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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 0:51:50 to 0:54:40
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James P. McGovern

0:51:49 to 0:52:09( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: and we are going to -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman om utah is mr. chaffetz: madam speaker, i will continue to reserve as we have no additional speakers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman from california is recognized. mrs. capps: at this time i'm pleased to acknowledge for two minutes the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. mcgovern. the speaker pro temporethe gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for two minutes.

James P. McGovern

0:51:50 to 0:54:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James P. McGovern

James P. McGovern

0:52:10 to 0:52:30( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: mr. mcgovern: thank you. i want to thank my colleague from california, congresswoman capps, for yielding the time and for her excellent legislation which will help educate our children about the importance of our environment, our oceans, watersheds. she's been a leader on environmental legislation and i'm proud to serve with her. madam speaker i want to take a

James P. McGovern

0:52:31 to 0:52:52( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: moment to comment on some of the other debate that's been going on here. i regret very much the tone that my republican colleagues have taken in this debate. never, never in al my time being here have i heard such rhetoric. personal attacks, harsh attacks .

James P. McGovern

0:52:53 to 0:53:15( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: i regret it because the issue of health insurance reform is an important issue. and we shou talk about it with respect for one another. and with respect for each other's approaches to health insurance reform. this is important. this debate we are going to have on sunday, this vote we are going to have on sunday is important. my colleagues express outrage

James P. McGovern

0:53:16 to 0:53:36( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: over the process. where is the outrage over the fact that tens of millions of our fellow citizens do not have health care? where's the outrage over the fact that some of the biggest insurance companies in the united states of america regularly discriminate against individuals who have pre-existing conditions?

James P. McGovern

0:53:37 to 0:53:57( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: pre-existing conditions like acne, believe it or not. in some states in this country domestic violence is used as a pre-existing condition to de women health insurance. so a woman who gets beaten by her husband or boyfriend has a pre-existing condition. give me a break. give me a break.

James P. McGovern

0:53:58 to 0:54:19( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: i have heard that we are not going to vote on health care. this is some kine of crazy process. a process which invoked by them many times when they were in charge. but to the question that gets raised is the house approving the senate bill without actually voting on it. no. the house is voting to -- can i

James P. McGovern

0:54:20 to 0:54:41( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: ask an additional 30 seconds? mrs. capps: i yield 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mcgovern: the house is voting to approve the senate bill when it votes on the rule, when members take up the rule they are considering whether to pass the senate bill at the same time they pass reconciliation which will improve the senate bill. you want to be outraged? be outrage over the fact that the greatest country on this

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