Rep. Larry Kissell Attaches Expanded "Made in America" Amendment to Stimulus Bill - Video

Rep. Larry Kissell was one of 11 members of Congress who had their amendments to the stimulus bill introduced on the House floor and offered for debate and a vote. In 2007 Kissell's predecessor had introduced a similar bill. He was not able to get it out of committee. In ten years holding the seat, former Rep. Robin Hayes was able to get five bills passed with most introduced to rename post offices in the congressman's district.

Kissell's amendment, if it remains part of the package after the bill makes it through the Senate, will expand the Berry Amendment to require that uniforms purchased by the Department of Homeland Security also be made with fabric and findings manufactured in the United States. The amendment is intended to keep people working and put some textile workers back to work.

For your viewing pleasure....and don't miss the look that Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-GA gives Larry after he challenges Rep. Kissell. We must note that Rep. Westmoreland is a member of the Prayer Caucus, a group that has Robin Hayes on the board of advisors.

North Carolina schools will also receive billions of dollars from the stimulus package.

Good schools are the foundation of our future economic and national security,” Kissell said. “In recent months we have seen hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars go to the very people who put our country in this economic crisis. I am pleased that the American Economic Recovery Act will focus money directly to those who need it the most: students in America's long-too neglected public schools. Unlike the money shoveled away into corporate bailouts, this money targets both immediate and long term needs and will pay dividends to our nation for decades to come.

Unfortunately, North Carolina is among the states getting the smallest amount per capita from the stimulus bill.

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I have a prediction

Larry Kissell will accomplish more for North Carolina in his first term than Robin Hayes accomplished in all five of his terms.



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Nice recap!

Thank you.

I still can't believe Howard Coble gave that speech for it... before he voted against it.

The Moore County Retirement Home for Confirmed Bachelors should check his meds.

I was floored when I saw Larry yield two minutes

I think the Democrats in the Senate and the House should now strip out all the tax cuts for businesses since the Republicans aren't going to vote for it anyway.



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I can name 188 Republicans...

That voted against tax cuts yesterday.

And I promise the DCCC will name them too in 2 years.

give the Senate a chance.

If no Republicans vote for it, then go into committee and strip them all out. Replace them with spending on birth control, abortion, atheist-based organizations and gun control. Okay, I'm just kidding about that part.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Hahaha!!

The Moore County Retirement Home for Confirmed Bachelors should check his meds.

Made my morning, Gosh. made my morning.

Larry looked quite Congressman-ish while

introducing this amendment and defending it. I am SO overjoyed that our State is being represented by a person who cares about the citizens of North Carolina as opposed to the cretin that previously represented nothing more than his own interests.

Go Larry!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

Thanks to both Representatives

...Larry Kissell and David Price.

Meanwhile, when will Greensboro rid us of Howard Coble?! Such an embarrassment!

I was very pleased to see Price stand up

He supported the amendment even though he had some problems with it. He will work with his colleague to iron these out. Yay...the grownups are in charge.



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Grace under fire

Lynn Westmoreland's job in the debate seemed to be roughing up the freshmen Democratic Congressmen.

And what's with Republican hair. Jerry Lewis looks like he's wearing a bad white toupee, and Westmoreland has gobs of pomade on his shiny plastered down hair.

But Larry Kissell and Kay Hagan (in the hearing with Secretary of Defense Gates) have both done us proud this week.

50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

I believe it's one of the laws of hair, actually

And what's with Republican hair. Jerry Lewis looks like he's wearing a bad white toupee, and Westmoreland has gobs of pomade on his shiny plastered down hair.

If any hair be moved, throughout the proceedings of the day, then shall the hair be replaced, quickly, and saturated with Aquanet.

(I'm only half joking. I watched some of the RNC this evening, and that seemed to be a commonality between both the men and the women of this party.)