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House Proceeding on Jul 22nd, 2009 :: 0:37:20 to 0:38:35
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Diane E. Watson

0:37:18 to 0:37:38( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: we have an opportunity -- into her lymph nodes and now her prognosis is worse. we have an opportunity to pass health care reform. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from california rise? ms. watson: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mswatson: mr. speaker, the

Diane E. Watson

0:37:20 to 0:38:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diane E. Watson

Diane E. Watson

0:37:39 to 0:37:59( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: house will be calling up statutory pay-go legislation which will restore the policy that led from deficits to surpluses under the clinton administration. statutory pay-go is a necessary step to restore fiscal discipline and begin bringing down the deep deficits that face our nation. without reducing the deficit, we won't be able to invest in vital priorities, including

Diane E. Watson

0:38:00 to 0:38:20( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: health care, education and clean energy. the bill on floor this week requires all new policies that either reduce revenues or expand entitlement spending, be offset over five and 10 years. discretionary spending is not subject to pay-go, and exceptions can be made for emergencies.

Diane E. Watson

0:38:21 to 0:38:36( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: we also take into account the political reality that several policies will continue as in past congresses and allow them to bextended without offsets.

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