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House Proceeding 03-18-09 on Mar 18th, 2009 :: 0:40:50 to 0:42:30
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Al Green

0:40:46 to 0:41:06( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: most pieces of legislation that come through here. there are differences between in a bipartisan way when we can. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman from california. mr. miller: i yield to the gentleman from texas, mr green, for 1 1/2 minutes. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. green: gandhi reminds us we

Al Green

0:40:50 to 0:42:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Al Green

Al Green

0:41:07 to 0:41:27( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: should be the change we wish to see. i thank president obama for sounding the clarion call for volunteerism such that we can see this change we all desire to have in our country. i'd like to thank chairman miller and ranking member mckeon for answering the clarion call from the president

Al Green

0:41:28 to 0:41:49( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: with this bill, h.r. 1388. this is a good piece of legislation. if i may be so bold as to say so, we are doing, mr. chairman, god's work today. this is what we are called upon to do, to be our brother's keeper. we can do so by utilizing this army of volunteers to go out and make the change we wish to

Al Green

0:41:50 to 0:42:10( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: see in society. mr. chairman, i especially thank you for including language in this legislation that will allow volunteers to help in the area of housing. you know, and we know, that we have an affordable housing crisis. we've lost more than 600,000 units in affordable housing since the mid 1990's that are

Al Green

0:42:11 to 0:42:30( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: subsidized. it is time for us to restock our affordable housing. these volunteers will help us do so. i will close with this. i thank you and all of the members who supported this legislation and i trust gandhi would be proud of us today because we are affording people to transform neighborhoods into brotherhoods

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