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the prison report at the center on the states. thank you for your time. thank you for watching did it take you live to the house floor. . [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyght national cable satellite corp. 2010] ington, d.c., march 24, 2010.

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i hereby appoint the honorable jackie speier to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father coughlin. chaplain coughlin: take care, my brothers and sisters.

Daniel Coughlin

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Daniel Coughlin: unless any of you have an evil and unfaithful spirit and fall away from the living god, encourage one another daily while it is still today so that no one grows hardened by the deceit of sin. all of us have become partners of the lord only if we maintain

Daniel Coughlin

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Speech By: Daniel Coughlin

Daniel Coughlin

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Daniel Coughlin: to the very e that confidence which we brought when we first began. for scripture tells us, today if you should hear his voice, harden not your hearts. as his faithful ones, look after the father's house and we

Daniel Coughlin

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Daniel Coughlin: are that house. through him the whole fabric is bound together and grows into a holy temple in the lord, and we are that house. amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house her approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1

Daniel Coughlin

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Daniel Coughlin: the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from new jersey, congssman sires.

Albio Sires

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Albio Sires: mr. sires: could you all join me in the pledge of allegiance? i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the

Albio Sires

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Speech By: Albio Sires

Albio Sires

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Albio Sires: chair will entertain up to 15 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. mr. sires, for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. sires: i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized. mr. sires: madam speaker, i rise today in support of allowing public transit agencies to flex their federal transit funding for operating

Albio Sires

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Albio Sires: expenses. current law forbids transit systems in populations over 200,000 to use funding for operation. it makes them cut service at a time when people are using transit more than ever. in 2008, transit use reached its highest level in five decades. in my home state of new jersey

Albio Sires

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Albio Sires: you can take a bus to any part of our state and there are nearly 1,000 miles of rail line. built in this dynamic transportation system took years to develop. all across our nation, public transportation routes are being closed and it is critical to

Albio Sires

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Albio Sires: find a solution for our constituents. congressman carnahan has introduced a bill that will allow public transit agencies to use some ofheir federal funding for operating expenses. i am proud to co-sponsor this bill a i urge my colleagues to support this legislation

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that gives transit agencies the flexibility to continue their business. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina rise? mr. wilson: i ask permission to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. wilson: madam speaker, 219 liberals on the otheside of the aisle may have passed a government health care takeover, but the american people still have a voice to tell their lawmakers to repeal

Joe Wilson

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Joe Wilson: these job-killing mandates and finally focus on job creation proposals. congress spent the better part of the entire year obsessed with cutting deals for a health care takeover full of tax increases and mandates while unemployment increased by over three million people. let me repeat, 219 lawmakers ignored the clear message that

Joe Wilson

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Speech By: Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson

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Joe Wilson: the american people sent about this job-killing takeover, that they didn't want it, and after m twisting proceeded to ram it through anyway. when is congress going to get it right? the american people wants to know when private sector jobs will be created instead of 16,500 more i.r.s. government jobs that this health care

Joe Wilson

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Joe Wilson: takeover will create. it's high time we give the people some answers for jobs. in conclusion, god bless our

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troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mrs. dahlkemper: to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. mrs. dahlkemper: madam speaker, the new health care reform legislation will strengthen

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medicare for the 118,000 beneficiaries in my district and for 45 million individuals across this country. seniors in medicare will receive free preventative care under this new reform. no co-pays for preventative services. every year almost 13,000 seniors in my district are forced to pay the full cost of their prescription drugs

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because of the medicare part d doughnut hole. under the new reform, they will receive a $250ebate to pay for these preriptions this year and the doughnut le will completely close by 2020. the new health care reform strengthens medicare and ensures that our seniors get the quality, affordable care they deserve.

Jeff Flake

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Jeff Flake: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona rise? mr. flake: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: please proceed. mr. flake: madam speaker, when the president signed the health care reform bill into law he noted that, of course, the overheated rhetoric of reform will finally confront the reality of reform. he's right. here's the reality. insurance companies will now be required to accept children

Jeff Flake

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Speech By: Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

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Jeff Flake: with pre-existing condition and carry adults up to the age of 26 on their parents' policies. new policies will have to cover preventative care without co-pays. such requirements may or may not be in the public interest, but health insurance can no longer -- that is no longer a hedge against risk cannot be accurately be called health insurance. health insuran companies are

Jeff Flake

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Jeff Flake: more like public utilities. keep in mind that individual mandates requiring the purchase of insurance to broaden the pool will notkick in for four years. new competition is not required, nor is tre any serious effort to deal with legal liability. in other words, there's no downward pressure on cost, only upward pressure. madam speaker, in this body we can pass all the laws that we

Jeff Flake

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Jeff Flake: want but we cannot suspend the laws of economics nor can we suspend them.

