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House Proceeding 05-13-09 on May 13th, 2009 :: 0:43:30 to 0:45:30
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Al Green

0:43:29 to 0:43:49( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: legislation is going to make our community, schools, truly the building block of liveble communities and make our families saver -- safer and healthier. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california. mr. miller: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from texas, mr. green. mr. green: thank you, mr. chairman.

Al Green

0:43:30 to 0:45:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Al Green

Al Green

0:43:50 to 0:44:10( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: i thank you, chairman miller, for your outstanding work and service in the congress. i thank mr. chandler for sponsoring this piece of legislation. mr. chairman, the cost of energy is increasing. this bill will help us by saving energy. it will help us in the years to come by reducing the amount of

Al Green

0:44:11 to 0:44:32( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: energy that we will use. unemployment is at 8.9%. this bill will p people to work in a crucial and critical area, the area of construction, because the bill is all about construction and reconstruction of some of our facilities and more, of course. this bill is one that we all

Al Green

0:44:33 to 0:44:54( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: agree is needed. the need for it is undeniable. the question becomes then, are going to make our children a priority? that's really the question that i ask members to consider. will we make our children a priority? yes, there are times when we cannot afford to do things.

Al Green

0:44:55 to 0:45:16( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: but there are also times when we can't afford not to do things. this is up with of those things that we cannot afford not to do. and there are times when even -- when you've done everything you can, you have not done enough. when you've done all that you can do, you haven't done enough. on occasions when you've done all that you can do and you

Al Green

0:45:17 to 0:45:31( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: haven't done enough, you have a duty to do all that you can. this bill does all that we can do at this time to help this generation complete, compete in the global economy.

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