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House Proceeding on Feb 23rd, 2009 :: 2:26:25 to 2:27:25
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:26:21 to 2:26:42( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: to vote for this piece of legislatio with that i reserve the balance of my time. the sp reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from california. mr. mckeon: mr. speaker, i'm prepared to close and i yield my the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mckeon: with this bill we are trying to do the right thing

Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:26:25 to 2:27:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard P. Buck McKeon

Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:26:43 to 2:27:03( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: but we are doing it the wrong way. through an open process marked by bipartisanship, we have made considerable improvements to this bill. unfortunately flaws remain, including a failure to fully protect the rights of parents. if this bill had been brought under regular order, we could have addressed this issue. but by rushing it to the floor under a suspension of the rules,

Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:27:04 to 2:27:24( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: we have been left with an imperfect, even incomplete product. i trust we will not make that same mistake again and i look forward to addressing this issue as the bill moves forward. i believe we need to protect the young people in these programs and that's why i will vote yes but i do so with reservations because i believe this bill could have been much stronger and eventually i believe it will

Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:27:25 to 2:27:27( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: be made stronger.

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