AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2005 -- (House of Representatives - July 13, 2004)
The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to House Resolution 710 and rule XVIII, the Chair declares the House in the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union for the further consideration of the bill, H.R. 4766.
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Mr. CANTOR. Mr. Chairman, I appreciate the opportunity to speak on this amendment; and I would say, Mr. Chairman, that this amendment to me makes no sense to be even part of this debate because if we are talking about a buyout provision to end the Depression-era program that is in the FSC bill that has passed this House, this language will have no bearing on that because, in fact, there is no money coming from the Agriculture Department to fund the provisions that we called for in the FSC bill, Mr. Chairman. So that is why I am standing here in opposition to the amendment, because it has no place on this bill. It does not impact anything we did on the FSC bill to try to effect the tobacco buyout.