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House Proceeding on May 1st, 2008 :: 0:32:16 to 0:43:22
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Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:32:16 to 0:32:25( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: just four months ago we were convinced that we had a winner. it's turned out to be a big loser. we need to remove the incentive. i urge support of h.r. 5911. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:32:16 to 0:43:22( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:32:25 to 0:32:40( Edit History Discussion )

from arizona's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. carson: madam speaker, i come to the house floor today to

0:32:40 to 0:33:01( Edit History Discussion )

honor our nation's veterans. particularly the thousands of hoosiers who have risked their lives to protect our nation and secure our liberty. all americans owe a great debt to the veterans who

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have served and in some cases made the ultimate sacrifices for our nation. as a member of congress i rely on the spirit of these brave men and women to guide me as we work in this chamber

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:33:12 to 0:33:27( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: to ensure our troops have the benefits they have earned and deserve when they come home. this weekend in my hometown of indianapolis, indiana, our distinguished house majority leader, steny hoyer,

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:33:27 to 0:33:41( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: has graciously agreed to accompany me with a group of our nation's finest veterans at the american legion. this visit will provide leader hoyer and me with the opportunity to personally thank

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:33:41 to 0:34:04( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: some of our veterans and learn more about how we can better meet the needs of these true american heroes. i am honored to welcome the majority leader back to indianapolis and i look forward

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:34:04 to 0:34:19( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: to working with him to ensure we meet the needs of all of our nation's veterans. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana yields back the balance

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:34:19 to 0:34:38( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: of his time. members are reminded to stay out of the well until they are recognized. for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon rise? mr. walden: ask unanimous consent to address the

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:34:38 to 0:35:01( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. walden: thank you, madam speaker. of all the counties in the second congressionseal district perhaps

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:35:01 to 0:35:21( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: none has been more profoundly impacted by congress' refusal to re-authorize county payments in josephine county. nearly half of the county work force has been cut in recent years. public

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:35:21 to 0:35:36( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: safety's been hardest hit. overnight patrols by the sheriff's office are down to one 10-hour shifts split among six deputies who cover 1,640 miles. that's six deputies patrolling the size

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:35:36 to 0:35:52( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: of the state of rhode island. perhaps you remember the search for the kim family in the forest off southern oregon. the search and rescue funds for that operation came from this very important

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:35:52 to 0:36:10( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: program that this congress refused to re-authorize. why won't the democrat leadership bring a vote on h.r. 3058? it's a bipartisan, four-year re-authorization bill for county payments. it's been

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:36:10 to 0:36:28( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: three months since the committees of jurisdiction have sent it to the full house and yet no vote has been scheduled. i call on the democratic leadership to do the right thing. keep the commitment

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:36:28 to 0:36:40( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: to the tim be communities of this contry. or attached it to a vook that's moving. restore faith with rural counties across america. keep the federal commitment to the people of tim berd

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:36:40 to 0:36:54( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: counties like josephine. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york rise? ms. slaughter: madam speaker, by direction of the committee

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:36:54 to 0:37:12( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: on rules i call up house resolution 1 167 and ask for its immediate i consideration. the spker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 213, house resolution

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:37:12 to 0:37:30( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: 1167. resolved that it shall in order at any time on the legislative day of thursday, may 1, 2008, for the speaker to entertain motions that the house suspend the rules relating to the following

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:37:30 to 0:37:57( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: measures. one, the bill h.r. 5715, to ensure continued availability of access to the federal student loan program for students and families. two, the bill h.r. 493, to prohibit discrimination

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:37:57 to 0:38:20( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment. three, a bill to provide for a temporary extension of programs authorized by the farm security and rural investment

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:38:20 to 0:38:36( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: act of 2002. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york is recognized for one hour. ms. slaughter: thank you, madam speaker. for the purpose of debate only i yield the customary 30

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:38:36 to 0:38:58( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: minutes to the gentleman from washington, mr. hastings, and all time yielded during consideration of the rule is for debate only. i yield myself such time as i may consume. and ask unanimous

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:38:58 to 0:39:13( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on house resolution 1167. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlewoman from new york is

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:39:13 to 0:39:34( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: recognized. ms. slaughter: thank you, madam speaker. as the clerk just described, h.res. 1167 authorizes the speaker to entertain motions that the house suspend the rules at any time on the legislative

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day of thursday, may 1, 2008, on legislation relating to the following three measures. one, h.r. 5715, to protect the federal student loan program. number two, h.r. 493, genetic information

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nondiscrimination act. number three, a bill to provide for temporary extension of the farm bill. the rule is necessary because under clause 1-a of rule 15 the speaker may entertain motions to suspend

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the rules only on monday, tuesday, or wednesday of each week. in order for suspensions to be considered on other days, the rules committee must authorize consideration of these motions. this

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:40:23 to 0:40:38( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: is not an unusual procedure. in fact in the 109th congress the -- my friends on the other side of the aisle repoed a number of rules that provided for additional suspension days. this rule

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:40:38 to 0:40:50( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: limits the suspension of rules to only these three time sensitive measures. this will help us move these noncontroversial yet important legislative initiatives that have widespread bipartisan support.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:40:50 to 0:41:06( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: i urge my colleagues to support this rule and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentlewoman from new york reserves her time. the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings:

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:41:06 to 0:41:28( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: thank you, madam speaker. i want to thank the chairwoman of the rules committee, ms. slaughter, for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i ask unanimous

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:41:28 to 0:41:46( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, on september 28, 2006, when

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:41:46 to 0:42:05( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: republicans were in the majority and the democrats were in the minority, i was managing a rule on the floor similar to what we are considering here today to allow specific bills to be considered

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:42:05 to 0:42:19( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: under suspensions of the rule on a day that suspensions are not permitted under house rules like today. during debate on that day in september, 2006, the then ranking member of the rules

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:42:19 to 0:42:36( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: committee, ms. slaughter, stated and i quote, it isn't just what the congress has done with its time that is so disappointing, it is also what the congress has not done. all the challenges

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:42:36 to 0:42:48( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: it has not addressed. unquote. madam speaker, the same can be absolutely said today about the democrat-controlled house of representatives. earlier this year house democrats approved a budget

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:42:48 to 0:43:01( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: that included a tax hike of $683 billion. the largest in american history. americans cannot afford the democrat plans to cut the child tax credit in half, to reinstate the marriage penalty, and

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:43:01 to 0:43:22( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: raise taxes on every single taxpayer. instead of record breaking tax increases, this congress should work to make those tax cuts permanent. i'm also dismayed that the democrat-controlled house

Pete Sessions

0:43:22 to 0:44:02( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: of representatives has not acted to extend the state and local sales tax deduction to states that don't have state income tax. that tax expired on january 1 of this year. the state and local

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