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House Proceeding 01-29-08 on Jan 29th, 2008 :: 0:24:15 to 0:30:18
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Jim McCrery

0:20:47 to 0:24:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McCrery

Jim McCrery

0:23:59 to 0:24:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McCrery: to the opinions of respected economists, respected former officials of the treasury department, current members of the treasury department, the weight of the evidence indicates to me, at least, that

Charles B. Rangel

0:24:15 to 0:24:25( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: the downside of this congress doing nothing right now is much greater than any downside of our doing something around the level of -- that is being proposed by the leadership in in house

Charles B. Rangel

0:24:15 to 0:30:18( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles B. Rangel

Charles B. Rangel

0:24:25 to 0:24:36( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: and the white house in this package that we're considering this afternoon. so, mr. speaker, i am eagerly awaiting passage of this. i hope that the other body follows suit in an expeditious manner,

Charles B. Rangel

0:24:36 to 0:24:48( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: and that we can get this package to the white house for the president's signature. and we hope that this will have the intended effect, which is to avert a recession and to reduce the downturn that

Charles B. Rangel

0:24:48 to 0:24:57( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: everybody agrees is under way r right now. with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the mp gentlemantn reserves the balance he of his time. the gentleman

Charles B. Rangel

0:24:57 to 0:25:09( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: from new york. mr. rangel: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. rangel: first, i want to thank mr. mccrery for getting his

Charles B. Rangel

0:25:09 to 0:25:26( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: views and his willingness to listen to mine with both of us understanding that at the end of the day the people are not concerned with our differences, but they were coerned about the united states

Charles B. Rangel

0:25:26 to 0:25:41( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: government responding to their needs. and to that extent, of courseex, i want to thank our speaker in recognizing the legislative and political precious as she negotiated -- pressures as she negotiated

Charles B. Rangel

0:25:41 to 0:25:58( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: with using the skills of secretary of freshry hank paulson and working with the distinguished minority leader -- treasury hank paulson and working with the distinguished minority leader and

Charles B. Rangel

0:25:58 to 0:26:08( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: trying to make sure that the american people knew that we weren't able to do everything that we wanted to do , but we did not ignore our obligations to come together with some type of a compromise.

Charles B. Rangel

0:26:08 to 0:26:22( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: and i think it was historic as we expanded to reach people who would have been ignored had it not been for changes that were made in how we get the money to people. so i want to thank the

Charles B. Rangel

0:26:22 to 0:26:35( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: leadership of the house for making it abundantly clear that all of us thought at the time that we agreed to this agreemen t that the senate was prepared to accept our agreement without

Charles B. Rangel

0:26:35 to 0:26:46( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: change. it's my understanding now as we talk that the senate finance committee's marking up their own stimulus package. and i assume that it will notno deviate substantially from what the leadership

Charles B. Rangel

0:26:46 to 0:26:59( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: of this house has done. but i do hope that it's made abundantly clear that the house has done its responsibility and that if there's anything that impedes the senate from complying to the mandate

Charles B. Rangel

0:26:59 to 0:27:17( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: that the president has set on our congress that they, too, have an obligation to make the type of compromises that's necessary so that we can move forward. i also would like to add that sometimes

Charles B. Rangel

0:27:17 to 0:27:31( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: it's very difficult in being chairman of a committee that not only do we have partisan differences but we have differences among my own party. and while we are reaching out to provide assistance

Charles B. Rangel

0:27:31 to 0:27:50( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: to people who are suffering economically, i cannot hope but remind myself that these people were not selected out of any compassion of wanting to help the poor and those in need. indeedin, the

Charles B. Rangel

0:27:50 to 0:28:04( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: main reason that these people are targeted is because economists, conservative or liberal, agree that the assistance that we're giving has to be timely, fast, has to be targeted, people that

Charles B. Rangel

0:28:04 to 0:28:16( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: are going to have to spend the he money and has to be temporary so that we don't do severe additional damage to the deficit. . i submit to you, mr. speaker, at we are talking about the heart

Charles B. Rangel

0:28:16 to 0:28:29( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: of america, hard-workingin middle class people that are now being targeted because they can't afford to take care of their families. yes, they have to spend the money. to put food on the table, put

Charles B. Rangel

0:28:29 to 0:28:39( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: shoes on their kids' feet, put clothing on their back, to pay for shelter. and i submit that we shouldn't walk away from this house because we are giving economic assistance prior to the

Charles B. Rangel

0:28:39 to 0:28:55( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: fact that millions of people in this country find themselves in that predicament and for that the congress cannot be charged. and i do hope after we finish going through this bipartisan effort,

Charles B. Rangel

0:28:55 to 0:29:08( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: which we have to do, that we might find some way to tell these people that we are going to provide relief without considering a stimulus, but we are going to provide relief because it's the

Charles B. Rangel

0:29:08 to 0:29:18( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: right thing to do. and no man and woman in this country that works hard every day should have to be stigmatized that they can't afford to provide a different type of lifestyle for their family

Charles B. Rangel

0:29:18 to 0:29:38( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: because they can't meet th eir obligations. so i h ope in the way we in a bipartisan waypa have cooperated with this ainistration that they recognize that the theax code which is stiltsed toward

Charles B. Rangel

0:29:38 to 0:30:18( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: the wealthy and a therefore supreposed to create the jobs of the wealth for thehe middle class, it isn't work -- it didn't work this time. and maybe we can think in terms of how we can

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