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House Proceeding on May 17th, 2008 :: 0:08:53 to 0:11:53
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David R. Obey

0:05:10 to 0:08:53( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David R. Obey

David R. Obey

0:08:43 to 0:08:53( Edit History Discussion )

David R. Obey: and not send my more money over there. the speake r pro tempore: the e: gentleman from california. mr. lewis: i yield two minutes to mr. blunt from missouri. mr. blunt: thank you, i thank the

Roy Blunt

0:08:53 to 0:09:06( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: gentleman for yielding this week, in the week before we break for our memorial day work period. historically, this has been a time when we recognize those who have served and those who

Roy Blunt

0:08:53 to 0:11:53( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt

0:09:06 to 0:09:22( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: are serving, those who are willing to give even their life to plope tect the freedom of this country. this is a time-honored tradition in our country. it's today that we finally come to

Roy Blunt

0:09:22 to 0:09:36( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: the floor after literally months and months of a request for this funding for troops nearing the deadline where troop withdrawal notices or troop furlough notices and other furlough notices

Roy Blunt

0:09:36 to 0:09:49( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: would go out and we come to the floor with a bill that puts restrictions on the troops, we come to the floor with a bill that does in fact finally meet those funding needs of the troops

Roy Blunt

0:09:49 to 0:09:59( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: and we come in a way that doesn't allow us to have any different ideas, have any amendments to these provisions that are brought to us today. this is an extraordinary procedure in the way we

Roy Blunt

0:09:59 to 0:10:10( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: have handled supplementals in the past. the only supplementals that have been brought to the floor in the last 20 years with a closed rule were supplementals where both sides agree wed had

Roy Blunt

0:10:10 to 0:10:22( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: to immediately respond to an immediate emergency and it was a bipartisan agreement. there is no bipartisan agreement on the way this bill is brought to the floor and because of that,

Roy Blunt

0:10:22 to 0:10:37( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: it does not meet the needs of the troops as it should. the restrictions are wrong, the timeline is wrong, even the g.i. benefits that all of us believe need to be updated to meet the needs of today's

Roy Blunt

0:10:37 to 0:10:51( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: military as opposed to yesterday's military doesn't have transferability of those benefits. the thing that spouses and people in the military and dependents in the military would like. it isn't

Roy Blunt

0:10:51 to 0:11:01( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: designed for a military that's a volunteer army. last better house provision. but are we allowed to offer that house provision? no. mr. lewis: yield the gentleman an additional minute. mr.

Roy Blunt

0:11:01 to 0:11:13( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: blunt: we get to say yes or no because everybody in this building knows that this bill will never become law. we've waited until the week before memorial day to bring a bill to the floor that

Roy Blunt

0:11:13 to 0:11:27( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: will not become law, the majority leader announced earlier today maybe it will be the middle of june before we get to a bill that would actually get to the president's desk and become law, when

Roy Blunt

0:11:27 to 0:11:39( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: fur logue notices have gone out. this is a shameful way for us to meet the needs of our troops and i hope we'll get down to business next week and see if we can't actually pass a bill that

Roy Blunt

0:11:39 to 0:11:53( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: will meet the needs of our troops. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. obey: i yield two minutes to the distinguished majority --

Rahm Emanuel

0:11:53 to 0:12:14( Edit History Discussion )

Rahm Emanuel: caucus chairman, mr. emmanuel. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. emanuel: this is about our eighth war funding supplemental emergency spending for the

Rahm Emanuel

0:11:53 to 0:14:46( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rahm Emanuel

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