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House Proceeding 04-01-09 on Apr 1st, 2009 :: 1:26:25 to 1:30:00
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Lee Terry

1:26:21 to 1:26:41( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: -- give some people assurance. sometimes that effort of conciliation is difficult. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from massachusetts reserves the the gentleman from georgia. mr. price: thank you, mr. chairman. i'm pleased to yield two minus to the gentleman from nebraska, mr. terry. the chair: does the gentleman rise in opposition to the

Lee Terry

1:26:25 to 1:30:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lee Terry

Lee Terry

1:26:42 to 1:27:03( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: amendment? mr. price: sorry. i claim time in opposition. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for 10 minutes. the chair: mr. terry is recognized for two minutes. mr. terry: thank you. let's go over the chronolgy of events here. we had a stimulus bill that was 1,100 pages and there was a provision within the stimulus

Lee Terry

1:27:04 to 1:27:24( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: bill that was opposite of the intentions of the house and the senate where language from the original versions and intentions of the house were stripped out in the middle of the night with only a few people in the room, which we have now subsequently learned

Lee Terry

1:27:25 to 1:27:47( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: that the -- at least two of the people in the room were gei house's cabinet, and dodd. now, i heard an earlier speaker kind of saying something -- the gentleman from california about how we're bewriting this one statement.

Lee Terry

1:27:48 to 1:28:09( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: they're right because this one statement protected the bonuses , specifically protected the bonuses that became the outrage of america. this stimulus bill with this language protecting it that was inserted by the white house and

Lee Terry

1:28:10 to 1:28:30( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: senator dodd who received about $200,000 in campaign contributions from a.i.g., by the way, that doesn't get mentioned on the floor too much . this was then brought to the floor, 1,100 pages, put this body without an

Lee Terry

1:28:31 to 1:28:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: opportunity to read, a promise to us and the american people that we would have 48 hours to read a complex bill when we have had very few hours to read this bill. and now we're in what we would call the cover-up or cover your rear stage because the people who voted for that stimulus are

Lee Terry

1:28:52 to 1:29:12( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: now running for cover. we went through this exercise. we went through this exercise a week or so ago when we wanted to tax the bonuses at 90%. and so i asked the original so-called author, sensible author of this bill, mr.

Lee Terry

1:29:13 to 1:29:34( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: grayson, if he even read the bill. d i would yield to mr. grayson for an answer. ok. i guess we won't get an answer of whether or not he answered the bill. but we found out is that now the public is still outraged

Lee Terry

1:29:35 to 1:29:56( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: because they're mad at the cover-up between the cabinet and senator dodd and this body's participation in it so we're going to te now an extra measure in our c.y.a. efforts and develop a bill that will now make the federal government and true to the very core of any business that

Lee Terry

1:29:57 to 1:30:01( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: accepted a dollar of tarp dollars where now the treasury

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