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House Proceeding 01-28-09 on Jan 28th, 2009 :: 0:27:00 to 0:30:15
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Barbara Lee

0:26:56 to 0:27:16( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: pharmacists could talk to their patients. and that language was taken out before this fact sheet was even printed. the fact sheet's not factual. the stimulus isn't still la tif. i urge my collea this bill. the speaker pro tempore: the

Barbara Lee

0:27:00 to 0:30:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

0:27:17 to 0:27:37( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: gentleman from colorado. mr. polis: i yield to ms. lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is regnized for two minutes. ms. lee: thank you for yielding. and thank you, madam speaker. let me just say that i rise in support of the rule and also, of course, the bill. first let me just say the economic policies of the previous administration we all recognize has left our nation

Barbara Lee

0:27:38 to 0:27:58( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: in shambles. the huge tax cuts for the wealthy, the war in iraq, 0 billion a month, and the greed in this unregulatory environment of the previous administration has brought us to this point. and so i think it's incumbent upon the republicans, especial

Barbara Lee

0:27:59 to 0:28:20( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: work together to try to help this country dig itself out of what has transpired in the last eight years. today more people are living in poverty, more people are living without health insurance, and more people are unemployed than they were eight years ago and it's only getting worse. that's why the bill we're debating today is so important. and i applaud president obama

Barbara Lee

0:28:21 to 0:28:41( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: and speaker pelosi, our leadership, majori whip clyburn and chairman obey for crafting this robust economic stimulus package and their efforts to ensure bipartisanship in this. i'm pleased it includes funding for a number of important initiatives that many of us have fought for, including extended unemployment benefits, expanding the food stamp program, and providing

Barbara Lee

0:28:42 to 0:29:02( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: increased medicaid funding to the states to help people just get through this crisis. it also funds a range of transportation and infrastructure procts to rebuild our roads, modernize our schools, reh our housing stock and prevent foreclosures. it creates jobs. it puts our nation -- it puts our nation's path to recovery

Barbara Lee

0:29:03 to 0:29:24( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: in a very strong position by including billion in job training, including 00 million in green jobs and .2 million in youth training programs. i'm pleased that state and local governments will be able to tab into the .7 billion of these job training funds to fund innovative programs to provide reemployment services,

Barbara Lee

0:29:25 to 0:29:45( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: job training and summer jobs and year round employment for youth. may have -- may i have an additional 30 seconds? mr. polis: yes. ms. lee: taken together, this bill will help put our nation on the right track. many of us think it should have

Barbara Lee

0:29:46 to 0:30:06( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: been bigger, at least frl. we're trying to -- trillion. we're trying to move forward in a bipartisan fashion. it should have been inacted, i think, a year ago when sum of us called for a new stimulus package to jump-start our economy. instead, the previous administration just refused to take action letting our economy collapse before choosing to

Barbara Lee

0:30:07 to 0:30:15( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: bail out their friends. so let's move this bill forward. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california.

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