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House Proceeding on Oct 10th, 2007 :: 1:21:08 to 1:24:11
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Pete Sessions

1:14:38 to 1:21:08( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions

1:20:53 to 1:21:08( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the bill before us today, the tax collection responsibility act of 2007, stops wasting taxpayer money on programs that costs too much, gives away confidential taxpayer information, and results

Dennis A. Cardoza

1:21:08 to 1:21:26( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: in taxpayer harrassment by bounty hunters and simply never has and never will work. it didn't work in the early 1800's, it didn't work in the late 1800's, and it doesn't work in the year 2007.

Dennis A. Cardoza

1:21:08 to 1:24:11( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dennis A. Cardoza

Dennis A. Cardoza

1:21:26 to 1:21:43( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: mr. sessions mentioned that there was these republican best practices that would enhance our collection methods, well, let's talk about that. the republican bill spent $71 million to collect $20 million

Dennis A. Cardoza

1:21:43 to 1:22:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: resulting in a $51 million loss. mr. sessions wants to claim those as republican best prack -- if he wants to claim that as republican best practices, he can do that, however the federal

Dennis A. Cardoza

1:22:00 to 1:22:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: government employees, if they had the ability to use that same $71 million, they would have collected $1.5 billion in taxes owed to this treasury. $1.5 billion that could be used to -- oh,

Dennis A. Cardoza

1:22:16 to 1:22:35( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: maybe fund schip so that our poor, young children could get the health care they deserve. hmmm. mr. sessions talks about that this bill only has 11 co-sponsors, well, this bill is a compilation

Dennis A. Cardoza

1:22:35 to 1:22:47( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: of bills that was put together in the last few weeks, and, in fact, the base bills that this bill is based on, mr. van hollen's bill has 156 co-authors, and mr. meeks of florida's -- mr. meek's

Dennis A. Cardoza

1:22:47 to 1:23:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: of florida bill, over 100. the public should not believe this is a few folks thinking this is a good idea. this has wide support. it has had a number of hearings in the ways and means committee

Dennis A. Cardoza

1:23:00 to 1:23:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: and there is great testimony to the fact that the program that the republicans have put in in the past few years has not and will not work and should not be allowed as the law of the land.

Dennis A. Cardoza

1:23:16 to 1:23:31( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: h.r. 3056 does something very fundamental. it protects taxpayers and ensures their privacy. it addresses withholding concerns raised by business and local government. it cracked down on yet

Dennis A. Cardoza

1:23:31 to 1:23:45( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: another tax loophole for the wealthy that has been left open under the prior congresses for far too long, and, most importantly, it continues to make our tax system fairer for all. mr. speaker,

Dennis A. Cardoza

1:23:45 to 1:23:59( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: this is a good bill. it deserves this house's strong support. i urge a yes vote on the rule and on the previous question, and i yield back the balance of m y time and i move the previous question

Dennis A. Cardoza

1:23:59 to 1:24:11( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on ordering the previous question. those in favor say aye. those opposed say, no. the ayes have it. mr. sessions: mr. speaker. the

1:24:11 to 1:24:51( Edit History Discussion )

speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas. mr. sessions: mr. speaker, i object to the vote that a quorum is not present and make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker

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