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Loretta Sanchez

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Speech By: Loretta Sanchez

Loretta Sanchez

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Loretta Sanchez: vision with our elected officials. bob challenged oco both with his vision and with the death of his reflection. he had a profound role in shaping oco and it was a positive influence on the members of his church and beyond and he will be deeply missed. i send my deepest condolences

Ted Poe

0:08:46 to 0:09:06( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Poe: to his wife, cynthia, his daughter, denise, his son, paul, and his granddaughter. and, madam speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from texas, for what purpose do you rise? mr. poe: i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. poe: madam speaker, the united states government wants to dictate where the people of

Ted Poe

0:08:50 to 0:09:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ted Poe

Ted Poe

0:09:07 to 0:09:28( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Poe: the sovereign state of israel are allowed to live. now, who do we think we are? israel is our ally, not our subject. what if prime minister netanyahu id our people weren't allowed to live in certain parts of d.c.? that makes about as much sense. the american people support israel and the u.s. government better get onboard. the people i represent are not

Ted Poe

0:09:29 to 0:09:50( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Poe: embarrassed or humiliated by the actions of israel. israel has the right to determine where their people live, including in jerusalem. also under international law israel is not obligated to give back land won in a defensive war. they tried anyway. but when israel gave back land for peace it didn't work. they still don't have peace and there will be no peace until the terrorists come to the

Ted Poe

0:09:51 to 0:09:56( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Poe: peace table, because the terrorists don't want peace. they want to drive israel into the sea. peace will come in the middle

Mike Quigley

0:09:57 to 0:10:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Quigley: east when the terrorists are defeated, and that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. quigley: madam speaker, president obama made an important request.

Mike Quigley

0:10:00 to 0:11:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mike Quigley

Mike Quigley

0:10:18 to 0:10:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Quigley: he called on congress to continue down the path of earmark reform as an important way to spend smarter and rebuild the public's trust. we simpl cannot afford to wait any longer for real earmark reform. last year i introduced house resolution 614, which prohibits earmarks for for-profit entities. last week the appropriations committee to up the premise

Mike Quigley

0:10:39 to 0:10:59( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Quigley: of this rolution by establishing a one-year moratorium on earmarks for for-profits. we must make this ban permanent and act in an open and responsible manner, allowing for public scrutiny of all requests. moving forward each dollar spent must benefit the american people, not some special interests. our work today will help us

Mike Quigley

0:11:00 to 0:11:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Quigley: build a safer and stronger

Mike Rogers

0:11:01 to 0:11:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: community tomorrow. now is the time to answer the president's call. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognitn? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the ntleman is recognized. >> today i rise to express how disappointed i am in this institution and the presidency

Mike Rogers

0:11:05 to 0:12:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers

0:11:23 to 0:11:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: with what's happened this last weekend. when we are a nation that's suffering from terrible unemployment and dramatically poor economic position, to have this house and the president sign into law a job-killing piece of legislation that would put this nation on the path to socialized medicine is

Mike Rogers

0:11:45 to 0:12:06( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: unconscionable. unfortunately, the country's going to suffer from now to the november elections when the democrat majority will meet the consequences of their votes on sunday. however, in the meantime, i urge the president and speaker pelosi to start working on the economy and jobs and trying to get people back to work. i don't know how they sleep at night knowing they haven't

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:12:07 to 0:12:29( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: addressed this up until now, but we got to get cash back into the markets for small businesses and put people back to work. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:12:10 to 0:13:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carolyn B. Maloney

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:12:30 to 0:12:52( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. maloney: madam speaker, this chart was produced by the joint economic committee, and it shows the constant process of the creation and loss of jobs that occurs in our economy. the solid black line shows the number oprivate sector jobs created. the dotted line shows the

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:12:53 to 0:13:16( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: number of private sector jobs lost. when the economy is expanding, as it did under clinton, the job creation line just kept going up. at point a, the beginning of the bush administration, you can see that the number of jobs created is much lower than during the clinton

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:13:17 to 0:13:38( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: administrati. and in 2008 you can see that it literally fell off the cliff. as nobel prize winning economist, joe sieve stiglis, said job creation during the bush expansion was artificially inflated by theousing bubble

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:13:39 to 0:13:51( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: and the lost wealth it created. point b represents the beginning of a new administration with new policies -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. mrs. maloney: this is a clear indication and a picture of

Marsha Blackburn

0:13:52 to 0:14:13( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: progress that we are making under the bush administration. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from tennessee seek recognition? mrs. blackburn: to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. blackburn: thank you, madam speaker. it is so interesting to be a member of the u.s. house of representatives at this time. and one of the things that makes it most interesting is

Marsha Blackburn

0:13:55 to 0:15:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

0:14:14 to 0:14:34( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: the issueshat we have to deal with. and it boils down to making choices. what are you going to support and what are you going to oppose? the republicans have supported health reform that would be patient centered. what we saw transpire in this house lastweekend was a bill that is government centered and government first.

