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July 17, 2009

Let me say that I think the headlines today and the CBO's observations certainly are critically important for us to look at. One of the main objectives of this legislation is to bring health care costs down. Not only for individuals and families, which I think it will do, but also for governments. The President has said the present cost curve is not sustainable. We have to bring it down...

July 16, 2009

I worked closely with them. They're all for health care reform, as was John McCain and Barack Obama. This was during the course of the campaign last year. The issue they have is a specific in terms of ways of doing that, and they are discussing that. They will have the votes for some changes in the Bill. I am not sure. The Bills could be marked up over the next four days or five days and we will see, but certain and that the Blue Dogs want to vote for health. They need to make sure that everyone in America has access to affordable health care...

July 15, 2009

I think we need to remember this. Some people say gee, this is being popped up in a short period of time. During the last year, 2008, John McCain, Hillary Clinton and President Obama all talked about health reform being a major objective of their administrations should they be elect President . So every one of the major candidates said this is where we ought to go. It wasn't that they agreed on every facet of every bill, but they said we must have health care reform...

July 5, 2009

I think this is the most productive six months that I served in the Congress of the United Sates. I think the President put down a program and Democrats and the Congress supported programs which is exactly responsive to the last election what the American people wanted. Change we can believe in and wanted us to address the economy...

June 26, 2009

Mark this day, June 26, 2009. My colleagues we have an opportunity to serve in a historic session of the Congress of the United States. We have an opportunity to take action that will make a major difference in the security and independence and environment of our globe as well as our country. We have been given the privilege by our fellow citizens to serve in a time of historic change and meeting challenges that were the subject of this past presidential campaign.

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