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Charles B. Rangel

0:01:53 to 0:02:06( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , for individual income tax relief and for other purposes. mr. rangel: i ask unanimous consent that the bill be read as h.res. 1502.

Charles B. Rangel

0:01:53 to 0:13:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles B. Rangel

Charles B. Rangel

0:02:06 to 0:02:15( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: and i ask that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous materials on the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so

Charles B. Rangel

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Charles B. Rangel: ordered. pursuant to house resolution 1502, the gentleman from new york, mr. rangel, and the gentleman from michigan, mr. camp, each will control 30 minutes. the chair recognizes the

Charles B. Rangel

0:02:28 to 0:02:43( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: gentleman from new york. mr. rangelthank you, madam speaker. i ask unanimous consent that i be -- yielmyself such time as i may consume, and the remainder of the time be given to the distinguished

Charles B. Rangel

0:02:43 to 0:03:05( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: subcommittee chairman on ways and means committee, richard neal. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. . the house will be in order. members will take their seats or

Charles B. Rangel

0:03:05 to 0:03:21( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: remove their conversations from the floor. the gentleman from new york. mr. rangel: thank you, madam speaker. before i get into the substance of this important legislation, let me make it abundantly

Charles B. Rangel

0:03:21 to 0:03:34( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: clear that in my opinion there's nobody in this house that is not concerned with the direction in which this country has gone in the past in relying on fossil fuels. in addition to that,

Charles B. Rangel

0:03:34 to 0:03:57( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: we all being patriots do recognize that many existing -- the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is correct. the house is not in order. members will take their seats. the gentleman

Charles B. Rangel

0:03:57 to 0:04:13( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: will suspend. members on both sides of the aisle, rear of the chamber will take their seats or remove their conversations from the floor. the gentleman from new york. mr. rangel: that probably

Charles B. Rangel

0:04:13 to 0:04:26( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: everyone in this chamber agrees that many of the important tax provisions should not expire because business can lose confidence in the system and certainly in the congress.in people should be

Charles B. Rangel

0:04:26 to 0:04:43( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: allowed to rely r on what we say will be tax incentives and probably most believe that these incentives i should even be permanent rather than one or two years. but at least they should not be

Charles B. Rangel

0:04:43 to 0:04:59( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: allowed to expire. unfortunately as a cloud of politics that remains over our shoulders and the other body, i just heard that the arrogance of the other body has said that notwithstanding what

Charles B. Rangel

0:04:59 to 0:05:15( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: we do here today that they would not even receive the legislation because they put a time on us. i don't care whether you are republican or democrat, it is shameful that the other house can hold us in

Charles B. Rangel

0:05:15 to 0:05:28( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: such complete disregard that they can dictate what they are not going to look at. on the other side instead of referring to them as the majority and minority, or republicans and democrats,

Charles B. Rangel

0:05:28 to 0:05:44( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: i'm inclined to believe that they are the gang of 60. that determine what the law is going to be notwithstanding the intent of the house where the people are supposed to govern. and i do hope that

Charles B. Rangel

0:05:44 to 0:06:04( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: somewhere along the line no matter what our major policy differences mi ght be, that our leadership can get together to let the other body know that it is a two body congress and that this eagle has

Charles B. Rangel

0:06:04 to 0:06:19( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: to work with two wings instead of one. another political issue is this. i was shocked and amazed yesterday that when the rule came up, most all of the debate from the minority was the prot

Charles B. Rangel

0:06:19 to 0:06:33( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: ection and support of our rural schools. we should not have been arguing or debating each other because education of our young people, whether they come from urban inner cities, or rural

Charles B. Rangel

0:06:33 to 0:06:44( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: areas, is not just important to that community. but really is important toor the united states of america who must compete with the rest of the world. if we don't have the ability to give

Charles B. Rangel

0:06:44 to 0:06:58( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: access to a decent education to our young people, no matter what part of our great country they come from, then we lose our competitive edge. none of our competitors care whether or not our work force

Charles B. Rangel

0:06:58 to 0:07:14( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: is black or white, jew or gentile, rural or inner i city. we have to come together as a nation and recognize that our failure to produce educated people is not a local and state issue but our

Charles B. Rangel

0:07:14 to 0:07:27( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: support for it is to protect our national security. so there is a way that we could do that and not have it divert attention from the important or issues that's in this bill. where is this

Charles B. Rangel

0:07:27 to 0:07:43( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: rural support bill? is it in our bill? did we initiate it in the house? anyone in the minority has ever asked that it be included in an energy bill or a tax extension? no. why? because we got

Charles B. Rangel

0:07:43 to 0:07:56( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: rules over here. but they don't have rules on then other side so they put it in the bill. i have told my colleagues on the ways and means committee, i got their support, the kemic -- democratic

Charles B. Rangel

0:07:56 to 0:08:14( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: caucus and even made an appeal yesterday. if you're really serious about it we can't put itut in our bill here today. but it's in their bill and we are willing to accept it. what is it about

Charles B. Rangel

0:08:14 to 0:08:32( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: accepting the rural area bill that you guys and gals don't understand? but how can we accept it. the only way we can is that if they take the senate passed bill and send it over here. so you can talk

Charles B. Rangel

0:08:32 to 0:08:43( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: all you want about your dedication to education, all be it rural or ur ban -- albeit rural or you shalla -- urban, but if are you sincere about it the only vehicle you have for it is to get

Charles B. Rangel

0:08:43 to 0:08:54( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: that bill over here and my leaders and my committee has given assurance, bring the bill over and we will accept it. why won't they send it over? because of lack of respect of the house of representatives.

