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House Proceeding 03-21-10 on Mar 21st, 2010 :: 1:58:20 to 1:59:15
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Joe Courtney

1:58:11 to 1:58:33( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. miller: i yield one minute to theentleman from connecticut, mr. courtney, a member of the committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. courtney: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, tonight we are going to answer a question which the tee party on the -- tea party on right to reformers on the left ask constantly which is why can't the american people have access to the same type of benefits that members have? it's a good question.

Joe Courtney

1:58:20 to 1:59:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joe Courtney

Joe Courtney

1:58:34 to 1:58:56( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: some of the most his it errcal voices in op -- hysterical voices in opposition have access to a purchasing exchange through the federal employees benefit plan which has comprehensive benefits, choice, no rescissions, no lifetime caps and this bill is going to give the american people exactly what members of congress have and in case there's any question about that, section 1312 will make sure that starting in 2014

Joe Courtney

1:58:57 to 1:59:16( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: members of congress have to use exactly the same purchasing exchange that the american people will have to use. no more haves and have nots, no more tax paying americans who don't have health insurance underwriting to help benefits members of congress who wou deny them access to quality, affordable health care. it is time to answer that question tonight in the

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