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are -- the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 256, the nays are 168, the bill is passed, without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the

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table. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? >> mr. speaker, by direction of the committee on armed services, i present a privileged report to accompany house resolution 602 for filing under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: clerk will report the title. the clerk: report to accompany house resolution 602, resolution

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requesting that the president and directing that the secretary of defense transmit to the house of representatives all information in their possession relating to specific communications regarding detainees and foreign persons suspected of terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: referred to house calendar and ordered printed.

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gentleman from florida rise? >> mr. speaker, i send to the desk a privileged report for the committee on rules for filing under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: report to accompany house resolution 673, resolution providing for consideration of the bill, h.r. 3293, making appropriations for the departments of labor, health and

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human services and education and related agencies for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2010, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the house calendar and ordered printed. pursuant to section 5 of the fraud enforcement and recovery act of 200and the order of the

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house of january 6, 2009, the chair announces a joint appointment by the speaker and majority leader of the senate the part of the house to the financial cris inquiry commission. the clerk: joint appointment, chairman, speaker's

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appntments, mrs washington, d.c., mr. john w. thompson of woodside, california. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house a the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives, madam, pursuant to section 5 of the fraud enforcement and recovy act of

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2009, public law 111-21, i am pleased to appoint the following individuals to the financial cris inquiry commission. the honorable william m. thomas of bakersfield, california, vice chairman, mr. peter j. walson of snow mass, colorado, both mr. thomas and mr. walson have expressed interest in serving in

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this capacity and i am pleased to fulfill their request. signed, sincerely, john a. boehner, republican leader. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain one-minute requests. for what purpose does the gentlelady from north carolina rise? ms. foxx: permission to address

Ginny Brown-Waite

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Ginny Brown-Waite: for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection.o? ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. this organizational chart is a chart that represents the new way that health care would be

Virginia Foxx

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Virginia Foxx: handled in the united states. it's under the democrats plan. this is a chart that we will not allowed to send out to our constituents because it has been ruled inappropriate to send out. but want the american people to see it. the other thing that people need to know about the democrat health bill is that it's going to give high taxes to small

Virginia Foxx

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Speech By: Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx

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Virginia Foxx: businesses and it's going to destroy jobs. according to the democrats' plan, filers making $280,000 will be hit with a 1% surtax. filers making $400,000 will be hit by a $1.5% surtax and filers making $800,000 will be hit by a

Virginia Foxx

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Virginia Foxx: 5.4% surtax because most small businesses pay their taxes as part of their owners individual tax filing, majority of those hit will be small businesses. according to the national association of manufacturers and industry hard hit by the economy, 68% of manufacturers file with an average income of

Virginia Foxx

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Virginia Foxx: $570,000. we also know this bill will

Howard Coble

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Howard Coble: destroy 4.7 million jobs. that's too many jobs to destroy in this country. we don't need this health care bi. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina rise? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. speaker, during his

Howard Coble

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Speech By: Howard Coble

Howard Coble

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Howard Coble: primetime press conference last night, president obama spoke in vague generalities about his care proposal in claiming the plan is deficit neutral. the nonpartisan congressional budget office disagrees. the c.b.o. found that the legislation would increase the deficit by $239 billion over a 10-year period. and the c.b.o. director recently

Howard Coble

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Howard Coble: said the administration's plan significantly expands the federal responsibility for health care costs. you wouldn't know this from having watched last evening's press conference. not one reporter questioned about the -- the president about the c.b.o.'s findings. instead the media once again gave the president a free pass

Howard Coble

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Howard Coble: and deprived americans of all the facts sur care. i yield back and i thank the speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlelady from new york rise? without objectio gentlelady has one minute. >> mr. speaker, america's small businesses are facing a health care crisis.

Howard Coble

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Howard Coble: and they need our help. small businesses pay 18% more for the same health insurance benefits as large businesses. hampering these incubators of

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recovery and growth. we must fix the broken health care system to help our nation's entrepreneurs and their employees. half of all americans work for a small business. that's half of the nation's private nonfarm gross domestic product. economic recovery and sustained

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growth depend on strong, small businesses. health reform could save small businesses up to $855 billion, growing the economy and creating new jobs. our small businesses are in critical condition. if we fail to treat this crisis, we put our nation's economic

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we the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> unanimous consent to address the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, when cbs news anchor katie curic asked prident obama if illegal immigrants could participate in his health care plan, his answer was no.

