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House Proceeding on May 14th, 2009 :: 0:03:40 to 0:04:55
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Jim McDermott

0:03:36 to 0:03:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: national economy. americans want, need and deserve a social security system i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the ge mr. mcdermott: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks.

Jim McDermott

0:03:40 to 0:04:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Jim McDermott

0:03:57 to 0:04:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. mcdermott: madam speaker, immediately after the president announced his intention to turn america into a 21st century green ecomy, the special interests began lobbying to keep america addicted to oil. we were told, there's no urgency to change, no threat to the planet from the ongoing and massive releases of carbon into the atmosphere, and that we

Jim McDermott

0:04:20 to 0:04:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: should pump every drop of oil out of every foreign country regardless of how many wars we need to wage to satisfy our addiction. just rember this, the special interests want us to keep us addicted to oil because that is in their interest, not ours, not america's best interest. we have an administration that recognizes and responding to

Jim McDermott

0:04:42 to 0:04:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the global crisis and congress needs to support the president with legislation that will cure america of its addiction to oil and save the planet in the process. time indeed is running out and we have before us the evidence

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