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House Proceeding 10-01-09 on Oct 1st, 2009 :: 0:24:10 to 0:29:05
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Pete Sessions

0:24:07 to 0:24:28( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: things like that. this is the time infrastructure like this. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from texas. mr. sessions: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, here in washington is that we can solve all the problems. that our country has, just trust washington.

Pete Sessions

0:24:10 to 0:29:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Pete Sessions

0:24:29 to 0:24:49( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: i think now more than ever we are seeing at the end of this year that the leadership in washington, d.c., the bills that are on this floor devotes -- the votes which we take virtually every single time, every single

Pete Sessions

0:24:50 to 0:25:12( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: vote is about more taxes, more spending, more rules and regulations that are thrown to the american people with this package about how great this is for the american people. and yet what happens is is that members of congress, lots of em in our body on both sides, go back home and they listen to

Pete Sessions

0:25:13 to 0:25:33( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the american people. and they listen to the american people talk what i think is a lot of common sense. common sense about how to fix our health care. how to fix our spending. how to fix the unemploynt. how to encourage manufacturing

Pete Sessions

0:25:34 to 0:25:56( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: rather than deleting it. and then they look up and see where the political agenda of the democratic party in the three biggest political bills that represent the democratic party will lose almost 10 million jobs in this country.

Pete Sessions

0:25:57 to 0:26:18( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and the political agenda of the democratic party, one which this body is barely -- barreling down that pathway to meet and match has resulted in di people back home. so the republican party will continue to come to washington

Pete Sessions

0:26:19 to 0:26:42( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and be faithful after listening and we will go to our committees and we will throw our ideas on the floor and ask the committees vote on them. we will continue to have members that come to the rules committee that seek time, permission to speak about ideas that will better the bills.

Pete Sessions

0:26:43 to 0:27:03( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and yet we find that in these instances before the rules committee it really doesn't matter. it doesn't matter not just for republicans but it really doesn't matter to a democrat, either. they will block the best ideas that come from the heartland. mr. speaker, this is not a way to continue. we are oe again coming to the

Pete Sessions

0:27:04 to 0:27:25( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: floor as i have done all year and my colleagues, david dreier, lincoln diaz-balart, and virginia foxx, as we explain the rules and explain the rules committee what is happening, receiving a bill at 3:00 in the morning, getting a bill as we did last night one hour before the meeting. not even followinthe rules

Pete Sessions

0:27:26 to 0:27:46( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: from a resolution we had just the week before about online availability of bills. mr. speaker, no wonder the american people are up in arms and insisting that members of congress read the bill first. but every single member of this

Pete Sessions

0:27:47 to 0:28:08( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: body is given a chance every single time to say, i disagree with the direction that the democratic leadership is taking us. we need to read the bills. we need to take the ideas from people in the heartland through their representatives in committees, and up in the rules

Pete Sessions

0:28:09 to 0:28:30( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: committee, and make these in order. and follow a process that the american people, if they were sitting in, would say, why not take more time? why not understand the bill? why not cut spending? why not make some commonsense directional issues happen in

Pete Sessions

0:28:31 to 0:28:52( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: this congress? this leadership, these bills continue to follow arocess that the american people are questioning. we'll continue coming to the floorer and politely on behalf of people back home saying that we would hopep we would go back to regular processes instead

Pete Sessions

0:28:53 to 0:29:06( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: setting a new record every time for closed rules. i think it's important. i think it's important. and we'll keep coming to the floor and we will dutifully keep speaking up and we will make

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