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House Proceeding 04-02-09 on Apr 2nd, 2009 :: 1:41:05 to 1:43:00
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Barbara Lee

1:41:01 to 1:41:21( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: the aisle that will work in health care, that will work to bring down the costs, the runaway costs of medicare and medicaid. i hope that we can get to that. i thank the gentleman for yielding. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlewoman from california. ms. woolsey: i'm honored to yid a minute and a half to the former co-chair of the

Barbara Lee

1:41:05 to 1:43:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

1:41:22 to 1:41:43( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: progressive caucus, barbara lee from california. the chair: the gentlewoman from california is recognized for a minute and a had a of. ms. lee: thank you, madam chair. thank you for yielding. let me just say that i rise in strong support of the congressional progressive budget constitute. i want to thank -- substitute. i want to thank congresswoman woolsey d mr. grijalva on this great budget. budgets are not only fiscal

Barbara Lee

1:41:44 to 1:42:04( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: documents, but they are moral documents. they reflect our nation's values and priorities. for example, in our budget we redeploy all of our troops and contractors out of iraq and we cap the tax deductibility of excessive c.e.o. pay and that totals about $120 -- $120 billion in our budget.

Barbara Lee

1:42:05 to 1:42:25( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: but our budget, however, puts $120 billion a year in health care for all americans. those are our values. the c.b.c. budget provides critical relief of those w are suffering in this economic cris, cuts poverty in half in 10 years. we eliminate waste, fraud and

Barbara Lee

1:42:26 to 1:42:46( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: abuse at the pentagon and we eliminate cold war era weapon systems to the tune of about $6 o- $60 billion a year. we must use this in places like afghanistan where we know that there is clearly no military solution. i was concerned about that reality on september 14, 2001,

Barbara Lee

1:42:47 to 1:43:03( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: when i voted against the military authorization to provide a blank check for endless wars. and i still remain unpersuaded today that sending more troops to afghanistan will actually advance our national security interests.

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