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House Proceeding on Sep 7th, 2007 :: 1:00:08 to 1:04:27
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Lincoln Diaz-Balart

0:59:49 to 1:00:08( Edit History Discussion )

Lincoln Diaz-Balart: bill which became -- which became law. . and besides that, we are members of congress. for us to stand up here and say, well, this is too confusing for us to understand, excuse me. that's

Donald A. Manzullo

1:00:08 to 1:00:22( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: what we're paifor. and if we have to take a considerable period of our time to study and learn patent law, that's our job. if we don't do that, we are failing in our obligation to the people

Donald A. Manzullo

1:00:08 to 1:04:27( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Donald A. Manzullo

Donald A. Manzullo

1:00:22 to 1:00:38( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: that we represent. so what happened last time is good for making sausage. you stuff the house passed bill, which never passed the senate, never made it into conference, into a giant omnibus

Donald A. Manzullo

1:00:38 to 1:00:50( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: bill. but that's not how you make legislation. now look what's going on here. we were told that a we had to file by 25k p.m. on wednesday afternoon any amendments to -- 5:00 p.m. on wednesday

Donald A. Manzullo

1:00:50 to 1:01:06( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: afternoon any amenents to this bill. i went to the rules committee at 3:00 p.m. yesterday where we met on the bill. at 2:43 p.m., the first manager's amendment was filed 18 pages long. while we

Donald A. Manzullo

1:01:06 to 1:01:20( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: were still discussing the first manager's amendment, the second manager's amendment got filed at 3:50 p.m. at 5:30 in the afternoon, the general public found out what was in it. i just found out

Donald A. Manzullo

1:01:20 to 1:01:36( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: that in an analysis done on the second manager's amendment that this would be crippling to the small inventor. it would be horrifying to the patent holders in this country, that it would favor overseas

Donald A. Manzullo

1:01:36 to 1:01:48( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: patent holders as opposed to the american inventor. all i asked for in that rules committee was for an extra hour of debate, just two hours of debate on one of the most important topics this

Donald A. Manzullo

1:01:48 to 1:02:01( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: rtplace has ever had. and we were denied that. and people turn on c-spaopn they t see us. we'll take half an hour to debate a post office. an hour to debate two post offices. the naming

Donald A. Manzullo

1:02:01 to 1:02:18( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: of the post offices. but one hour, just one hour to debate one of the most important issues that has ever become -- has ever come before this congress in 50 years, 50 years. that's just

Donald A. Manzullo

1:02:18 to 1:02:38( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: fairness, just fairness is all we're asking for. i feel like asking for a motion to adjourn but i'm not going 'm to. that would not be fair. to the members that have other things to do.

Donald A. Manzullo

1:02:38 to 1:02:51( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: but to tell the american people that members of congress really don't need to know the details, that we'll take care of the details for you, that's an abandonment of our obligation here. we come

Donald A. Manzullo

1:02:51 to 1:03:04( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: here with the obligation to learn every issue on which we vote. we may not know all the nuances. we may not know all the details, but nobody's going to tell us that this is too confusing for

Donald A. Manzullo

1:03:04 to 1:03:15( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: you to understand. because that's not what the american people send us here for. and so i would just urge you -- urge the folks that there is no way possible in the limit amount of time that

Donald A. Manzullo

1:03:15 to 1:03:29( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: we can discuss this bill. this pits -- let me show you what this does. this is caterpillar. this is rim. it pits two companies against each other. rim has a lot of american parts. the bill

Donald A. Manzullo

1:03:29 to 1:03:43( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: should accommodate the american inventions in both of these manufactured products. vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from vermont. mr. welch: mr. speaker, the distinguished chairman

Donald A. Manzullo

1:03:43 to 1:03:57( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: of the judiciary committee is with us and i yield to mr. conyers, chair of the judiciary committee. mr. conyers: i thank the manager. i rise to congratulate all the members f or all the hard work

Donald A. Manzullo

1:03:57 to 1:04:12( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: that has been done in the course of the many months, some would say years, in bringing this to the floor. i would just like to make a comment about the manager's amendment that i've heard

Donald A. Manzullo

1:04:12 to 1:04:27( Edit History Discussion )

Donald A. Manzullo: raised in the discussion, because actually i thank the floor manager of the rules on the republican side because we had, i thought, a very good meeting yesterday. it should be known to everyone

John Jr.Conyers

1:04:27 to 1:04:41( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: here that the reason we had the late filing of the manager's amendment is that we were keeping it open for everybody to make their last changes, and most of the requests came from the minority

John Jr.Conyers

1:04:27 to 1:06:23( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Jr.Conyers

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