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House Proceeding on Oct 23rd, 2009 :: 0:12:35 to 0:14:10
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Jim McDermott

0:12:32 to 0:12:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: highest educational payment levels in the region. i'm very proud of fort bend county for this economic accomplishment, and my family and i feel very fortunate to call it home. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the

Jim McDermott

0:12:35 to 0:14:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

0:12:55 to 0:13:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: -term derm to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: -- mr. mcdermott: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mcdermott: we worked together and overwhelmingly passed legislation to extend unemployment benefits which are running out for an average 7,000 americans every day. while my republican colleagues in the house recognize that unemployment is an american

Jim McDermott

0:13:16 to 0:13:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: issue that transcends politics, senate republicans are oblivious to the urgent need to pass legislation because people are hanging on by their fingerna instead, the senate republans have a choke hd on legislation to extend u.i. benefits. and americans who need the house pass a month ago are not going to stop until the senate

Jim McDermott

0:13:37 to 0:14:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: stops playing partisan games. there are the economy has turned the corner, but the senate republicans know what everyone else knows, that unemployment always takes longer to recover, that they still have a choke hold on a bill which is a choke hold on nurturing the economic recovery. a call to my office this morning put it best. quote, there may be one reason

Jim McDermott

0:14:01 to 0:14:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: you may not buy food for your family next week and that is senate republicans. maybe they are the ones that ought to be out of work, closed

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