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House Proceeding 03-21-10 on Mar 21st, 2010 :: 1:26:30 to 1:28:15
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Xavier Becerra

1:26:26 to 1:26:46( Edit History Discussion )

Xavier Becerra: i encourage my colleagues to support this health care reform for all americans and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair will note that the gentleman from michigan has 4 1/2 minutes remaing. and the gentleman from michan has 6 3/4 minutes remaining. 6 3/4 minutes remaining.

Xavier Becerra

1:26:30 to 1:28:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Xavier Becerra

1:26:47 to 1:27:07( Edit History Discussion )

Xavier Becerra: the gentleman from michigan. >> why doesn't the gentleman from michigan go forward so we can keep the time somewhat even? mr. levin: ok. it's now my privilege to yield one minute to our vice chair and the distinguished gentleman from california, mr. about a sess a -- becerra. the speaker pro tempore: the

Xavier Becerra

1:27:08 to 1:27:30( Edit History Discussion )

Xavier Becerra: gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. becerra: i thank the gentleman. mr. speaker, today is a day of history, today we will accomplish what 100 years of congresses could not, we will pass health care reform, not just for some but for all americans. today's also another day in america. that means that 123 americans will die today because they do not have health insurance.

Xavier Becerra

1:27:31 to 1:27:52( Edit History Discussion )

Xavier Becerra: another 8,000 will lose their health insurance today and our health care system will cost all of us $6,800,000,000 this day and every day if we do not change, if we are content with doing nothing. john f. kennedy once said, change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

Xavier Becerra

1:27:53 to 1:28:13( Edit History Discussion )

Xavier Becerra: i've heard it said another way. the only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. today this house, the people's house, is full of life. we will ke history, but our sights are toward the future. to every hardworking taxpaying american we say today, we hear you, we see it in your eyes, you want control of your health

Xavier Becerra

1:28:14 to 1:28:16( Edit History Discussion )

Xavier Becerra: care, you want to decide who your doctor is.

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