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House Proceeding on Jul 17th, 2009 :: 0:47:30 to 0:48:55
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James P. McGovern

0:47:27 to 0:47:48( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: oregon, but it appears that he's tied up, so i will reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, before i yield to the gentleman from west virginia, i'd just like to point out to the gentlelady from north carolina who has been a constant critic

James P. McGovern

0:47:30 to 0:48:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James P. McGovern

James P. McGovern

0:47:49 to 0:48:09( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: of the package, that some $8 billion that have total is earmarked specifically for north carolina. and, you know, some of the money that has already been spent, madam speaker, has been used to be able to prevent the firing of teachers. without receiving that money, states and communities would end up firing hundreds and hundreds of teachers which would mean

James P. McGovern

0:48:10 to 0:48:30( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: that class sizes would increase and that some cases even double, denying our kids the kind of qua them to have. some of that money, madam speaker, went to help shore up our law enforcement, our police officers, our firefighters. so, you know, i mean, to the

James P. McGovern

0:48:31 to 0:48:52( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: best of my knowledge the people of north carolina haven't said, you know, don't give us the relief, don't give us the aid. we need help. because quite frankly this economy's in such bad shape and i will repeat, because of the policies of the republican administration that held the white house for eight years, that basically turned its back on average working people in

James P. McGovern

0:48:53 to 0:48:57( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: this country. we are trying to fix the mess that they created and we're

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