Charles B. Rangel

0:08:54 to 0:09:03( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: they are holding it at the desk thinking in the middle of the night when we have to go home it's their way or the whie. do i hope we have some pride in our legislative initiative that we

Charles B. Rangel

0:09:03 to 0:09:17( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: find out our differences, but at the end of the day when the house speaks they don't have to accept i t but they shouldn't have the arrogance of saying that they are not even going to look

Charles B. Rangel

0:09:17 to 0:09:28( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: at it. having said that, here we go again. with the whole nation looking at us wondering do we have any concern about the energy crisis that we find ourselves in. the gasoline price at the pumpt

Charles B. Rangel

0:09:28 to 0:09:41( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: causes everyone to consider what is it going to be for t rent? what is it going to be for mortgages? what is it going to be for food? was what is it going to be to put clothes on the kids? because

Charles B. Rangel

0:09:41 to 0:09:50( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: we find ourselves in this energy crunch and god knows how long it's going to take. the only thing that we can do as representatives of the american people is to stay, how long, how long, and are

Charles B. Rangel

0:09:50 to 0:10:01( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: we doingg something about it? it even affects our national security to believe that we are so dependents on countries that we don't even believe in their form of government but yet we se them money

Charles B. Rangel

0:10:01 to 0:10:12( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: each and every day, each and every year to consume the oil that they have. we have put together a bill that just makes a lot of common sense . no one's challenged our bill on the merits. sure

Charles B. Rangel

0:10:12 to 0:10:26( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: you can talk about drill, drill, drill. do what you have to do politically. but let's get back to what we can do realistically. it may take some time. it's not going to bring changes tomorrow.

Charles B. Rangel

0:10:26 to 0:10:39( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: mo but we'll be able to tell our kids and our grandkids that we looked for alternatives, wind, solar, water, anything that'syt possible we provide these incentives we can create a whole new

Charles B. Rangel

0:10:39 to 0:10:53( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: industry and search for some answers to the crisis. we are talking about creating jobs, creating ideas, creating thoughts. we can't do it as democrats or republicans. we have to do it as the congress.

Charles B. Rangel

0:10:53 to 0:11:04( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: they have accepted all these things on the other side. we can get together and save the future of our country if we ever got together as one congress instead of two bodies. we also have in our bill

Charles B. Rangel

0:11:04 to 0:11:16( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: a commitment that we have made to provide incentives for research and development. for states that are -- don't have incomenc taxes but we can have them to be able to deduct d their local and

Charles B. Rangel

0:11:16 to 0:11:27( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: state taxes for federal tax purposes. for teachers who dedicate themselves each and every day to help the kids to give them a little help in doing it. the business sector, the social sktor

Charles B. Rangel

0:11:27 to 0:11:37( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: are de -- sector are depending on us that when we have a law we just don't leave it saying it expired because we have differences of politics on th e other side. we have done everything that we

Charles B. Rangel

0:11:37 to 0:11:50( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: could to take anything controversial out of this bill. whether it's helping the people that have suffered as a result of a terrorist attack against new york, whether it's providing some protection

Charles B. Rangel

0:11:50 to 0:12:04( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: for people that may work in the energy to make certain they get a decent wage, whether it's -- we give lawyers aw an opportunity to operate their accoun ting system the same way other professionals.

Charles B. Rangel

0:12:04 to 0:12:14( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: if there was controversy, we said we'll drop it. let's see how we can meet across the aisle. but if the whole debate is going to be about rural sools, we can take care of that in the speaker's

Charles B. Rangel

0:12:14 to 0:12:25( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: corridor and not waste the people's time in debate. if the whole thing is going to be whether or not we are going to be fiscally respoible and pay for two years of extension of these things,

Charles B. Rangel

0:12:25 to 0:12:38( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: let the people and thed businesspeople decide which side is right. whether we are going to increase the indebtedness to our children or grandchildren, or whether at a time when the federal government

Charles B. Rangel

0:12:38 to 0:12:51( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: is asking us to provide $700 billion of tax exposure, can we say that where we could control we did try to control. that's the major difference between the other side and us. do we pay for

Charles B. Rangel

0:12:51 to 0:13:03( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: one year of the extensions or do we really just lock horns and not do anything? this is the option, this is the last time this year. i hope we can jump over the hurdles of politics and get

Charles B. Rangel

0:13:03 to 0:13:14( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: something done. for more specifics to the bill, our distinguished chairman of the committee that has studied this, the one who has done the taxes, done the taxes for energy is going to take

Charles B. Rangel

0:13:14 to 0:13:26( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: over. but you know as well as i do. people on the committee and people not, that what we are saying and advocating makes sense. the only difference between passing a bill and getting the president

Charles B. Rangel

0:13:26 to 0:13:35( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: to sign it is politics. i trul y believe, at least i want to believe that we can get over that, too. i yield the balance of my time to richard neal, a distinguished member from massachusetts, m

Charles B. Rangel

0:13:35 to 0:13:44( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: outstanding member of the ways and means committee, a great american, and great memberan of congress. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. neal: madam

Charles B. Rangel

0:13:44 to 0:13:57( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. i want to thank chairman rangel. let me stand in support i of this energy and tax extenders legislation we are considering today. i have been

Richard E. Neal

0:13:57 to 0:14:10( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: here for 20 years. this is a good piece of work. i want to thank charlie rangel for his hard work on this legislation again and again and again. this is the sixth time we are going to send thi

Richard E. Neal

0:13:57 to 0:16:38( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard E. Neal

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