House Session 2011-04-14 (13:12:43-14:13:55)

MEMBERS WILL CLEAR THE WELL GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SEEK RECOGNITION? MADAM SPEAKER, I SEND TO THE DESK A PRIVILEGED CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AND ASK FOR ITS IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 43, RESOLVED THAT WHEN THE HOUSE ADJOURNS ON THE LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011, OR SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011, ON A MOTION OFFERED PURSUANT TO THIS CONCURRENT RESOLUTION BY ITS MAJORITY LEADER OR HIS DESIGNEE, IT STAND ADJOURNED UNTIL 2:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011, OR UNTIL THE TIME OF ANY REASSEMBLY PURSUANT TO SECTION 2 OF THIS CONCURRENT RESOLUTION, WHICH EVER OCCURS FIRST, AND THAT WHEN THE SENATE RECESSES OR ADJOURNS ON ANY DAY FROM THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011, THROUGH APRIL 29, 2011, ON A MOTION OFFERED PURSUANT TO THIS CONCURRENT RESOLUTION BY ITS MAJORITY LEADER OR HIS DESIGNEE IT STAND RECESSED OR ADJOURNED UNTIL NOON ON MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011, OR SUCH MAY BE SPECIFIED IN A MOTION TO RECESS OR ADJOURN OR UNTIL THE TIME OF ANY REASSEMBLY PURSUANT TO SECTION 2 OF THIS CONCURRENT RESOLUTION, WHICH EVER OCCURS FIRST SECTION 2, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND THE MAJORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE OR THEIR RESPECTED DE-DESIGNEES ACTING JOINTLY AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE HOUSE AND THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE SHALL NOTIFY THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE RESPECTIVELY TO REASSEMBLE AT SUCH PLACE AND TIME AS THEY MAY DESIGNATE IN THEIR OPINION IF THE PUBLIC INTEREST SHALL WARRANT IT THE QUESTION IS ON THE CURRENT RESOLUTION THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE THOSE OPPOSED, NO I ASK THE YEAS AND NAYS ON THAT IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR THE AYES HAVE IT THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA I DO REQUEST THE YEAS AND NAYS THE YEAS AND NAYS HAVE BEEN REQUESTED ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF TAKING THIS VOTE BY THE YEAS AND NAYS WILL RISE AND REMAIN STANDING UNTIL COUNTED A SUFFICIENT NUMBER HAVING ARISEN, THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE ORDERED PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 8 OF RULE 20, FURTHER PROCEEDINGS ON THIS QUESTION WILL BE POSTPONED FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY SEEK RECOGNITION? MADAM SPEAKER, PURSUANT TO HOUSE RESOLUTION 218, I CALL UP THE BILL H.R. 1473, MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2011, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES AND ASK FOR ITS IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE TITLE OF THE BILL H.R. 1473, A BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2011, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES PURSUANT TO HOUSE RESOLUTION 218, THE BILL IS CONSIDERED AS READ THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY, MR. ROGERS, AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON, MR. DICKS, EACH WILL CONTROL 30 MINUTES THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY MADAM SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO REVISE AND EXTEND THEIR REMARKS AND INCLUDE EXTRANEOUS MATERIAL ON H.R. 1473 AND THAT I MAY INCLUDE TABULAR MATERIAL ON THE SAME WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED MADAM SPEAKER, I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR SUCH TIME AS HE MAY CONSUME I’M PLEASE TO BRING TO THE FLOOR TODAY H.R. 1473, THE FULL YEAR SPENDING AGREEMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011 THIS FINAL C.R. MAKES NEARLY $40 BILLION OF REAL SPENDING CUTS COMPARED TO FISCAL 2010 LEVELS WHILE FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT CRITICAL SERVICES AND PROGRAMS AND SUPPORTING OUR NATION’S TROOPS FOR THE REST OF THIS FISCAL YEAR AFTER WEEKS OF HARD-FOUGHT NEGOTIATIONS, ALL SIDES WERE ABLE TO COME TOGETHER IN THIS FINAL AGREEMENT TO FIND COMMON GROUND AND TAKE STEPS TO HELP BALANCE OUR BUDGET THIS LEGISLATION IS A BOLD MOVE

FOR CONGRESS, ONE THAT POINTS US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION ON FEDERAL SPENDING NEVER BEFORE HAS ANY CONGRESS MADE DRAMATIC CUT SUCH AS THESE THAT ARE IN THIS FINAL BILL THE NEAR $40 BILLION REDUCTION IN NONDEFENSE SPENDING IS TENS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS LARGER THAN ANY OTHER CUT IN HISTORY AND AS A RESULT OF THIS NEW REPUBLICAN MAJORITY’S COMMITMENT TO BRING ABOUT REAL CHANGE IN THE WAY WASHINGTON SPENDS THE PEOPLE’S MONEY MY COMMITTEE WENT LINE BY LINE THROUGH AGENCY BUDGETS TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT REACHED BY OUR SPEAKER CRAFTING DEEP BUT RESPONSIBLE REDUCTIONS IN VIRTUALLY ALL AREAS OF GOVERNMENT OUR BILL TARGETS WASTEFUL AND DUPLICATIVE SPENDING, MAKES STRIDES TO REIN IN OUT-OF-CONTROL FEDERAL BUREAUCRACIES AND WILL HELP BRING OUR NATION ONE STEP CLOSER TO ELIMINATING OUR JOB-CRUSHING LEVEL OF DEBT THIS LED TO THE FOLLOWING CUTS FROM THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET REQUEST — AGRICULTURE ACCOUNTS WERE REDUCED BY 14%, COMMERCE, JUSTICE AND SCIENCE REDUCED BY 12% ENERGY AND WATER REDUCED BY 12% FINANCIAL SERVICES GENERAL GOVERNMENT 13% INTERIOR AND ENVIRONMENT BY 9% LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND EDUCATION, 8% LEGISLATIVE BRANCH, 11% CUT STATE AND FOREIGN OPERATIONS, 15% CUT AND TRANSPORTATION AND H.U.D., 19% CUT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IS FUNDED AT $513 BILLION, WHICH IS A $5 BILLION INCREASE OVER FISCAL 2010 TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY RESOURCES FOR OUR TROOPS AND THE SUCCESS OF OUR NATION’S MILITARY ACTIONS IN THIS BILL, MADAM SPEAKER, WE DEFUNDED OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CZARS WE SAID NIET ENDING UNSUCCESSFUL EDUCATION PROGRAMS, ADVANCED EFFORTS TO REPEAL OBAMACARE AND REDUCED CONGRESS’ OWN BUDGET WE’VE ALSO PUT INTO PLACE MANDATORY AUDITS FOR THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU, BANNED TAXPAYER FUNDING OF ABORTION IN WASHINGTON, D.C., AND CONTINUED THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM IN ADDITION, WITH THIS LEGISLATION WE HAVE ENDED THE STIMULUS SPENDING SPREE AND HAVE TAKEN THE NEXT STEP TO CUTTING TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN THE YEARS TO COME WE STOOD BY OUR COMMITMENT TO ELIMINATE EARMARKS, TERMINATED UNNECESSARY AND INEFFECTIVE PROGRAMS AND MADE REAL SPENDING CUTS THAT WILL HELP RIGHT OUR FISCAL SHIP AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO HOLD THE GOVERNMENT TO A STANDARD OF RESPONSIBLE, SUSTAINABLE SPENDING IN THE FUTURE OUR GOAL IS AND HAS BEEN TO KEEP PRECIOUS TAXPAYER DOLLARS WHERE THEY ARE NEEDED MOST, IN THE HANDS OF OUR SMALL BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS SO THEY CAN CREATE JOBS AND GROW OUR ECONOMY I HOPE, MADAM SPEAKER, THAT MY COLLEAGUES WILL TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT THIS HISTORIC BILL AND FINALLY CLOSE THE BOOK ON THE FISCAL YEAR 2011 BUDGET FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SAYING IN THEIR CAREER HERE IN THIS BODY, I CAME HERE TO CUT SPENDING AND TO BRING DOWN THE SIZE OF THE GOVERNMENT, I SAY TO THEM, HERE’S YOUR CHANCE IF YOU BELIEVE IN CUTTING SPENDING YOU CAN VOTE FOR $40 BILLION OF IT TODAY, THE LARGEST ANY MEMBER OF CONGRESS HAS EVER BEEN ABLE TO VOTE FOR THIS IS HISTORIC A HISTORIC REDUCTION IN FEDERAL SPENDING AFTER A TWO-YEAR SPENDING SPREE THAT INCREASED DISCRETIONARY SPENDING BY 82% THIS BILL WILL REVERSE THAT RISE AND WILL START US BACK DOWN TOWARD RESPONSIBLE SPENDING IN THE GOVERNMENT NOW, MADAM SPEAKER, BEFORE I CLOSE, I’D LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT AND THANK THESE HARDWORKING INDIVIDUALS WHO’VE BEEN TOILING BEHIND THE SCENES NOW ON THIS BILL FOR THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS LITTLE FANFARE

