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House Proceeding 03-20-10 on Mar 20th, 2010 :: 2:36:00 to 2:40:45
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:35:57 to 2:36:17( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: that's why we plead, let us have time. we don need to do this on a sunday afternoon. i thank the gentleman. i want to thank my friend for yielding time to me a minute ago. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from guam is recognized. ms. bordallo: i yield three minutes to my friend and colleague, the gentlelady from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:36:00 to 2:40:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:36:18 to 2:36:39( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: gentlelady is recognized for three minutes. ms. jackson lee: i want to thank the gentlelady from guam for doing such an excellent job in honoring our veterans and honoring our soldiers by managing legislation that truly deserves our honor and respect to the cold war veterans, many of whom are unsung heroes, i

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:36:40 to 2:37:00( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: offer my greatest tribute as we honor the aviators and those marines who sacrific their life as well. it is interesting when there is nothing good to say about something that is good, then my friends on the other side of

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:37:01 to 2:37:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the aisle begin to engage in misrepresentations and fairy tales and exaggeration. so i'm reminded of the words of thomas ed son that many of life's failures are peoplepeople who did no realize how close they were to success when they gave up. that's what they want us to do to give up. i appreciate the breadth and

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:37:22 to 2:37:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: depth of the representation and the interest that is appearing on the east steps of the capitol. this is a democracy, this is america. when i see words like socialized medicine and obama care, lethal injection, it is important to realize that people have been so provoked because of misrepresentation and untruths.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:37:43 to 2:38:03( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: they don't understand there will be a $1.3 trillionn cupting the budget. that small businesses will get tax incentives and subsidies to help ensure those the maul -- to help insure the americans who work for small business the engine of our economy.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:38:04 to 2:38:25( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: our college students, our graduate student the best of america's future, suer without health insurance, like a young woman i know who is between jobs and cannot get health insurance because she's over the age of college and can't be on her parents' insurance. what were doing if we are not investing in our all the chatter and confusion

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:38:26 to 2:38:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: says nothing about the very of the bill. all the misrepresentation of special interests, how much that have is helping americans. it's helping states who are donor states, helping the state whors suffering from devastating disaster like hurricane katrina. what is wrong with america standing up for those who cannot speak for themselvess? it is important to note, they

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:38:47 to 2:39:09( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: want us to give up. as was recounted by one of our major leaders in the congress, comparing this to a basketball game, when the clock has run out and peopleare continuously trying to file the winning team, putting obstruction in the winning team's place. but you know what we're going to do in this march month,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:39:10 to 2:39:30( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we're going to keep on dunking that ball as this great leader has said, we're going to put that ball in thebasketball hoop and we're going to win that game we've got to stand up for those on the front steps and stand up for the veterans who understand that tricare will be preserved and what a miserable collapse the health care system was when we had to

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:39:31 to 2:39:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: come to the floor and fight. can i have an additional minute? ms. bordallo: i yield one extra minute to the gentlelady. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. jackson lee: when we had to recognize the veterans by shoring up the system and the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:39:52 to 2:40:12( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: vote an -- thetveth rans with come to my office that need help to get their benefits so don't use their argument about the tricare, we're protecting the tricare system. the veterans' families and extended family members who are unsnurd or the 45,000 who die because they have no health insurance.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:40:13 to 2:40:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: s the toughest health insurance reform we've ever been able to do and i can tell you, health insurance companies need to be -- you need to be tough with them because all they can se is the dollar and the up and up and up of the premiums. i want to say enough is enough. this is not a lethal injection. this is a lifeline. this is a rope being thrown into the water to drag those

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:40:34 to 2:40:45( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: out who are drowning because they can't get any health insurance. and this is not socialized medicine, nor was it with medicaid or medicare or the veterans system, it's helping americans using their tax

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