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House Proceeding 10-30-07 on Oct 30th, 2007 :: 0:36:47 to 0:40:25
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Anna G. Eshoo

0:34:19 to 0:36:47( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Anna G. Eshoo

Anna G. Eshoo

0:36:38 to 0:36:47( Edit History Discussion )

Anna G. Eshoo: and a principle republican of the sponsor of the permanent ban on internet taxes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized for five minutes. mr. goodlatte: madam

Bob Goodlatte

0:36:47 to 0:37:06( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. goodlatte: i thank the gentleman from texas for his leadership on this issue as

Bob Goodlatte

0:36:47 to 0:40:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte

0:37:06 to 0:37:17( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: well, as well as of that of the two gentlewomen from california. madam speaker, i'm pleased that the house leadership has now seen fit to schedule a vote on a bill to extend the internet

Bob Goodlatte

0:37:17 to 0:37:28( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: tax moratorium from the longer mere four-year extension contained in the house passed bill. however i am still extremely disappointed that the majority did t allow any amendments to h.r. 3678 when

Bob Goodlatte

0:37:28 to 0:37:41( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: it was considered by the full house. the handling of that bill two weeks ago by the house leadership is unfortunately reflective of the strangle hold that leadership has placed on the will of

Bob Goodlatte

0:37:41 to 0:37:53( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: the majority in this congress. i had introduced legislation, along with representative eshoo, to make the ban on internet access taxes permanent. and that legislation had garnered nearly 240

Bob Goodlatte

0:37:53 to 0:38:04( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: bipartisan cosponsors before the house was forced to vote on the four-year extension. these cosponsors represent a strong bipartisan majority of the members of this body. however, with

Bob Goodlatte

0:38:04 to 0:38:17( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: absolutely no explanation, the majority party cut off all opportunity for amendments to that legislation on the house floor where i have no doubt an amendment to make the ban on access taxes on

Bob Goodlatte

0:38:17 to 0:38:30( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: the internet permanent would have passed with a very strong majority. during committee consideration, the house judiciary committee even resorted to obscure procedural tactics to reverse

Bob Goodlatte

0:38:30 to 0:38:48( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: a vote in committee to extend the moratorium from four years to eight years because all but one democrat, congresswoman lofgren, on the committee, voted against an amendment that i offered there

Bob Goodlatte

0:38:48 to 0:38:58( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: to extend the moratorium to six years. i assume to be consistent they will appeal the seven-year extension today. we heard arguments that the senate would not accept anything longer than a four-year

Bob Goodlatte

0:38:58 to 0:39:13( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: extension. however, that has proven not to be the case. now house leadership has been forced to schedule a vote on a bill to extend the moratorium for seven years because the current moratorium

Bob Goodlatte

0:39:13 to 0:39:24( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: expires tomorrow. it's shame they did not do this, and more voluntarily, when they had the chance. instead the senate, and i too join in commending senor widen and senator is a into into

Bob Goodlatte

0:39:24 to 0:39:37( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: in the bipartisan -- is a knew knew in a bipartisan way -- with a longer term protection for american taxpayers. the bill before us today extends the moratorium for almost twice as long as

Bob Goodlatte

0:39:37 to 0:39:50( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: the house passed bill, and while i would prefer a permanent ban, this is a vast improvement over current law. this will help that the divide does not grow between those who can and cannot afford

Bob Goodlatte

0:39:50 to 0:40:02( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: broadband internet access. the bill will also help llensure that businesses have more certainty when making business decisions about whether to deploy broadband to areas they do not currently

Bob Goodlatte

0:40:02 to 0:40:10( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: serve, such as rural areas across the country. i urge the members of this body to support this important legislation and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman

Bob Goodlatte

0:40:10 to 0:40:25( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: yields back the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from california. ms. sanchez: madam speaker, at this time i'm pleased to yield three minutes to the gentlelady from california, ms. lofgren.

Zoe Lofgren

0:40:25 to 0:40:38( Edit History Discussion )

Zoe Lofgren: the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from california is recognized for three minutes. ms. lofgren: madam speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 3678. the senate took our bill and improved it. the longer

Zoe Lofgren

0:40:25 to 0:43:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Zoe Lofgren

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