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House Proceeding 03-18-09 on Mar 18th, 2009 :: 2:16:30 to 2:18:20
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W. Todd Akin

2:16:30 to 2:16:53( Edit History Discussion )

W. Todd Akin: were debating and voting on that bill. noone member had a chance to read that, that is legislative malpractice. mr. akin: reclaiming my time. so what happens? we vote for 48 hour the bill comes along, and we're supposed to have 48 hours, and we get a copy of it at 11:30 thursday

W. Todd Akin

2:16:30 to 2:18:20( Edit History Discussion )
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W. Todd Akin

2:16:54 to 2:17:14( Edit History Discussion )

W. Todd Akin: night. more than 1,000 pages, as you said. so we get a copy of it. of course we have lots of staffers sitting around at 11:30 waiting for the bill. the next day what do woe we do? we vote on the bill. of course, what happened was, the republicans voted no.

W. Todd Akin

2:17:15 to 2:17:37( Edit History Discussion )

W. Todd Akin: there's talk about we're going to have transparency, we're going to have bipartisanship. so on the floor, republicans ask, hey, i thought we had 48 hours. do we have any way to get our 48 hours? thanswer was, no, we're going to vote on it. we didn't like that, partly because of the tremendous cost

W. Todd Akin

2:17:44 to 2:18:04( Edit History Discussion )

W. Todd Akin: of it, but also because what's hidden in that 1,000-plus pages. which brings us up to today. i wanted to get here and you can loop back, but where we are today is we find that hidden in this bill in conference, put in, according to abc, by senator dodd, was an amendment that says

W. Todd Akin

2:18:05 to 2:18:24( Edit History Discussion )

W. Todd Akin: that the executives from a.i.g. insurance company, who by the way a lot of them live in his district, those executives can keep their $126 -- >> $165. mr. akin: 65 million in

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