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House Proceeding 01-06-09 on Jan 6th, 2009 :: 0:02:55 to 0:07:00
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John A. Boehner

0:02:46 to 0:03:06( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: mr. boehner: madam speaker, leaderoyer, fellow members in a special welcome to our new members and their families and friends who are here today. we begin this new congress at a great time of challenge for the american people. this winter, working families

John A. Boehner

0:02:55 to 0:07:00( Edit History Discussion )
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John A. Boehner

0:03:07 to 0:03:27( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: are struggling to pay their bills and keep their homes. small businesses are being forced to choose between cutting jobs and closing their doors. health costs are rising, college savings funds and 401k's have declined in value substantially. parents are deeply worried

John A. Boehner

0:03:28 to 0:03:49( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: about their children's future. i think it's a time of anxiety for millions of americans, some of whom face economic challenges not seein this country for generations. when things are at their worst for the american people, i think we owe them our best. this congress must rise to the

John A. Boehner

0:03:50 to 0:04:10( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: occasion. two weeks from today, we'll inaugurate a new president. president-elect obama has expressed a desire to govern from the center and put the needs of our couldn't arery first. i think all of you know washington is a difficult town. it will -- it won't always be easy for him to do these things.

John A. Boehner

0:04:11 to 0:04:19( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: when our new president extends his hand across the aisle to do

John A. Boehner

0:04:45 to 0:05:05( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: what is right for our country, during the 111th congress republicans will strive not to be the party of opposition but the party of better solutions. president-elect obama's calls for inclusiveness are already being put to the test. he's called on congress to move quickly and in a bipartisan fashion on legislation to help our economy.

John A. Boehner

0:05:06 to 0:05:28( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: at this time of economic anxiety, the american people deserve open debate and transparency in their congress. a key ingreend -- key ingredients needed to produce good legislation. my hope is we'll have a rules package that helps encourage open debate and helps ensure

John A. Boehner

0:05:29 to 0:05:49( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: that our institution is accountable to the people it serves. our nation has faced adversity before and we never failed to meet the challenge. this because america is a land of limitless potential and when we harness the will of the american people, commit ourselves to making the most of the blessings god has bestowed

John A. Boehner

0:05:50 to 0:06:01( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: on this great country, and bring all these gifts to bear on a common goal, there's no obstacle we cannot over--

John A. Boehner

0:06:19 to 0:06:40( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: overcome. leaders in a flagging economy is to craft policies that allow our country's potential to be unleashed. america runs on freedom. it's the fuel of our economy and the fuel of our democracy. the more we spend and the more we tax, the less freedom we'll have left. we need to take responsible

John A. Boehner

0:06:41 to 0:07:00( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: action together to help put our economy back on a path toward prosperity. in the months ahead, it can be a time of hope and renewal in america. the american people are giving their best here in congress -- are giving their best. here in congress we need to do the same. as we start the new congress we

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