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House Proceeding 10-20-09 on Oct 20th, 2009 :: 0:16:00 to 0:20:10
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Chris Murphy

0:15:57 to 0:16:19( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: material. ms. woolsey, mr. d murphy, mr. stupak, mr. grayson and ms. kaptur all for five minutes. the spe objection. mr. quigley: thank you. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, and under a previous order of the house, the

Chris Murphy

0:16:00 to 0:20:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Chris Murphy

0:16:20 to 0:16:40( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: for ve minutes each. ms. woolsey of california. for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut rise? >> cl five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. murphy: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, my colleagues,

Chris Murphy

0:16:41 to 0:17:01( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: yesterday i had the pleasure to be in the heart of my district, meet with a group of seniors, very concerd and active seniors. they call themselves the silver waives and through letters and -- waves and through letters and phone cause and emails and thousands of one-on-one conversations throughout the been able to gather over 300

Chris Murphy

0:17:02 to 0:17:22( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: signatures on a petion that i'm holding right here expressing why they believe that this congress has to start paying attention to the very real economic pressures that seniors in this economy and in this country are facing and why in particular we need to step up to the plate and do the right thing for seniors who are about to face a 0% increase on social

Chris Murphy

0:17:23 to 0:17:45( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: securityn this country. madam speaker, i'm here to bring these petions to my colleagues because i couldn't agree with them more. this economic downturn has hit all of us, but it's hit seniors in particular. just like many americans, they have mortgages to pay, they've got car payments to make, they've got grocery bills to pay.

Chris Murphy

0:17:46 to 0:18:06( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: but unlike man also face disproportionately high health care costs, unusually high prescription drug costs and multiple bills that seem only to be rising. put that together with decreased retirement funds, seniors are facing a particularly tough forecast. now, over the past year this congress has tried to take some

Chris Murphy

0:18:07 to 0:18:31( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: steps to pull this economy up from the depths of the recession. we've acted to make sure our financial system didn't collapse, we've moved quickly to make c economy to help it recover. we're working now to try to make this health care system work for bo and also for our economy.

Chris Murphy

0:18:37 to 0:18:57( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: . we have to rember to specifically target seniors, most of which are living on fixed incomes the petitions show it is a real sense from the senior citizens, which is reflecttive over the past country.

Chris Murphy

0:18:58 to 0:19:19( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: they have seen washington dole out special favors to the banks, drug companies, oil companies and they are wondering where the help is for them. in the middle of this tough economic recession, when they are waiting for the help to come to them, they get some of the worst news of all, that they will be receiving a zero percent

Chris Murphy

0:19:20 to 0:19:40( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: increase in their pay check. we need to listen, because this number is 3,000 in waterbury, connecticut. but seniors want to know why a formula designed to reflect the true increase that their costs are increasing and why they

Chris Murphy

0:19:41 to 0:20:01( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: can't get congress to step up to the plate and help them when it seems like a lot of other people and a lot more influence and helped. i'm here to deliver these petions and say thank you to people like my constituents who put these together and assure

Chris Murphy

0:20:02 to 0:20:11( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: them not only do i agree with the sentments of them and so many other americans, but that i believe that we are going to take seriously the notion that

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