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House Proceeding 04-28-09 on Apr 28th, 2009 :: 0:19:50 to 0:21:50
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James P. McGovern

0:19:47 to 0:20:07( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: and energyegislation. i urge my colleagues to oppose this rule and the underlying conference report and with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.

James P. McGovern

0:19:50 to 0:21:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James P. McGovern

James P. McGovern

0:20:08 to 0:20:29( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: mr. mcgovern: notwithstanding the constant attacks on president obama that have come from the other side of the aisle on this floor, since he was elected, since he was sworn in as president of the united states, notwithstanding the attacks, the constant attacks by the patron saint of the republican party, rush limbaugh, notwithstanding the attacks by former speaker gingrich on every tv show that will allow him on,

James P. McGovern

0:20:30 to 0:20:50( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: a poll done by cbs recently shows that by a 56% to 32% margin, the american people believe president obama's budget sets the right priorities. i believe in the american people. nibble i think they know what they want better than my friends on the other side of the aisle. i would al point out and my friend admits this, because when it comes to reconciliation, they

James P. McGovern

0:20:51 to 0:21:13( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: like to cherry-pick, this that their budgets in 2001 and which allows for these massive bush tax cuts which nearly bankrupted us, the tax cuts that went to the wealthiest americans, they had reconciliation instructions. in 2005, reconciliation instrucks that allowed them to make deep cuts in medicare.

James P. McGovern

0:21:14 to 0:21:35( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: theyncreased the deficit by an -- by $8.7 trillion. that's what they did to the american economy and the american people. so we do same old. madam speaker, i'd like to yield two minutes from new york, mr. bishop. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized for two minutes. mr. bishop: thank you, madam speaker. i thank mr. mcgovern for

James P. McGovern

0:21:36 to 0:21:50( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: yielding and i want to start by anking chairman spratt and his colleagues on the budget committee and the conferees for so quickly coming to an agreement on the conference report. i rise to support the rule and the underlyiing conference report. this budget -- underlying conference report.

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