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September 15, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen of the House, none of us, none of us is happy to be here considering this resolution. I know I am not. At the same time, my colleagues, what is at issue here is of importance to this House and to our country. And that issue is whether we are able to proceed with a degree of civility and decorum that our rules and our democracy contemplate and require.

September 11, 2009

We want to see a public option coming out of the Conference Committee. What I have said is there's a lot in this bill that is very good, in addition to the public option, and we ought not to just focus on that. However, our objective is to have, as the President indicated in his State of the Union, an option that will bring down costs, will give people an option that they might not otherwise have to make sure that they have affordable quality health care accessible to them...

September 10, 2009

In the polls I have seen this morning, they did respond all over the country very positively to this speech. The President did what he needed to do first of all he made it very clear there is a very big problem. We've got to deal with that the present system is not sustainable from a financial standpoint for individuals, for families, for businesses, small, medium and large and for the government...

September 8, 2009

I rise to mark the death of a good friend and a good friend of America. Svend who died last month after a long struggle with cancer. He was the first Vice President of the Danish Parliament and was a political legend in his country. I had the opportunity to meet and work closely with Svend on many occasions, most recently when he was one of my gracious hosts on a trip to Denmark this May...

July 30, 2009

I think the Bill that is being marked up now will go under the votes of the Majority of the members of committee. We then have two other Bills that have to be put together with this one. The Blue Dogs had a different perspective, and that is the legislative process. We have brought this to get there hopefully and we will move forward...

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