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House Proceeding 02-24-10 on Feb 24th, 2010 :: 0:20:55 to 0:21:45
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Lamar S. Smith

0:20:52 to 0:21:13( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: lives. this is fiscally secure, i ask you to support those in need. i ask you to support this legislation to save lives. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. smith: i yield myself one minute. madam speaker, let me say that i always appreciate what my colleagues say on the house floor and their good comments during the debate.

Lamar S. Smith

0:20:55 to 0:21:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Lamar S. Smith

0:21:14 to 0:21:34( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: to the extent they want to increase competition among insurance companies and reduce insurance premiums i completely agree with them. but we should not think that any of those comments or any of those desires or any of those goals have anything to do with the bill that we are considering here today. once again in case my colleagues missed it, let me say what the congressional

Lamar S. Smith

0:21:35 to 0:21:47( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: budget office said about this legislation. whether premiums would increase or decrease as a result of this legislation is difficult to determine, but in either case the magnitude of the effects is likely to be quite small.

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