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Rep. John Dingell bats cleanup on C-SPAN March 21, 2010

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John Dingell’s father gaveled in the Medicare bill in 1965. Rep. Dingell (D-MI) arrived to the press conference tonight on crutches. He had his place in history by calling for the recorded vote this evening.

“Now, when Americans go to bed, they don’t have to worry about will they have health insurance, when they wake up…”.

Just prior to Rep. Dingell, the number 3 Democrat in the House, Rep. James Clyburn called this bill, “The civil rights act of the 21st century”.

This concludes this extraordinary day, brought to you by the House of Representatives, the President and the American people.


Take 2 Tax Breaks and Call Me in the Morning November 7, 2009

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So said Rep. McGovern (D-Mass.) moments ago in the floor debate on HR 3692 in the House of Representatives. That was his characterization of the health care reform that the Republicans would prefer.

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The R’s have a new tactic this morning. After the increase in the unemployment rate was announced yesterday, they are now calling HR 3692:

a job-killing (4 million free-enterprise jobs), debt-piling, small business tax increasing, major overhaul of health care delivery in this country.

Meanwhile, the D’s are reminding constituents that:

the bill invests in prevention, wellness and public health, according to Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA). She also reminded us that this bill will prevent medical bankruptcies and close the “donut hole” of Medicare Part D.

[picapp src=”a/c/5/5/Sen_John_McCain_e5e6.jpg?adImageId=7201443&imageId=6922532″ width=”234″ height=”351″ /]Other Representatives from the majority party have alluded to our poor infant mortality statistics, the bills mandate to not deny people care based onĀ  pre-existing conditions such as being female, having had a C-section, being a victim of domestic violence or being a cancer survivor, and the 100 year debate on this issue.

Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio) fights back by saying,

It’s time to make coverage accessible and affordable. We’ve waited too long…..

Presiding over the House debate today is Rep. Charles Dingell (D-MI), who presided over the debate on the Medicare legislation in 1965.

Watch the debate live on C-SPAN or cspan.org now!

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