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House Proceeding on Jul 24th, 2009 :: 0:46:45 to 0:57:05
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Pete Sessions

0:46:45 to 0:47:06( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and safety net to ensure access to education and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas. mr. sessions: mr. speaker, i appreciate the gentleman from florida yielding me such time as i may consume. you know, mr. speaker, let's

Pete Sessions

0:46:45 to 0:57:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Pete Sessions

0:47:07 to 0:47:27( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: just go to the words that people have, republicans cut taxes and employed people, 5.3 million new the democrats put their spending plan on the floor and said we .would have jobs and more jobs, and we don't. and so regardless of what the gentleman talks about with all these big tax breaks, they

Pete Sessions

0:47:28 to 0:47:51( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: worked. it employed people. people had jobs. and in the scheme of things, mr. speaker, that's good for all of us. so i'll stand behind those tax cuts that employed this country as opposed to unemployment, the highest unemployment in 26 years by our friends, the democrats.

Pete Sessions

0:47:52 to 0:48:14( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: mr. speaker, today, i stand about this structured rule and i stand in opposition. my friends on the other side of the aisle for the first time in history of the republic have shut down the appropriations process by placing extremely restrictive rules on every single appropriations bill that has come to the floor this year.

Pete Sessions

0:48:15 to 0:48:35( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: chairman david obey of wisconsin has set an arbitrary time line to finish the fiscal year 2010 spending bills which has forced this congress and the democrat-run rules committee to limit every democrats and republicans' chances to offer amendments on the floor. hundreds of amendments have been

Pete Sessions

0:48:36 to 0:48:57( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: offered by all of my colleagues and they have been rejected in an unprecedented fashion. i ask once again, mr. speaker, what is the majority afraid of? why are we doing this for the first time in the history of this republic? why won't they all for the open and honest debate that they

Pete Sessions

0:48:58 to 0:49:19( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: called for just a few years ago? in order to operate under the short debate that my friends on the other side of the aisle have forced republicans to pursue, my colleagues and i offered 12 amendments to ensure a thoughtful and constructive debate could take place. we helped manage ours before we came to the rules committee.

Pete Sessions

0:49:20 to 0:49:40( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: yet, what happened? only four were made in order while the democrats had seven of their offered amendments rolled right into the manager's amendment. this democratic congress in unprecedented fashion continues to reject and silence the american public and to muzzl membs on the floor of the house of representatives, not

Pete Sessions

0:49:41 to 0:50:01( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: allowing their voices to be heard on the people's floor. mr. speaker, today, we are discussing health, labor and service and education appropriation bill for fiscal year 2010. it is my intent to focus on this huge increase in spending over last year's level and to discuss the majority party's destructive

Pete Sessions

0:50:02 to 0:50:23( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: initiatives that continue to kill jobs and lead to record deficits. that is kill jobs and record deficits under control of speaker nancy pelosi, the demoat-held senate and president obama.

Pete Sessions

0:50:24 to 0:50:44( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: this is their policy that we are debating on the floor today. this underlying legislation is a 7% or $10.6 billion increase above the current year's spending levels and that's excluding the $126 billion in stimulus funding that these programs have alrey received.

Pete Sessions

0:50:45 to 0:51:07( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: since 2007, funding for programs under labor, health and human services and education have increased a whopping 93%. this bill does not represent a commitment or any commitment to fiscal sustainability. we simply cannot keep doing this. but here we are again today.

Pete Sessions

0:51:08 to 0:51:29( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: it will cost us jobs. mr. speaker, we will continue to ask where are the jobs? with this legislation, congress only furthers and slows down economic recovery and increases the financial burden being placed on our children and grandchildren.

Pete Sessions

0:51:30 to 0:51:50( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: mr. speaker, where are the jobs? the obama administration promised americans that unemployment would not go beyond 8%, that they would create and save millions of jobs if congress simply passed the stimulus. here wer months later, with a record 9.5% unemployment rate,

Pete Sessions

0:51:51 to 0:52:11( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the highest in 26 years. and two million americans have lost their jobs since the passage of this massive $1.2 trillion stimulus plan. mr. speaker, where are the jobs? earlier this month when discussing the stimulus, vice

Pete Sessions

0:52:12 to 0:52:32( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: president biden said the obama administration misread how bad the ecomy was. the obama administration got it wrong when it came to a $1.2 trillion of taxpayer spending by this democrat congress. the american people can no

Pete Sessions

0:52:33 to 0:52:56( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: longer afford for this democrat-controlled house, senate and white house to get it wrong. where are the jobs? last month, my friends on the other side of the aisle passed the cap and trade bill. the top white house economic advisers have suggested could actually cost upo $1.9 trillion. raising prices on energy, goods

Pete Sessions

0:52:57 to 0:53:18( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and services forever american, an increase forever american back home between $1,200 and $1,600 a year. this legislation would kill up to two million manufacturing jobs. mr. speaker, we have to ask again, where are the jobs?

Pete Sessions

0:53:19 to 0:53:41( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: we are beginning to find out that they're in washington, d.c. mr. speaker, next week this democrat-controlled congress wants to p care reform that effectively will kill employer-based insurance marketplaces and force 114 million americans into a

Pete Sessions

0:53:42 to 0:54:03( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: government-run program, a program where government bureaucrats will be choosing what doctors and patients' relationships will be and what procedures will be covered by that doctor. this $1.2 trillion package raises taxes on individuals and small business that do not participate in the government

Pete Sessions

0:54:04 to 0:54:24( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: plan and up to $818 billion will be the cost. which, according to a model developed by the president's own economic adviser team will result in 4.7 million employees losing their job. mr. speaker, we ask once again,

Pete Sessions

0:54:25 to 0:54:46( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: where are the jobs? this is economic insanity. the american people know you shouldn't spend what you don't have, but that is exactly what mrs. pelosi and this democrat majority is doing. mr. speaker, we ask once again, where are the jobs?

Pete Sessions

0:54:47 to 0:55:08( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: according to the congressional budget office, the oba administration is on its way to doubling the national debt in five years. mr. speaker, we would ask, where are the jobs? earlier this month, congressional budget office released a monthly budget review that states that the federal

Pete Sessions

0:55:09 to 0:55:29( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: budget deficit reached $1.1 trillion during the month of june. as of june 30, the national debt stood at $11.5 trillion. mr. speaker, we will ask again, where are the jobs? especially at a time of deep economic recession, congress

Pete Sessions

0:55:30 to 0:55:50( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: should be promoting pro-growth policies that reduce spending, increase job growth and give americans confidence. mr. speaker, where are the jobs? the deficit has increased $1.7 trillion or 1,000% since the

Pete Sessions

0:55:51 to 0:56:11( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: democrats took control of this house of representatives three years ago. mr. speaker, where are the jobs? it has gone from $162 billion fiscal deficit to a projected $2 trillion this year. mr. speaker, we ask, where are

Pete Sessions

0:56:12 to 0:56:32( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the jobs? in closing, mr. speaker, i would like to continue to point out to our friends on the other side of the aisle that we cannot tax, spend and borrow our way out of this country's economic recession. our democratic colleagues need to get a handle on this out-of-control spending that

Pete Sessions

0:56:33 to 0:56:53( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: once again they are bringing to e floor of the house of representatives today to pursue an ever growing american government size. rising unemployment and record deficits cannot be remedied with massive increases in government spending. mr. speaker, where are the jobs?

Pete Sessions

0:56:54 to 0:57:06( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: huge energy and health care bills will raise taxes and kill jobs. mr. speaker, the american public understands this. they know that the republican party has better ideas.

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