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House Proceeding on Mar 18th, 2010 :: 0:30:45 to 0:32:35
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James P. McGovern

0:30:42 to 0:31:02( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: minutes to the gentlewom from north carolina, dr. foxx. all time yielded during consideration of this rule is for debate only. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i also ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on house resolution 1190. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized.

James P. McGovern

0:30:45 to 0:32:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James P. McGovern

James P. McGovern

0:31:03 to 0:31:24( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: mr. mcgovern: , madam speaker, -- madam speaker, h.res. 1190 authorizes t house consider suspension rules from may time march 21, 2010, this rule is negligence because of the clause 1-a of rule 15, the speaker may entertain motions to suspend the rules only on monday, tuesday, owednesday of each week.

James P. McGovern

0:31:25 to 0:31:45( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: the rule also provides that the speaker shall consult with the minority leader on the designation of any matter considered for suspension. in order for suspensions to be considered on other days, the rules committee must authorize consideration of these motions. i want to remind my colleagues that any legislation passed under suspension of the rules still must receive at least a 2/3 vote.

James P. McGovern

0:31:46 to 0:32:07( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: this rule will help us move important bipartisan legislatn before we recess fothe upcoming district work period. a list of suspension bills will be provided by the majority leader at the appropriate time. wexpect a number of important bills to be considered. additionally, we expect the rules committee to meet again to make several other rules in order. before i reserve my time, let me just state thebous, we

James P. McGovern

0:32:08 to 0:32:30( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: are waiting for the health care bill to ripen and be ready for floor consideration. while we wait, there is business this house must attend to and this rule helps us do that. let me be clear, we will vote on the health care bill in the next few days. we will do so with the publicly released c.b.o. score that shows that health care bill does not increase th deficit

James P. McGovern

0:32:31 to 0:32:35( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: and it reduces the deficit and we'll do so while allowing 72 hours for anyone who wants to read and analyze the bill

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