THEY GET NO CREDIT IN PUBLIC THAT MADE THIS LEGISLATION POSSIBLE OUR LEGISLATIVE COUNSELS DESERVE OUR APPRECIATION, AND I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO TOM CASSIDY, RYAN GREENLAW AND THEIR GROUP OF APPROPRIATIONS COORDINATORS I’D LIKE ALSO TO THANK JANET AYERS AND THE STAFF AT THE C.B.O AND I ALSO WANT TO THANK THE FLOOR STAFF, THE PARLIAMENTARIANS, CAPITOL POLICE AND ALL THOSE SUPPORT STAFF WHO PUT IN THE EXTRA HOURS TO KEEP THIS INSTITUTION RUNNING AND FINALLY, I WANT TO OFFER A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE’S FIND STAFF ON BOTH SIDES OF THIS AISLE THOSE IN OUR FULL COMMITTEE, THE SUBCOMMITTEE CLERKS, THE SUBCOMMITTEE STAFFS IN BOTH MAJORITY AND MINORITY THEY’VE BEEN GIVEN IMPOSSIBLE TASK AFTER IMPOSSIBLE TASK, FACING UNTENABLE DEADLINES, GONE FOR DAYS AND WEEKS, WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK AND YET HAVE MIRACULOUSLY PRODUCED ALL WE HAVE ASKED OF THEM AND MORE AND I WANT TO ESPECIALLY SAY A REAL THANKS TO THE CLERK OF THE COMMITTEE, BILL ENGLAND, THE DEPUTY CLERK, WILL SMITH, AND ALL OF THE OTHER STAFF THAT’S WORKED ON THE MAJORITY SIDE AND MR. DICKS AND HIS WONDERFUL STAFF HAVE BEEN JUST MAG IN AN MUSS OF THEIR SUPPORT — MAG IN AN MUSS OF THEIR SUPPORT DICKSDICKS I WANT TO — I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO BILL AND DAVID THEY HAVE ALL DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB UNDER VERY DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES WE APPLAUD ALL OF THEM I APPRECIATE THE CHAIRMAN MENTIONING THIS WELL, THEY’VE HARDLY SLEPT IN THREE MONTHS AND THEY WORKED AROUND THE CLOCK, ON WEEKEND, AT 4:00 IN THE MORNING YOU’D FIND THEM STILL THERE IT’S AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE THEY CONTRIBUTED TO THIS GREAT BODY I RESERVE THE BALANCE THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON I YIELD TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA, MR MORAN, THE RANKING MINORITY MEMBER OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR I WANT TO SHARE THE COMMENTS OF THOSE WHO WORKED 24/7, AROUND THE CLOCK MADAM SPEAKER, POLITICS IS THE ART OF COMPROMISE, AND THIS CONTINUING RESOLUTION IS THE EPITOMY OF COMPROMISE MEMBERS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE, JUST LIKE MANY ASPECTS OF THIS BILL, AS MANY MEMBERS ON THIS SIDE OF THE AISLE DISLIKE OTHER ASPECTS OF THIS DEAL THE COMPROMISE REACHED BY THE NEGOTIATORS PRODUCED A BILL THAT WAS IMPERFECT AT BEST HOWEVER, IT’S THE RESPONSIBLE THING TO DO WITH THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN LOOMING IT DOES FUND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FISCAL YEAR WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR OUR TROOPS CURRENTLY IN COMBAT AROUND THE WORLD IN THE INTERIOR AND ENVIRONMENT PORTION WHERE I SERVE AS RANKING MEMBER, THE DETAILS OF THE DEAL DO SHOW CONSTRUCTIVE COMPROMISE AT WORK I AM PLEASED THAT ALL OF E.P.A.’S ENVIRONMENTAL WRITERS WERE DROPPED, BUT THE AGENCY WAS CUT BY $1.6 BILLION MOSTLY ON THE BACK OF STATES WITH CUTS TO THE SAFE DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMS I GUESS WHEN MANY REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS HAVE CLAIMED THAT THE STIMULUS MONEY WAS WASTEFUL SPENDING, THEN THEY WILL NOT OBJECT TOO MUCH TO A REDUCTION IN THESE IMPORTANT INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMS EVEN THOUGH IT’S COMING OUT OF THE POCKETS OF THEIR STATES IN A COMPROMISED AGREEMENT WE HAVE ASKED DELISTING OF THE GRAY WOLVES FROM THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST BUT WE HAVE SECURED INCREASE FUNDING FOR INDIAN HEALTH, WHICH IS CERTAINLY THE RIGHT THING TO DO AS MO UDALL ONCE SAID, IF YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING EVERYONE AGREES ON, YOU CAN COUNT ON IT BEING WRONG WELL, EVERYONE IN THIS BODY, AS I SAID, CAN FIND SOMETHING IN FACT, MANY THINGS, EVEN, THAT THEY DISAGREE WITH IN THIS RESOLUTION BUT IN MY JUDGMENT IT DOES CONTAIN MORE GOOD THAN BAD IT MAY REPRESENT THE ONLY KIND OF LEGISLATION THAT CAN BE ENACTED IN THIS TIME OF HEIGHTENED PARTISANSHIP AND FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCES AND

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY THE DEAL REACHED IS A VAST IMPROVEMENT FROM WHAT THIS HOUSE VOTED ON ON H.R. 1 JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO THE W.I.C. NUTRITION PROGRAMS IS NEARLY $ 50 MILLION ABOVE H.R. 1 LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION AT $405 MILLION THAT’S $55 MILLION ABOVE H.R 1 HEAD START IS FUNDED AT $7.6 BILLION, $340 MILLION ABOVE THE ENACTED LEVEL AND $1.4 MILLION ABOVE H.R. 1 THIS IS IN STARK CONTRAST TO H.R. 1 WHICH ZEROED OUT TITLE 10 MAY I HAVE ANOTHER 15 SECONDS? 15 SECONDS THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED BECAUSE H.R. 1 WAS SET AT SUCH A LOW BAR, THIS WAS LOOKED AT WE CAN PROVIDE AGENCIES WITH SOME CERTAINTY AND STABILITY SO THEY CAN GO ABOUT CONDUCTING THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS MEMBERS WILL HAVE TO DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES IF ELEMENTS DISAPPOINT THEM OUTWEIGH THE GOOD THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY MADAM SPEAKER, I YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, THE GENTLEMAN WHO TOILED LONG AND HARD TO BRING US THE LARGEST SPENDING CUT IN THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY, SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE LET ME THANK THE CHAIRMAN OF THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE, MR. ROGERS, AND HIS STAFF AND ALL THE STAFF FOR THE SACRIFICES AND HARD WORK THAT THEY PUT FORWARD OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS IN ORDER TO GET US TO THIS POINT YOU KNOW, FOR YEARS NOW, OUR ECONOMY’S BEEN STALLED AND STUMBLING IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS ARE NOT BEING CREATED SOMETHING’S CLOGGING THE ENGINE OF OUR ECONOMY THAT SOMETHING IS UNCERTAINTY UNCERTAINTY BEING CAUSED BY THE ACTIONS THAT ARE BEING TAKEN IN THIS TOWN AND ONE OF THE PRIME CAUSES OF UNCERTAINTY IS SPENDING OUR FAILURE TO DO — DEAL WITH A SPENDING BINGE HAS BEEN CHIPPING AWAY WITH THE ECONOMIC CONFIDENCE THAT THE AMERICANS WANT TO HAVE IN THEIR COUNTRY AND WASHINGTON’S SPENDING ADDICTION IS A BIPARTISAN PROBLEM IT DIDN’T START UNDER THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION BUT THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION CLEARLY MADE IT WORSE THIS PROBLEM IS NOT GOING TO BE FIXED OVERNIGHT AND THIS BILL DOES NOT FIX IT THE BUDGET PROPOSED BY CHAIRMAN OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE, MR RYAN, THE PATH TO PROSPERITY, DOES DEAL WITH THE LONG-TERM PROBLEM WHAT THIS BILL DOES, IT STOPS THE BLEEDING IT ALSO STARTS US MOVING BACK IN DOES IT CUT ENOUGH? THE