLE STIMULUS BILLS AND BAILOUTS THAT DID LITTLE TO CREATE PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS AND RESTORE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ALOAN HAS $39 BILLION IN STIMULUS MONEY, ALL, I MAY SAY, BORROWED. MORE THAN $9 BILLION THAN ITS ENTIRE BUDGET. IT WAS A RECIPE FOR WASTE, A SCATTER GUN APPROACH THAT RAISED MANY PUBLIC EXPECTATIONS BUT IN THE END PROVIDED FEW ACHIEVEMENT AND FEWER YET JOBS. IN MANY CASES IT CREATED BUSINESSES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR THAT COULD NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT MORE GOVERNMENT FUNDING. TO ME IT CREATED FALSE MARKETS. AS SOME DESCRIBED IT, IT WAS MORE MONEY THAN SOME KNEW HOW TO DEAL WITH. FOR MONTHS THOSE DOLLARS WERE NOT OBLIGATED MUCH LESS SPENT, HIRING UP PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR THAT THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE HOUSE AND SENATE LEADERSHIP KNEW WOULD EVENTUALLY BE LAID OFF. SOME MIGHT CALL IT A JOB PONZI
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CHILDREN. SCHEME, A BLANK CHECK OWED OUR HERE WE ARE THIS WEEK TO PICK UP THE PIECES, RIGHT SIZE THE SHIP OF STATE, STOP SPENDING MONEY WE DON’T HAVE, AND RESTORE TRUST FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT HAS BEEN BADLY — I YIELD BACK. THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE — THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK. MR. SPEAKER, LET ME TAKE 10 SECONDS TO JUST SAY “THE NEW YORK TIMES” PRIZE WINNING COLUMNIST PAUL KRUGMAN SAID THE BILL WOULD SACRIFICE THE FUTURE. REPUBLICANS DON’T HAVE A MANDATE TO CUT SPENDING THEY HAVE A MANDATE TO REPEAL THE LAWS OF ARITHMETIC. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO INSERT THE FULL TEXT OF THE COLUMN INTO THE RECORD. WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. TWO MINUTES TO MY FELLOW NEW YORKER, MR. BISHOP. THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES.
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THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE IN OPPOSITION TO THE RULE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY IN OPPOSITION TO THE UNDERLYING LEGISLATION. I THINK WE ALL RECOGNIZE THAT WE MUST MAKE PAINFUL CUTS, WE MUST MAKE DIFFICULT CUTS. BUT I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE IS A REAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAINFUL CUTS AND DIFFICULT CUTS. AND CUTS THAT ARE DESTRUCTIVE. AND I WANT TO IF HE CUSS ON AN AREA THAT I THINK THE CUTS WILL BE PARTICULARLY DISRUPTIVE. THEY WILL BE DESTRUCTIVE TO AMBITION, DESTRUCTIVE TO ASPIRATION, AND DESTRUCTIVE TO OUR ABILITY TO MAINTAIN A VIBRANT ECONOMY. AND THOSE ARE THE CUTS THAT ARE CONTAINED IN THIS LEGISLATION THAT WOULD TAKE $6.5 BILLION, $6.5 BILLION IN ONE YEAR OUT OF THE STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM. CUTTING PELL GRANTS BY $5.6 BILLION, ALMOST $5.7 BILLION, AND CUTTING A PROGRAM THAT’S BEEN IN EXISTENCE SINCE THE LATE 1960’S, COMPLETELY ELIMINATING
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IT TO THE TUNE OF $800 MILLION A YEAR. THESE CUTS ARE DESTRUCTIVE. WE HAVE — THE MOST POWERFUL THAT WE HAVE TO PUT OUR ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK IS AN EDUCATED WORK FORCE AND THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL WE HAVE TO BRING ABOUT THE FISCAL STABILITY THAT WE NEED IN THIS COUNTRY IS A GROWING ECONOMY. THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE UNLESS WE HAVE AN EDUCATED WORK FORCE. 63% OF THE JOBS THAT WILL BE CREATED OVER THE NEXT SIX YEARS WILL REQUIRE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION. 90% OF THE JOBS THAT ARE EXPECTED TO BE THE HIGHEST GROWING AREAS, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MATH, HEALTH CARE REQUIRE A POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION. YET THE RESPONSE OF THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP OF THIS CONGRESS TO THAT IS TO CUT 23U7BD — FUNDING THAT ALLOWS STUDENTS TO GO ON TO COLLEGE. IT IS WRONG-HEADED AND DESTRUCTIVE 6 OUR FUTURE — OF OUR FUTURE AND I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO VOTE AGAINST IT. THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY JUST SAID THAT IT’S THE — IF THE DEMOCRATS DID NOT LISTEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE LAST YEAR, THAT IS A CONTINUING REFRAIN. WELL, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN LOUDLY AND CLEARLY ABOUT EDUCATION CUTS. 61% OF THEM BELIEVE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD SPEND MORE ON EDUCATION AND ONLY 11% BELIEVE
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I — EDUCATION. WE SHOULD CUT EDUCATION THE. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME. THE
