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House Proceeding 04-01-09 on Apr 1st, 2009 :: 2:13:05 to 2:14:20
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Gregory W. Meeks

2:13:01 to 2:13:23( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: he's going to use the tarp money for a completely different program. so the effect of the amendment is to gut the bill. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york. mr. meeks: the bill is mandated and the sole purpose of this bill is as i indicated, at one point the president said we

Gregory W. Meeks

2:13:05 to 2:14:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Gregory W. Meeks

2:13:24 to 2:13:45( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: should be thoughtful and careful as we move forward. and i don't believe that in order of fairness, that in the middle of a game we can change the rules and therefore once the game is completed, then we should change the rules. i just think that there are ordinary people, not executives, that are affected by this bill. i've talked to people in my

Gregory W. Meeks

2:13:46 to 2:14:09( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: district who are depending upon ceain funds and certain contracts that were written before we got into the tarp money. and they need that to pay their mortgages. and when you look at the effects to the city of new york. the mayor has said, the firms on wall street have reported losses

Gregory W. Meeks

2:14:10 to 2:14:20( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: of $54 billion and may need to have lay off 1/4 of their work force and accounts for more than 1/3 of their payroll.

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