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House Proceeding 03-16-10 on Mar 16th, 2010 :: 1:49:50 to 1:51:05
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Robert E. Andrews

1:49:46 to 1:50:08( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: america's future demands transparency and a legitimate up or down vote. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. the gentleman is recognized. mr. andrews: good ideas from

Robert E. Andrews

1:49:50 to 1:51:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert E. Andrews

Robert E. Andrews

1:50:09 to 1:50:29( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: both parties are this plan. but there is a philosophical difference between the two parties that i think came out last night. on weekends i very often go to the supermarket and you see these little notices for beef and beer and sorblese for people trying to raise money for a medical emergency in their family. most the people who are trying to do this have insurance but

Robert E. Andrews

1:50:30 to 1:50:51( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: their daughter has leukemia or their son is on a ventilator and they ran out of health insurance benefits because they run up against a lifetime policy limit. last night we took a vote on whether or not to abolish those lifetime policy limits so no families should have to do that. our side voted yes. their side voted no.

Robert E. Andrews

1:50:52 to 1:51:06( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: but members of congress and our own health plan, if our families have that problem there is no limit to what we get. we think that the american people should get the same benefit that the men and women who vote in this chamber every day too. we believe we should stand on

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