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House Proceeding on Jul 31st, 2009 :: 0:34:50 to 0:36:50
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James P. McGovern

0:34:47 to 0:35:07( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: structured rule and a no vote on the underlying legislation. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman elds back the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself the remaining time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, as

James P. McGovern

0:34:50 to 0:36:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James P. McGovern

James P. McGovern

0:35:08 to 0:35:29( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: we are about to adjourn for the august recess, i think it's important to notthat this is a congress that has accomplished a great deal. we have passed all 12 of our appropriations bills. we passed historic recovery and reinvestment act, which is keeping teachers and police officers employed, that is stimulating economic growth throughout this country. we have passed an energy bill that if signed into law will create thousands and thousands

James P. McGovern

0:35:30 to 0:35:54( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: of new green jobs as well as free us of our dependence on foreign oil. we have extended schip which means that more and more children have access to health care. we passed the lilly ledbetter pay equity act bill. yesterday we passed a food so we did all of this in spite

James P. McGovern

0:35:55 to 0:36:16( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: of resistance and in spite of obstructionism by many of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. but i think it's an indication that this is a congress that has accomplished a great deal. let me just say finally, mr. speaker, with regard to the underlying legislation, that if you like the status quo, if you want to embrace the same old same old when it comes to corporate misbehavior, then vote against the rule and vote against the bill.

James P. McGovern

0:36:17 to 0:36:37( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: if you want things to change, if you want to ensure corporate responsibility, then please support the underlying bill championed by chairman frank. with that, mr. speaker, i urge a yes vote on the previous question and on the rule, and i yield back the balance of my time and i move the previous question on the rule. -- on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the

James P. McGovern

0:36:38 to 0:36:55( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: balance of his time. without objection, the previous question is ordered. the question is on the adoption of the resolution. all those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the resolution is agreed to. and without objection, a motion

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