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WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) delivered remarks on the House Floor today to point out that the House majority may vote to immediately send the Senate’s “skinny repeal” bill straight to the President to be signed into law. Below is a video and a transcript of his remarks:
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“Ladies and gentlemen, the United States Senate is now considering what is called a skinny bill on the Affordable Care Act. The Senators are being told that they are voting for that bill to send it over here so it can go to conference and be perfected.
“The Rules Committee has just met and a provision was offered to the Martial Law, which means we can take something up right away, so that what we can take up is to go to Conference. That was rejected by the Rules Committee.
“And there is a suspicion that I have, and I see the Majority Leader on the Floor, that there may be an intent to send the bill immediately… to the President – without 72 hours of consideration, without hearings, without scoring.”