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House Proceeding 01-29-08 on Jan 29th, 2008 :: 1:33:45 to 1:35:43
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Jerry Weller

1:30:54 to 1:33:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jerry Weller

Jerry Weller

1:33:32 to 1:33:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Weller: us today is a call to arms for congress to act on behalf of the american people. the president waited too long and offered too little. while he spent months pretending the economy was just

Sander M. Levin

1:33:45 to 1:34:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: fine, americans were losing their jobs, their homes and their confidence. last week, he apparently woke up, noticed the problem, and to her credit, speaker pelosi negotiated a stimulus package

Sander M. Levin

1:33:45 to 1:35:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sander M. Levin

Sander M. Levin

1:34:02 to 1:34:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: that for the first time in seven years recognized our first responsibility to the middle class and america's vulnerable families. people earning $2,000 -- $200,000 a year don't need a rebate

Sander M. Levin

1:34:15 to 1:34:32( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: to weather the economic storm. but people earning $20,000 do need one. but for all the stimulus package does, we must recognize it is a work in progress because there's unfinished business

Sander M. Levin

1:34:32 to 1:34:47( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: we must address in the coming months. this package falls silent on the plight of americans who have already lost their jobs in the economy. and this package does not address the reforms needed

Sander M. Levin

1:34:47 to 1:35:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: to our unemployment insurance programs to deal with the reality of the modern day workforce competing in a global economy. 2/3 of the people who pay unemployment insurance can't draw benefits.

Sander M. Levin

1:35:02 to 1:35:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: people with part-time jobs can't draw benefits. spouses whose husbands are transferred elsewhere and lose the second job the family has been dependent on can't draw benefits. those are

Sander M. Levin

1:35:15 to 1:35:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: the kind of things that needs to be done. but there's nothing new today. the gentleman from indiana, it was a wonderful couns terpoint. in 1935 when we passed the social security act in this

Sander M. Levin

1:35:29 to 1:35:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: y congress, during the middle of the depression we passed the social security act, unemployment insurance was right in the middle of it. the last issue the republicans fought in the united

John Campbell

1:35:43 to 1:35:58( Edit History Discussion )

John Campbell: states senate at the very end of the bill was whether or not they should have unemployment insurance. the gentleman from indiana would have fit beautifully in the republican caucus in the

John Campbell

1:35:43 to 1:38:58( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Campbell

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