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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...

July 29, 2009

I think the American public has been watching a part of the debate both in the Senate and the House and they see a lot of different opinions. But I think they understand and that poll reflects it that they want a health care reform bill. 94% of them you say are concerned that we won't get the job done. I want to assure them we're going to get the job done. And as you said, a little earlier, we made significant progress last night. The Energy and Commerce Committee is back at the table marking up their bill...

July 27, 2009

...the current system is not sustainable. The current system does not include all Americans, and the current system is too expensive and it's not sustainable over the long term. So, we've got to bring the cost curve down, lot of discussion about that. We've got to make sure every American has access to affordable quality health care. We've got to make sure the pre-existing conditions don't preclude people from getting insurance that they need. And we've got to make sure small business can afford insurance. Those are the objectives.

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