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House Proceeding on Mar 18th, 2010 :: 0:14:40 to 0:15:40
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Lamar S. Smith

0:14:36 to 0:14:57( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: us. together we'll continue to make history and we'll do so next with the passage of health care reform. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. smith: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. without objection. mr. smith: mr. speaker, a true bipartisan health care bill

Lamar S. Smith

0:14:40 to 0:15:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Lamar S. Smith

0:14:58 to 0:15:19( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: would have included real lawsuit abuse reform that provides savings for the american people. the administration refuses to consider lawsuit abuse reform because they want to protect their political piggy bank which is filled by trial lawyers. the legal industry contributed $43 million to president obama's 2008 campaign.

Lamar S. Smith

0:15:20 to 0:15:40( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: more than 78% of the money giveto congress by lawyers, mostly from trial lawyers, went to democrats. almost $100 million. by bank rolling democratic politicians, trial lawyers has sked in preventing any lawsuit -- succeed in preventing any lawsuit reform

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