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House Proceeding 04-02-09 on Apr 2nd, 2009 :: 1:12:35 to 1:19:30
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Nancy Pelosi

1:12:31 to 1:12:51( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: this. for awful these reasons, this is the resolution before us should be read and not for debate on the housfloor. i'd like to yiel the speaker of the house, ms. pelosi. california is recognized for

Nancy Pelosi

1:12:35 to 1:19:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Nancy Pelosi

1:12:52 to 1:13:14( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: one minute. the speaker: thank you, madam chair. i'd like to thank the gentleman from south carolina for presenting us with the opportunity to vote for a statement of our national values here today. madam speaker, president thomas jefferson wisely stated that every difference of opinion is

Nancy Pelosi

1:13:15 to 1:13:36( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: not a difference of principle. that is so. but some are. the difference of opinion over this budget is a difference of principle. in fact, more than one principle. this budget, as a statement of our national values, and up

Nancy Pelosi

1:13:37 to 1:13:57( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: holds the american principles of responsibility and fairness. it upholds the principle of fairness for tax cuts for the middle class for 95% of the american people. it upholds the principle of fairness with health care for all americans as a right, not a privilege. the brudget will not only create a healthier america, but

Nancy Pelosi

1:13:58 to 1:14:18( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: by lowering health care costs, health care reform is by curtailing the rising cost of medicare and medicaid, health care reform will significantly reduce the deficit. this budget upholds the principles of opportunity by understand -- principle of opportunity by advancing

Nancy Pelosi

1:14:19 to 1:14:39( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: education from early childhood to postsecondary education to training. it improves education and training a work force that is prepared to compete and succeed in the global economy. this budget scombrup holds the principle of -- upholds the principle of security. the first responsibility we had

Nancy Pelosi

1:14:40 to 1:15:00( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: as elected officials is to keep the american people safe. i am proud that in doing so in this budget it gives the biggest increase ever to our veterans, the first time a president has submitted a budget which exceeds the veterans' independent budget. i hasten to add that in the last congress the new direction congress exceeded the veterans'

Nancy Pelosi

1:15:01 to 1:15:21( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: benefits under the leadership of chet edwards and mr. spratt as well. on the battlefield, the military promises to leave no soldier behind. and when they come home we promise to leave no veteran behind. this budget upholds the

Nancy Pelosi

1:15:22 to 1:15:43( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: principle of responsibility. the budget resolution begins the process of turninground the republican budget of deficits and economic decline due to the bush administration's reckless fiscal policy. it takes steps to put the budget back on a fiscally sustainable path by restoring fiscal responsibility and

Nancy Pelosi

1:15:44 to 1:16:04( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: cutting the deficit by more than one half by 2013. it upholds the principle of responsibility for our planet by investing in science, technology and renewable energy resources to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. that is a national security issue, an economic issue and environmental health issue and

Nancy Pelosi

1:16:05 to 1:16:25( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: a moral issue. if you believe, as i do, that this planet is god's creation and we have a moral responsibility to preserve it. it is god's beautiful gift to us and it is our responsibility to convey to the next generation intact. mr. spratt, thank you, again, for this budget, which will

Nancy Pelosi

1:16:26 to 1:16:46( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: create economic growth, make america healthier and honor our veterans. decisions are deliberating. by deciding to support this budget, members are freeing themselves from past mistakes and stale asumples. they are unleashing the -- assumptions. they're unleashing the possibilities of the future.

Nancy Pelosi

1:16:47 to 1:17:12( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: this is part of the bold initiatives already taken in the first three months of this year. by providing health care for 11 million american children in the schip act and the recovery bill and the omnibus bill's investment in n.i.h. cancer research and in health i.d., this congress has done more for health care in america than has

Nancy Pelosi

1:17:13 to 1:17:33( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: been done in decades. in terms of education, the edward m. kennedy serve america act and now this budget, we have done more for education than has been done in any one period of time in our history. on energy proposals, we plow new ground. as president obama said, we

Nancy Pelosi

1:17:34 to 1:17:55( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: will harness the sun, the wind and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. we have made the investments that will spur new growth of energy that we can produce here in america, creating new green collar jobs for american workers. this budget also allows for fiscally responsible

Nancy Pelosi

1:17:56 to 1:18:18( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: legislation that will promote energy independence over the long term. in terms of science, we have made bold and new investments in the area of science in both the recovery act and the we also just passed the landmark public lands bill that will protect two million acres of national heritage, the most sweeping conservation leslation in decades.

Nancy Pelosi

1:18:19 to 1:18:39( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: so in terms of energy and the environment, we have made historic progress. this budget is in stark contrast to the republican's budget's hallow shell. we must always strive to find common ground re in the congress. however, when the american people voted for change in

Nancy Pelosi

1:18:40 to 1:19:00( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: november, they did not vote to send us here to split the difference. they sent us here to make a difference. sadly, the difference of opinion on this budget is a difference of principle. mr. spratt, again, i thank you and the members of the committee for giving us the privilege of upholding america's principles of

Nancy Pelosi

1:19:01 to 1:19:14( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: fairness, opportunity, security and responsibility today by voting aye. i thank you and yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlewoman

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