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House Proceeding 02-25-09 on Feb 25th, 2009 :: 0:54:40 to 0:57:15
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Pete Sessions

0:54:36 to 0:55:00( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and i inte to vote for the rule, because it would eliminate the pay raise and that's a good thing, but we to get back to regular order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from massachusett the gentleman from texas, for what purpose does do you rise? mr. sessions: mr. speaker -- the speaker pro tempore: the

Pete Sessions

0:54:40 to 0:57:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions

0:55:01 to 0:55:24( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: mr. sessions: mr. flake had it right this morning when he said this bill is heavy, and it is. and this is the bill that we are getting ready to pass, hundreds of billions of more dollars that will be taken from the american people that we are borrowing this money.

Pete Sessions

0:55:25 to 0:55:46( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: ju last week, we passed a bill that was twice this size, all borrowed money. this is a bill that by and large was put together last june and ready to go. we are now five full months through the fiscal year

Pete Sessions

0:55:47 to 0:56:07( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: we decided to go ahead and do the exact same bill in the remaing seven months. 8% increase -- if we have 12 months, now we've got seven months left, all borrowed time,

Pete Sessions

0:56:08 to 0:56:29( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: all borrowed money. all for a system that now, months later, is under greater distress. the american family, the american taxpayer, american business, even investors to this great country li

Pete Sessions

0:56:30 to 0:56:51( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: have heard the gentleman, mr. kirk, talk about, investors, people who will pay for this debt, are growing weary of bigger and bigger gov more and more spending. and i do recognize that we disagree with each other on the floor based upon party lines.

Pete Sessions

0:56:52 to 0:57:16( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: but at some point, there has to be a reality check and the reality check is that since we decided to wait alst half a year, why not cut it in half? makes sense to me. perhaps that's common sense.

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