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House Proceeding 01-13-10 on Jan 13th, 2010 :: 2:17:50 to 2:19:15
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Steve Scalise

2:17:46 to 2:18:07( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: we should have had this debate going on across the states. i appreciate the gentleman for yielding. mr. neugebauer: i see another one of our colleagues is join -- has joined us here. i want to yield some time to the gentleman from louisiana, mr. scalise. mr. scalise: i gentleman from texas for yielding and for hosting this hour because it's so important right now as the american people are watching what's going on here in washington, most people

Steve Scalise

2:17:50 to 2:19:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve Scalise

Steve Scalise

2:18:08 to 2:18:28( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: are saying, they don't want a government takeover of health care. they want us to be focusing on crealting jobs, which we should be doing, but instead you've got these meetings going on behind closed doors by speaker pelosi and our lieutenant, to try to get this government to take over alth care, being forced down the people's throat. the president said multiple times during the campaign that

Steve Scalise

2:18:29 to 2:18:50( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: he would insist that these meetings be held in public, they be on c-span so the american people could see it. and yet the president is totally -- has totally gone back on his word. these meetings are behind closed doors. ironically the president goes out publicly and bashes big insurance companies and then he goes behind closed doors and he cuts special sweetheart deals with insurance companies. he goes behind closed doors and,

Steve Scalise

2:18:51 to 2:19:11( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: you know, he says, first republicans don't have a plan and yet when we submit our plan to him, he refuses to meet with us. he throws us out of the room. and the american people are tired of this. because we should be doing the things that we have proposed to reduce the cost of health care. but instead you've got these backroom sweetheart de have this it these closed-door

Steve Scalise

2:19:12 to 2:19:15( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: meetings instead of the public transparency we were promised and it's unfortunate because

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