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House Proceeding on Jan 14th, 2009 :: 0:02:35 to 0:04:45
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Marsha Blackburn

0:02:18 to 0:02:39( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: and yet testimony in the rules committee yesterday, a full admitans that we don't know whether all of this will make it or not. be interesting to see. madam speaker, at this time i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentlewoman from the energy and commerce, mrs. blackburn. the speaker pro tempore: the

Marsha Blackburn

0:02:35 to 0:04:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

0:02:40 to 0:03:02( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: gentlewoman from tennessee is recognized for, how many minutes, two minutes. mrs. blackburn: i do rise to oppose the bill and to oppose h.r. 2 that is covered in this rule. one of the reasons, mada speaker, is indeed the process. we've heard mention of it being a closed process and a closed rule. as indeed it is. and that doesn't speak to any type of bipartisanship.

Marsha Blackburn

0:03:03 to 0:03:23( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: i had what i thought was a very germane amendment which was not allowed. and, madam speaker, what this would have done was to phase out coverage, phase out coverage for nonpregnant adults. now, this bill is schip, the state children's health insurance program.

Marsha Blackburn

0:03:24 to 0:03:44( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: it is to cover low-income children. but we have a majority in charge in this house that is not taking this bill to the subcommittee, health subcommittee. it is not taking it to energy and commerce committee. it is bringing it straight to the floor. and in this bill that you will vote on is coverage, expanded

Marsha Blackburn

0:03:45 to 0:04:06( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: coverage for adults. that indeed is unfortunate. as we have heard, there also are tax increases. there is a 0.8 billion tax increase over the next 10 years in this bill. it is tobacco taxes. the congressional research service, which is noartisan,

Marsha Blackburn

0:04:07 to 0:04:27( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: calls tobacco taxes the most regressive of the federal taxes. that is included as a pay-for in this bill. for expanded coverage and changing of a block grant program that's worked successfully for low-income children, changing it to an

Marsha Blackburn

0:04:28 to 0:04:45( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: entitlement program. there are aist of reasons to oppose this bill. weakening of eligibility requirements, weakening section 211, weakeni of your proof of

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