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House Proceeding 07-24-09 on Jul 24th, 2009 :: 1:20:50 to 1:22:40
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Lucille Roybal-Allard

1:20:47 to 1:21:07( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: there is disease increased, -- there is disease increased incidented. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from indiana reserves the baffle his time. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. obey: i'd like to thank the gentleman for his courtesy. i' gentlewoman from california two minutes. the chair: the gentlewoman is

Lucille Roybal-Allard

1:20:50 to 1:22:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Lucille Roybal-Allard

1:21:08 to 1:21:31( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: recognized for two minutes. >> mr. speaker, i rise in strong opposition to this amendment. prior to elected office i worked in alcohol and drug prevention programs and saw firsth destructive nature of drug addiction. i saw it destroy the life of the user and i saw the agony it caused families.

Lucille Roybal-Allard

1:21:32 to 1:21:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: i would never support a measure that encourages or contributes to the use of illegal drugs. chairman obey's leadership in eliminating the ban on federal dollars for needle exchange programs is based on sound scientific research that tells

Lucille Roybal-Allard

1:21:53 to 1:22:14( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: us these programs are a valuable h.i.v. prevention tool that does not increase drug use. mr. souder's amendment reinstates this illdvised ban and returns us to a practice of allowing personal belief rather than science to direct our

Lucille Roybal-Allard

1:22:15 to 1:22:36( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: federal funding decisions. the science is clear. whened aics have clean needles -- when addicts have clean needles available, h.i.v. infection declines among users. furthermore, needle exchange programs provide a critical port hole to treatment and are

Lucille Roybal-Allard

1:22:37 to 1:22:41( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: an important part of our efforts to reduce the h.i.v.

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