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House Proceeding 01-06-09 on Jan 6th, 2009 :: 1:36:10 to 1:38:00
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Louise McIntosh Slaughter

1:36:06 to 1:36:26( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: this house, the democratic process is alive and well no matter how ladge the majority. vote yes on the motion to commit. with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker, without any question, all of us who serb in this house love it. we understand our responsibilities to our

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

1:36:10 to 1:38:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Louise McIntosh Slaughter

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

1:36:27 to 1:36:48( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: constituents as well as this institution. i want to make it absolutely clear, unequivocally clear, that no intention here today is to in any way impede the minority rights. we will defend them to the death. mr. dreier: will the gentlewoman yield?

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

1:36:49 to 1:37:10( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: ms. slaughter: but we would have to be alice in wonderland saying she tries to believe six impossible thing before breakfast if we gave serious thought that a motion to recommit promptly is anything other than a way to kill a bill. what we are trying to do here is to expedite the process to

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

1:37:11 to 1:37:31( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: get the obama agenda, which apparently we are in solid agreement on, to get that moved forward because the american people are crying out for it. it must be done. we want to do this fairly, we want to do this equitably. i hope we can do it with minds that meet on all these subjects.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

1:37:32 to 1:37:52( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: but we must remove some of the gimmicks which have been nothing in the world except to sub vet the will of the house db subvert the will of the house. i hope that everybody in the house, all the new members, which i congratulate, people who have been here for some time, and those of us who are moderately here for a long

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

1:37:53 to 1:38:01( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: time, please all get together today. there's nothing in here that hurts anyone. we are simply attempting to

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