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House Proceeding on Sep 7th, 2007 :: 0:44:11 to 0:46:20
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David Dreier

0:36:47 to 0:44:11( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Dreier

David Dreier

0:43:54 to 0:44:11( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: let's have a real debate on te this very critical matterer. and i, again, thank my friend for yielding. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time.nc the gentleman

Michael H. Michaud

0:44:11 to 0:44:23( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: from vermont is recognized. mr. welch: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from maine, mr. michaud. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maine is recognized for two minutes.

Michael H. Michaud

0:44:11 to 0:46:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Michael H. Michaud

Michael H. Michaud

0:44:23 to 0:44:36( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: mr. michaud: i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise today in opposition to this rule and i ask my colleagues to consider to voting against this rule for one simple reason,

Michael H. Michaud

0:44:36 to 0:44:51( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: and that's time. i respect the work of our rules committee, and i do not oppose this rule lightly. but the fact of the matter is under this rule we will begin debating a huge change to our

Michael H. Michaud

0:44:51 to 0:45:06( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: patent system that will have major ramifications to our economy. we have just render from a long work period in our districts. we found that the committee report filed late in the day that

Michael H. Michaud

0:45:06 to 0:45:20( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: when we came back, and two manager's amendments filed late yesterday. most members haven't had time to understand what the manager's amendment fixes or doesn't fix. . having worked all night last

Michael H. Michaud

0:45:20 to 0:45:30( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: night to find out what the manager's amendment does, it worsens the underlying bill, especially with respect to the damages section of this bill. members will not be given the time to consider

Michael H. Michaud

0:45:30 to 0:45:45( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: what the manager's amendment does or what it does not do. they're going to be told to trust that the changes have been made to fix a badly flawed legislation. congressman manzullo and i went to

Michael H. Michaud

0:45:45 to 0:45:57( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: the rules committee yestday to request that we not vote on this bill because it is not ready for floor action. we asked for more time to debate the bill in order for the opposition to be heard.

Michael H. Michaud

0:45:57 to 0:46:08( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: we were denied. with over 300 organizations who are opposed to this legislation or who has very serious concerns about this legislation, it is important that their voices be heard in this debate. mr.

Michael H. Michaud

0:46:08 to 0:46:20( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: speaker, we do need to address our patent system and we must have the time to do it and do it right. by voting down this rule, we would give this house and the american people the time to make

F. James Jr.Sensenbrenner

0:46:20 to 0:46:30( Edit History Discussion )

F. James Jr.Sensenbrenner: the right choices for our innovators, our job, our economy, so i would urge a no vote on the rule. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back.

F. James Jr.Sensenbrenner

0:46:20 to 0:50:17( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: F. James Jr.Sensenbrenner

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