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House Proceeding on Apr 28th, 2009 :: 0:04:25 to 0:07:45
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Laura Richardson

0:04:15 to 0:04:36( Edit History Discussion )

Laura Richardson: chair recognizes the gentlewoman from california, ms. richardson, for five minutes. ms. richardson: to pass in both the senate and the house this week a budget resolution. it's a long-term economic plan

Laura Richardson

0:04:25 to 0:07:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Laura Richardson

Laura Richardson

0:04:37 to 0:04:57( Edit History Discussion )

Laura Richardson: that we're working together with the administration that will mark presidt obama's 100th day in service. the fallout from the failed policies over the last eight years has made this job even tougher. let's talk about what has happened over the last eight years and what exactly president obama inherited.

Laura Richardson

0:04:58 to 0:05:19( Edit History Discussion )

Laura Richardson: a record time during the last eight years president bush and the republicans with that built on a deficit of when president obama came into this office a $5.8 trillion deficit. when president bush came in he

Laura Richardson

0:05:20 to 0:05:41( Edit History Discussion )

Laura Richardson: had a $5.6 trillion when you looked at over this time period. the national debt doubled. the amount held by foreign countrs of ownership in this country has more than tripled. the smallest rate of job growth in the 3/4 of a

Laura Richardson

0:05:42 to 0:06:03( Edit History Discussion )

Laura Richardson: there are flat wages and many have no health insurance. this is nothing new with the american people. we have experienced this. we have seen this firsthand and the american people spoke back in november with a new election in they said they wanted new direction and new change. we take steps to reduce health care costs, one of the largest contributors to the deficit and

Laura Richardson

0:06:04 to 0:06:25( Edit History Discussion )

Laura Richardson: a growing burden on our businesses' ability to compete with the families and adding to their prosperity. our long-term economic plan is something that the american people have been calling for. a true look at transparency, looking at the impacts of the cost of the war in both iraq and in afghanistan. we have to consider in this

Laura Richardson

0:06:26 to 0:06:47( Edit History Discussion )

Laura Richardson: long-term budget looking at the targeted investments that must be made that will ultimately end in savings, investments in health care, investments in energy, investments in education and real concrete proposals that will pay for these investments. this plan marks the beginning a new era of honesty. i as a member had an

Laura Richardson

0:06:48 to 0:07:09( Edit History Discussion )

Laura Richardson: opportunity to go before the budget committee and to share what my priorities were as every member of congress had an opportunity to do. this is a new era of honesty, budgeting accuracy, openingly representing those costs in the war as i previously mentioned. previous republican budgets masked these costs to make the deficit appear to be smaller.

Laura Richardson

0:07:10 to 0:07:31( Edit History Discussion )

Laura Richardson: oueconomic plan contains key integrity initiatives to protect the taxpayers' money by rooting out the waste, fraud and abuse and saving taxpayers nearly $50 billion. the american people called for a change, a new direction back in november. that's exactly what this congress is delivering. i yield back the balance of my

Laura Richardson

0:07:32 to 0:07:45( Edit History Discussion )

Laura Richardson: time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair now recognizes the stearns, for five minutes. mr. stearns: madam speaker, i rise today in support of the thousands of people in the

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