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House Proceeding 01-27-09 on Jan 27th, 2009 :: 1:27:25 to 1:29:55
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Lloyd Doggett

1:27:22 to 1:27:42( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: friend so that we could ask the question ssas to whether or not the gentleman has looked at the congressional budget office study. mr. doggett: not only looked at it but -- mr. dreier: my question is, have you in fact looked at the professional nonpartisan c.b.o. study that came out last night

Lloyd Doggett

1:27:25 to 1:29:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lloyd Doggett

Lloyd Doggett

1:27:43 to 1:28:03( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: talking about the slowness with which we'll have to contend to getting these resources. mr. doggett: i have -- mr. dreier: i yield back. mr. doggett: i spent most of the morning listening to the testimony of the man who wrote the report and it is from that

Lloyd Doggett

1:28:04 to 1:28:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: report that the kind of language i was referring to earlier that some of the proposals you're advocating are the ones least effective for getting our recovery going. that's why i think we have a blend proposal here but some of the changes you want are not efficient, they're a weak way of get regular covery and we should be focused on the biggest bang for the buck.

Lloyd Doggett

1:28:26 to 1:28:46( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: let me focus on the minute that the gentleman from massachusetts was kind enough to yield to me. there's one provision in this bill i think is very important. it's 3.5 billion in addition assistance to many working families class families, concerning higher education. this was not in the bill a originally proposed by president obama and his

Lloyd Doggett

1:28:47 to 1:29:09( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: advisors, but he said as he is saying to republicans, i'm sure, right now, if you've got a bettera, i'm open to it and in this case the better idea was an idea he advanced in the campaign that we need to do more, particularly at a time of economic downturn, to get of our young people and perhaps not so young people back into community colleges, into higher education institutions across this country.

Lloyd Doggett

1:29:10 to 1:29:31( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: what this tax credit will do, in addition to the important increase in pell grants in this bill, is to provide a refundable credit to many working families of up to ,000, up to ,500 to other families that will for the first time -- do you have another 30 seconds? mr. mcgovern: i yield the gentleman 30 seconds.

Lloyd Doggett

1:29:32 to 1:29:54( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: mr. dogget: will cover textbooks, supplement pell grants, provide a real opportunity not only for individual skills but in the process to go back and retool our whole economy with a better trained workforce. i think this is a very effe economic recovery, i'm pleased it's been incorporated in this bill, there's not a family that

Lloyd Doggett

1:29:55 to 1:29:56( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: has a stake in higher education trying to get someone into a

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