RIGHT DIRECTION NO ABSOLUTELY DO I WISH IT CUT MORE? DO WE NEED TO CUT MORE? ABSOLUTELY BUT THERE ARE SOME WHO CLAIM THAT THE SPENDING CUTS IN THIS BILL AREN’T REAL THAT THEY’RE GIMMICKS WELL, I JUST THINK IT’S TOTAL NONSENSE A CUT IS A CUT AND THIS BILL WILL CUT AN ESTIMATED $315 BILLION OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS THE LARGEST NONDEFENSE DISCRETIONARY CUT IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY YOU WANT DISCRETIONARY CUTS? THIS BILL HAS BILLIONS OF THEM YOU WANT MANDATORY CUTS? CLEARING OUT SOME OF THE THEY’RE IN HERE TOO UNDERBRUSH IN THE FEDERAL BUDGET WHILE WE GET READY TO DEBATE THE PATH TO PROSPERITY EVERY DIME IN THIS BILL THAT IS CUT IS A DIME THAT WASHINGTON WILL SPEND IF WE LEAVE IT ON THE TABLE AND IF YOU VOTE NO ON THIS BILL YOU’RE VOTING TO DO EXACTLY THAT LEAVING THIS MONEY ON THE TABLE TO BE SPENT BY UNELECTED BUREAUCRATS THERE ARE SOME WHO SAY THAT THE SPENDING CUTS IN THIS BILL AREN’T REAL THAT THEY’RE ALREADY SCHEDULED WELL, LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT WAS ALREADY SCHEDULED THIS CHART IS BASED ON A CHART PRODUCED LAST WEEK BY AN ECONOMIST AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, JOHN TAYLOR WHAT IT SHOWS IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO SPEND THIS YEAR AND WHAT WE WILL ACTUALLY SPEND THIS YEAR WHEN THIS BILL PASSES THE DIFFERENCE, $78.5 BILLION LESS THAN WHAT THE PRESIDENT REQUESTED NOWER THERE ARE SOME WHO WANT TO SAY THAT THIS BILL IS JUST MORE OF THE SAME WELL, IF YOU BELIEVE THAT IT’S MORE OF THE SAME, THIS CHART WILL SHOW YOU THE DIRECTION OF FEDERAL SPENDING OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS ON THAT 1/3 OF THE BUDGET THAT

WE CALL DISCRETIONARY SPENDING THAT WE FIGHT OVER ALL YEAR IT COULDN’T BE MORE STARK IT’S LIKE DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AND THROWING YOUR CAR INTO REVERSE AND INSTEAD OF GUESS WHAT? SPENDING MORE AND MORE AND MORE, WE’RE ACTUALLY GOING TO SPEND LESS IN THE DISCRETIONARY BUDGET NOW THERE ARE SOME PRESS THIS YEAR ARTICLES WHO HAVE PICKED UP ON SOME SPIN FROM OUR COLLEAGUES ACROSS THE AISLE SUGGESTING THAT THE BILL WILL RESULT IN SMALLER SAVINGS THAN ADVERTISED BETWEEN NOW AND SEPTEMBER AND IT’S JUST NOT THE CASE IT COMES DOWN TO THE FACT THAT THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUDGET AUTHORITY AND BUDGET OUTLAYS A BUDGET AUTHORITY IS HOW MUCH AN AGENCY IS ALLOWED TO SPEND ON A GIVEN PROGRAM, IT’S THE LICENSE TO SPEND TAXPAYER DOLLARS OUTLAYS SHOW HOW MUCH AN AGENCY WILL SPEND OVER TIME BASED ON CURRENT AND PRIOR BUDGET AUTHORITY AND THESE ARE THE RESULTS OF HOW QUICKLY TAXPAYER DOLLARS ARE SPENT THE FINAL AGREEMENT CUTS NEARLY $40 BILLION IN BUDGET AUTHORITY, TAKING AWAY THE LICENSE TO SPEND THE MONEY WHICH WILL RESULT IN DEFICIT SAVINGS OF AN ESTIMATED $315 BILLION OVER THE NEXT DECADE AND WHEN WE PASS THIS BILL, WASHINGTON WILL SPEND $315 BILLION LESS THAN IT’S CURRENTLY 10 YEARS ON TRACK TO SPEND OVER THE NEXT AND IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE THE PATH TO PROSPERITY IS THE PLAN THAT WILL TAKE US WHERE WE TRULY NEED TO GO THIS BILL DOESN’T DO THAT BUT THIS BILL STARTS US MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IT ELIMINATES ONE PROGRAM FROM THE PRESIDENT’S HEALTH CARE LAW, CUTS ANOTHER PROGRAM IN HIS HEALTH CARE LAW IN HALF IT ELIMINATES FUNDING FOR SOME OF THE ADMINISTRATION’S CZARS, BUREAUCRATS THAT WERE CHARGED WITH IMPLEMENTING THE BAILOUTS AND TAKEOVERS, AND GUARANTEES THAT THEY WON’T BE COMING BACK IT BANS TAXPAYER FUNDING OF ABORTION IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ENSURING THAT TAXPAYER FUNDS WON’T BE USED TO FUND THE DESTRUCTION OF HUMAN LIFE IT SAVES THE D.C. OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, GIVING THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN HERE IN THIS CITY A CHANCE AT A DECENT EDUCATION IS IT PERFECT? NO I’D BE THE FIRST ONE TO ADMIT THAT IT’S FLAWED WELL WITH, WELCOME TO DIVIDED DIVIDED GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT — WELL, WELCOME TO I CAN TELL THAT YOU THE NEGOTIATIONS THAT WENT ON OVER THE LAST FOUR OR FIVE WEEKS, THEY WEREN’T EASY ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’VE GOT ANOTHER BODY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS CAPITOL THAT DOESN’T WANT TO CUT SPENDING AND CLEARLY AN ADMINISTRATION THAT DOESN’T WANT TO CUT SPENDING BUT I’LL TELL YOU THAT THIS IS THE BEST WE COULD GET OUT OF DIVIDED GOVERNMENT THE GENTLEMAN REFERRED TO IT EARLIER AS A COMPROMISE WELL, I’D SAY IT WAS A HARD FIGHT TO GET TO KIND OF SPENDING CUTS THAT WE GOT, THESE ARE REAL SPENDING CUTS I THINK THIS BILL SETS UP THE STAGE FOR US TO BEGIN MAKING THE FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE MADE TO PUT OUR NATION BACK ON A PATH TO PROSPERITY AND I WOULD URGE ALL OF YOU TO JOIN ME IN SUPPORTING THIS BILL THE CHAIR WILL REMIND ALL PERSONS IN THE GALLERY THAT THEY ARE HERE AS GUESTS OF THE HOUSE AND THAT ANY MANIFESTATION OF APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF PROCEED SGS IN VIOLATION OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE — PROCEEDINGS IS IN VIOLATION OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON I YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM CONNECTICUT, BUILDS DELAURO, RANKING MEMBER — MS. DELAURO THE GENTLELADY FROM CONNECTICUT IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES MADAM SPEAKER, GOVERNING IS ABOUT CHOICES EVERYONE IN THIS BODY AGREES THAT WE NEED TO GET OUR FISCAL HOUSE IN ORDER, BRING DOWN THE DEFICIT AND CUT PROGRAMS THAT DO NOT WORK THE QUESTION BEFORE US IS, HOW WE CHOOSE TO GET THERE UNFORTUNATELY AT ALMOST EVERY TURN IN THIS CONTINUING RESOLUTION THE MAJORITY HAS CHOSEN TO KEEP SPECIAL INTERESTS GIVEAWAYS TO BIG CORPORATE LOBBYISTS WHILE MAKING MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING FAMILIES BEAR THE BRUNT OF THE SPENDING CONSULTS INSTEAD OF ENDING $40 BILLION IN OIL COMPANY SUBSIDIES THAT THIS COUNTRY GIVES OUT EVERY YEAR, THEY’RE GIVING THEM OUT RIGHT NOW, THIS RESOLUTION CUTS $1.6 BILLION FROM OUR ATTEMPTS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT, PREVENT CLIMATE CHANGE AND IT SLASHES EDUCATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING, BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND FOOD SAFETY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FULL COMMITTEE SAID A MOMENT AGO THAT WE ARE GOING TO CUT THIS DEFICIT BY $40 BILLION, BY CUTTING THOSE PROGRAMS WE COULD HAVE MADE UP THAT DIFFERENCE WITH THE $40 BILLION IN THE SUBSIDIES THAT WE GIVE TO THE OIL COMPANIES TODAY INSTEAD OF ENDING BILLIONS IN

