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House Proceeding on Jul 24th, 2009 :: 1:33:10 to 1:36:30
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Pete Sessions

1:33:06 to 1:33:26( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: evaded taxes, that they have obstructed justice, that they have covered u embezzlement of $948,607.50, embezzled by the brother of the founder, and covered it up for eight years. the gross abuse of tax laws is affiliated with that and other bookkeeping procedures.

Pete Sessions

1:33:10 to 1:36:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions

1:33:27 to 1:33:47( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the documents they have from insiders, the definitive evidence that is here. in amendment needs to be allowed and this rule needs to be voted down. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. sessions: mr. speaker, republicans are on the floor today asking the question, where are the jobs, and what about the process? the ability to come and talk on

Pete Sessions

1:33:48 to 1:34:08( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: this floor about issues and ideas, ideas that these members have. i was reminded again today, and daily" dated friday, july 24, and while i was talking about health care, it's really a philosophy. and

Pete Sessions

1:34:09 to 1:34:30( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: rules committee chairman, luis slaughter of new york -- louise slaughter of new york, and i'll quote what's in here. we can do anything up there in the rules committee. we can do anything. what that really means is they can do whatever they want to do. evidently speaker pelosi really does run the rules committee. we can do anything up there, even muzzle all the members of

Pete Sessions

1:34:31 to 1:34:52( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: this floor. mr. speaker, i'll be asking for a no vote on the previous question so we can amend for this muzzle rule and allow for an open rule. there's no question that the majority rule will only submit the dangerous precedent that the majority set earlier thi year, every single appropriations bill. it will only damage bipartisanship and really the

Pete Sessions

1:34:53 to 1:35:14( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: nature of this body. i urge my colleagues to vote no on the previous question s can allow free and open debate on appropriations bills and uphold the right of millions of americans, but perhaps more than that, just the members of congress who comes here and do this work every day. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to insert the text of the amendment and extraneous material immediately prior t

Pete Sessions

1:35:15 to 1:35:35( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the vote on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. vote on the previous question and a no vote on the rule. mr. speaker, members of congress need to get this. every single one of us can say no to the way this body is being run and just put us on a different course, a course that we have had for all these years

Pete Sessions

1:35:36 to 1:35:56( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: . we recognize what open and honest and ethical government and today we had members of this body comeo the floor and talk about openness, about ethics and about the ability of this body to run as it has in its entire history.

Pete Sessions

1:35:57 to 1:36:17( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: we, republicans, don't understand whyhis big change. we do understand why we are in a deep recession. we do understand obama -- president obama has an economic problem because he has helped create that. and we do understand obama

Pete Sessions

1:36:18 to 1:36:30( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: economics are about destroying the free enterprise system of this countryn behalf of government. what wdon't get is why can't members of congress openly debate this issue, vote for it

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