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House Proceeding on Nov 14th, 2007 :: 1:09:23 to 1:10:43
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David Loebsack

1:09:19 to 1:09:23( Edit History Discussion )

David Loebsack: that in spite of the ranker evidence this morning, when we put our minds to it and work together we can in fact get things done in this congress. head start offer s comprehensive early childhood

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:09:23 to 1:09:26( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: development services to our nation's neediest children. these comprehensive services are key to the program's success. head start engages parents and the community and students' lives and

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:09:23 to 1:10:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard P. Buck McKeon

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:09:26 to 1:09:29( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: provides important nutritional, health, and social services. children who enroll in head start excell academically. they have fewer health problems, and adopt better socially and emotionally.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:09:29 to 1:09:32( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: i'm proud to say that over 9,600 children are enrolled in the program in iowa. i grew up in poverty, and i know firsthand how important programs like head start are to low-income families.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:09:32 to 1:09:36( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: i urge my colleagues to support this comprorp and this rule, and i hope it be quickly signed into law. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: it's

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:09:36 to 1:09:39( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: my privilege at this time to yield three minutes to the distinguished ranking member of the education committee, mr. mckeon of california. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:09:39 to 1:09:42( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: for three minutes. mr. mckeon: thank you, madam speaker. and i thank the gentleman for yielding. and i'm pleased to rise in support of the rule and the conference report for the improving

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:09:42 to 1:09:51( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: head start for school readiness act. this rule will allow the house to give final endorsement to a bill that will strengthen and improve the head start early childhood educational program. i

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:09:51 to 1:10:03( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: want to start by recognizing the members of the playboy-education committee. representative cass -- of the labor-education committee. representative castle and kildee that have strengthened this program.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:10:03 to 1:10:16( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: nearly one million disvanged children are given the tools and resources to help put them on a path to success, which is a win-win for the country. we've spent a great deal of time this year

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:10:16 to 1:10:30( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: working to strengthen the "no child left behind" act. this law is at its most basic level about close ing the achievement gap in our nation's schools. however, the gaps between disadvantage ed students

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:10:30 to 1:10:43( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: and their peers do not begin in elementary school. that's why we have head start. this program is designed to help close the readiness gap in children before they ever enroll in school. the health, developmental,

1:10:43 to 1:10:55( Edit History Discussion )

and educational services offered in this program truly do give a head start to those children that may otherwise enter school already lagging behind. some studies have shown that children enrolled in

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