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House Proceeding on Jul 23rd, 2008 :: 2:37:57 to 2:40:01
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John Campbell

2:35:20 to 2:37:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Campbell

John Campbell

2:37:41 to 2:37:57( Edit History Discussion )

John Campbell: the national debt by 50%, by $5 trillion. don't you think the taxpayers of this nation deserve an open and honest debate about that? the bill gives uns predebited and unchecked authority to the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:37:57 to 2:38:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: treasury department to put taxpayers on the hook for fannie mae and fread dee macand we've been given two hours to debate it with no amendments, no opportunity for change? what are you afraid of?

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:37:57 to 2:40:01( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:38:15 to 2:38:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: what are you afraid of? the most sweeping changes to housing law in a generation were circulated to our offices just 16 hours prior to floor consideration. now this is in contrast to what

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:38:29 to 2:38:44( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the leadership, the democrat leadership, said just two short years ago, before they became leaders. the speaker said , speaker pelosi said in june of 2006, because the debate has been limited

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:38:44 to 2:39:00( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: and americans' voices have been silenced by this restrictive rule, i urge my colleagues to vote against the rule. i agree with the speaker. but what's changed? what's changed for her?

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:39:00 to 2:39:18( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: is it political expediency? or is it a broken promise? in december of 2006, following the election, now-majority leader steny hoyer bragged to the media, he said, quote, we intend to have a rules

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:39:18 to 2:39:34( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: committee that gives opposition voices and alternative proposals the ability to be heard an considered on the floor of the house, unquote. what happened, mr. speaker? what are they afraid of? what

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:39:34 to 2:39:47( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: are they afraid of? here we are considering a rule in which the majority didn't even bostonner to post a process by which members could submit amendments. what's changed, mr. speaker? what are

Sheila Jackson-Lee

2:39:47 to 2:40:01( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: they afraid of? what debate would be so scary that they wouldn't even allow an amendment or alternative on the floor? the chairwoman of the rules committee, ms. slaughter, said, quote, if we want

Christopher Shays

2:40:01 to 2:40:17( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Shays: to foster democracy in this body, we should take the time and thoughtfulness to debate all major legislation under an open rule, not just appropriations bills, which are already restricted

Christopher Shays

2:40:01 to 2:41:18( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Christopher Shays

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