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House Proceeding 03-17-10 on Mar 17th, 2010 :: 1:39:35 to 1:41:45
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Jim McDermott

1:39:31 to 1:39:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: fix the private market and provide good medical reform. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from california. mrs. capps: madam speaker, i yield back any remaining time i might have. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman from washington. mr. mcdermott: madam spear, could you tell me how much time i have? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes -- the gentleman

Jim McDermott

1:39:35 to 1:41:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

1:39:53 to 1:40:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: has five minutes remaining. mr. mcdermott: thank you. madam speaker, i listened to my colleagues. i think they wanted 20 minutes to talk about the health care bill. i don't think they wanted to talk about the pce of legislation that's out there in front of us. the bill is here because the republicans in the senate continue to use the filibuster to stop any orderly process over there of dealing with the

Jim McDermott

1:40:16 to 1:40:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: problems of this country. and i'm -- i'm -- i n't know whether it's ignoreant or amnesia, but deeming is a process that comes out of something that some of the senior members know about. maybe the junior members don't know about. this is called the jefferson's manual.

Jim McDermott

1:40:38 to 1:40:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and it provides the rules for the house and it's where deeming comes from and al the rest of the things that happens in the house. in fact, just to remind you, speaker hastert, speaker gingrich used deeming on 202 occasions.

Jim McDermott

1:40:59 to 1:41:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: now, this is no big surise. this is no surprise that fell out of the sky. mr. davis: will the gentleman yield? mr. mcdermott: no. deeming is rules of the house and the reason you're doing that is so we can get something done because people in the senate are requiring through

Jim McDermott

1:41:22 to 1:41:43( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the filibuster that 60 votes be in the way of anything that happens. now, if you insist on that, when 50 votes is the majority then you're going to get things like using arcane rules in this 1,000-page rule back. -- rulebook and we'll use it

Jim McDermott

1:41:44 to 1:41:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: just like speaker gingrich used

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