SUBSIDIES TO BIG AGRA BUSINESS IT CUTS FUNDING FOR FOOD SAFETY INSPECTIONS, WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE UNDER TITLE 10 AND VIRTUALLY ELIMINATES THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE INSTEAD OF ENDING BILLIONS IN TAX LOOPHOLES FOR CORPORATIONS WHO SHIP OUR JOBS OVERSEAS IT SLASHES FUNDING FOR VITAL JOB TRAINING SERVICES BY $1 BILLION IT ENDS EDUCATION PROGRAMS THAT OUR CHILDREN RELY ON LIKE EVEN START AND TEACH FOR AMERICA IT ENDS LITERACY PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES AND AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE PROVIDING DOLLARS IN AFGHANISTAN TO TRAIN THEIR YOUNGSTERS IN LITERACY BY CUTTING IT OUT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INSTEAD OF ENDING THE BILLIONS IN TAX BREAKS FOR THE WEALTHIEST AMERICANS IT CUTS — GUTS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS BY $600 MILLION IT CUTS FUNDING FOR WOMEN WITH INFANT AND CHILDREN BY $500 MILLION, IT SHORTCHANGES PUBLIC SAFETY, IT CUTS BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND CUTS THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL BY 11% THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EXPECT BETTER FROM US, THEY WANT OUR BUDGET TO REFLECT COMMON SENSE, MAINSTREAM PRIORITIES THAT ARE GOOD FOR OUR COUNTRY, GOOD FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS INSTEAD THIS RESOLUTION OFFERS THE STATUS QUO ON SPECIAL INTEREST WASTE AND THAT HURTS PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING THIS BUDGET WILL HURT OUR ECONOMY, COST US JOBS, PUT THE HEALTH AND THE SAFETY OF MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING FAMILIES AT RISK IT MAY BE AN IMPROVEMENT ON THE TEA PARTY BUDGET THAT THIS HOUSE PASSED SEVERAL WEEKS AGO, BUT THAT WAS NOT THE STANDARD WE SHOULD APPLY HERE THIS RESOLUTION STILL GIVES OIL COMPANIES, SPECIAL INTERESTS, A PASS, WHILE HURTING AMERICAN FAMILIES THESE ARE NOT THE RIGHT CHOICES FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO OPPOSE THIS MISGUIDED RESOLUTION DO THAT WOULD BE THE RIGHT THING TO WE CAN AND MUST DO BETTER THE GENTLELADY’S TIME HAS EXPIRED THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY I YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DEFENSE SUBCOMMITTEE OF APPROPRIATIONS, THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA, MR. YOUNG THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES MADAM SPEAKER, TODAY I WILL LIMIT MY COMMENTS TO THE DIVISION A OF THIS BILL WHICH IS BASICALLY THE DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011 THIS IS A BILL THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN PASSED LAST YEAR BUT FOR SOME STRANGE REASON IT DIDN’T GET PASSED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE DEFENSE COMMITTEE THIS YEAR, I’M HAPPY THAT IT’S GOING TO BECOME UNDER MY WATCH BUT IT WOULDN’T BE FAIR IF I DIDN’T POINT OUT THAT THE BILL BASICALLY IS A REMNANT THAT WAS CRAFTED TOGETHER WITH CHAIRMAN DICKS LAST YEAR AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN PASSED WE HAVE BEEN FUNCTIONING, OUR DEFENSE DEPARTMENT, AND OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE, ON A CONTINUING RESOLUTION SINCE LAST YEAR THAT IS NOT GOOD THE C.R. IS NOT GOOD PERIOD BUT A C.R. FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE COULD BECOME EXTREMELY SERIOUS WE WERE GETTING VERY CLOSE TO THE POINT OF AFFECTING READINESS, OF AFFECTING OUR TROOPS, OF AFFECTING OUR FAMILY AND SO PASSING THIS LAW, THIS BILL TODAY, IS CERTAIN THAT WE WILL DO THAT IS RIGHT AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AND GO TO THE PRESIDENT, EVERYBODY WILL KEEP THEIR DEAL AND SIGN OFF ON THE BILL I COMPLIMENT SPEAKER BOEHNER, HIS LEADERSHIP TEAM, I COMPLIMENT CHAIRMAN ROGERS AND HIS TEAM, BECAUSE WE LOOKED AT THIS BILL VERY CLOSELY AND THEY ASKED ME IF THE SUBCOMMITTEE COULD REDUCE SOME OF THE DEFENSE SPENDING IN THIS BILL THE ANSWER WAS YES WE WERE DILIGENT, WE SPENT DAYS AND HOURS, WEEKS MAKING SURE THAT WE FOUND SOURCES OF MONEY THAT WE COULD ELIMINATE WITHOUT HAVING A NEGATIVE EFFECT AND I WILL SAY TO MY COLLEAGUES, I WOULD NEVER SUPPORT AN APPROPRIATIONS BILL OR ANY OTHER BILL THAT WILL AFFECT OUR READINESS OR THAT WILL AFFECT OUR TROOPS JUST WON’T DO IT I CAN’T DO IT TO THE DEFENSE OF OUR NATION AND OUR SOLDIERS WHO PROVIDE THAT DEFENSE IS TOO IMPORTANT BUT WHEN CHAIRMAN ROGERS ASKED IF WE COULD GO TO THIS NUMBER, WE WERE VERY CAREFUL THERE IS A REDUCTION IN THE DEFENSE BILL IN THIS BILL FOR THOSE OF WHO YOU ARE CONCERNED THAT IT MIGHT HAVE HAD AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON OUR NATION’S DEFENSE, IT WILL NOT WE DON’T WANT TO MAKE VERY MANY MORE CUTS IN THE DEFENSE BILL BECAUSE TODAY WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE REQUIREMENT IS THERE’S DISCUSSION AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND WITH THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WHO ALMOST SEEM TO DISAGREE NOW THAT THERE SHOULD

BE MORE CUTS, MO DRACONIAN CUTS YOU CAN’T DO THAT YOU CAN’T JUST PICK OUT A NUMBER FOR DEFENSE OUT OF THE AIR YOU CAN’T ROLL THE DICE YOU CAN’T SPIN THE WHEEL YOU’VE GOT TO MAKE YOUR FUNDING AND YOUR INVESTMENT IN NATIONAL DEFENSE BASED ON WHAT IS THE THREAT TO THIS COUNTRY THE GENTLEMAN’S TIME HAS EXPIRED I YIELD BACK THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME RECOGNIZED THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON IS I YIELD THREE MINUTES TO CONGRESSMAN MIKE WALZ, DISTINGUISHED LEADER HERE IN THE HOUSE, FROM ARKANSAS THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARKANSAS IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES THANK YOU, MADAM SPEAKER, AND, YOU KNOW, I’VE HEARD SEVERAL REASONS — REFERENCES THIS AFTERNOON TO THIS TWO-YEAR SPENDING SPREE AND I WOULD TAKE ISSUE THANK WITH THAT, MADAM SPEAKER — ISSUE WITH THAT, MADAM SPEAKER IT TOOK GEORGE WASHINGTON THROUGH JIMMY CARTER TO PUT THIS COUNTRY $3 TRILLION IN DEBT WE’VE ADDED THE OTHER $13 TRILLION NOT IN THE LAST TWO 1981 YEARS BUT WE HAVE ADDED IT SINCE SO I THINK IF WE’RE GOING TO BE HONEST WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WE’VE GOT TO SAY, WE’VE BEEN ON A 30-YEAR SPENDING SPREE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FOUR YEARS DURING THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION WHERE WE HAD BACK TO BACK BALANCED BUDGETS BUT I RISE TODAY TO DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION FUNDING TO OUR CHILDREN AND OUR NATION’S FUTURE SUCCESS AND PROSPERITY WHILE I COMMEND ALL SIDES FOR COMING TOGETHER TO MAKE SPENDING CUTS, I ALSO BELIEVE THAT THESE ARE IMPORTANT INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION THAT MUST BE PROTECTED , PRIORITIZED AND MAINTAINED PROVEN PROGRAMS LIKE TITLE 1, IDEA, TRIO AND EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY SHOULD BE MAINTAINED AND PRIORITIZED BECAUSE THEY PROVIDE ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO THE STUDENTS WITH THE GREATEST NEEDS THROUGHOUT OUR NATION I’M CONCERNED THAT WE ARE MOVING AWAY FROM BASIC EDUCATION AID TO ALL STATES AND INCREASINGLY RELYING ON COMPETITIVE GRANTS WHICH OFTEN DISADVANTAGE RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND RURAL STUDENTS IN MANY STATES LIKE MY HOME STATE OF ARKANSAS CHOOSE TO INVEST OUR NATION’S ULTIMATELY I BELIEVE THAT HOW WE RESOURCES, REFLECT — RESOURCES REFLECT OUR PRIORITIES AS A PEOPLE AND AS A NATION AND IF WE TRULY WANT TO GROW OUR ECONOMY AND CREATE JOBS IN AN EVER-INCREASING GLOBAL ECONOMY, OUR PRIORITY MUST BE ON OUR NATION’S EDUCATION SYSTEM AND ENSURING THAT ALL STUDENTS RECEIVE A WORLD CLASS EDUCATION AS WE CONTINUE WORKING TOGETHER TO REDUCE OUR DEBT AND REDUCE SPENDING, I HOPE THAT WE CAN PUT AN EMPHASIS ON THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF OUR CHILDREN AND CONTINUE TO INVEST IN THEIR FUTURES OUR CHILDREN DID NOT GET US IN THIS FISCAL MESS LET’S NOT PUNISH THEM, RATHER LET’S MAKE THE DIFFICULT CHOICES AND THE TOUGH DECISIONS THAT THE PEOPLE SENT US HERE TO MAKE, TO ENSURE THAT WE CAN PUT THIS NATION ON A PATH TOWARD A BALANCED BUDGET AND WITH THAT, MADAM SPEAKER, I TIME YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME RECOGNIZED THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY IS YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA, FRANK WOLF, WHO IS CHAIR OF THE COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA VOICED FOR TWO MINUTES I THINK JOHN BOEHNER HAS DONE AN INCREDIBLE JOB AND ALSO MR. ROGERS AND THE APPROPRIATIONS STAFF ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE FOR THEIR GOD WORK BEFORE THIS HAS REALLY NOT BEEN DONE BILL, PROVIDES THE I RISE IN STRONG SUPPORT OF THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND OTHER AGENCIES THE BILL BEFORE THE HOUSE IS A LONG OVERDUE CONCLUSION TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2011 APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS WHICH PREVIOUS CONGRESSES HAVE FAILED TO REALLY ADDRESS THE NEW CONGRESS HAS CRAFTED A PACKAGE OF THOUGHTFUL AND NECESSARY REDUCTIONS TO DISCRETIONARY SPENDING WHICH WILL PUT THE COUNTRY BACK ON A PATH OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY THE BILL INCLUDES A TOTAL OF $53.4 BILLION ON THE JURISDICTION OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE REDUCTION OF $11 BILLION OR 17% FROM FISCAL YEAR 2010 AND REDUCTION OF $7 BILLION OR 12% FROM THE PRESIDENT’S IMP AT THE SAME TIME THE BILL — PRESIDENT’S REQUEST AT THE SAME TIME THE BILL HAS THE F.B.I. NATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAMS AND THE BASIC SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SUPPORTIVE OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AND NIST AND OTHERS ALSO, THE BILL INCLUDES A FUNDING LANGUAGE NEEDED TO ALLOW NASA TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE NEW SPACE EXPLORATION PROGRAM THAT WE’LL OUTLINE IN THE RE-AUTHORIZATION BILL THIS TAKES CARE OF NASA AND THERE IS LANGUAGE PROHIBITING NASA AND THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE WHITE HOUSE FROM PARTICIPATING IN BILATERAL COOPERATION WITH CHINA THE CHINESE REGIME IS ENGAGED IN AGGRESSIVE ESPIONAGE PROGRAM

TO STEAL FROM COMPANIES ALMOST ALL OF THE AGENCIES BUT ALSO THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT AND CONGRESS INCLUDED IS BEING HACKED IT’S EASY TO CONDEMN AND COMPLAIN BUT THIS IS A GOOD BILL AND I URGE ALL MEMBERS TO SUPPORT IT THE GENTLEMAN THE GENTLEMAN’S TIME HAS EXPIRED THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON IS RECOGNIZED I YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED THE GENTLELADY FROM OHIO, CONGRESSWOMAN KAPTUR, WHO IS THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE AND THE SENIOR WOMAN OF THE HOUSE THE GENTLELADY FROM OHIO IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING MADAM SPEAKER, HERE IS THE SILLY APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS IT ENDS ON A DAY WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS ARE GOING UP, NOT DOWN, WHEN GAS PRICES ARE RISING, AND WHEN FOOD PRICES ARE DRAMATICALLY ON THE RISE I SAY TO MY COLLEAGUES THAT IT IS MATH MATCALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BALANCE A $1.5 TRILLION DEFICIT BY ONLY CUTTING FROM THE 12% OF TOTAL FEDERAL DISCRETIONARY SPENDING AND WITH NO TAX BREAKS SPENDING ON THE TABLE FOR THE LARGEST ACCOUNT, DEFENSE AND HOMELAND SECURITY, THEY’RE NOT EVEN INCLUDED IN THE REDUCTION YET, JOB CREATING ACCOUNTS LIKE TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING ARE CUT BY 18%, 1/5 HOW DOES THIS MAKE SENSE WHEN 40% OF AMERICAN BUILDING TRADE WORKERS ARE OUT OF WORK AND HOUSING IS IN THE DOLL DRUM AGRICULTURE PROGRAMS FOR THE UNEMPLOYED, SENIORS AND CHILDREN ARE CUT BY 13% WHEN WALL STREET IS WALKING AWAY WITH BILLIONS IF WE ARE GOING TO BE SERIOUS IN THIS CONGRESS ABOUT BALANCING THE FEDERAL DEFICIT, THEN WE NEED TO PUT EVERYTHING ON THE TABLE, ALL PROGRAMS, ALL REVENUE ACCOUNTS, ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS, MANDATORY PROGRAMS, FARM SUBSIDIES, OUTDATED DIRECT FEDERAL SUBSIDIES TO THE WEST WE MUST ADDRESS TAX EXPENDITURE, SPENDING AND NONPAYMENT OF TAX BY THE MOST WELL-ENDOWED CORPORATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS IN THIS COUNTRY CORPORATE PROFITS ARE AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH YET THEY’RE NOT HIRING SHAREHOLDERS BENEFITS BUT NOT THE WORKERS MR. RORGES AND MR. DICKS HAVE TRIED TO DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO GET TO THIS POINT THEY ARE TO BE HIGHLY COMMENDED BY HAVING AN OPEN PRO HE SESS AND WORKING WITH THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE IT’S TIME THAT THE OTHER CHAIRMEN LOOK AT TAX SPENDING UNDER THEIR JURISDICTION AND MAKE NECESSARY CUTS TO BRING OUR ACCOUNT INTO BALANCE I’VE BEEN PART OF THE CONGRESS THAT HAVE BALANCED BUDGETS YEAR AFTER YEAR BUT BACK IN THE 1990’S WHAT WE DID IS FOCUSED ON JOB AND JOB CREATION AND USED BUDGETS TO AID THE CREATION OF JOB AND REVENUE THEY GENERATE THE COULD THE GENTLEMAN GENTLELADY’S TIME HAS EXPIRED YIELD 30 SECONDS? I DON’T HAVE THE TIME 15 SECONDS ALL RIGHT FOR THE SAKE OF THIS I THANK YOU INSTITUTION AND OUR REPUBLIC, I HOPE A FINAL VOTE ON THIS C.R CAN END THE SLOW, SAD AND SILLY PROCESS WE’VE ENDURED I WON’T BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THE BILL BECAUSE IT REALLY IS A BILL THAT WILL COST JOBS, NOT CREATE JOBS, BUT AT LEAST WILL END THE BUDGET WHIPLASH WE’VE BEEN THROUGH AND SUBJECTED THE COUNTRY TO IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS I YIELD BACK THE REMAINDER OF MY TIME I YIELD TWO MINUTES, MADAM SPEAKER, TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY AND WATER SUBCOMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY, MR FRELINGHUYSEN THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES MADAM SPEAKER, I SHARE THE DESIRE TO HAVE ADDITIONAL SPENDING CUTS TO THIS CONTINUING RESOLUTION EVEN THOUGH THIS MEASURE CUTS MORE FEDERAL SPENDING THAN ANY OTHER BILL IN THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION, I RECOGNIZE THAT THE PRESIDENT AND THE SENATE WILL NOT SUPPORT ADDITIONAL REDUCTIONS THIS IS UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE LIKE MANY OF US IN THIS HOUSE RECOGNIZE THAT OUR NATION IS COMPILED A PUBLIC DEBT OF $14 TRILLION AND AN ANNUAL BUDGET DEFICIT — OUR ANNUAL BUDGET DEFICIT WILL TOTAL $1.5 TRILLION INTO THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, AN UNSUSTAINABLE AMOUNT SIMPLY PUT, WE ARE BROKE AND THIS BILL IS BUT A FIRST STEP TOWARDS PUTTING US ON A MUCH MORE SOUND FISCAL STAFF THE 2012 FISCAL YEAR PACKAGE LIES AHEAD AND WE NEED TO TAKE ADDITIONAL STEPS TO CUT SPENDING AND DO IT IN A RATIONAL WAY TO PROMOTE JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH THE ENERGY TOTALS $31.75 BILLION, A 10% CUT FROM THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET REQUEST EVERY PROGRAM IN OUR OUR APPROACH WAS SIMPLE JURISDICTION WAS SCRUTINIZED FOR SAVINGS WHILE PROTECTING NATIONAL SECURITY AND PROVIDING APPROPRIATE SUPPORT FOR JOB

