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House Proceeding on Jul 9th, 2008 :: 1:44:08 to 1:46:48
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Robert E. Andrews

1:38:30 to 1:44:08( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert E. Andrews

Robert E. Andrews

1:43:57 to 1:44:08( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: are not backed by the pension benefit guaranteed corporation. so the idea of federal regulation imposing itself upon the decisions of these trustees is without any merit or justification. this

John Lewis

1:44:08 to 1:44:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: will mean that police officers and firefighters and teachers and other public employees will get the fair pension for which they barring ind and to which they are entitled. i would like

John Lewis

1:44:08 to 1:46:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Lewis

John Lewis

1:44:18 to 1:44:29( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: to express my appreciation to the minority and majority staff for their hard work on this bill. i think it well serves the country. i would urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle

John Lewis

1:44:29 to 1:44:39( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: to support it. and before i yield our time i'd like to ask unanimous consent that the statement of the chairman of our full committee, congressman george miller, be entered into the record. the speaker

John Lewis

1:44:39 to 1:44:49( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: pro tempore: without objection. mr. andrews: with that i reserve the balance of our committee's time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north dakota. mr. pomeroy: i yield such time

John Lewis

1:44:49 to 1:45:08( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: as he may consume to the gentleman from georgia, my colleague on the ways and means committee, mr. lewis. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. lewis: mr. speaker,

John Lewis

1:45:08 to 1:45:22( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: i want to thank my good friend, mr. pomero for yielding. . people are barely getting by. some people use their retirement savings today to pay their credit card bills or avoid foreclosure

John Lewis

1:45:22 to 1:45:50( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: on their homes. this is a choice people should not have to make. today, we offer just a little bit of help. mr. speaker, after a lifetime of hard work, people need to know that they can retire

John Lewis

1:45:50 to 1:46:04( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: and their pensions will be there for them. this bill will help employees who work in my district, airline workers, the payment they are receiving are not going to make up for that loss. this

John Lewis

1:46:04 to 1:46:17( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: bill will allow these workers to take their bankruptcy payment and put their money into a retirement account. pilots and airline workers are asking for this help so they can put their money back

John Lewis

1:46:17 to 1:46:33( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: where it be longs, growing into a nest egg for retirement. mr. speaker, i want to thank chairman rangel and the great staff of the ways and means committee and my own staff who worked with

John Lewis

1:46:33 to 1:46:48( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: me to help the pilots and airline workers in this bill today. we must do more to help people to save money so they can live well when they retire. we must protect their hopes and dreams

Jim Ramstad

1:46:48 to 1:47:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Ramstad: of the american workers. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north dakota reserves. the gentleman from minnesota. mrramstad: i yield myself such time

Jim Ramstad

1:46:48 to 1:47:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim Ramstad

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