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House Proceeding 06-23-08 on Jun 23rd, 2008 :: 0:08:49 to 0:12:58
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the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered or on which the vote is objected to under clause 6 of rule 20. record votes on postponed questions will be taken after 6:30 p.m.

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: today. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? mr. conyers: madam speaker, gosh, after only one day. i'm happy to move to suspend the rules and passan h.r. 4044 as amended.

John Jr.Conyers

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Speech By: John Jr.Conyers

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: the speaker pro tempore: the clerk wi ll report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 461, h.r. 4044, a bill to amend the bankruptcy abuse prevention and consumer protection

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: act of 2005 to exempt from the means test and bankruptcy cases for a limited period qualifying reserve component members who after september 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to --

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 60 days. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, and the gentleman from california,

John Jr.Conyers

0:09:38 to 0:09:51( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: mr. lungren, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: thank you, madam speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative

John Jr.Conyers

0:09:51 to 0:10:16( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material and yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. conyers: members of

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: the house, the national guard and reservists debt relief tact is a part of the idea of improving the bankruptcy abuse prevention act signed into law by president bush three years ago. it affects

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: -- it effected in a comprehensive overall of bankruptcy especially with regards to consumers. so these consumer bankruptcy amendments included the establishment of a means testing mechanism to determine

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: a debtor's liability to repay debts. under thisest chapter 7 bankruptcy case is presumed to be an abuse if it appears that the debtor has income in excess of certain thresholds. th measure

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: before us today would exempt certain qualifying national guard members and reserve members from the means test presumption much abuse. come to think of it, i'd like to exempt some other

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: people as well. but this legislation addresses the issue of fundamental fairness. those who find themselves in financial difficulty as a result of service in the national guard or being

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: activated into it or the aftermath of their service, particularly overseas, should not face the additional burden of the means test. since september 11, 2001, almost a half million members

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: of the national guard and reserves have been called to iraq and afghanistan. some of them have even served multiple tours of duty. it's easy to understand that these unanticipated deployments

John Jr.Conyers

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John Jr.Conyers: disrupt their lives and their family members' and leads to financial hardship. and so we are happy for the gentlelady from chicago, illinois, jan schakowsky, who has included an effort that has

Daniel E. Lungren

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Daniel E. Lungren: attracted our colleagues on both sides of the aisle. i'm very happy to report this from the judiciary committee and i'll reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman

Daniel E. Lungren

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Speech By: Daniel E. Lungren

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