GROWTH AND A BALANCED ENERGY SUPPLY NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY OVERALL FUNDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION, $696 MILLION, A 7% INCREASE FROM FISCAL YEAR 2010 THE ONLY SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THIS SECTION THIS FUNDING WILL ASSURE THAT OUR NUCLEAR WEAPONS REMAIN RELIABLE AND OUR PROGRAMS TO STOP THE SPREAD OF FISSILE MATERIELS OVERSEAS STAYS STRONG THERE’S NO IMPORTANT MANDATE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDING FOR THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IS $4.9 BILLION, BELOW THE REQUEST PROGRAM DOLLARS WAS CONCENTRATED IN THE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE ACCOUNTS TO ENSURE THAT THE CORPS HAS SUFFICIENT FUNDING FOR ITS KEY MISSIONS MADAM SPEAKER, THESE CUTS ARE ONLY THE BEGINNING WE NEED TO DO MORE AND I BACK SUPPORT THE MEASURE AND I YIELD THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON IS RECOGNIZED I YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISH GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA, MR FATTAH, THE RANKING MEMBER ON THE SUBCOMMITTEE OF ENERGY AND SCIENCE THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES LET ME THANK THE RANKING MEMBER, THE GENTLEMAN CHAIRMAN FROM WASHINGTON, AND THANK THE I’VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH CHAIRMAN WOLF ON THE COMMERCE, SCIENCE, JUSTICE ACTIVITIES CONTAINED IN THIS C.R., AND I THINK THAT NOTWITHSTANDING THE VERY CHALLENGING FISCAL CIRCUMSTANCES THAT CHAIRMAN WOLF HAS WORKED TOWARDS A SET OF PRIORITIES THAT WILL HELP MOVE OUR COUNTRY FORWARD I WANT TO POINT OUT OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY WITHIN THAT SECTION OF THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT, THE MFERINGS EXTENSION PARTNERSHIPS WHICH — MANUFACTURING EXTENSION PARTNERSHIPS WHICH WILL SEE A RISE AND THERE ARE MAJOR INCREASES FOR THE F.B.I AND ITS IMPORTANT ROLE RELATED TO NATIONAL SECURITY THERE’S A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE CUTS HERE WE PASSED AN OMNIBUS ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE ON DECEMBER 10 WHEN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WAS IN THE MAJORITY WE CUT SOME $45 BILLION FROM THE PRESIDENT’S REQUEST IN APPROPRIATE WAYS THAT WE FELT WERE NECESSARY THE NEW MAJORITY HAS REDUCED SOME ACCOUNTS, SOME WE WOULD AGREE WITH, SOME WE WOULD DISAGREE WITH WHAT’S CRITICALLY IMPORTANT IS TO FOCUS ON THE FACT THAT EVEN THOUGH THE C.R. MAKES CUTS ACTUALLY AUTHORIZES APPROPRIATIONS OVER $1 TRILLION THESE ARE NEEDED APPROPRIATIONS THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR COUNTRY THINGS RELATED TO NASA AND OUR INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, RELATIVE TO NOAA AND ITS SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS AND TSUNAMI PROTECTIONS, FOCUS ON THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT AND NIST AND A WHOLE RANGE OF AGENCIES, IT’S VERY, VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE GET OUT OF THE TEMPORARY C.R. BUSINESS WE CAN’T RUN THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH ON A WEEK-BY-WEEK BASIS, AND THIS HAD BRING A FINAL CONCLUSION TO THIS, AND I WANT TO SAY FINALLY AS WE APPROACH F.Y. 2012, EVEN THOUGH THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT CUTTING, I WOULD HASTEN TO ADD THAT WE ARE NOT SHADOW BOXING AS A NATION WE ARE IN AN INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL COMPETITION WITH COUNTRIES THAT ARE INVESTING A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY, AND WE CANNOT SELL FUTURE GENERATIONS OF OUR COUNTRY SHORT BY BEING UNWILLING TO MAKE DECISIONS TO APPROPRIATE MONEY WHERE WE NEED TO APPROPRIATE IT, TO EDUCATE FUTURE GENERATIONS, TO INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION AND RESEARCH SO THAT WE CAN BOTH PROVIDE FOR OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOR OUR NATIONAL PROSPERITY I YIELD BACK THE REMAINDER OF MY TIME I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON FOR GRANTING ME THIS TIME AND I THANK CHAIRMAN WOLF FOR WORKING WITH ME IN A BIPARTISAN BASIS THANK YOU THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY IS RECOGNIZED MADAM SPEAKER, I YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF THE HOMELAND SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA, MR ADERHOLT THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES THANK YOU, MR CHAIRMAN, FOR YIELDING MADAM SPEAKER, AS MANY HAVE SAID HERE TODAY, OUR GOVERNMENT HAS A SPENDING PROBLEM AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE — WE ARE FINDING A SOLUTION THIS BILL IS A STEP IN FINDING THAT SOLUTION THE BILL WE ARE VOTING ON THIS AFTERNOON IS TRULY HISTORIC IT CONTAINS DISCRETIONARY SPENDING CUTS THAT ARE NEARLY FIVE TIMES LARGER THAN ANY CUT IN HISTORY THE HOMELAND SECURITY TITLE OF THIS C.R. STRIKES THE RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN FUNDING PARTY PROGRAMS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL TO OUR NATION’S SECURITY AND AT THE SAME TIME KEEPING OUR

DISCRETIONARY SPENDING IN CHECK FIRST TIME THAT THE ANNUAL IN FACT, THIS BILL MARKS THE DISCRETIONARY BUDGET FOR HOMELAND SECURITY HAS BEEN REDUCED FROM THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR THIS C.R. PROVIDES THE TOTAL OF $41.75 BILLION IN DISCRETIONARY FUNDING FOR THE HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY THIS FUNDING LEVEL IS $784 MILLION BELOW THE F.Y. 2010 AND $189 BILLION BELOW THE PRESIDENT’S F.Y. 2011 REQUEST IN CONTRAST TO PREVIOUS ANNUAL SPENDING BILLS, THIS C.R PROVIDES FUNDING FOR ANNUAL COSTS OF DISASTERS FROM WITHIN THE EXISTING BUDGET SO RATHER THAN US RELYING ON EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTS TO FUND THE DISASTER RELIEF — SUPPLEMENTALS TO FUND THE DISASTER RELIEF, THIS IS SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT FAILED TO ADDRESS IN THE F.Y. 2011 BUDGET REQUEST SUPPORTING THE COST OF SECURITY DEMANDS TRUTH IN BUDGETING AND THIS CONGRESS IS DELIVERING WHERE THE PRESIDENT AND O.M.B HAS FAILED HAVING SAID THAT, THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IS NOT IMMUNE FROM FISCAL DISCIPLINE AND UNDERPERFORMING PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY CUT IN THIS AREA BY IMPLEMENTING THESE CUTS, WE ARE NOT CHOOSING BETWEEN HOMELAND SECURITY AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY BOTH ARE SERIOUS AND NATIONAL SECURITY ITEMS MUST BE DEALT WITH IMMEDIATELY THAT IS PRECISELY WHY THIS C.R ALSO INCLUDES SUFFICIENT — FUNDING TO SUSTAIN THE CRUCIAL THE GENTLEMAN’S TIME HAS EXPIRED CAN I HAVE 30 SECONDS? 30 SECONDS? I YIELD 30 SECONDS THIS IS PRECISELY WHERE THIS C.R. HAS SUFFICIENT FUNDING TO SUSTAIN CRITICAL OPERATIONS AT THE FRONT LINE AGENCIES SUCH AS C.B.P., COAST GUARD, I.C.E., SECRET SERVICE, T.S.A. AND THE DEPARTMENT’S INTELLIGENCE OFFICE MADAM SPEAKER, HOMELAND SECURITY IS FAR TOO IMPORTANT TO BE SUBJECT TO BUDGET GIMMICKS AND INADEQUATE JUSTIFICATIONS THE HOMELAND SECURITY TITLE OF THIS C.R. RESPONSIBLY FUNDS PROGRAMS VITAL TO OUR NATION’S SECURITY AND WILL HELP GET OUR FEDERAL BUDGET ON TRACK I THANK THE DISTINGUISHED COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN FOR YIELDING THE TIME AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON IS RECOGNIZED I YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA, MR FARR, WHO’S THE RANKING MEMBER OF THE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES MADAM SPEAKER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND THANK YOU, MR. DICKS, FOR YIELDING I RISE IN APPRECIATION FOR THE HARD WORK THAT’S GONE ON IN OUR APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEES WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THIS SATURDAY WILL MARK TWO MONTHS FROM THE DAY THAT THIS HOUSE PASSED H.R. 1 WHICH IS A REALLY DRACONIAN BILL THAT PUT ALL KINDS OF RIDERS AND ELIMINATED ALL KINDS OF FAMILY PLANNING MONEY FOR THINGS LIKE PLANNED PARENTHOOD IT SORT OF NEW THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING AND VALUE OF NOTHING I WOULD LIKE TO COMPLIMENT THE AROUND REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP FOR COMING IT’S A MUCH BETTER IMPROVEMENT THAN H.R. 1 IT ALSO SHOWS THEY ARE NOT WHETTED TO H.R. 1 THE MESSAGE GOES OUT THAT THEY MAKES ADJUSTMENTS THEY RESTORED NEARLY ALL THE $1.9 MILLION 9% HIGHER THAN H.R. 1 IN OVERALL SPENDING THE W.I.C. PROGRAM, THE PROGRAM THAT FEEDS LOW-INCOME WOMEN, EXPECTING CHILDREN OR HAVE CHILDREN, IS FUNDED AT A LEVEL SUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT WHAT WE THINK WILL BE THE PARTICIPATION LEVELS THIS YEAR WHEN A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE UNEMPLOYED AND IN POVERTY THE FOOD SAFETY ACTIVITIES AT THE USDA ARE INCREASED BY MORE THAN 8% OVER H.R. 1 THEY BROKE THE H.R. 1 HOLD AND HAVE COME UP AND I COMPLIMENT THEM FOR THAT THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WAS INCREASED BY NEARLY 17% 17% IN AN EARLA WHEN WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT FOOD SAFETY AND THE ISSUES OF FOOD SAFETY THE MCGOVERN-DOLE PROGRAM WHICH IS FOOD AID TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES PROVIDES OUR AMERICAN FOOD TO REALLY NEEDY COUNTRIES IS NEARLY TWICE WHAT IT WAS IN H.R. 1 THE RURAL AND WATER WASTE PROGRAMS ARE 30% HIGHER THAN H.R. 1 BUT AGRICULTURE TITLE REALLY FALLS SHORT IN THE — FROM THE PRESIDENT’S REQUEST OF 2000, PARTICULARLY IN THE EMERGENCY FOOD FOR PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WHO ARE IN DESPERATE NEED WE TAKE SURPLUS AMERICAN FOOD AND GIVE IT TO COUNTRIES THAT ARE REALLY STARVING WHILE WE ARE TRYING TO WIN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF PEOPLE, WE NEED TO HAVE THIS PROGRAM NOT DECREASED BUT INCREASED WHEN THE WORLD’S IN A LOT OF HURT LASTLY I’D JUST LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT WHAT REALLY BOTHERS ME IS THAT WE ARE PUTTING $5 BILLION MORE IN THE DEFENSE

DEPARTMENT AT THE SAME TIME CUTTING $25 MILLION FROM THE PEACE CORPS THE PEACE CORPS IS ONLY $400 MILLION IT’S A SMALL WEAPONS SYSTEM FOR THE MILITARY, THE ENTIRE THING WE HAVE 7,000 PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS IN 77 COUNTRIES, 10 MORE COUNTRIES WANT US 14,000 AMERICANS WANT TO BE IN THE PEACE CORPS, AND WE ARE CUTTING IT? YOU CAN’T WIN THE WAR WITHOUT WINNING THE HEARTS AND MINDS THE WAR CORPS OF $5 BILLION ISN’T GOING TO DO AS MUCH AS THE PEACE CORPS THANK YOU THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME RECOGNIZED THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY IS I YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRWOMAN OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, THE GENTLELADY FROM MISSOURI, MRS. EMERSON THE GENTLELADY FROM MISSOURI IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES THANK YOU, MR CHAIRMAN MADAM SPEAKER, WHEN I TOOK HOLD OF THE GAVEL OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT, I TOOK TO HEART THE RESPONSIBILITY TO REDUCE FEDERAL SPENDING ON BEHALF OF FUTURE GENERATIONS OF AMERICANS THE FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTION OF THIS ACT PROVIDES A TOTAL OF $22 BILLION $2.4 BILLION OR 10% REDUCTION FROM FISCAL YEAR 2010 LEVELS AND REDUCTION OF 3.4 BILLION OR 14% FROM THE PREEZE’S FISCAL YEAR 2011 REQUEST DECIDING HOW TO APPLY THESE DEDUCTIONS WAS CHALLENGING OUR PROPENSITY TO SPEND NOW AND REPAY WITH INTEREST HAS SADDLED OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN WITH $14 BILLION OF DEBT AS SUCH THE MONEY IN THIS ACT IS DIRECTED AT HIGH PRIORITY PROGRAMS SUCH AS COURT SECURITY, COUNTERTERRORISM, DRUG COLD TASK FORCES AND SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE FUNDING FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION BY THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION IS DRAMATICALLY REDUCED TO GAIN CONTROL OVER MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF THE FEDERAL BUILDING INVENTORY OTHER PROGRAMS ARE SELECTIVELY REDUCED INCLUDING PROGRAMS WITHIN THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT BECAUSE THESE TWO AGENCIES SHOULD BE THE MODEL OF EFFICIENCY AND ECONOMY FOR THE REST OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH THE ACT MEASURABLY IMPROVES OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH BY REQUIRING A NEW ANNUAL G.A.O STUDY OF ALL FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATIONS, INCLUDING THE CONSUMER FINANCE PROTECTION BUREAU, A NEW G.A.O. STUDY ON THE USE NULNESS AND ACCURACY OF THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION, CONSUMER COMPLAINT DATA BASE, AND THE ELIMINATION OF FOUR EXECUTIVE BRANCH STARS NOT CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE AND NOT ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE THEY ACT ALSO INCLUDES $77.7 MILLION FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT IN D.C., INCLUDING A $2.3 MILLION INCREASE FOR OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS THIS FUNDING ALONG WITH THE SPEAKER’S LANGUAGE TO RE-AUTHORIZE THE PROGRAM WILL INCREASE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW-INCOME STUDENTS IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL THIS EFFORT REPRESENTS AN IMPORTANT STARTING POINT FOR OUR COMMITTEE AND OUR CONGRESS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO WORK WITH MY COLLEAGUES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE THE GENTLEMAN’S TIME HAS EXPIRED THANK YOU, MADAM I YIELD BACK SPEAKER THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON IS RECOGNIZED I YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA, MR. BISHOP, THE RANKING MEMBER OF THE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS’ AFFAIRS THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES THANK YOU, MADAM SPEAKER THANK YOU TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON FOR YIELDING MADAM SPEAKER, TODAY MARKS THE END OF THE F.Y. 2011 PROCESS A PROCESS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETED A LONG, LONG TIME AGO FAILING TO STOP A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, WOULD HAVE DESTROYED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE’S CONFIDENCE GOVERN IN THE ABILITY OF CONGRESS TO THANKFULLY WITH ONLY MINUTES TO SPARE LAST WEEK THE HOUSE, SENATE, AND WHITE HOUSE CAME TOGETHER TO AVOID A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, STRIKING A COMPROMISE TO KEEP OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RUNNING FOR THE REMAINDER OF F.Y. 2011 THIS BILL IS BY NO MEANS PERFECT I’M PARTICULARLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT OF FUNDING REDUCTIONS TO SEVERAL AREAS, INCLUDING $35 BILLION CUTS IN PELL GRANTS FOR OUR STUDENTS $700 MILLION IN CUTS WHILE LOCAL AND STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL, THE PEOPLE WHO KEEP US SAFE, I’M ALSO VERY CONCERNED ABOUT RURAL, AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITIES, CUTS IN $433 MILLION TO THE FOREIGN SERVICE AGENCY FOR DIRECT AND INDIRECT LOANS MADAM SPEAKER, THIS BILL IS A FAR CRY FROM THE DRACONIAN MEAT CLEAVER APPROACH OF H.R. 1 AND I HOPE MY COLLEAGUES WILL THINK ABOUT WHAT WE JUST WENT THROUGH AND USE THIS FINAL RESOLUTION AS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW WE SHOULD APPROACH F.Y. 2012 OUR COUNTRY CANNOT AFFORD TO REPEAT THE IRRESPONSIBLE PROCESS GOING FORWARD THAT WE RESOLVE HERE TODAY DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ON BOTH SIDES OF CAPITOL HILL MUST WORK IN A BIPARTISAN FASHION TO PRODUCE A RESPONSIBLE BUDGET THAT WILL HELP GROW OUR ECONOMY AND RESPONSIBLY REDUCE OUR DEFICIT

