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House Proceeding on Jun 12th, 2009 :: 1:45:35 to 1:51:25
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Nancy Pelosi

1:45:21 to 1:45:42( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: and misleading advertising by the cigarette companies. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california. mr. waxman: madam speaker, i'm pleased at this time to yield to one of the people for whom this bill would not even be possible and that is the speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, who has been such a strong leader for advancing the

Nancy Pelosi

1:45:35 to 1:51:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Nancy Pelosi

1:45:43 to 1:46:03( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: public health. the speaker pro te gentlewoman from california is recognized for one minute. the speaker: thank you, madam speaker. i thank the gentleman for his generous recognition and rise to say as a mother and grandmotr how important it is. to say thank you to john

Nancy Pelosi

1:46:04 to 1:46:25( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: dingell, one of the giants of the congress, have worked to help the children of america. mr. dingell, mr. waxman, mr. pallone on the committee and on the senate side, this legislation passing is a real tribe also to the leadership of senator ted kennedy. it's really a great day. it's moment us, it's historic.

Nancy Pelosi

1:46:26 to 1:46:46( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: we can't say that all the time about the legislation that we pass here. we certainly -- it would be impossible to exaggerate the importance of what is happening here today. today we have an opportunity to protect public health and prevent disease, and today we have an opportunity to honor our responsibility to our children to protect them from

Nancy Pelosi

1:46:47 to 1:47:08( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: the harm that can come to them from the use of tobacco. madam speaker, tobacco was the number one cause of preventable deaths in the united states. according to the centers for disease control, it is responsible for about one in

Nancy Pelosi

1:47:09 to 1:47:30( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: five or 443 deaths annually. again, i want to acknowledge the great work of chairman waxman and chairman dingell and chairman pallone. we passed this bill before easter. hopefully it will pass the senate so we can now pass the bill and send it to the president's desk for his signature. mr. oberstar in his role in transportation and

Nancy Pelosi

1:47:31 to 1:47:51( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: understanding how we had to get smoking out of transportation study told us and how it's 52 years since we should have taken action. there's so much support on the outside of the congress as well.

Nancy Pelosi

1:47:52 to 1:48:14( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: 1,000 organizations. everyone from the american cancer society, which we would expect, the campaign for tobacco-free kids, the ap and the presbyterian church, just to name a few. they believe that passing this bill will save lives today, americans benefit from

Nancy Pelosi

1:48:15 to 1:48:35( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: the oversight of the f.d.a. on food what we eat and medicines that we take. that's their jurisdiction. the fact that tobacco is one of the deadliest products in america, the f.d.a. has had no authority to regulate it. this is just not right. and today we can correct that

Nancy Pelosi

1:48:36 to 1:48:56( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: wrong. right now tobacco is exempt from standards that apply to a can of soda or a box of pasta. tobacco makers are exempt from the critical and basic consumer protections such as ingredient disclosure, product testing and restrictions, and restrictions

Nancy Pelosi

1:48:57 to 1:49:17( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: on marketing to children. this legislation gas the f.d.a. the authority to regulate tobacco products. it also requires detailed disclosures of tobacco products' ingredients and restricts tobacco marketing and sales to young people, among other things. and this legislation does all of this in a fiscally

Nancy Pelosi

1:49:18 to 1:49:38( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: responsible way. funding the f.d.a. tobacco activity through a user fee on tobacco manufacturers. because of loss productivity and health care expenditures, cigarette smoking cost our nation more than $193 billion a year. almost $200 billion a year. by reducing the number of

Nancy Pelosi

1:49:39 to 1:49:59( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: smokers, not only will this legislation save lives and reduce chronic disease, it will also reduce hlth care cost. today, approximately 3,500 young people will try a cigarette for the first time. 3,500. and another 1,000 will become addicted ande new regular

Nancy Pelosi

1:50:00 to 1:50:20( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: daily smoker one third of those children will eventually die prema turrill because of smoke -- prematurely because of smoking. we must do all we can to prevent premature death from smoking. and today we have that opportunity. madam speaker, i urge all of my

Nancy Pelosi

1:50:21 to 1:50:41( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: colleagues to support the aptly name family smoking prevention and tobacco control act. i hoped that the children of american will see a strong bipartisan vote. this legislation deserves it and then we can send it on to the president to be signed into law hopefully no later than next week.

Nancy Pelosi

1:50:42 to 1:51:03( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: again, mr. dingell, as a mother and a grandmother, i'm deeply in your debt for what you're doing for america's chilen. mr. waxman, thank you so much for bringing this bill to the floor. we went into session in january before easter this bill had passed the house. thank you for your leadership. and mr. pallone was very much a part of it.

Nancy Pelosi

1:51:04 to 1:51:25( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: again, mr. oberstar, thank you for your leadership. but let's say to senator kennedy. this has been part of his life's work. he's worked on this for a very long time. of itself the tobacco and smoking issue and then just as with mr. dingell the larger health issue for america. today in passing this legislation, letting --

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