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House Proceeding on Jul 24th, 2009 :: 1:36:35 to 1:41:05
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Alcee L. Hastings

1:36:31 to 1:36:52( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: and have openness and ethics at the same time. mr. speaker, i'm going to vote no, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, i yield myself the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: i take just one moment to make it very clear

Alcee L. Hastings

1:36:35 to 1:41:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Alcee L. Hastings

1:36:53 to 1:37:14( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: that there's nothing that's being done by the president of the united states or this congress that is going t destroy the free enterprise system in the united states of america. the free enterprise system cannot be destroyed by any of us. the proposals that are being

Alcee L. Hastings

1:37:15 to 1:37:35( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: offered on a variety of measures and particularly this one increases the least of us and those in the middle that have been hit the hardest by our colleagues on the other side. they can name it anything they want to. it doesn't has to be class warfare. people can come up here and

Alcee L. Hastings

1:37:36 to 1:37:56( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: talk all they please middle-class americans have caied the weight of this country for a substantial period of time. now, we're in two wars, and we find ourselves in a position of having to try to write an economy that allows among other things that we have taken a surplus and turned it into a deficit. that is irrefutable.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:37:57 to 1:38:18( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: president obama has been in office six months. let's give him a little bit more time. let's give this democratic congress the time as we are undertaking right now to do something that hasn't been done in quite a while and that is to complete the appropriations process which is our principle work here on behalf of the american people.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:38:19 to 1:38:39( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: mr. speaker, for years republicans thought they could ignore our children, ignore the poor, ignore the middle class, ignore the umployed and ignore the uninsured. and somehow our nation would magically prosper. footnote right there, all these people that keep talking about health care, all these folks

Alcee L. Hastings

1:38:40 to 1:39:01( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: say at we can't do health care, i've been here 17 years and we haven't done it one thing i know is for sure, if we do nothing health insurance rates will rise and the cost of health care will increase. well, mr. speaker, now we are seeing the repercussions philosophy of the past.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:39:02 to 1:39:22( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: our economy is in grave distress. everybody knows that. millions of -- are out of work. my colleagues ask, where are the jobs in there is no one in the house of representatives that would not do anything and everything that he or she could to ensure that every american is employed. much of what's in these

Alcee L. Hastings

1:39:23 to 1:39:44( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: programs will lp many of those americans. and our nation's schools are falling further behind than their overseas counterparts right in our face and have been, and these are the people that said leave no children behind. they not only left them behind, they lost them and couldn't find them.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:39:45 to 1:40:06( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: now as my republican colleagues continue to play politics with this measu, i remind them we are facing grave problems in this country. we must put the empty divisive rhetoric aside and pass the bill so that we can provide real relief r those struggling in this economy. by suring up our nation's health and social safety nets,

Alcee L. Hastings

1:40:07 to 1:40:28( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: by protecting our work force and increasing access to the education and training opportunities that are vital to our country's long-term economic recovery and success. and, no, america, no free enterprise is going to be lost,

Alcee L. Hastings

1:40:29 to 1:40:49( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: and, no, america, there is no reason to fear. the fear would come from the people that caused us to be in this position in the first place. i urge a yes vote on the previous question and the rule, and i yield back the balance of my time and move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. all time has expired.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:40:50 to 1:41:06( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: the question is on ordering the previous question on the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. mr. sessions: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempe: the gentleman from texas. mr. sessions: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the

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