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House Proceeding 10-01-09 on Oct 1st, 2009 :: 0:10:35 to 0:23:00
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Pete Sessions

0:10:32 to 0:10:53( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: thank mr. obey and the appropriations committee for its hard work on this conference agreement, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves her time. the gentleman from texas. mr. sessions: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i want to thank the gentlewoman from california, my friend, for yielding me the time. and i yield myself such time as

Pete Sessions

0:10:35 to 0:23:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Pete Sessions

0:10:54 to 0:11:14( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. sessions: mr. speaker, i rise in opposition to this clos once again, a cl out of the rules committee, and the process that brought this bill to the floor. our friends on the other side of the aisle shut down the appropriations process by

Pete Sessions

0:11:15 to 0:11:35( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: placing extremely restricted rule on every single appropriations bill that have come to the floor of the house this year. chairman obey set an arbitrary timeline to finish the fiscal year 2010 spending bills, which has forced the democrat rules committee to limit every republican and democrat's chance

Pete Sessions

0:11:36 to 0:11:56( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: to offer an amendment on the floor. why? for what reason? there are hundreds of good amendments which were offered by all of my colleagues which wer rejected in this unprece fashion. now that this house has finished all of the appropriations bills, you would think that my friends on the other side of the aisle

Pete Sessions

0:11:57 to 0:12:17( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: would allow for an appropriate time and an appropriate process for consideration of the conference reports. not just come to this house floor but for members to be heard from and for us to go back to a process which this house was used to in its precedent for

Pete Sessions

0:12:18 to 0:12:39( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: so many years. but, no. last night the conference report was filed after 6:00, i believe 6:17, and the rules committee met at 7:15 to report out a rule for floor consideration. my democrat colleagues in the committee waived the house rule

Pete Sessions

0:12:40 to 0:13:00( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: that requires a three-deleover of conference rerts and scheduled the bill on the floor first thing this morning. additionally, just last week, this house voted to adopt a motion to that the conference report, a bill that we are discussing on the floor here today, should be

Pete Sessions

0:13:01 to 0:13:21( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: available online in a searchable format for at least 48 hours before it's voted on. well, mr. speaker, forget the three-day rule. forget the 48-hour motion to instruct. that this house was given just less than 24 hours to review the conference report and its

Pete Sessions

0:13:22 to 0:13:42( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: chaes. i don't know when my democrat colleagues will allowor the open and honest and ethical congress that they once called for bt we're on the floor once again saying we met the deadline that chairman obey wanted, can we get back to a normal process

Pete Sessions

0:13:43 to 0:14:04( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: now? a normal process that's not good for republicans and not just for our democratic members but good for this house to follow. mr. speaker, today we are discussing the energy and water appropriations conference report for fiscal year 2010. today, it is my intention to

Pete Sessions

0:14:05 to 0:14:26( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: focus on the increase in spending over last year's level and the initiatives that the democrat majority continues to pursue that has only killed jobs and led to record deficits. this administration and this democratic congress promised the

Pete Sessions

0:14:27 to 0:14:47( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: american public jobs, economic growth, economic recovery, health care, a cleaner environment, better education, and just a wonderful, wonderful life all contained within their appropriations bills. and the list goes on and on with

Pete Sessions

0:14:48 to 0:15:09( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: other promises. yet, the only thing up to now that they really have accomplished is record deficits, record spending, and record unemployment numbers all across america. the fiscal year 2010 energy and

Pete Sessions

0:15:10 to 0:15:31( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: water appropriations conference report provides $33.5 billion in total funding, which is hundreds of billions of dollars above last year's level. and then is in addition to the $58.7 billion provided in fiscal

Pete Sessions

0:15:32 to 0:15:54( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: year 2009 emergency funding just from a few months before. mostly from the stimulus bill we have seen massive government spending. and this bill does not represent any commitment to fiscal sustainability.

