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House Proceeding on Jan 14th, 2009 :: 2:44:00 to 2:45:45
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Frank Jr.Pallone

2:43:46 to 2:44:08( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: who seeks wreck -- recognition? mr. blunt: does the gentleman have any additional speakers besides his closing comments? mr. pallone: i do not. i was going to ask how much time remains. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from missouri has 90 seconds remaining. the gentleman from california, mr. herger, has one minute remaining. the gentleman from california, mr. stark, has one minute remaining. and the gentleman from new jersey has 2 3/4 minutes

Frank Jr.Pallone

2:44:00 to 2:45:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Frank Jr.Pallone

2:44:09 to 2:44:30( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: remaining. mr. pallone: madam speaker, i yield myself a minute and a half. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for 90 seconds. mr. pallone: i want to stress how important this bill is and also that it is essentially the same bill that we passed in the last congress. it was bipartisan. it was passed in both houses

Frank Jr.Pallone

2:44:31 to 2:44:51( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: with a fairly large margin. the only thing that stood in the way was president bush's veto. now, we do have a new president. we know he's supported the legislation. it is so crucial for the children of this country, the four million or so now who are eligible, but for whom there is no funding, who will be covered by this legislation it is fully paid for.

Frank Jr.Pallone

2:44:52 to 2:45:12( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: and i think particularly now when we have a recession. and we know that so many people are losing their jobs and as a consequence their health insurance for themselves and their famies. what could be more important than making sure that those families now, that their children are covered by this legislation? i must say that i very proud of t fact that we are here in

Frank Jr.Pallone

2:45:13 to 2:45:38( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: the first week essentially of this new congress passing this bill. i know that the other body's about to pass it as well. and that we will be able to send it to the president and have it be one of the first accomplishments of his presidency and of this congress. i know mr. stark already thanked the various staff members so i won't thank them again. i do want to pay particular attention to bridget taylor

Frank Jr.Pallone

2:45:41 to 2:45:46( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: because i know that she worked on this legislation for two years or more and was even there when we first passed the schip bill 10 years before that. and it's always been one of the things that she cares so much about.

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