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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 4:11:30 to 4:15:35
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Wally Herger

4:11:26 to 4:11:46( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: vote for this bill, and i will reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. herger: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. this legislation provides for a one-month extension of several important programs, including unemployment insurance and health coverage for americans

Wally Herger

4:11:30 to 4:15:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Wally Herger

4:11:47 to 4:12:08( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: laid off in this recession. a postponemen in medicare payments to physicians and satellite television law that allows americans in rural america -- areas to get access to local news and programming. it's important to realize that this is not a jobs bill.

Wally Herger

4:12:09 to 4:12:29( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: on the contrary, the extension of unemployment insurance is need because the 2009 stimulus bill didn't create the jobs democrats promised. laid off workers should not be punished for that. instead of creating 3.7 million

Wally Herger

4:12:30 to 4:12:52( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: jobs as promised, the stimulus bill was followed by 3.3 million additional job losses, a record 16 million are now unemployed and americans are asking, where are the jobs? the legislation before us continues the payment of a

Wally Herger

4:12:53 to 4:13:14( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: record 99eeks of total unemployment benefits, but millions will soon be exhausting those benefits and wondering what comes next. they will face a job market that, on top of everything else, is burdened by mammoth unemployment payroll tax hikes,

Wally Herger

4:13:15 to 4:13:35( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: caused by all the unemployment benefits paid today. so the need to pass this bill today is the result of the failure of the democrats' stimulus bill to create the jobs they promised. if it had created those jobs, and unemployment were now under

Wally Herger

4:13:36 to 4:13:56( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: 8% and falling, as democrats predicted it would be, we would be in a position to start winding these benefits down. instead, unemployment is near 10%, and even the administration thinks it will remain so through at least this year. c.b.o. has estimated this bill

Wally Herger

4:13:57 to 4:14:19( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: will add over $10 billion to the deficit. less than two weeks ago, after the democrats' pay as you go bill was signed into law, we are already seeing billions of dollars designated as, quote, emergency spending, so we don't have to pay for it.

Wally Herger

4:14:20 to 4:14:40( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: with abundant unused tarp and stimulus money that could pay for this bill, it's clear democrats are not serious about fiscal responsibility. we also need to craft policies that will actually create jobs, sown employed workers can get back to work.

Wally Herger

4:14:41 to 4:15:01( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: that will require ending the massive taxing, spending, and borrowing plans this democrat congress and administration has. these policies have created severe uncertainty among american workers and businesses, causing economic stagnation and discouraging hiring.

Wally Herger

4:15:02 to 4:15:26( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: we could eliminate this uncertainty and get the private sector american job creation engine humming again by immediately extending all expiri tax cuts. scrapping plans for a government takeover of health care. scrapping plans to impose a

Wally Herger

4:15:27 to 4:15:35( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: national energy tax via a cap and trade program. repealing wasteful stimulus spending. and committing to not increasing taxes until the

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