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House Proceeding on Jul 24th, 2009 :: 0:37:30 to 0:46:40
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Alcee L. Hastings

0:37:27 to 0:37:47( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: now consider the resolution. all those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the question of consideration is decided in the affirmative. the gentleman from florida is recognized for one hour. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, for the purpose of debate only, i yield the customary 30 minutes to my friend, the gentleman

Alcee L. Hastings

0:37:30 to 0:46:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Alcee L. Hastings

0:37:48 to 0:38:08( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: from texas, mr. sessions. and all time yielded during consideration of the rule is for debate only. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise extend their remarks and insert extraneous materials into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:38:09 to 0:38:34( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: mr. hastings: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, the resolution ovides for consideration of h.r. 3293, the departments of labor, health and human services and education and related agencies appropriations act of 2010, under a structured rule.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:38:35 to 0:38:55( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: the labor-hhs-education appropriations bill provides $67.7 billion for fiscal year 2010 and continue this congress' commitment to fiscal responsibility by coming in million below the president's request and cutting 46

Alcee L. Hastings

0:38:56 to 0:39:16( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: individual programs to ensure that taxpayer funds are used in the most effective way. this bill also includes $1.1 billion for activities to reduce improper payments, abuse and fraud in the departments of labor and health and human

Alcee L. Hastings

0:39:17 to 0:39:38( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: services and in the social security administration, which could result in over $48 billion in taxpayer savings over the next 10 years. during these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever that we not only spend taxpayer funds prudently

Alcee L. Hastings

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

Alcee L. Hastings: but that we take the necessary investments to move our economy forward. this bill provides $64.7 billion for the department of education to prepare america's youth for an increasingly competitive global economy and o ensure that all americans

Alcee L. Hastings

0:40:00 to 0:40:21( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: have access to the education need to succeed. funds in this bill combined with the funds in the recovery act which will provide states with $4 billion in grants under the school improvement fund which will target assistance to

Alcee L. Hastings

0:40:22 to 0:40:42( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: approximately 13,000 low-performing schools. this bill also boosts pell grants, which help approximately 7.6 million low and middle-income students pay for college each year. further, it provides $653 million to historically black

Alcee L. Hastings

0:40:43 to 0:41:05( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: colleges and universities, hispanic-serving institutions and other developing institutions, and nearly hbcu's. as we prepare for our youth for tomorrow, we must also protect and develop our current work force.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:41:06 to 0:41:28( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: thisill restores the department of labor's capacity to enforce laws that protect the wages, safety and benefits of workers. it also helps those who lost their jobs during the course of this recession by providing $1.4 billion for training and supportive services. $50 million of these funds will

Alcee L. Hastings

0:41:29 to 0:41:51( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: be used to prepare workers in green industries, not only helping to provide americans with decent good-paying jobs but also helping the american economy be more competive. this bill recognizing the incredible burden that this economic crisis has placed on

Alcee L. Hastings

0:41:52 to 0:42:12( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: countless americans also provides mucneeded assistance to our vulnerable populations. it will help families stay warm through the winter by providing $5.1 billion for the low-income energy assistance program. it will boost nutrition,

Alcee L. Hastings

0:42:13 to 0:42:33( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: transportation and other supportive services for seniors by providing $1.5 billion for senior nutrition and other services, and it will relieve some of the pressure placed on social security administration by providing $11.4 billion to

Alcee L. Hastings

0:42:34 to 0:42:54( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: help the agency process the rising number of claims and reduce its current backlog. finally, as we in congress work to pass health care reform in the coming weeks, this bill will help build the capacity of our health care system and

Alcee L. Hastings

0:42:55 to 0:43:15( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: provide funding for job training in the health care sector, one of the strongest and fastest growing sectors in our economy. my colleagues are well aware that a whole lot of people, well over 47 million people in

Alcee L. Hastings

0:43:16 to 0:43:36( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: our nation, are uninsured. in the district that i'm privileged to serve, 25% of my constituents lack health care coverage. this bill provides $2.2 billion for community health centers,

Alcee L. Hastings

0:43:37 to 0:43:58( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: which provide primary care to 17 million patients, 40% of which are uninsured. while such centers provide a vital service, there are still far too many individuals that go without any primary care at all. endangering their health and

Alcee L. Hastings

0:43:59 to 0:44:19( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: increasing the burden on taxpayers by getting treatment when their illnesses have become serious and their care several times more costly. in my home state of florida, over 971,000 women are in need of publicly supported family

Alcee L. Hastings

0:44:20 to 0:44:41( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: planning services. yet, only 35% of them are currently ing met through public funding providers. while my colleagues on the other side of the aisle will throw and have thrown insulting accusations and deceitful claims, what we should be

Alcee L. Hastings

0:44:42 to 0:45:02( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: talking about today is how to further support the essential community providers such as planned parenthood during a provider shortage in this country rather than making it harder for women and families to access vital health care.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:45:03 to 0:45:23( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: . for eight years, the republican administration placed the needs of wealthy and the privileged before those of the middle class and poor. and now, we are paying the price. i have listened to my republican colleagues for the past week

Alcee L. Hastings

0:45:24 to 0:45:44( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: beat the drum of fiscal responsibility. quite frankly, this is laughable at best. these are the same people who claim to be deficit hawks, but quite frankly, the real truth is, republicans instituted tax cuts for extremely wealthy people in this country and new

Alcee L. Hastings

0:45:45 to 0:46:06( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: spending programs that took our nation from surplus to debt. and my colleagues on the other side of the aisle participated in decreasing taxes for wealthy people at a time when we were at war, the only time in the history of this country when we

Alcee L. Hastings

0:46:07 to 0:46:29( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: were at war that we decreased taxes and then when we did it, we did for the best in our society as far as wealth is concerned. the republicans lecturing us on fiscal responsibility is like al capone lecturing on the street.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:46:30 to 0:46:44( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: with our economy in turmoil, democrats are picking up the pieces of the bush administration and restoring this congress's responsibility to protect our nation's health

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