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House Proceeding 04-02-09 on Apr 2nd, 2009 :: 0:41:20 to 0:44:25
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John B. Larson

0:41:16 to 0:41:38( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: doublely safe, i'd like to ask unanimous consent to remove the commerce committee reconciliation instructions out of this bill to make sure -- the chair: is there objection? mr. andrews: i'd object. the chair: is there objection? it's not in order. the gentleman from south carolina. mr. spratt: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from

John B. Larson

0:41:20 to 0:44:25( Edit History Discussion )
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John B. Larson

0:41:39 to 0:41:59( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: connecticut . larson. the chair: the gentleman from connecticut is recognized for two minutes. mr. larson: i'd like to thank the gentleman from south carolina, madam speaker, and i commend him for the outstanding job that he's done and most notably, as we heard from the president the other day, the vility in which you and mr. ryan conducted the hearings. our colleagues on the other

John B. Larson

0:42:00 to 0:42:20( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: de of the aisle are an honorable people. they put forward proposals in an honorable fashion. they have done so for several years. this president and this administration inherited a deep

John B. Larson

0:42:21 to 0:42:43( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: hole from which it will take great effort but we will make a steady assent out of, not without having to face the largest deficits in the history of this country that were thrust upon this new president and this new congress.

John B. Larson

0:42:44 to 0:43:05( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: yes, it was tried in the past send more tax dollars back to the wealthiest 1%. and, yes, there was lax in terms of oversight and review and what transpired on wall street that hasrought this nation the great difficulty that it's working through now. the answer isn't the way it's

John B. Larson

0:43:06 to 0:43:26( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: been done in the past. the answer is in the hope that this administration and under the tireless work of mr. spratt that we provide the american people, not the nation's wealthiest 1%, not the barrons on wall street, but the american -- barons on wall street, but the american

John B. Larson

0:43:27 to 0:43:47( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: people, to invest in their health care, to invest in their energy systems. the other do-nothing approach of wanting to continue to export200 billion abroad annually to pay taxes to russia and the opec nations and venezuela is counterproductive. and doesn't help grow our economy here, doesn't invest in the americ people, doesn't

John B. Larson

0:43:48 to 0:44:08( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: give them what they need in terms of health care and in education. and they are inextricably tied and linked to our future. what we need is the budget that has been put before us today that brings values back and educates our people, puts them back to work and gives them energy that will allow us to be independent from our foreign

John B. Larson

0:44:09 to 0:44:25( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: competitors. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. who yields time? mr. spratt: i inquire of the time how much time has left. thchair: the gentleman from south carolina has 7 1/2 minutes remaining. the gentleman from wisconsin has 17 minutes remaining. mr. spratt: 17.

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