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House Proceeding on Apr 1st, 2009 :: 0:27:05 to 0:29:40
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Kathy Castor

0:27:02 to 0:27:23( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: area designation and to help my constituents in the central valley recover economic downturn. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida rise? ms. castor: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. castor: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, the economic

Kathy Castor

0:27:24 to 0:27:45( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: recovery plan signed by president obama is savin creating jobs all across the country. it was just signed into law six weeks ago, but millions of jobs are being created, including in my community in tampa, florida. in the tampa bay area on monday, we announced that we are going

Kathy Castor

0:27:46 to 0:28:06( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: to draw down over $3.5 million for our community health centers to hire new doctors, nurses, and medical professionals that will be able to serve more patients in an affordable way. this is happening all across our country. in addition, we expect additional dollars to put folks back to work constructing community health centers this country in just a matter of

Kathy Castor

0:28:07 to 0:28:27( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: weeks. the economic recovery plan is working. we are going to recover and america will be stronger than ever before. i yield back my the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from pennsylvania rise? mrs. dahlkemper: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute.

Kathy Castor

0:28:28 to 0:28:48( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: mrs. dahlkemper: i rise today on behalf of the hardworking families in my district and the state of pennsylvania who have been hit especially hard by the economic downturn. across my district, paychecks just don't seem to stretch as far to buy groceries and to pay the utility bills. many have had to take a pay cut simply to keep their job. madam speaker, my constituents

Kathy Castor

0:28:49 to 0:29:09( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: are struggling just to make ends meet and they are sick and tired of seeing their hard-earned tax dollars go to pay the eessive bonuses at companies like a.i.g. however i have good news for those who want to put an end to this shameful practice. today my colleagues on both sides of the aisle have the opportunity to support my amendment to h.r. 1664.

Kathy Castor

0:29:10 to 0:29:30( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: the purpose of my amendment is to close any loopholes and to make it crystal clear that excessive taxpayer funded bonuses are absolutely not allowed regardless of when the executive worked at the company. let me repeat that. it does not matter when the executive was employed at the company. it does not matter when the official name -- what the official name of the bonus is called. all excessive bonuses at

Kathy Castor

0:29:31 to 0:29:40( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: taxpayer expense are prohibited. madam speaker, i came to congress to represent my constituents on main street not the corporate executives on wall street. that's why i voted against the wall street bailout and that's why i'm offering my amendment

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