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House Proceeding on Dec 19th, 2007 :: 3:04:52 to 3:07:40
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Diana DeGette

3:04:38 to 3:04:52( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: the new democratic majority is that we have helped undo some of the damage that the republicans have done to domestic spending over the years. because of the democratic majority and our ability

John Jr.Conyers

3:04:52 to 3:05:05( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: to reorder priorities, education is better off today than it would be if the republicans were in control. medical research, there is more money for medical research to find lifesaving drugs

John Jr.Conyers

3:04:52 to 3:07:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Jr.Conyers

John Jr.Conyers

3:05:05 to 3:05:17( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: and to find cures to diseases because the democrats made that a priority over the republican objections. our veterans are getting a better deal today. under the democratic majority there

John Jr.Conyers

3:05:17 to 3:05:32( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: is the largest single year increase in veterans health in the history of the veterans administration. those are the things that we have done. today we are considering a senate addition to

John Jr.Conyers

3:05:32 to 3:05:45( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: what we did in the house which i have an objection to and that is the funding for the war in iraq. le republicans while they were in -- the republicans while they were in control gave the

John Jr.Conyers

3:05:45 to 3:06:01( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: president a blank check. no questions, nothing. here we are the fifth year into this war with no end in sight and there are some of us who believe the time has come to call the president to

John Jr.Conyers

3:06:01 to 3:06:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: account. to start the process of bringing our troops home so they could be reunited with their families. so there's a huge difference between the democrats and the republicans. madam speaker, at

John Jr.Conyers

3:06:18 to 3:06:34( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: this time i'd like t o yield two minutes to the gentleman from north carolina, mr. etheridge. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina is recognized for two minutes. mr.

John Jr.Conyers

3:06:34 to 3:06:46( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: etheridge: i thank the gentleman for yielding. madam speaker, i rise in support of this rule and the omnibus appropriations bill. finally some good news from washington. i am very pleased

John Jr.Conyers

3:06:46 to 3:07:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the house is scheduled to vote on the dister assistance package to provide relief to our farmers suffering from a record drought and record heat in the southeast. my farmers are hurting. this

John Jr.Conyers

3:07:00 to 3:07:12( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: omnibus appropriation bill will provide some $600 million for disaster assistance. my congressional district in north carolina has been effectively in what's called an exceptional drought.

John Jr.Conyers

3:07:12 to 3:07:25( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: that's the most serious category you can have. this aid would bring real leaf to our rural communities. i have been proud to lead the charge on this effort. in september i wrote a bipartisan

John Jr.Conyers

3:07:25 to 3:07:40( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: letter to the president signed by 54 of my colleagues from both political parties to make the case for drought relief. but i have been very pleased to be able to work with speaker pelosi,

Louie Gohmert

3:07:40 to 3:07:55( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: majority leader hoyer, minority whip clyburn, ag chair peterson, and appropriation chairman obey to get this done. i want to thank them for their critical help. this is important to rural america.

Louie Gohmert

3:07:40 to 3:09:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Louie Gohmert

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