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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 1:19:50 to 1:24:20
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Jackie Speier

1:19:26 to 1:19:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: pawn by the republicans to have a discussion on health care reform and oh, by the way, the long-term physicians that they want to applaud are endorsing the health care reform legislation. i have a story that i want to share with my colleagues. it's about a constituent who has two children, a family of four. their health insurance premium

Jackie Speier

1:19:50 to 1:24:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Jackie Speier

1:19:51 to 1:20:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: was $560 a month four years ago. their health insurance premium today is $2,08 a month. the irony of this particular story is that the father is an emergency room doctor and gets his health insurance from anthem

Jackie Speier

1:20:13 to 1:20:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: negotiated a contract with him as an emergency room doctor where they required they take a 60% discount in the fees that he was charging. what that should say to all of us the antem blue crosses of the world aren't spending the money on health care, but

Jackie Speier

1:20:34 to 1:20:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: spending on c.e.o. salaries, bonuses wall street and that's why health care reform is so critical today. i urge my colleagues to recognize the work of our nation's long-term-care physicians and support this measure. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california yields back. the question is will the house

Jackie Speier

1:20:55 to 1:21:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: suspend the rules and agree to house concurrent resolution 244 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative the rules are suspended -- ms. speier: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays

Jackie Speier

1:21:16 to 1:21:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause rule 8, clause 20, and the chair's prior announcement further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? ms. speier: i move the house suspend the rules and pass the

Jackie Speier

1:21:37 to 1:21:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: bill h. res. 140. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. e clerk: house resolution 1040, resolution honoring the life and accomplishments of donald harington for his contributions to literature in the united states. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from california, ms.

Jackie Speier

1:21:58 to 1:22:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: speier, and the gentleman from ohio, mr. jordan, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from california. ms. speier: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and extend theiremarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. speier: i now yield myself such time as i may consume. madam speaker, i rise in support

Jackie Speier

1:22:21 to 1:22:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: of h. res. 1040, recognizing the life and work of donald harington, this was introduced by the gentleman from arkansas, representative snyder. the measure was reported to the committee on oversight and government reform, which reported it out favorably by unanimous consent on march 18, 2010.

Jackie Speier

1:22:42 to 1:23:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: and the measure enjoys support from over 50 members of the house. madam speaker, mr. harington was born december 2, 1935 in litle rock, arkansas, where he spent much of his childhood. it was there as well as in the town of drakes crek he drew inspiration for his novels in a

Jackie Speier

1:23:03 to 1:23:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: fictional town. though he lost most of his hearing at the age of 12, he had a strong memory of the local voices and acksen the - accents he heard and incorporated them in his work. his daring experiments with literary styles made it hard

Jackie Speier

1:23:25 to 1:23:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: toll pigon hole him in the world of literature. he had fans and high praise from critics, physicaly his 1975 novel "the architecture of the arkansas owes arcs." and donald harington's talents were not limited to the written word.

Jackie Speier

1:23:49 to 1:24:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: he taught art history in new york from 1960 to 1962 at windham college in vermont from 196 to 1978 and at the university of arkansas from 1986 until he retired in 2008. in addition, he shared his talent and wisdom with students at the university of missouri,

Jackie Speier

1:24:10 to 1:24:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: the university of pittsburgh and the south dakota state university. mr. harington passed away in springdale arkansas at the age of 73.

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