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House Proceeding 12-16-09 on Dec 16th, 2009 :: 0:10:50 to 0:14:30
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Richard E. Neal

0:10:46 to 0:11:06( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: the bill. i urge my colleagues to reject raising the debt limit, give the gift that america merry christmas to everyone. i reserve the balance of my the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from nevada reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. stark: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the

Richard E. Neal

0:10:50 to 0:14:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard E. Neal

Richard E. Neal

0:11:07 to 0:11:27( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: distinguished committee member of the ways and means, mr. neal from massachusetts, be allowed to control the time f side. without objection, the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. neal: thank you, madam speaker. madam speakeri yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.

Richard E. Neal

0:11:28 to 0:11:49( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: m neal: madam speaker, i rise in support of the debt limit legislation we are considering today, and i want to thank mr. rangel for his hard work on the bill in the waning days of the congress in this first session. let me talk about what this bill does. this bill is simply about conti federal government.

Richard E. Neal

0:11:50 to 0:12:11( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: that's the tle of the legislation. continuing operations means getting the social security checks out on time, an almost sacred duty that we have. this means providing support for our troops and keeping our museums and our parks open. that is wt an debt limit will allow.

Richard E. Neal

0:12:12 to 0:12:33( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: simply stated, this is about bills that have already been incurred. now, i will during my time here resist the temation to become overly partisan and speak specifically to the issue that's in front of us until there is a m

Richard E. Neal

0:12:34 to 0:12:55( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: facts in opposition. what this bill does not do to increa or decrease spending. that is a key consideration. those decisions have already been made through the regular order. let me emphasize the following

Richard E. Neal

0:12:56 to 0:13:16( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: -- this bill does not raise nor does it cut taxe that is different legislation i respect the opinion of all members here who, by the way, hasn't been on all des of the issue during my time in the congress. but we all desire the same, and that is to bring our budget

Richard E. Neal

0:13:17 to 0:13:39( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: into balance in the future. upon that, there is broad agreement. but this bill is simply paying the check after the items have already been ordered. this bill would raise the limit by $290 billion, which is estimated to allow the government to operate through february 11, and allow us to

Richard E. Neal

0:13:40 to 0:14:01( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: adjourn for the year. despite what some might say, the treasury department will reach the current limit on the and they have told there is no ability to do extraordinary measures that now, i hope that the offering

Richard E. Neal

0:14:24 to 0:14:31( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: of instruction here. we are all indeed prepared for that on all sides, but i hope the opportunity to resist the

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