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House Proceeding on Dec 19th, 2007 :: 0:35:15 to 0:40:13
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Joe Barton

0:33:27 to 0:35:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joe Barton

Joe Barton

0:34:58 to 0:35:15( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Barton: friend sally at 5:00 in the morning. she has provided extraordinary service and substance to so many. janey, after a half century, has chosen to retire. i want to wish her a congratulations

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:35:15 to 0:35:28( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: and a very happy retirement and a very, very merry christmas. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> to address the house for

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:35:15 to 0:40:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Frank Jr.Pallone

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:35:28 to 0:35:42( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. hall: thank you. let me say happy and safe holiday to our men and women serving in uniformat home and abroad.

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:35:42 to 0:35:57( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: after watching the department of veterans' affairs face a $1 billion shortfall during the time of war, i came into this congress convinced that if we have the money to fight the war, we must

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:35:57 to 0:36:08( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: have the money to treat the warrior. one of the first votes that this congress took was to increase funding for the department of veterans' affairs. one of our last votes of the year will

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:36:08 to 0:36:23( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: be to provide $6.7 billion in new funding to the department to ensure that our nation's veterans get the care they have earned. the way the government spends its money is a true indication

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:36:23 to 0:36:36( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: of its priorities. and with this appropriations bill, our new congress has shown that americans' veterans are a top priority. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:36:36 to 0:36:49( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia rise? mr. price: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore:ed without objection, the gentleman

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:36:49 to 0:37:02( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: is recognized for one minute. mr. price: thank you, madam speaker. today i honor and congratulate mayor cecil pruett for a well-deserved retirement. a true citizen, he will be retiring after 12 years

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:37:02 to 0:37:16( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: as tfthe mayor of canton. mayor pruett has strived to better his community and his broad experience has served his constituents very well. he was president of the cherokee chamber of commerce,

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:37:16 to 0:37:26( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: and a member of the atlanta regional commission executive committee. an educator. he remains active at rhinehart college, georgia baptist children's home, mayor pruett oversaw substantial economic

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:37:26 to 0:37:42( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: growth in canton over his 12 years but has always worbuked to preserve the smalltown charm. a southern gentleman in every way, he will be sincerely missed. we wish him and his wife a

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:37:42 to 0:37:54( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: happy and healthy retirement. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from new hampshire rise? >> i ask permission to address the house for

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:37:54 to 0:38:08( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. hodes: thank you, homadam speaker. as we prepare

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:38:08 to 0:38:29( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: to leave this congress, i want to reflect the major accomplishment that is we've achieved on behalf of the american people. as a member of the majority makers, the historic class of 2006, we've

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:38:29 to 0:38:41( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: helped to restore integrity, idealism and imagination to the people's house. we increased the minimum wage for the first time in a decade, and fully implemented the 9/11 commission recommendations to

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:38:41 to 0:38:52( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: better protect our nation. since then we've worked to ease the financial burdens that middle-class families face, passing those sweeping college affordability package in more than 60 years.

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:38:52 to 0:39:03( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: and yesterday we approved an historic energy bill to declare our energy independence and help us address global warming, saving americans anywhere from $700 to $1,000 in gas prices. madam speaker,

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:39:03 to 0:39:15( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: i'm proud to stand with fellow democrats for an american agenda, real security, healthy families, a thriving economy with opportunity for all, not just a few at the top, and a sustainable future for

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:39:15 to 0:39:32( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: our planet. i look forward to 2008. thank you, madam speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from tennessee

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:39:32 to 0:39:49( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: rise? mrs. blackburn: to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs.

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:39:49 to 0:40:01( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: blackburn: thank you, madam speaker. it's so interesting to look at today's whipping post and see the myriad and the vast range of issues that are coming before us. and these are -- many of these

Frank Jr.Pallone

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

Frank Jr.Pallone: are is sues that should have been addressed months ago. one of those that we're going to address first off this morning will be s. 2499. this is an issue that's going to deal with medicare,

Joe Barton

0:40:13 to 0:40:30( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Barton: medicaid, and schip. the state children's health insurance program. this should have been handled months ago. it has been running under a continuing resolution. and, madam speaker, i'm so pleased

Joe Barton

0:40:13 to 0:43:12( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joe Barton

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