Lamar S. Smith

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Lamar S. Smith: however here are the facts which have not been reported by the media. there are gaping loopholes in the health care bill that allow illegal immigrants to receive taxpayer-funded -- funded benefits the bill contains no verification mechanism to ensure that iegal immigrants do not apply for benefits. in fact, democrats rejected an

Lamar S. Smith

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Speech By: Lamar S. Smith

Lamar S. Smith

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Lamar S. Smith: amendment to close this loophole. and the bill leaves open the possibility that if one citizen family member is eligible for benefits, then the whole family, including illegal immigrant family members, is also eligible for the benefits. the proposed health care scheme could force the american people

Sheila Jackson-Lee

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Sheila Jackson-Lee: to pay for the health care of illegal immigrants. this is simply another reason to oppose it. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: to address the house. objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

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Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

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Sheila Jackson-Lee: ms. jackson lee: thank you. mr. speaker, i think the real truth is that americans want real health care reform. they understand that families are paying $1,800 a year for the uninsured. $1,200 if you are a single individual. costs that will continue to grow without health care reform. 14,000 americans lose their health care every day. all of the issues that my friends on the other side talk

Sheila Jackson-Lee

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Sheila Jackson-Lee: about, they know are workable issues. the bottom line is access to health care. in texas our effort and intent is to embrace and work with physician-owned and specialty hospitals. we want to make sure that they're protected in this health care reform. why? because they provide services to americans and texans that others

Sheila Jackson-Lee

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Sheila Jackson-Lee: cannot provide. we want to ensure that there is access to health care all over, but we also don't want to have smoke and mirrors. my friends on the other side should get at the table of negotiation, make sure our specialty and hospitals are prot allowed to grow if they're in the process of building, not use the arbitrary deadline, but, yes, we should face the

Pete Olson

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Pete Olson: question, save americans $18,-- $1,800 a year, stop the 14,000 that are losing their health care. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> i rise to address the house for one minute, ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without

Pete Olson

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Speech By: Pete Olson

Pete Olson

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Pete Olson: objection, the gentleman is >> thank you. mr. speaker, house republicans and even some democrats have been highlighting the problems with the proposed health care bills this congress is considering. santa if he, texas in the district think a represent, has 10,500 hardworking folks with concerns about this massive

Pete Olson

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Pete Olson: intrusive government health care. just this week the santa fe chamber of commerce passed a resolution strongly opposing the proposals the majority's put forward and i think the voice of the smalltown america can say it even better than i can. the highlights of the resolution include the santa fe chamber of commerce expressed its opposition to any legislation

Pete Olson

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Pete Olson: that develops national health care of the united states. this proposal will require huge tax increases in order to subsidize the planned program. and one more passage, the federal government should not be in the business of controlling and manipulating the health care system. the good people of Santa Fe, Texas, understand the problems

Pete Olson

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Pete Olson: with government-run health care.

Kevin Brady

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Kevin Brady: i wish my colleagues on the other side did. i ask unanimous consent to include the copy of the chamber's resolution after my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: objection. the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> unanimous consent to address the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is

Kevin Brady

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Speech By: Kevin Brady

Kevin Brady

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Kevin Brady: recognized for one minute. mr. brady: mr.peaker, what is the speaker trying to hide? last week america got the first would look like. what people saw based upon the economists at the joint economic committee is 31 new between them and their doctors.

Kevin Brady

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Kevin Brady: ensuring that unelected bureaucrats will choose what doctors they can see, what treatments medicines they can receive. this is not the type of health care system americans want. but today the democrat house is blocking republicans from sharing this important flow chart with their constituents. wry we sensoring the american

Kevin Brady

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Kevin Brady: congress? why are we preventing the public from seeing what the democrat health care plan will do? we deserve our -- our public deserves the right to know what our health care will do their lives and their families' lives.

Michelle Marie Bachmann

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Michelle Marie Bachmann: it is time to let america know, stop the sensoring, let us share the health care chart with our constituents. i yield back. the eaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlelady from minnesota rise? mrs. bachmann: unanimous consent address the house

Michelle Marie Bachmann

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Speech By: Michelle Marie Bachmann

Michelle Marie Bachmann

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Michelle Marie Bachmann: for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. bachmann: in congress, this is considered contraband. this is very controversial. even though this represents the democrats' health care plan, we are not as members of congress, allow to put -- allowed to put this chart up on the websites

Michelle Marie Bachmann

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Michelle Marie Bachmann: or allowed to send this out to our constituents. what are they worried about? because this is the latest states? that the american health care consumer stands on this side of 31 bureaucracies and they have to figure out how to get through 31 bureaucracies before they get to their doctor? or could it be, mr. speaker, becae this will cost five

Michelle Marie Bachmann

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Michelle Marie Bachmann: million jobs, or cowl it be, mr. speaker, because this will cost $2 trillion in additional deficit. i can understand why the democrats wouldn't want the american people to see this. but i don't understand how you can make the claim that this is the most transparent congress in the history of the country if you won't

Michelle Marie Bachmann

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Michelle Marie Bachmann: people see that there are 31 bureaucracy this is a stand between average americans and

Dan Burton

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Dan Burton: their doctor. it's time the american people get to see the truth. this shouldn't be contraband. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? mr. burton: i ask unanimous consent to address theou for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. burton: i can't believe it.

