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House Proceeding on Mar 11th, 2010 :: 0:16:00 to 0:17:10
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Joe Courtney

0:15:56 to 0:16:17( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: concerned more about you or more about protecting and growing their bottom line? i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut rise? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker, mr. speaker, as we have heard this morning in theast month this

Joe Courtney

0:16:00 to 0:17:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joe Courtney

Joe Courtney

0:16:18 to 0:16:43( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: country has been subjected to jaw dropping increases of health insurance rates, 39% in california, over 20% in the state of connecticut. small businesses and the self-employed are being asked to make a choice between jobs and paying for health care. it is not just limited to small businesses. school districts are now putting to the their school budgets, getting increases in the state of connecticut, 14%

Joe Courtney

0:16:45 to 0:17:05( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: increase in coventry, 21% in plainfield. for school districts who cannot afford their budgets because of the bad economy, they are now going to be forced with making choices between laying off teachers, closing schools, forcing our kids into higher school classrooms, or paying for health insurance. for those who say start over, the insurance companies aren't going to start over.

Joe Courtney

0:17:06 to 0:17:10( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: these school ditricts have to make decisions now and it is time for this congress to make

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