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House Proceeding on Jul 10th, 2009 :: 1:17:35 to 1:20:45
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Pete Sessions

1:17:32 to 1:17:53( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: move forward on my amendment because we would have recognized and protected the responsibility tosser vis members and veterans in any health care package moving through congress. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from maine. ms. pingree: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas.

Pete Sessions

1:17:35 to 1:20:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions

1:17:54 to 1:18:14( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: mr. sessions: i would like to advise the gentlewoman i have a few minutes left, i would reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from maine. ms. pingree: i'm the last speaker for this side, i'll reserve. mr. sessions: i think it's

Pete Sessions

1:18:15 to 1:18:35( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: interesting that two of our newest members from colorado and maine have never seen an open rule. they've only served for six months but they could have served for almost two years. never would have seen an open rule on this floor. that's really the measure of what republicans are trying to talk about. we're teaching our newest young

Pete Sessions

1:18:36 to 1:18:56( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: members what tngs shouldn't look like. should not look like. we need open rules. as a result of that, mr. speaker, i'm going to be asking for a no vote. no vote on the previous question, we can amend this rule and allow for an open rule. that's the way we should teach especially new member that open

Pete Sessions

1:18:57 to 1:19:18( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: rules should be part of a regular process. there's no question that the rule the majority brings forth today will only cement the dangerous precedent that the majority has been setting now for over two years. it will only damage bipartisanship and it harms us in our committees.

Pete Sessions

1:19:19 to 1:19:40( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: in committees about what this speaker is doing. i urge my colleagues to and vote no, to say no to this. so we can allow free and open debate on appropriations bills and uphold the rights of millions of meshes and not just republican bus democrats also. because they're being shut also by their own party.

Pete Sessions

1:19:41 to 1:20:01( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: this is not open, it's not honest, and i don't think it's ethical. i believe the majority will come to regret this decision to close down this deliberative process here in this floor during appropriations seasons. i ask unanimous consent to submit the text of my material and other extraneous material

Pete Sessions

1:20:02 to 1:20:24( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: immediately prior to the vote on the question. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. sessions: thank you. i urge a no vote on the rule. republican today. we believe it's -- not just our right, but the right thing to do to come and speak forthrightly about our ideas about members of the military, about v.a. hospitals that are

Pete Sessions

1:20:25 to 1:20:45( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: in our districts, about veterans affairs centers that need to operate in a more efficient way. we're proud of the men and women that serve our military. i was proud to have the gentleman, mr. buyer, gulf war veteran, come and speak forthrightly about what we think ought to happen. proud of our military.

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