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Rep. Kennedy speaks, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee March 21, 2010

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Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) now on the floor to give us a history lesson.

“injustice in health care is inhumane….” MLK, Jr.

[ Of all forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.
— Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]

“Thank you to my father, MLK Jr., Speaker Pelosi, President Obama”

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT)

Will we change the status quo that enriches health insurance companies?

We will change this today and we will all help pay!

Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA), letter from a constituent with spina bifida-“you will have to be on Medicaid all of your life-you have a pre-existing condition-you can’t afford a job!” Please pass this bill so this doesn’t happen to my kids.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), “This is not an unfunded mandate…I cannot tolerate 45,000 Americans dying each year due to lack of insurance”.

Rep. ??? “my dad told me not to let another American family lose their house due to medical bills”. I voted yes in November and yes again tonight.

Rep. Kagen (D-WI) What kind of nation are we and what kind of nation will we be if we don’t pass this bill?

Rep. Fattah: D, ‘Sunday has come-we will pass this bill”

Rep. Ryan again (R-WI) “We have offered constructive solutions at every step of the way and been ignored.” My mother in law is on Evastin for ovarian cancer and if she was British-she wouldn’t be allowed to take this drug.” (True?)


Voting on postal facility passes, now Women’s History Month March 21, 2010

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Back to the issue at hand. Unfinished business, next issue to suspend the rules and support the goals of Women’s History Month- a five minute vote. (Remember this is to ensure that all members are present on the floor to vote)

This is a technique used by both major parties to get members to the floor to vote-used by the majority party. So has been it used by Democrats and Republicans alike.

Disturbance in the gallery-that’s a definite no-no. People are thrown out for that.

The House is in Session….. March 21, 2010

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One Minute Speeches:

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): “Death of freedom”

Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA): “All Americans deserve a choice” [to make themselves] “…not made by their insurance company or the government…”

Unidentified (R) from SC : “Bad for small business-link to Sept. 11th”?

(D) Rep. from Texas Sheila Jackson Lee: “this is the day to heal the nation”

(R) – PA Timothy Murphy: “We will never give up”, quoted Pres. Lincoln about “binding the nations’ wounds”. Health care reference unintentional?

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D), “immediate benefits for small business-give us the health care we need”

Rep. Louie Gohmert  (R) Texas, something about abortion

Rep. Steven Kagen, (D-WI) “no longer will a child’s illness cause their family to go broke and lose their home”. “paid for and lower deficit”

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