Dan Burton

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Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

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Dan Burton: the democrats have 70-something more members in this chamber than we do, yet they're afraid to let the american people know what's in their health plan. this thing, and i call it a thing, has 31 new federal agencies, commissions, and mandates in it. that's between the doctor and their patient. and the american people have a right to know these things. and they're saying we can't put it on our website.

Dan Burton

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Dan Burton: we can't mail it to our constituents. we can't tell them about it. that is censorship. they shouldn't have to worry. with 70-something more votes than we have, they ought to be able to do anything they want to in this house. even democrats don't like this an, that's why they can't get it out of the house or even out of committee right now.

Dan Burton

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Dan Burton: the american people have a right to know, censorship should never happen in the

Louie Gohmert

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Louie Gohmert: house of representatives, the people's house. i say to the speaker, let's get with it. the american people should see what they're going to get if they pass your plan. the speaker pro tempe: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. poe: -- mr. gohmert: to address the house for one minute if i'm not speaker -- censored.

Louie Gohmert

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Speech By: Louie Gohmert

Louie Gohmert

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Louie Gohmert: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized h won't be censored. mr. gohmert: in the american revolution, voluntary was quoted for saying, i disagree with what you say but i will defend to the death your right to say it. the revolution is turned on its head. now we're told you cannot use government resources to use the

Louie Gohmert

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Louie Gohmert: term government-run health care because that offends the majority so they are censoring the mail, censoring the resources here. but now, we are, until they turn off the ms and lights again this year, we are able to hold posters here on the floor. there's another thing that's

Louie Gohmert

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Louie Gohmert: been censored. outrageous. just because anybody disagrees with what we say, it's no reason to ut down our right to say it. this country can't proceed with this kind of censorship. i yield back.

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the speaker pro tempore: for

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what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. lungren: mr. speaker, i serve on the franking commission for this body and

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the purpose of the commission is to make sure that government resources are not used that would look like it's campaign purposes. that is, we are very careful about how many times you use the personal pronoun i, how many times you can have your picture in a newsletter. but never in the history of this house have these rules

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been used to censor members from articulating a point of view on an issue that is before this house. this chart has been introduced into the record, the official record of consideration of the health bill before the ways and means committee. and yet we have been told by the majority, we've been told it's been taken above the level

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of those of us on the commission, we've been told they cannot -- we cannot use this. why? because they disagree with our opinions expressed herein. i didn't know that one the obligations of the minority was to accept censorship because

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the majority does not want our efforts to get in their way of passing a health bill that takes control of health away from people and puts i government. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. are there further one-minute requests? the chair an

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correction to an earlier vote tally, on ral call vote number 628, the ayes were 105 and the nays were 328. for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? mr. burton: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that today following legislative business

Dan Burton

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Dan Burton: and any special orders heretofore entered into, the following members may be permitted to address the house, revise and extend their remarks and include therein extraneous material. mr. poe, yull 30, for fi minutes, mr. jones, july 30, for five min lungren, today, for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection.

Dan Burton

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Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

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Dan Burton: for what purpose does the gentlelady from california rise? ms. woolsey: i ask unanimous consent that today following legislative business and any special orders heretofore entered into, the following member mace be permitted to address the house for five minutes to revise and extend their remarks and include therein extraneous material. ms. woolsey, california, mr.

Dan Burton

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Dan Burton: salazar, colorado, mr. -- mrs. maloney, new york, ms. kaptur, ohio spratt, south carolina. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, and under a previoused orer of the house, the following members are recognized for five minutes each.

Dan Burton

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Dan Burton: mr. poe of texas. >> i a unanimous consent to take the gentleman's time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for

Dan Burton

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Dan Burton: five minutes. mr. been in this house for a long time. i've served with a number of presidents. i served with a number of democrat and republican speakers. i've nerved -- served with colleagues that are good friends of mine who are democrats and republicans. i have never had a problem getting along with them an even

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