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House Proceeding 05-07-09 on May 7th, 2009 :: 0:01:05 to 0:04:55
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Pete Sessions

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

Pete Sessions: gentleman yawl fis if the chloric will report the motion. the clerk: mr. sessions moves that the -- house be reported back to the house forthwithwith the following amendment, section 106 of the housing and urban development act of --

Pete Sessions

0:01:05 to 0:04:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions

0:01:23 to 0:01:43( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: mr. sessions: i request that -- i ask unanimous consent that we dispense with the reading. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so orde the gentleman from texas is recognized for five minutes. mr. sessions: yesterday in the rules committee, i offered two

Pete Sessions

0:01:44 to 0:02:04( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: amendments to this legislation. madam speaker, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is correct. mobes -- members on both sides of the aisle will take your seattles. the house will not proceed until the house is in order. the gentleman from texas.

Pete Sessions

0:02:05 to 0:02:25( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: mr. sessions: thank you, madam speaker. i appreciate the members of the body allowing us time so we can get home. my first amendment yesterday asked for the courts to limit fees for attorney filing lawsuits created by this legislation to reasonable levels to ensure that real victims of predatory lending,

Pete Sessions

0:02:26 to 0:02:46( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: not trial lawyers, are fairly compensated for wrongdoing. unsurprisingly this was rejected by the committee democrats on a party line volt of 9-4. in rejecting this amendment, my democratic colleagues chose to put trial lawyer fees over victims' compensation in cases where homeowners have been defraud.

Pete Sessions

0:02:47 to 0:03:09( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: my second amendment would require this acorn meet the same transparency and reporting requirements that democrats demanded from any financial institutions receiving tarp funds. madam speaker, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is correct. the house will be in order. debate will not proceed until

Pete Sessions

0:03:10 to 0:03:31( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the house is in order. the gentleman from texas. mr. sessions: thank you, madam speaker. my amendment would have ensured accountability and transparency for any taxpayer funds distributed as a result of this legs legs. i'll repeat that. my amendment would have ensured accountability and transparency for any taxpayer funds

Pete Sessions

0:03:32 to 0:03:53( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: distributed as a result of this legislation, just like tarp funding we have already passed in this body. but once again my colleagues in the rules committee decided to vote against this in favor of the special interests and the amendment failed. madam speaker, the main

Pete Sessions

0:03:54 to 0:04:15( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: component of this amendment really received -- was not received because it singled out acorn as a group. and i noet that it has a -- and i note that it has a well documented past of deceit and fraud and just this week akon has been accused of 26 counts

Pete Sessions

0:04:16 to 0:04:36( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: of breaking fraud in nevada and seven accounts brought against a democratic prosecutor in pennsylvania. so i'm offering this motion to recommit to extend transparency and good government provisions from my original amendment to any group that is receiving government grants for legal or housing counseling. mr. frank: will the gentleman

Pete Sessions

0:04:37 to 0:04:55( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: yield? mr. sessions: i would yield to the gentleman. mr. frank: i appreciate the gentleman countering my objection. i support the motion to recommit and i hope it is adopting. mr. sessions: i appreciate the gentleman for accepting this. in the spirit of what you have done, i appreciate that because it lives up to the gentleman's

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