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House Proceeding on Mar 13th, 2008 :: 0:00:00 to 0:05:17
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Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: right investmrients to fight poverty, to grow our economy, to assist survivors of rv hurricane katrina, to bring common sense to our national security budget, and to redeploy our troops and

Barbara Lee

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Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: military contractors from iraq. our budget does so in a way that not only balances our priorities but balances the federal budget. our budget stands in stark contrast to the president's very cynical

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: proposal that he presented to us last month. the progressive budget rejects the president's budget and its attack on working families, minority communities and many of our most vulnerable populations,

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: like seniors and low-income individuals. the progressive budget rejects the president's ongoing occupation of iraq, that is costing taxpayers $12 billion, $12 billion each month. and the

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: progressive budget rejects the president's $200 billion cuts to medicare and medicaid that would raise premiums for our nation's seniors and cut payments to the doctors and hospitals who serve

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: them. our budget is different. it faces the poverty crisis in america head on starting with redress and reconstruction for gulf coast victims of hurricane katrina. it is designed to reverse

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: the iraq recession by providing a vital stimulus to jump-start the economy. it is the only budget that brings common sense to national security by reinvesting in the president's bloated

Barbara Lee

0:01:29 to 0:01:43( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: defense funding request for the pentagon, the highest since world war ii. the progressive alternative will provide at least $551 billion for domestic, nonmilitary discretionary spending in

Barbara Lee

0:01:43 to 0:02:02( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: f.y. 2009. $131.9 billion above the president's request. as part of this increase in domestic discretionary spending, the progressive caucus budget also includes $73 billion to develop a sustained,

Barbara Lee

0:02:02 to 0:02:15( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: coordinated, public-private sector strategy that recommits america to a renewed war on poverty. this will cut the poverty rate in america in a half in a decade. this is in line with h.con.res

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: 198 which passed unanimously in the house in january. we budgeted the dollars to bring millions of children out of poverty by expanding the earned income tax credit for larger families and

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: making the child tax credit fully refundable for any family earning more than $3,000. it will also finally begin to fully redress the continuing plight of the survivors of hurricane

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: katrina. our alternative will provide the funding, the housing, the health care and infrastructure investment and the vital social services needed to bring people back to louisiana and mississippi.

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: our budget would also immediately, immediately provide $118 billion to fund the most effective stimulus programs available to the government. we extend unemployment insurance, food stamp benefits

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: and critical medicaid payments to states that will only help keep state governments solvent but keep more workers healthy and productive. the economic stimulus package will include assistance

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: for low-income and unemployed people that were ignored by the first stimulus. additionally, the c.p.c. budget provides foreclosure relief and includes new investments to rebuild our nation's schools,

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: fix our highways and bridges and build new affordable housing. these initiatives will create jobs, that will help keep more families in their homes. now all of these vital programs will be

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: a downpayment in on our rebuild and reinvest in america initiative. this long-term sustainable budget will reinvigorate our schools and commit ourselves to excellence in schools. we will help our

Barbara Lee

0:03:53 to 0:04:11( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: water power and transportation systems so that america cannot only compete in the global economy but once again lead. the progressive budget also brings common sense to national security spending

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: providing $468 billion, which is $68 billion under the president's bloated request. our budget cuts government waste, fraud and abuse, and eliminates outdated and ineffective cold war era weapon systems

Barbara Lee

0:04:22 to 0:04:35( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: that were developed to fight an enemy that really no longer exists. most importantly, the c.p.c. budget will end the occupation of iraq by rapidly and safely redeploying our troops and military

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: contractors. we wasted far too much money on this occupation already. over a half trillion dollars to date. we cannot afford to spend another $3 trillion that some have estimated this will take. so

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: this budget achieves all of these goals and brings the federal government budget, mind you, into balance by f.y. 2012 and upon the completion of our reinvest and rebuild america initiative

Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee: back into balance in 2018. i urge this body to reject the president's draconian cuts to vital programs for working american families and to support the c.p.c.'s alternative budget. i thank you

Barbara Lee

0:05:08 to 0:05:17( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: and i reserve the balance of my time. thchairman: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from texas. >> i rise in order to claim time i n opposition. the chairman: the

Jeb Hensarling

0:05:17 to 0:05:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: gentleman is recognized. mr. hensarling: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chairman: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hensarling: i thank you, mr. chairman. there are three different

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