Marsha Blackburn

0:14:35 to 0:14:55( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: there was a choice of how to move forward with health care, andecisions were made. and the democrat majority chose to put government at the top of health care decisions, government in charge of deciding what kind of health care you can access, what kind of insurance product you can

Marsha Blackburn

0:14:56 to 0:15:18( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: buy, what will be available to buy by the time we get to the year 2013. those are not decisions t government should make. those are decisions that should be made by individuals, by small businesses, by employers, and entireunds continuing to wring as more and more find out about the reconciliation bill.

Marsha Blackburn

0:15:19 to 0:15:30( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: they say reconsider, pull the bill back, focus on the economy, focus on jobs, this nation back on track. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky rise?

0:15:31 to 0:15:51( Edit History Discussion )

mr. yarmuth: i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. yarmuth: madam speaker, in the week of the accomplishment that we made this weekend, my constituent and my senator, mitch mcconnell, said we have a new slogan for the fall, repeal and replace. well, that doesn't really surprise me because while we've been legislating for the american people, our opponents

0:15:52 to 0:16:13( Edit History Discussion )

on the republican side done little more than sloganeering. i hope he tells my niece, whose 1-year-old son was rejected by insurance because of an ear infection, that we repe it. kids pre-exis

John Hall

0:16:14 to 0:16:34( Edit History Discussion )

John Hall: i hope he says that 15,000 small businesses in my district alone and his district, his hometown, will be denied that tax credit for providing insurance for their employees. and i hope he says we'll repeal that provision now about the doughnut hole i have a slogan.

John Hall

0:16:30 to 0:17:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Hall

John Hall

0:16:35 to 0:16:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Hall: just wait and see. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, madam speaker. m so proud to have been here this week when we finally answered the call of the american people to reform the health care system. this inot a government takeover. people woke up on monday to find they still have their doctors if they have one.

John Hall

0:16:57 to 0:17:17( Edit History Discussion )

John Hall: they insurance policy if they have one. in fact, the medical stocks went up on the stock market. because of our actions here people with pre-esting condition will be protected from their insurance companies. seniors will see the cost of their prescription drugs dropped. all plans for all americans will offer free preventative care. small businesses will now get

John Hall

0:17:18 to 0:17:38( Edit History Discussion )

John Hall: tax credits to provide health care to their employees. and 32 million americans currently uninsured will have access to high-quality affordable health care. i have hea the horror stories from my constituents, many of them have told me that insurance companies refuse to pay for treatment that their doctor ordered or dropped them once they got sick and needed

John Hall

0:17:39 to 0:17:41( Edit History Discussion )

John Hall: that coverage the most. their stories inspired me to

Gabrielle Giffords

0:17:42 to 0:18:02( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: keep fighting r health reform, and i'm proud to say that this body delivered. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from arizona seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. kirkpatrick: good morning, madam speaker. today i rise to recognize the accomplishments of justice sandra day o'connor, the first

Gabrielle Giffords

0:17:45 to 0:19:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords

0:18:03 to 0:18:23( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: woman to serve on the united states supreme court. just last week the house unanimously passed a resolution in recognition of her distinguished career. and in recognition of woman's history month as well. justice o'connor truly embodies the arizona spirit of hard work and rugged individualism. after growing up on her family's ranch, located in the high deserts of arizona, she

Gabrielle Giffords

0:18:24 to 0:18:44( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: quickly achieved success. justice o'connor graduated couple laddy from stanford university in 1950 andn the top three of her class at stanford university law school. justice o'connor began her career in public service as the arizona assistant attorney general in 1965 and went on to the state legislature. she became the first woman in the country to serve as a senate majority leader.

