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House Proceeding 03-21-10 on Mar 21st, 2010 :: 1:53:55 to 1:56:35
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Robert E. Andrews

1:53:43 to 1:54:04( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: time has expired. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california, mr. miller, is recognized for 50 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. the gentleman from california. mr. miller: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. andrews, a member of the committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. andrews: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend.

Robert E. Andrews

1:53:55 to 1:56:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert E. Andrews

Robert E. Andrews

1:54:05 to 1:54:25( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. andrews: thank you, mr. speaker. and i thank my chairman for yielding. th ladies and gentlemen of the house should respect our constituents who are against the bill, who are for the bill and those who are undecided. but we should respect them enough to give them an accurate

Robert E. Andrews

1:54:26 to 1:54:47( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: record of what's in the bill. and i think it's time for some accuracy. we've heard repeatedly tonight that there are cuts to medicare in this bill. there is not one cut to not one beneficiary anywhere in this bill. medicare benefits expand for prescription drugs and expand for preventative care. we heard someone say that the

Robert E. Andrews

1:54:48 to 1:55:10( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: bill increases premis for americans. section 1,001 of the reconciliation bill says that for a family making 45,000 a year, if you look at their premiums, their co-pays and their deductibles, which is what real people have to do, the bill saves them $7,000 a year. we've heard that the special

Robert E. Andrews

1:55:11 to 1:55:32( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: interest provisions that i think are an abomination are in the bill, they're not. if you read section 1,201 of the reconciliation bill it says goodbye to the so-called cornhusker kickback and other special interest provisions. we're heard that there are -- there is taxpayer funding of abortions.

Robert E. Andrews

1:55:33 to 1:55:53( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: read section 1,-- 10,104 of the underlying bill. there isn't. we've heard that this is going to add to the deficit and the debt of the country. don't listen to what the democrats say, don't listen to what the republicans say, listen to what the nonpartisan congressional budget office says which is this, the bill will save $138 billion of the

Robert E. Andrews

1:55:54 to 1:56:14( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: deficit in the first 10 years and $1.2 trilli deficit in the next 10 years. and finally we hear the bill will kill jobs. when the clinton economic plan was on this floor, a gentleman named dick army, a leader of the anti-movement on this bill, said it would be, quote, a recipe for disaster. he was wrong.

Robert E. Andrews

1:56:15 to 1:56:38( Edit History Discussion )

Robert E. Andrews: that bill created 23 million new jobs and we should vote -- the saker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. andrews: i just ask for 15 more seconds. i finally heard one of our colleague say this bill will create a socialist utopia. no, mr. speaker, it won't. it will create a decent society that every man, woman and child in this society, in this country so richly deserve.

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