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House Proceeding on Jun 19th, 2008 :: 0:33:00 to 1:00:45
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James P. McGovern

0:28:25 to 0:33:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James P. McGovern

James P. McGovern

0:32:47 to 0:33:00( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: consent to have my name removed as a co-sponsor of h.r. 6041. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise. >> by direction

Pete Sessions

0:33:00 to 0:33:11( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: house resolution, 1277,

Pete Sessions

0:33:00 to 1:00:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions

0:33:11 to 0:33:51( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: resolved on it shall be in order to consider h.r. 5781 to provide that eight of the 12 weesks parental leave made available to federal employees shalbe paid leave. all points of order shall

Pete Sessions

0:53:04 to 0:53:13( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: be waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule 21. the recommendation in the nature of a substitute now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. the bill as amended

Pete Sessions

0:53:13 to 0:53:22( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions of the bill ats ended are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill as amended and on any

Pete Sessions

0:53:22 to 0:53:44( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one, one hour of debate, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the committee

Pete Sessions

0:53:44 to 0:53:56( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: on oversight and vernment reform. two, the amendment printed in the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution, if offered by representative davis of illinois or his designee

Pete Sessions

0:53:56 to 0:54:16( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule 21 shall be considered as read and shall be separately debatable

Pete Sessions

0:54:16 to 0:54:32( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and opponent and three, one motion to recommit with or without instructions. section 2, during consideration of h.r. 5781 pursuant

Pete Sessions

0:54:32 to 0:54:53( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the chair may postpone further csideration of the bill to such time as may be designated by the speaker. the speaker

Pete Sessions

0:54:53 to 0:55:08( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for one hour. mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, for the purpose of debate only, i yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman from

Pete Sessions

0:55:08 to 0:55:25( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: texas, mr. sessions. all time yielded during consideration of the rule is for debate only. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks

Pete Sessions

0:55:25 to 0:55:42( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and to insert extraneous materials into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker

Pete Sessions

0:55:42 to 0:55:57( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, h.res. 1277 provides a structured rule for consideration of h.r. 5781, the federal employees paid

Pete Sessions

0:55:57 to 0:56:12( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: parental leave act of 2008. the solution provides one hour of debate controlled by the committee on oversight and government reform, and makes in order one of the two amendments submitted

Pete Sessions

0:56:12 to 0:56:28( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: for consideration. madam speaker, i rise today in strong support of this rule and of the underlying legislation, h.r. 5781, the federal employees paid parental leave act of 2008, which in my

Pete Sessions

0:56:28 to 0:56:43( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: opinion, is a sensible, compassionate bill that provides federal employees with four weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child. today, the federal government does not offer any

Pete Sessions

0:56:43 to 0:57:00( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: paid time off, specifically to care for an infant or newly adopted child. if a federal employee needs time to take care of the newest addition to their family, their only option for paid leave is

Pete Sessions

0:57:00 to 0:57:16( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: to use their accrued sick days and vacation time. this policy is unfair and disadvantageousous to relatively new federal employees or those who have experienced extended health problems. this

Pete Sessions

0:57:16 to 0:57:34( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: sun sound and needs to be ctified. paid parental leave for federal workers is long overdue and it is a shame that the federal government, our country's largest employer, also, has not provided it yet.

Pete Sessions

0:57:34 to 0:57:50( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the federal government ought to set the standard as a family-friendly workplace and not fall behind. and even more especially in the -- in this economic downturn, the federal government needs to

Pete Sessions

0:57:50 to 0:58:07( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: set up and provide its families with paid leave. it's on conscionable, madam speaker, to ask employees to choose between their job and their new child. with two working parents are the standard these

Pete Sessions

0:58:07 to 0:58:24( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: days, doing this is unacceptable. now some may claim that we are expanding the total amount of time a federal employee may take off to care for a new child. now, let me be clear. this

Pete Sessions

0:58:24 to 0:58:39( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: bill does not expand the amount of leave currently available to federal employees. this bill simply allows for four weeks of paid leave out of the 12 weeks that federal employees currently receive

Pete Sessions

0:58:39 to 0:58:55( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: under the family medical leave act. the bill does not expand the amount of time a person may take off under fmla, and any claims to the contrary are simply false. madam speaker, it's also

Pete Sessions

0:58:55 to 0:59:10( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: important to note that the legislation will not affect the strength of our nation's military. since e armed forces set their own policies for leave, active duty soldiers are exempt from h.r.

Pete Sessions

0:59:10 to 0:59:27( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: 5781. however, this legislation will provide four weeks of paid leave to the 400,000 civilian employees at the department of defense that serve with our armed forces and military bases

Pete Sessions

0:59:27 to 0:59:43( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: across the country and around the world. we depend on these mothers and fathers to make america safe and providing them with four weeks of paid leave to care for their child is a much-needed

Pete Sessions

0:59:43 to 0:59:56( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and much-deserveed benefit. lastly, providing paid parental leave is a good recruitment tool to the federal government in order to attract the best and brightest and retain talent in

Pete Sessions

0:59:56 to 1:00:09( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: our federal work force. congress must provide incentives like paid parental leave. madam speaker, i ask our colleagues stand up for this bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker

Pete Sessions

1:00:09 to 1:00:24( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts reserves his time. the gentleman from fks is recognized. mr. sessions: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i want to thank my friend from

Pete Sessions

1:00:24 to 1:00:45( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: massachusetts for yielding me this time to discuss the proposed yule for consideration of the federal employees paid parental leave act. i rise in opposition to the so-called structured rule

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:00:45 to 1:01:01( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: which makes in order no republican amendments, and the only amendment that it does allow is a democrat manager's amendment. and add to this legislation which would provide gulovernment

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