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GENTLEMAN’S TIME HAS EXPIRED. WOWED, THE GENTLEMAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS WILL CONTROL THE TIME OBJECT THE MINORITY — ON
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THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA. THE MINORITY SIDE. I’M PLEASED TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM IOWA, MR. LATHAM. THE GENTLEMAN FROM IOWA IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES. I THANK THE
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GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA FOR THE TIME. MR. SPEAKER, WHAT A DIFFERENCE A NEW CONGRESS MAKES. WE HAVE SEEN IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS, ON THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE, A LACK OF ANY KIND OF TRANSPARENT, OPEN PROCESS. THIS LAST YEAR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE WHEN THEY WERE IN CONTROL THEY DIDN’T EVEN PASS A
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BUDGET, A BLUEPRINT FOR SPENDING. AND THAT’S WHY THIS YEAR, MR. SPEAKER, WE HAVE A $1.65 TRILLION DEFICIT. ONE YEAR, $1.65 TRILLION. WE CAN’T CONTINUE. THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET THAT HE BROUGHT UP WHICH IS NOT JUST DEAD ON ARRIVAL IT’S DEBT ON ARRIVAL, WHAT THIS SAYS IS THAT WE ARE GOING TO DOUBLE THE PRIVATELY HELD NATIONAL DEBT ANOTHER $7 TRILLION. THIS IS NOT FISCAL RESTRAINT. THIS IS NOT SANITY. I HAVE FOUR GRANDCHILDREN. AND THE REASON I’M HERE IS TO
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FUTURE. MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE A WE CANNOT CONTINUE THIS OUTRAGEOUS SPENDING THAT’S GOING ON IN WASHINGTON. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS BILL THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ON THE FLOOR, $100 BILLION OFF THE PRESIDENT’S PROPOSAL FOR THIS PAST YEAR. THAT’S LESS THAN 1/16 OF THE ANNUAL DEFICIT. IT IS SCRATCHING THE SURFACE. BUT BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN NO BUDGET, THERE HAS BEEN NO FISCAL RESTRAINT AT ALL IN THE PREVIOUS TWO CONGRESSES, THIS THING IS TOTALLY — HAS TOTALLY GROWN WAY BEYOND WHAT IS COMPREHENSIBLE BY ANY NORMAL PERSON. THAT’S WHY, MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TO BRING SOME FISCAL SANITY BACK TO WASHINGTON, D.C., TO ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THE RAMIFICATIONS ARE LONG-TERM IN SPENDING. WE CANNOT CONTINUE. AND IT’S AMAZING TO ME, AND THIS RULE, TO HAVE AN OPEN PROCESS
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AMENDMENTS. WHERE PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY HAVE I HAVE HAD SOME DEMOCRAT COLLEAGUES COME UP AND SAY, YOU MEAN WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO HAVE AMENDMENTS? THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THAT BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD A CLOSED PROCESS FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS. WE HAVE SECOND-TERM MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAVE NEVER SEEN AN OPEN RULE ON AN APPROPRIATIONS BILL. THE GENTLEMAN’S TIME HAS EXPIRED. LET’S PASS THIS RULE TO GET OUR HOUSE IN ORDER. THE GENTLEMAN’S TIME HAS EXPIRED.
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MASSACHUSETTS. THE GENTLEMAN FROM
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I YIELD MYSELF 30 SECONDS. THE
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GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR 30 SECOND.
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THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, MY FRIENDS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE TALK ABOUT THE NEED TO BE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE. I TRIED LAST NIGHT TO OR AN — OFFERED AN AMENDMENT IN THE RULES COMMITTEE THAT WOULD SAY WE SHOULD PAY FOR THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN. WE SHOULD NOT CONTINUE TO BORROW THE MONEY. LAST YEAR WE BORROWED $450 BILLION. THAT WENT ON TO THE CREDIT CARD. THAT LEAVES OUR KIDS AND
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BURDEN. GRANDKIDS HAVE TO BEAR THAT THAT AMENDMENT WAS NOT MADE IN ORDER. I COULDN’T OFFER THAT AMENDMENT. WE TALKED LAST NIGHT ABOUT THE GIVE AWAYS TO BIG OIL COMPANIES. AND THE NEED TO GET AT THOSE
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SUBSIDIES, WE CAN’T DO IT. WE CAN’T DO IT. IT’S NOT SO OPEN. I’D YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE
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ANDREWS. GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY, MR. THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY


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