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House Proceeding on Jan 14th, 2009 :: 0:49:35 to 0:51:20
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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:49:32 to 0:49:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: colleagues to support this rule. it is certainly necessary for our children of this country and for the health of this nation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. mr. sessions: we reserve our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas reserves his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: i'm very pleased at this time to yield one minute to my good friend, the distinguished gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:49:35 to 0:51:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:49:53 to 0:50:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: allow me to thank the distinguished gentleman as well as the subcommittee chair, mr. stark, and mr. pallone, and also the committees of jurisdiction, ways

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:50:16 to 0:50:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: and means and of course the energy and commerce committee for their thoughtful way of approaching this calamity in this country. let me quickly speak and suggest to you that the diversity of children that are uninsured is unbelievable. black, 1.7 million. white, 3.4 million. hispanic, 1.6 million. american indian, 132,000, asian

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:50:38 to 0:50:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: pacific, 390,000. this is a crisis. a calamity in america. i support the underlying legislation. however i worked with my good friend from oklahoma, mr. boren torques help us protect physician-owned hospitals. here in my own community, st. joseph's hospital, that was on the verge of closing i worked with them to keep them opened. interestingly enough, harris

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:50:59 to 0:51:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: county has 4.5 million people and only 16,000 beds. these hospitals are in the crux of serving the poor and underserved. i only hope that as we move forward we can work closely with our good friends who have done the right thing, who are going to move this bill to be signed by our president to ensure those hospitals remain open. mr. boren and i had an amendment of extension to 2010.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

0:51:20 to 0:51:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: high pressure we do.

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