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House Proceeding on Jul 17th, 2009 :: 1:05:10 to 1:07:55
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James P. McGovern

1:05:06 to 1:05:27( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: american people who are hurting and continuing to lose jobs under the policie pelosi. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, you know, we're here today because we're doing the work of the american people. and we're doing what the american people asked us to do.

James P. McGovern

1:05:10 to 1:07:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James P. McGovern

James P. McGovern

1:05:28 to 1:05:48( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: as we debate this bill on the floor, there are major markups in the education and labor committee and the energy and commerceommittee on health care. there are also hearings and markups going on in the appropriations -- on two major appropriations bills. so tre's a lot of work going on here, a lot of important work. trying to dig ourselves out of this mess that this president

James P. McGovern

1:05:49 to 1:06:10( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: inherited. i mean, you know, it is -- it is interesting -- again, to hear my friends on the other side of the aisle talk about, you know, fiscal management and about the need to control deficits and debts when, you know, they voted for tax cuts for rich people that weren't offset. they voted for wars that

James P. McGovern

1:06:11 to 1:06:32( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: weren't paid for. and there was silence and the economy started -- the economy got worse and worse and worse. on november, 2008, the american people said enough. we need to change course. the american people want us to deal with health care. the party of no says, no, can't do health care. can't try to scare people again away from a national health

James P. McGovern

1:06:33 to 1:06:53( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: care reform bill that will control and lower the cost of heth care for average americans. we wanted -- people wanted to deal with the issue of climate changend creating green jobs. the party of no says, no, can't do that. they don't want us to deal with that issue. you know, no, no, no, no.

James P. McGovern

1:06:54 to 1:07:15( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: well, the reality is -- i'm closing. no, i will not. and the american people want us to deal with, you know, with the issues of law enforcement, with issues of immigration, with the issues of, you know, with a whole nuer of issues. and the party of no says no. they vote against everything. they're against everything. and so here we are.

James P. McGovern

1:07:16 to 1:07:37( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: we're dealing with this issue today. you know, i think this is a commonsense bill. the chairman of the resources committee explained there was a hearing and there was a markup in full committee. you know, i would urge my colleagues to vote yes on the previous question and yes on the rule. d i would yield back the balance of my time and i move the previous question on the

James P. McGovern

1:07:38 to 1:07:55( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: resolution. the speaker pro tempore: all time for debate having expired, the question is on ordering the previous question. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. ms. foxx: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempor the gentlelady from north carolina. ms. foxx: on that i request the yeas and nays.

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