Pete Sessions

0:15:55 to 0:16:18( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: more promises, more spending, more deficit, more record unemployment. mr. speaker, the obama administration promised america if congress passed the stimulus bill that unemployment would not go beyond 8%, that it would

Pete Sessions

0:16:19 to 0:16:39( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: create and save millions of jobs . here we are eight months later with a record 9.7 unemployment rate, the highest in 26 years. and more than two million americans have lost their jobs since the passage of the $1.2

Pete Sessions

0:16:40 to 0:17:00( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: trillion stimulus employment plan. this summer when dis stimulus vice president biden said the obama administration, and i quote, misread how bad the economy was. even though as a candidate for president and vice president,

Pete Sessions

0:17:01 to 0:17:22( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: both of them had been all over the country. they had seen firsthand the circumstances the country was in. the obama administration got it wrong. they got it wrong when it came to the stimulus, and the american people know they got it wrong also.

Pete Sessions

0:17:23 to 0:17:43( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and the american people can no longer afford this democrat-controlled hse, senate and white house, and we've got to start getting it right, not guessing and gettin it wrong. spending hundreds of millions of dollars more in addition to the

Pete Sessions

0:17:44 to 0:18:05( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: $58 billion additional spending this year is not a way to fix the problem. in june of this year, my friends on the other side of the aisle passed a cap and trade bill that will raise prices on energy, goods and services, and every single hardworking american

Pete Sessions

0:18:06 to 0:18:28( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: across the country will pay that price. in my home state of texas, the average household can expect to may more than $1,100 a year extra as a result of that legislation. additionally, this legislation could ultimately kill over 1.38 million jobs thatare in the

Pete Sessions

0:18:29 to 0:18:49( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: manufacturing sector of this economy. that's 1.38 million more jobs. mr. speaker, sometime this month, the democratic controlled house wants to pass sweeping health care reform that will effectively it will diminish employer-based insurance market

Pete Sessions

0:18:50 to 0:19:13( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and forces 114 million americans into a government-run program. this $1.2 trillion package raises taxes, once again. raises taxes once again, raises taxes once again which is what

Pete Sessions

0:19:14 to 0:19:35( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: this democratic-contlled congress is about. raises $1.2 trillion on taxes on individuals and small businesses that do not participate in the government plan. and $00 billion which -- $800 billion which the president

Pete Sessions

0:19:36 to 0:19:56( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: talks about will need to help this massive government takeover private sector jobs be in america. in july, the congressional budget office director stated that the democratic health care proposal, quote, significantly

Pete Sessions

0:19:57 to 0:20:21( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: expands the federal responsibility for health care costs. mr. speaker, i thought that the goal of health reform was to bring costs down for americans, not to increase the cost further america toward bankruptcy and

Pete Sessions

0:20:23 to 0:20:48( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the cost of $4.7 -- 4.7 to million more free enterprise system jobs. by the way, those jobs are not in washington, d.c. . the american people know that you cannot spend what you don't have. and that's exactly w doing here today with the democratic majority. earlier this month the treasury department released a statement reporting that the federal

Pete Sessions

0:20:50 to 0:21:11( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: budget deficit reached a record $1.378 trillion and that the national debt reached $11.8 trillion. by the end of august. this means that since 2007 this democratic congress has increased the federal deficit by

Pete Sessions

0:21:12 to 0:21:33( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: $1.217 trillion and increased the national debt by over $3 trillion. what a record. closing, mr. speaker, i will continue to point out that our friends on the oth side of the aisle should not tax and spend

Pete Sessions

0:21:34 to 0:21:54( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: not only this country but also hardworking families into a further economic recession. my democrati colleagues need to get a handle on the out-of-control spending which they dogged us repeatedly about when we were the majority at far lesser levels.

Pete Sessions

0:21:55 to 0:22:19( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: rising unemployments and record deficit can not be remedied with massive increases in spending by uncle sam. huge energy and health care costs that raise taxes and kill jobs is not what our economy needs right now. americans need a balance.

Pete Sessions

0:22:20 to 0:22:40( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: they need to listen to what is happening in washington only to see that washington is the problem not the answer. americans are are tightening their belts because they get it. congress should be doing the same thing. mr. speaker, we have talked today about the process.

Pete Sessions

0:22:41 to 0:23:00( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: we have talked today about spending. and we have talked about the overall agenda of this democratic mority that is about taxing. it is about spending. it is about record unemployments rather than working on the things that the american people,

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