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House Proceeding on Apr 29th, 2009 :: 1:05:25 to 1:14:25
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Nancy Pelosi

1:05:21 to 1:05:41( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: and the responsible decision on this bill and on this budget is to vote no. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from south carolina. mr yield our remaing time to the distinguished speaker of this house, ms. pelosi from california. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is

Nancy Pelosi

1:05:25 to 1:14:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Nancy Pelosi

1:05:42 to 1:06:04( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: recognized for one minute. the speaker: thank you very much, madam speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. it is indeed an honor to call mr. spratt colleue. we say that from time to time about our members but never is it truer than in the case of chairman john spratt of south carolina. he is a gentleman who has brought the values of our country, the principles of our

Nancy Pelosi

1:06:05 to 1:06:25( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: great democracy to bear on writing a budget. because of his ladership today for the first time in many, many years we have a president's budget on the floor that is a statement of our national values. what is important to us as a nation is reflected in this budget. it's a very happy day for our country, mr. spratt, because of your leadership.

Nancy Pelosi

1:06:26 to 1:06:46( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: i thank all of the members of the budget committee for their hard work, expressing their views, coming forth with a budget that is a blueprint for the future. i also want to commend our conferees, congresswoman rosa delauro and congressman boyd, for assisting in the conference

Nancy Pelosi

1:06:47 to 1:07:08( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: process. starting at the beginning of this year this congress passed a stimulus package to take our country in a new direction. since that time we have been on a sprint to create jobs, to lower the deficit, to cut taxes for the american people. this blueprint is -- this blueprint, this budget is a book end to that stimulus package.

Nancy Pelosi

1:07:09 to 1:07:30( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: it is, though, the foundation for how we go forward into the future. in the first 100 days, it enables us to make the cim with these -- these two pieces of legislation and bills that have come in between -- for example, the child health care -- the schip, the 11 million

Nancy Pelosi

1:07:31 to 1:07:51( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: children insurd. the public lands bill. biggest conservation bill in many, many years. other bills contained in our agenda in the past few months. enable us to say that more has been done in this time for health care than in decades, since medicare was passed in this congress and signed into law.

Nancy Pelosi

1:07:52 to 1:08:13( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: more has been done on education than in generations since the g.i. bill was passed during world war ii, anything more than that. and in terms of energy, there's absolutely no contest. it's far out there in terms of breaking ground and reducing our dependence on foreign oil, creating new green jobs, a

Nancy Pelosi

1:08:14 to 1:08:34( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: green future for america's economy, for protecting -- honoring our moral responsibility to protect god's beautiful creation and to keeping our environment clean and healthy for our children. these three, education, health care and energy, are what the business community and other sectors of our community t

Nancy Pelosi

1:08:35 to 1:08:55( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: us are the investments that we must make in order to turn our economy around. so here we are today with a budget before us that creates jobs, reduces taxes and takes us into a path of lowering the deficit. it does so in the most

Nancy Pelosi

1:08:56 to 1:09:17( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: transparent way of any budget in our country's history and certainly in this congress' history. and as it does so, it takes -- it focuses on those three pillars of the obama agenda -- education, health care and energy. in terms of energy, in the

Nancy Pelosi

1:09:18 to 1:09:38( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: first 100 days, an aicle in "fortune" magazine of april 29 states that this is the greenest budget ever. the obama's $3.55 trillion budget proposal is a one-two punch for clean tech it boosts funding for renewables while slashing tax breaks for fossil

Nancy Pelosi

1:09:39 to 1:10:00( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: fuels. obama's wish list -- now, this is another organization called climate progress, climate progress calls the obama wish list the first sustainable budget in u.s. history. it includes $15 billion per year for clean tech over a decade and it goes on. this is in addition to the

Nancy Pelosi

1:10:01 to 1:10:21( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: initiative that was passed earlier on in the recovery package known as the stimulus package. it's called greener stimulus. signed in february, the stimulus package is chalk full, says of clean tech goodies with $40 billion in grants for green power, solar, wind, geothermal, smart grid funding,

Nancy Pelosi

1:10:22 to 1:10:42( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: weatherization programs and a new tax credit for clean tech hardware manufacturing. i mention that because we must see this budget in the context of the issues in which we -- in which we are trying to advance. of themselves they are worthy. they have their justification, as i mentioned, in the case of energy.

Nancy Pelosi

1:10:43 to 1:11:03( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: but they are also investments that will grow our economy and create jobs. when it comes to health care, another pillar of the obama budget, health care, as want president says, health care reform is entitlement reform. as we go forward with universal

Nancy Pelosi

1:11:04 to 1:11:24( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: quality, accessible health care for all americans, which this budget will lead us to, we'll be reducing the cost of health care for the american people. and in loge those costs we'll -- and in lowering those costs we'll lower the cost to the budget and to the cost of medicare and medicaid. this is not just about the personal health of the american people.

Nancy Pelosi

1:11:25 to 1:11:45( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: that would be justification enough. the personal well-being of our country. and it's not only about health care. it's about the health of the american people. it's about prevention. it's about diet, not diabetes. so we will bmoving on a path that lowers costs, makes america healthier. and in doing so, as i say, not

Nancy Pelosi

1:11:46 to 1:12:06( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: only help individuals with their health -- personal well-being, but we will help businesses to compete, health care costs are a competitiveness issue. and if we are going to compete nationally and internationally, we must lower health care costs for businesses. it's about costs to our economy of all of this money spent on

Nancy Pelosi

1:12:07 to 1:12:29( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: health care and not havi -- health of america to go with it. and, again, it's about lowering the cost of reducing entitlements, health care reform is entitlement refor in terms of education, this budget calls for innovative approaches to -- from early

Nancy Pelosi

1:12:30 to 1:12:50( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: childhood to tax credits for costs of college as well as increasing the funding for pell grants and making them -- college more affordable. so from earliest childhood to higher education and then beyond this budget is a path not only for the -- again, the self-fulfillment of the american people but the

Nancy Pelosi

1:12:51 to 1:13:11( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: innovation of america, innovation begins in the classroom. . these are justified and necessary in their own right but will reduce the deficit, will create jobs, and will do s in a new way taking us in a new direction. so having said that this is a

Nancy Pelosi

1:13:12 to 1:13:32( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: budget about the future. i was very tempted when i saw the leader with his voting card to bring a picture of my granddaughter, just a little over a month old, to the floor. we do have it here. i won't resist the temptation. for two reasons, first ever all i can't take my eyes off of her.

Nancy Pelosi

1:13:33 to 1:13:53( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: second of all, this is wha our commitment is about. it's our commitment to the future, to these children. as we go forward, we must take the country in a new direction and in doing so reduce the deficit. we are not here to heap mountains of debt on our children. and our grandchildren.

Nancy Pelosi

1:13:54 to 1:14:14( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: that is what was last eight years in the bush administration. this budget calls a halt to that and says no. says no more debt. we are going in the opposite direction. we are reducing the deficit as we create good-paying jobs in our economy as we cut taxes for the middle class in our country.

Nancy Pelosi

1:14:15 to 1:14:26( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: this is a magnificent blueprint for the future. again i salute chairman spratt for his extraordinary leadership in bringing it to the floor today. and urge all of my colleagues to

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