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House Proceeding on Dec 19th, 2007 :: 3:18:07 to 3:25:27
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Louie Gohmert

3:12:44 to 3:18:07( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Louie Gohmert

Louie Gohmert

3:17:52 to 3:18:07( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: the light should be on and we should tell the truth. and so, it's important for me to just hold up a summary of the works of the democrats t who worked without seizing to re-establish priorities

John Jr.Conyers

3:18:07 to 3:18:20( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: -- ceasing to re-establish priority so that the aligned omnibus bill that my good friends on the other side of the aisle are talking about all the bad things, really, they're not shedding thity --

John Jr.Conyers

3:18:07 to 3:25:27( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Jr.Conyers

John Jr.Conyers

3:18:20 to 3:18:32( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the light on the truth. let me share with you simply what we have tried to do in the midst of opposition and obstructionism. i wished the administration would have collaborated with us, but

John Jr.Conyers

3:18:32 to 3:18:46( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: we fought hard and so out of this work comes increased medical research, $607 million for alzheimer's and parkinson's disease and diabetes which hits the 18th congressional district in insurmountable

John Jr.Conyers

3:18:46 to 3:18:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: numbers. health care of $1 billion to above the president's request that will focus resources in doctors hospital and potentially community health clinics that have worked on like the martin

John Jr.Conyers

3:18:56 to 3:19:15( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: luther king health clinic which needs additional dollars because of the increasing numbers of health problems in my congressional district. kindergarten to 12, my congressional district has the

John Jr.Conyers

3:19:15 to 3:19:26( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: highest percentage of those students on title 1 in the state of texas and we've been able to increase that by $767 billion -- million. in addition, i went to the university of houston to talk

John Jr.Conyers

3:19:26 to 3:19:40( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: to those students who were standing in throngs asking about college aid and i made a promise to them that we would not abandon their opportunity for their future and their desires and their dreams

John Jr.Conyers

3:19:40 to 3:19:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: and so this bill gives $1.7 billion above the president's request for pell grants and other student aid programs. and there is a surge in crime wherever you go. the violence in omaha, in the

John Jr.Conyers

3:19:56 to 3:20:07( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: mall, the violence dealing with the church and mission school out west. we now have 20 -- $20 extra million for cops on the beat and then the tragedy of fallen bridges that suggested the

John Jr.Conyers

3:20:07 to 3:20:25( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: fallen bridges. we have increased dollars for that. i'm very glad that there is monies in here for the texas southern university lab for domestic violence in the city of houston. but i'm disappointed,

John Jr.Conyers

3:20:25 to 3:20:42( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: madam speaker, because we have fallen on the job and because most of america wants our troops home, now we have money for iraq in this bill. we have a crisis. i said in a hearing today to

John Jr.Conyers

3:20:42 to 3:20:53( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: listen to a woman violated, abused, sexually violated in iraq, no control, recklessness going on. i went down the hall to another hearing and members or representatives of the iraqi parliament

John Jr.Conyers

3:20:53 to 3:21:07( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: said how dare the united nation cast a vote for more troops to be in iraq without consulting with this new democratic government. we need to bring t troops home. our troops deserve honor. and

John Jr.Conyers

3:21:07 to 3:21:27( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: i've authored a bill, the military success act of 2007, that says the troops have done everything they are -- have been asked to do, given their honor, given their awards, have a proclamation

John Jr.Conyers

3:21:27 to 3:21:41( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: celebrating their heroism, but the troops need to come home and this bill does not need to be filled with iraqi money because the american people, over 60%, have said, we are done, we are

John Jr.Conyers

3:21:41 to 3:22:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: finished, we have committed the greatest sacrifice, our children, our husbands, our wives, our grandmothers, our grandfathers, our family members. we have said that we have done everything

John Jr.Conyers

3:22:00 to 3:22:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: that we have been asked to do by the 2002 resolution of which i voted against. it is now finished. it is over. the troops need to come home. so, madam speaker, i think it is important that we

John Jr.Conyers

3:22:18 to 3:22:34( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: acknowledge this bill and the work that we have tried to do. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: why ask my friend

John Jr.Conyers

3:22:34 to 3:22:52( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: if he has an announcement -- i would ask my friend if he has an announcement. >> i have one more speaker before an announcement. mr. diaz-balart: we reserve. mr. mcgovern: i yield one minute to

John Jr.Conyers

3:22:52 to 3:23:07( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the gentleman from texas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. >> yesterday senate voted for another blank chk to president bush for the war in iraq is

John Jr.Conyers

3:23:07 to 3:23:26( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: as wrong headed as the senate's original 2002 blessing for that invasion, despite the strong opposition of most house democrats. of course the iraq surge has worked. not the surge in iraq. that

John Jr.Conyers

3:23:26 to 3:23:41( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: surge has failed mibbley. failed to achieve any of the political objectives, the bench marks that the president set himself. no, the only surge that has worked is the propaganda surge here in

John Jr.Conyers

3:23:41 to 3:23:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: washington. hemorrhaging more dollars and more blood into the sands of iraq is no t a form lar to -- formula for achieving success. the taxpayers' price for iraq is $3 billion every week,

John Jr.Conyers

3:23:56 to 3:24:11( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: every week of every month of the year. take all the money, all the money that is used to research and seek a cure for cancer at the natial institute for cancer. that's how much money we

John Jr.Conyers

3:24:11 to 3:24:25( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: spend in iraq in two weeks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time hasxpired. mr. mcgovern: i yield an additional minute. mr. going et: whether deaths are up or down, the administration 'response

John Jr.Conyers

3:24:25 to 3:24:37( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: is, the troops cannot come home. we need to learn from the courage displayed by our troops. my colleagues in this house need to learn from that courage and vote to limit anymore funding, anymore

John Jr.Conyers

3:24:37 to 3:24:52( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: funding in this war to a fully funded safe redeployment from iraq that begins today. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from

John Jr.Conyers

3:24:52 to 3:25:06( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: florida. the gentleman continues to reserve. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: i withdraw the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the resolution is withdrawn. without objection

John Jr.Conyers

3:25:06 to 3:25:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the request of the senate to return of the papers on h.r. 2764 is agreed to for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? mr. nyers: i move to suspend the rules and pass senate

John Jr.Conyers

3:25:18 to 3:25:27( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: bill s. 863, the emergency and disaster assistance, first of all penalty enhancement act. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 874, an

3:25:27 to 3:25:38( Edit History Discussion )

act to amend title 18, united states code, with respect to fraud in connection with major disasters or emergency funds. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant of the rule, the gentleman from michigan,

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