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House Proceeding 07-14-09 on Jul 14th, 2009 :: 0:17:25 to 0:19:10
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Jim McDermott

0:17:21 to 0:17:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: million-dollar public relations propaganda signs than it is to create real jobs and that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to the speaker pro tempore: without

Jim McDermott

0:17:25 to 0:19:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

0:17:42 to 0:18:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: objection. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, we're closing in on a moment in american history that's taken over 70 years to reach. in the mid 1930's, franklin roosevelt considered a proposal that would extend health care coverage to every american. but he withdrew the idea because the political will was not up to the challenge at the time. but time president obama has called on the congress to pass comprehensive health care reform

Jim McDermott

0:18:05 to 0:18:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: leslation and he has the support of the american people behind him, especially the middle class. there are countless facts and figures to support his effort. there are maps, charts, there are all kinds of spread sheets stands out above all others. every american today either ces his or her own health care

Jim McDermott

0:18:28 to 0:18:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: cris or knows someone who is. when aricans play by the rules but see their economic lives threatened and destroyed because their medical expense -- because of their medical expenses, america must change. we're at the cross roads of providing a fair deal for the american people but we cannot take progress for granted. times like this don't come along

Jim McDermott

0:18:49 to 0:19:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: very often. fall short. i yield back the balance of my time. e speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. gentleman from arkansas rise? >> permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. boozman: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to honor mrs. susan lewis, who has spent her life in

Jim McDermott

0:19:10 to 0:19:11( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the classroom, devoting her time

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