Gabrielle Giffords

0:18:45 to 0:19:05( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: she was catapulted into our nation's limelight when president ronald reagan nominated her to the united states supreme court in 1981. she served 24 terms on the supreme court, in a centrist role, with her commitment to uphold law and the constitution. just last year she was awarded the presidential medal of freedom by president barack obama, the highest recognition

Gabrielle Giffords

0:19:06 to 0:19:15( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: for any civilian. today we honor juste sandra day o'connor because it is her 80th birthday. this resolution is a small birthday gift to a daughter of

John Boozman

0:19:16 to 0:19:36( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: arizona to a grateful nation she so proudly served. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from arkansas seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. boozman: thank you, madam speaker. america is a democracy. not a monarchy.

John Boozman

0:19:20 to 0:20:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Boozman

John Boozman

0:19:37 to 0:19:58( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: but you wouldn't know it by the way the american people's voices have been ignored by president obama, speaker pelosi, and senator reid. the american people are angry, they are not adequately represented in washington, as representatives of the people, it is necessary we fix this bill and give americans what they want.

John Boozman

0:19:59 to 0:20:11( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: quality and affordable health care reform, not increased taxes and swee heart deals. we must fight to repeal and replace this bill, we must fight to uphold the constitution of the united states. i am here today to speak for

Jared Polis

0:20:12 to 0:20:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jared Polis: the people of arkansas and the people of america who are overwhelmingly in opposition to the flawed health care bill. we see how the government is infringing on our rights. the american people have had enough and want to see legal action. i, too, am concerned that this bill is unconstitutional and am supportive of states challenging this flawed health care bill.

Jared Polis

0:20:15 to 0:21:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jared Polis

Jared Polis

0:20:34 to 0:20:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jared Polis: we must abide by state's rights, but this bill is just another violation of those rights and it's something we must undo. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. polis: i rise today, madam speaker, in celebration of the

Jared Polis

0:20:55 to 0:21:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jared Polis: historic passage of health care reform for our country. i'm going to quote from our d.c. la racial of independence which is in this booklet along with our constitution, all men are created equal. they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. that the to secure these rights governments are instituted among men.

Jared Polis

0:21:17 to 0:21:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jared Polis: yes, it is the purpose of our government, that we the people have set up, to securethe rights, to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. the pursuit of life, the right of living to be able to live and get the right medical care you need shouldn't depend on whether you had cancer as a 25-year-old. shouldn't depend on whether you had a stroke when you were a kid. these are not somebody's fault.

Jared Polis

0:21:39 to 0:21:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jared Polis: it could happen to anybody. just because of a pre-existing condition, you should not be denied coverage. that's what this bill means for america. our founding fathers would be proud today that we stood up for the principle to protect

Mike Rogers

0:21:52 to 0:22:12( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: the lives of all americans by ensuring that all americans can access afforble, quality health care. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> madam speaker, our middle class families and small

Mike Rogers

0:21:55 to 0:23:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers

0:22:13 to 0:22:34( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: business owners need fast action if they are to pull themselves out of the recession. the health care legislation that passed the house floor sunday evening does just that. beginning this week health care reform will begin to impact my district in upstate new york. my constituents number one concern is to create jobs. for our small business owners, tax credits of up to 35% of insurance costs are available,

Mike Rogers

0:22:35 to 0:22:55( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: allowing them to free up funds to hire new employees. the bill will help our seniors pay for their medication, closing the medicare part d doughnut hole within a decade and improve the system for over 100,000 medicare beneficiaries in our communities. no longer will our neighbors have to worry about losing or being denied quality insurance because they get sick.

Mike Rogers

0:22:56 to 0:23:16( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: the bill will end rescissions and denials based on pre-existing conditions. this will make our health care more efficient, providing new investment in training programs for primary care professionals and fund 12 new health care facilities in upstate new york. health care reform will set our college graduates off on the right foot, allowing 65,000 young adults in my district to

Dina Titus

0:23:17 to 0:23:37( Edit History Discussion )

Dina Titus: obtain coverage through their parents' plan until they are -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from nevada seek recognition? ms. titus: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. titus: thank you, madam speaker. yesterday marked an historic day as president obama signed the reform legislation that will give families more control

Dina Titus

0:23:20 to 0:24:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dina Titus

Dina Titus

0:23:38 to 0:23:58( Edit History Discussion )

Dina Titus: over their health care and the same kind of choices that members of congress have. yet before the ink was even dry on the president's signature, republicans pledged that they would repeal health care reform if given the opportunity. reform that will end discrimination from pre-existing conditions republicans would repeal it.

