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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 4:08:05 to 4:11:25
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Jim McDermott

4:07:50 to 4:08:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: questions will be taken later. for what purpose do the gentleman from washington rise? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4691, the temporary extension act of 2010. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 4691, a bill to provide a temporary extension of certain programs, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the

Jim McDermott

4:08:05 to 4:11:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

4:08:11 to 4:08:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: gentleman from washington, mr. mcdermott, the gentleman from california, mr. herger, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from washington. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, i ask members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, i yield myself as much time as i

Jim McDermott

4:08:32 to 4:08:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: may consume. this bill provides a short-term extension for a number of programs. when you have the senate basically -- when you have the other body -- excuse me -- basically operating, filibusters continuously on everything, it's not surprising

Jim McDermott

4:08:54 to 4:09:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: that suddenly somebody wakes up over there and figures outhat they're going to have to go to work and pass the legislation. by the end of march, 1.2 million people will run out of unemployment benefits. so we're extending unemployment

Jim McDermott

4:09:20 to 4:09:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: benefits through the eighth of april, 2010. that's another month. -- for whatever reas they want to come out and dohis when they can see the problem and they want to drag the american people through this process over and over again i cannot understand. the republicans over there using filibusters to stop the

Jim McDermott

4:09:42 to 4:10:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: senate from doing anything simply don't care about workers in this country. now, there's also an extension of cobra assistance. we're extending that to the 28th of march, 2010. so people have hlth insurance for another month. thanks a lot. and we're extending surface

Jim McDermott

4:10:05 to 4:10:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: transportation programs. which makes related expenditures for surface transportation until march 28, 2010. we're extending the medicare physician update which extends the increase in physicians' payments until march 28, 2010.

Jim McDermott

4:10:26 to 4:10:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: we're extending the medicare therapy cap exception until march 28, 2010. we're extending the poverty guide lipse. -- guidelines. and i could down this list. i have a whole bunch more. the fact is we passed in december out of this house a six-month extension of unemployment benefits, but

Jim McDermott

4:10:48 to 4:11:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: somebody decided we had to have a filibuster in the senate. they stepped on the bill and suddenly we come to 5:28 on the 25th of february and somebody says exoh, my god, there are going to be people in my district with no check.

Jim McDermott

4:11:09 to 4:11:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: they have been calling my office for the past two weeks, are they going to extend my benefits? will my benefits be extended? what's going to happen to us? well, here's their answer. we'll give them another month's reprieve. so i urge all my colleagues to

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