THIS SPENDING PACKAGE BECOMES LAW, CONGRESS WILL HAVE MADE THE LARGEST CUTS TO DISCRETIONARY SPENDING IN THE HISTORY OF THIS BODY, CUTTING NEARLY $40 BILLION FROM THE F.Y. 2010 BUDGET THE C.R. PROVIDES 73.1 BILLION FOR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS’ AFFAIRS, WHICH IS $3.4 BILLION BELOW THE F.Y. 2010 ENACTED LEVELS CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNTS ARE CONFORMED TO THE F.Y. 2011 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT, WHICH INCLUDED REDUCTIONS IN THE BUDGET REQUEST FOR F.Y 2011 SAVINGS WERE FOUND BY TAKING REDUCTIONS IN UNOBLIGATED APPROPRIATIONS FROM YEARS PAST, AS WELL AS CAP TURING SAVINGS FROM PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN COMING IN UNDER BUDGET THE C.R. ALSO INCLUDES A REDUCTION OF $160 MILLION BELOW BOTH THE REQUEST AND THE F.Y 2010 LEVEL FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO REFLECT CANCELLATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AS WELL AS I.T. PROGRAM POLICIES RESULTING FROM PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT REVIEWS THE C.R. ALSO REMOVES FUNDING FOR THE CIVILIAN PAY RACE THAT WAS INCLUDED IN THE F.Y. 2011 ADVANCES OF THE V.A. FOLLOWING THE PRESIDENT’S DECISION TO FREEZE PAY IN ADDITION, THE BILL RESCINDS $75 MILLION FROM PRIOR YEAR BALANCES UNOBLIGATED CONSTRUCTION IT ALSO RESCINDS $12 MILLION FROM THE VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION FOR INITIATIVE TO PLACE A PRINTER ON EVERY DESK SOME OF THESE ARE COMMONSENSE REFORMS THAT SAVE TAXPAYER DOLLARS AND HELP PUT US ON A PATH TO FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY MANY OF THESE REDUCTIONS IN MILCON-V.A. WILL TAKEN IN THE FULL YEAR C.R. PASSED IN THE LAST CONGRESS THE GENTLEMAN’S TIME HAS EXPIRED THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY IS RECOGNIZED I YIELD A MINUTE AND A HALF TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF THE MILITARY, CONSTRUCTION, AND V.A SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR ON APPROPRIATIONS THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS, MR. CULBERSON THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS IS RECOGNIZED THE MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS’ AFFAIRS PORTIONS OF THIS BILL VIVIDLY ILLUSTRATES THE IMPORTANCE OF PASSING OUR APPROPRIATIONS BILL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OUR WAR FIGHTERS IN THE FIELD CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE ANY AIR BUBBLES IN THE LOGISTICAL PIPELINE THAT SUPPORTS THEIR OPERATIONS THEIR FAMILIES, THEIR LOVED ONES CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE THE BARRACKS, LIVING QUARTERS IN WHICH THEY ARE HOUSED TO BE DELAYED ANY LONGER THE MARINE CORPS URGENTLY NEEDS BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS TO GET DONE MARINES HAVE HAD SEVERAL BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF PROJECTS ALREADY DELAYED AS A FISCAL CONSERVATIVE I WANT TO SEE MORE CUTS I’M COMMITTED AS OUR CHAIRMAN IS, AS OUR SPEAKER IS TO BALANCING THE BUDGET AS FAST AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE THIS IS SIMPLY THE FIRST STEP IN A LONG WAR TO GET US BACK ON TO A BALANCED BUDGET TO RESTRAIN FEDERAL SPENDING WE DRAMATICALLY REDUCED WITH THE CHAIRMAN’S LEADERSHIP AND THE SPEAKER’S LEADERSHIP THE NATIONAL CREDIT CARD LIMIT BY $38 BILLION THE LARGEST CUT, NONWARTIME CUT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AFTER THE DRAWDOWN AFTER WORLD WAR II WE HAVE ACTUALLY SEEN REDUCTIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME, MADAM SPEAKER, IN THIS BILL I ASK ASKED THE STAFFERS WHEN I CAME IN, BRAND NEW TO THIS JOB, TO FIND SAVINGS THAT WOULD NOT IMPACT THE QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE FOR OUR VETERANS OUR REDUCE THE QUALITY OF THE HOUSING PROVIDED TO OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM STRUCKS, SAVINGS WE HAVE DONE THAT WITH CON WE HAVE DONE IT BY TAKING MONEY THAT WAS NOT YET USED FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WE HAVE DONE IT BY REDUCING MONEY THAT WAS TAKEN AWAY, MONEY ALREADY THERE AND UNSPENT, BOTH AT THE VETERANS’ AFFAIRS ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE AND CONSTRUCTION BUT ABOVE ALL, WE PRESERVED THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OUR VETERANS AND THE QUALITY OF OUR HEALTH CARE WHILE SAVING MONEY IT’S AN IMPORTANT BILL THE GENTLEMAN’S TIME HAS EXPIRED RECOGNIZED THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON IS I YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEWOMAN FROM CALIFORNIA, MS. LEE, A VALUED MEMBER OF THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE THE GENTLELADY FROM CALIFORNIA IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES THANK YOU VERY MUCH I WANT TO THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON FOR YIELDING AND ALSO FOR HIS LEADERSHIP I RISE IN STRONG OPPOSITION TO THIS THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION BUDGETS ARE MORAL DOCUMENTS THAT REFLECT WHO WE ARE AS A NATION THEY ARE NOT JUST ABOUT DOLLARS AND SCENTS THESE CUTS WON’T CREATE JOBS, FOSTER ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, OR PROVIDE PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY INSTEAD IT ELIMINATES BILLIONS IN INVESTMENTS IN OUR WORK FORCE, OUR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE, OUR SMALL BUSINESSES, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IN OUR PEOPLE IT’S A BOLD ASSAULT ON MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO RELY ON OUR SAFETY NET THESE BUDGET CUTS AND WARPED PRIORITIES SHOULD BE A MORAL OUTRAGE TO EVERY MEMBER OF THIS BODY THAT’S WHY 36,000 PEOPLE AND APPROXIMATELY 30 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAVE JOINED THE FAITH COMMUNITY IN A 24-HOUR FAST TO HIGHLIGHT THE ENORMOUS IMPACT THE DEVASTATING IMPACT OF THESE BUDGET CUTS

THIS BILL IS NOTHING MORE THAN A TEA PARTY CHECKLIST OF TARGETING PROGRAMS THAT HELP THE MOST VULNERABLE $504 MILLION FROM THE W.I.C PROGRAM $300 MILLION FROM COPS $125 MILLION FROM DISLOCATED WORKER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS $49 MILLION FROM MENTORING CHILDREN OF INMATES $17 MILLION FOR TITLE 10 FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS AND $25 MILLION FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS SUPPORTIVE HOUSING VOUCHERS INSTEAD OF TARGETING LOW-INCOME AND MIDDLE-INCOME INDIVIDUALS AND THE RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PARTICULARLY AND ESPECIALLY LOW-INCOME WOMEN, AND WOMEN OF COLOR, WE SHOULD BE SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING OUR BLOATED MILITARY BUDGET TOGETHER AND REDUCE AND END THESE THREE WARS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND LIBYA WE COULD SAVE BILLIONS, MIND YOU, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS BY ENDING THESE WARS MADAM SPEAKER, WE SHOULD REJECT THESE CUTS WHICH HURT OUR MOST VULNERABLE POPULATIONS AND THE RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IT’S SHAMEFUL, A MORAL DISGRACE, AND I URGE A NO VOTE ON IT THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY MAY I INQUIRE OF THE TIME REMAINING ON BOTH SIDES? THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY HAS EIGHT