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House Proceeding 07-08-09 on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 0:23:15 to 0:24:55
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James P. McGovern

0:23:11 to 0:23:32( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: follow the direction that ms. foxx is providing us in voting no on this rule so we can come back and have what has been the tradition up until this process and that is an open, free and fair debate so that democrats and republicans and through their elected representatives the american people can finally be heard. with that i yield back the

James P. McGovern

0:23:15 to 0:24:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James P. McGovern

James P. McGovern

0:23:33 to 0:23:54( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mcgovern: first of all, i'd like to ask unanimous consent to submit to the record the statement of administration policy on this bill in which the bralks strongly supports this -- obama administration strongly supports this bill. the speaker pro tempore:

James P. McGovern

0:23:55 to 0:24:15( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: without objection. mr. mcgovern: i'd also point out that the bill that's been reported by the appropriations committee is less in terms of spending than the obama administration originally requested. i'd also say, and i want to say this very strongly, i support the increases in spending in this bill. they're mostly in two areas, food safety and food security, making sure the food people buy

James P. McGovern

0:24:16 to 0:24:36( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: in supermarkets is safe and making sure that people in country who are hungry because of this lousy economic situation can have enough to eat, to put food on the table for their families. we have a terrible situation in this country with a number of -- where the number of hungry people is in the tens of millions. we can't just walk away from

James P. McGovern

0:24:37 to 0:24:56( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: that. when my colleague talks about across the board cut, across the board cuts that make no sense and don't discriminate where they're going to cut, it means you're going to cut food and nutrition, it will take food from the mouths of hungry children.

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