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House Proceeding on May 15th, 2008 :: 0:18:41 to 0:27:45
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in the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution. the senate amendment to the motion shall be considered as read. the motion shall be debatable for two hours equally divided and

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:18:41 to 0:18:54( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the committee on appropriations. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the motion to its adoption without intervening

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:18:41 to 0:27:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Louise McIntosh Slaughter

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:18:54 to 0:19:06( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: motion except that the chair shall divide the question among each of the three house amendments. section 2, during consideration of the motion to concur pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:19:06 to 0:19:18( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: the operation of the previous question, the chair may postpone further consideration of the motion to such time as may be designated by the speaker. section 3, the chairman of the committee on

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:19:18 to 0:19:29( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: appropriations may insert in the daily issue of the congressional record dated may 15, 2008, such material as he may deem explanatory of the motion. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:19:29 to 0:19:45( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: new york is recognized for one hour. ms. slaughter: thank you, madam speaker. for the purpose of debate only i yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman from california, mr. dreier. all

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:19:45 to 0:19:58( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: time yielded during consideration of this rule is for debate only. i yield myself such time as i may consume. and ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:19:58 to 0:20:09( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: extend their remarks on house resolution 1197. madam speaker, h.res. 1197 provides for the consideration of the senate amendment to h.r. 2642, the supplemental appropriations act of 2008. the

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:20:09 to 0:20:22( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: rule makes in order the motion by the chairman of the committee on appropriations to concur in a senate amendment with three house amendments. the rule provides two hours of debate on the

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:20:22 to 0:20:38( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: motion controlled by the committee on appropriations. the rule provides for a division of the question on the adoption of the three house amendments listed in the rules committee report.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:20:38 to 0:20:50( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: the rule also provides that the chairman of the committee on appropriations may insert in the congressional record dated may 15, 2008, such material as he may deem explanatory of the motion.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:20:50 to 0:21:00( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: madam speaker, with the deep appreciation for the importance of the legislation before us today, the rules committee has reported out a rule that allows for a full, thorough debate on

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:21:00 to 0:21:16( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: three amendments critical to the future of our nation. this process will give each member ample opportunity to vote their conscience on whether to fund the war or not, place conditions on our iraq

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:21:16 to 0:21:30( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: policy or not, or choose to support veterans over millionaires. the legislation we are about to take up was forged with the idea of consensus. it meets the spending requirements made by president

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:21:30 to 0:21:42( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: bush including the 5.8 billion he asked for to strengthen the levees -- levies in -- leffees in new orleans. it does not include a single earmark except those specifically requested

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:21:42 to 0:21:57( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: by mr. bush's administration. on the other hand, the legislation is not a blank check because it is important to remember why we are really here today. this is the sixth year of the war in iraq.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:21:57 to 0:22:07( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: more than 4,000 united states service men and women, 28 from my district alone, are dead. tens of thousands have been wounded and physically disabled and far too many suffer from posttraumatic

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:22:07 to 0:22:17( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: stress disorder and a host of other mental health issues. what's more, the civilian death toll is devastating, millions, not thousands, of iraqi men, women, and children are dead. millions more have

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:22:17 to 0:22:34( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: been forced into camps or other countries that will accept them. at a time of economic emergency when the american family is under siege, the war continues to be waged at a staggering cost to the

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:22:34 to 0:22:44( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: american taxpayer and at the expense of our economic security. a few weeks ago "the new york times" reported on the bush administration's practice of paying off supposedly independent military analysts

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:22:44 to 0:22:55( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: to shade the truth about what was really happening in iraq. this administration was so concerned that americans would find out the truth that they paid former u.s. military personnel to read

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:22:55 to 0:23:06( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: from prescreened, whitewashed pentagon talking points to hide from the american people what was happening in their name. this may be the greatest foreign policy disaster in american history.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:23:06 to 0:23:18( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: american people overwhelmingly are calling for it to end. they have seen that this insurgency is far from nearing the end. we were told, trust us. the iraqi oil revenues will pay for reconstruction.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:23:18 to 0:23:28( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: if the american people are feeling the pinch as their hard-earned tax dollars finance the rebuilding of a foreign nation while their country's own economy and infrastructure are falling apart. they

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:23:28 to 0:23:43( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: were told trust us. we will make sure your sons and daughters have the equipment they need. yet we have seen the reports of desperate searches through junk heaps to refit ill-equipped armored vehicles.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:23:43 to 0:23:53( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: we have heard the tar heels of -- tales of worried mothers scraping together money for body armor. they were told trust us, we will ensure our fighting men and women will be taken care of when they

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:23:53 to 0:24:12( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: return home. yet we all remember the disgraceful images of walter reed hospital, the recent reports of appalling living conditions for troops stationed in barracks at fort worth, texas. under

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:24:12 to 0:24:26( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: such circumstances it would be an abdication of our duty to perpetuate a clearly unacceptable status quo. for that reason the legislation we take up today represents a break from the past and a renewed

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:24:26 to 0:24:37( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: chance of changing a stale, stagnant situation. it does indeed provide immediate funding for our soldiers in iraq and afghanistan who are currently in the field. however while the needs of our

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:24:37 to 0:25:00( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: troops will always be at the front -- forefront of our national priorities, funding for this war must not come in the form of a blank check. this funding only comes with conditions that will

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:25:00 to 0:25:18( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: begin the process for ending this war. the supplemental requires that troops begin redeployment from iraq within 30 days with the goal of completing the full withdrawal in 18 months. we do

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:25:18 to 0:25:34( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: this not because we concede one inch to those who would do our nation harm or because we lack the will to fight for our national security, we do this because basic respect for our military demands

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:25:34 to 0:25:49( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: it. no longer will they be asked to fight an open-ended conflict whose finish line keeps moving. and in keeping with this respect for our troops, the legislation mandates that soldiers must be

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:25:49 to 0:26:04( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: properly rested and equipped to meet the administration's old standards for combat readiness before redeployment. furthermore, we will honor the parents who continue to serve our nation by

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:26:04 to 0:26:20( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: finally providing full funding for the nill -- for the military daycare services. this legislation also keeps our promises to our veterans. part of the cost of waging war is ensuring that our

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:26:20 to 0:26:40( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: men and women in uniform have the resources that they need to resume their lives upon their return home. the bill before us dramatically expands the education benefits that veterans of the united states

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:26:40 to 0:26:52( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: military will receive under the new g.i. bill. not only do our troops deserve this benefit and much more, but every dollar we spend on education today will come back to bolster our economy

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:26:52 to 0:27:06( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: tomorrow. it is also an investment. and i would add that this provision is fully paid for by asking the wealthiest who saw their tax rates drop 19.6% in 2004, they have saved around $126,000

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:27:06 to 0:27:19( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: since that time. we are asking them please to give us $500 to help fund the g.i. bill of rights. at no time ever before in the history of this country as we have been burdened with massive

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:27:19 to 0:27:32( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: tax cuts for the wealthy during a time war. obviously this has been a new idea of this administration. these actions of fiscal incompetence by the bush administration left this country's

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:27:32 to 0:27:45( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: economy struggling and american families are paying the price. and no families are paying it more than the families of the men and women who are fighting this war. no sacrifice has been asked

David Dreier

0:27:45 to 0:28:00( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: from any of the rest of us. rising levels of sustained joblessness requires to extend unemployment benefits to those workers who understandably cannot find a job. this bill does just that. additionally,

David Dreier

0:27:45 to 0:41:08( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Dreier

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