Dina Titus

0:23:59 to 0:24:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dina Titus: reform that will close the prescription drug doughnut hole that so many seniors fall into, republicans would repeal it. reform that will give the largest health care tax cut in history to families and small businesses to purchase insurance, republicans would repeal it. yesterday we took an important step forward with commonsense

Dina Titus

0:24:21 to 0:24:35( Edit History Discussion )

Dina Titus: reform that will improve coverage for over 1.1 million people in southern nevada. nevada's families cannot afford a return to the status quo of skyrocketing costs or living every day with the fear they are just one illness or one

Stephen Cohen

0:24:36 to 0:24:57( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen Cohen: injury away from losing it all. we cannot repeal that. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cohen: thank you, madam speaker. it's been interesting listening to the other side of the aisle talk today. one gentleman got up and talked about the health care bill in a

Stephen Cohen

0:24:40 to 0:26:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Stephen Cohen

Stephen Cohen

0:24:58 to 0:25:18( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen Cohen: cold and calculating fashion that made me think he wanted the trains to run on time. never did he consider the fact that the office of -- congressional budget office said this is the largest deficit reducing bill in the history of the united states, over $1 trillion in thsecond 10 years, and $123 billion in the first 10 years.

Stephen Cohen

0:25:19 to 0:25:39( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen Cohen: another said it's , madam speaker, what that means is the patient has money now they can get health care. if the patient doesn't, they don't get health care. and if you don't get health care, you don't get wellness programs, you don't get prevention programs, you die. you don't get don't get colonoscopies, you don't find out if you have cancer and you die. patient centered.

Stephen Cohen

0:25:40 to 0:26:05( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen Cohen: very cold and calculating. they say we need to fix this bill. they never explained what part of the bills they like. they were against it all. daniel webster says, do something worthy to be remembered. what the other side did was say, you e. they encourage outsiders that almost brought about civil unrest. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the

Stephen Cohen

0:26:06 to 0:26:26( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen Cohen: gentleman's time has expired. the chair will remind the members not to traffic the well when other members are speaking. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, madam speaker. i rise today a seone who has been building and starting

0:26:27 to 0:26:47( Edit History Discussion )

small businesses for my entir adult life. the small businesses in my district have been asking me for a long time what will this health insurance reform do for them. i think it's very important we make it clear them. for our small business that is are less than 50 people, it will not require that they provide insurance but rather it will help if they are trying to provide insurance. for our small businesses, they will be able to get tax

Scott Murphy

0:26:48 to 0:27:09( Edit History Discussion )

Scott Murphy: incentives to help them pay for that insurance they are trying to buy for their employees. it will allow them to band together and purchase as a group in a block on an exchange, much like they do with their local chambers of congress today, to get purchasing power against those big insurance companies so they can hold their costs down. it will also help solve on of the biggest costs they face,

Scott Murphy

0:27:00 to 0:27:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy

0:27:10 to 0:27:26( Edit History Discussion )

Scott Murphy: today my small business owners know that they pay the cost of all the people who use the emergency room for care and can't pay the bills. that's all shifted to our small businesses. with this legislation, that will go away. providing a big help in terms of keeping their costs down and helping our small businesses

Virginia Foxx

0:27:27 to 0:27:48( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: provide insurance to their employees. this bill is going to help our small businesses and help all americans. thspeaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolin seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. our colleagues across the aisle have voted for a bill that is a

Virginia Foxx

0:27:30 to 0:28:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx

0:27:49 to 0:28:10( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: government takeover of healt care system of this country. they talk about all of the good things that they see in the bill that republicans want to repeal. republicans want to replace the bad parts of this bill with good things. the main message of this bill

Virginia Foxx

0:28:11 to 0:28:32( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: is that it is going to tax us for 10 years for benefits for six years. the tax increases begin immediately, the benefits in most cases don't begin for four more years. and that is not good news for the american people. we need to put the people in charge of their own health care. we do not need government

Virginia Foxx

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Virginia Foxx: bureaucrats making decisions for us. this is a bad bill. it's bad medicine for the united states, it's bad medicine for our people.

Bob Filner

0:28:41 to 0:29:01( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Filner: and we are going to do everything we can to replace the bad aspects of the bill with good things. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yield back. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. filner: well, i guess my republican friends ought to

Bob Filner

0:28:45 to 0:33:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Filner

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