Loretta Sanchez

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Loretta Sanchez: we can't take them in either. americans should be prepared for higher premiums. that, madam speaker, is the reality of reform. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. sanchez: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today to commemorate the

Loretta Sanchez

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Speech By: Loretta Sanchez

Loretta Sanchez

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Loretta Sanchez: life of bob rodenberg who passed 6 of this year. bob had been a dedicated pastor at the unified thodist church and oco board member for many years. he remained passionate about

Loretta Sanchez

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Loretta Sanchez: the role of church and the public life until the end and he was particularly passionate about the accessibility for everyone. having witnessed the dysfunction of the medical system through his experience as a doctor and, of course, through his own as a patient. he traveled to washington, d.c., on more than one occasion to share his faithnd his

Loretta Sanchez

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Loretta Sanchez: vision with our elected officials. bob challenged oco both with his vision and with the death of his reflection. he had a profound role in shaping oco and it was a positive influence on the members of his church and beyond and he will be deeply missed. i send my deepest condolences

Ted Poe

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Ted Poe: to his wife, cynthia, his daughter, denise, his son, paul, and his granddaughter. and, madam speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from texas, for what purpose do you rise? mr. poe: i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. poe: madam speaker, the united states government wants to dictate where the people of

Ted Poe

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Speech By: Ted Poe

Ted Poe

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Ted Poe: the sovereign state of israel are allowed to live. now, who do we think we are? israel is our ally, not our subject. what if prime minister netanyahu id our people weren't allowed to live in certain parts of d.c.? that makes about as much sense. the american people support israel and the u.s. government better get onboard. the people i represent are not

Ted Poe

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Ted Poe: embarrassed or humiliated by the actions of israel. israel has the right to determine where their people live, including in jerusalem. also under international law israel is not obligated to give back land won in a defensive war. they tried anyway. but when israel gave back land for peace it didn't work. they still don't have peace and there will be no peace until the terrorists come to the

Ted Poe

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Ted Poe: peace table, because the terrorists don't want peace. they want to drive israel into the sea. peace will come in the middle

Mike Quigley

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Mike Quigley: east when the terrorists are defeated, and that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. quigley: madam speaker, president obama made an important request.

Mike Quigley

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Speech By: Mike Quigley

Mike Quigley

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Mike Quigley: he called on congress to continue down the path of earmark reform as an important way to spend smarter and rebuild the public's trust. we simpl cannot afford to wait any longer for real earmark reform. last year i introduced house resolution 614, which prohibits earmarks for for-profit entities. last week the appropriations committee to up the premise

Mike Quigley

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Mike Quigley: of this rolution by establishing a one-year moratorium on earmarks for for-profits. we must make this ban permanent and act in an open and responsible manner, allowing for public scrutiny of all requests. moving forward each dollar spent must benefit the american people, not some special interests. our work today will help us

Mike Quigley

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Mike Quigley: build a safer and stronger

Mike Rogers

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Mike Rogers: community tomorrow. now is the time to answer the president's call. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognitn? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the ntleman is recognized. >> today i rise to express how disappointed i am in this institution and the presidency

Mike Rogers

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Speech By: Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers

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Mike Rogers: with what's happened this last weekend. when we are a nation that's suffering from terrible unemployment and dramatically poor economic position, to have this house and the president sign into law a job-killing piece of legislation that would put this nation on the path to socialized medicine is

Mike Rogers

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Mike Rogers: unconscionable. unfortunately, the country's going to suffer from now to the november elections when the democrat majority will meet the consequences of their votes on sunday. however, in the meantime, i urge the president and speaker pelosi to start working on the economy and jobs and trying to get people back to work. i don't know how they sleep at night knowing they haven't

Carolyn B. Maloney

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Carolyn B. Maloney: addressed this up until now, but we got to get cash back into the markets for small businesses and put people back to work. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the

Carolyn B. Maloney

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Speech By: Carolyn B. Maloney

Carolyn B. Maloney

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Carolyn B. Maloney: gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. maloney: madam speaker, this chart was produced by the joint economic committee, and it shows the constant process of the creation and loss of jobs that occurs in our economy. the solid black line shows the number oprivate sector jobs created. the dotted line shows the

Carolyn B. Maloney

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Carolyn B. Maloney: number of private sector jobs lost. when the economy is expanding, as it did under clinton, the job creation line just kept going up. at point a, the beginning of the bush administration, you can see that the number of jobs created is much lower than during the clinton

Carolyn B. Maloney

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Carolyn B. Maloney: administrati. and in 2008 you can see that it literally fell off the cliff. as nobel prize winning economist, joe sieve stiglis, said job creation during the bush expansion was artificially inflated by theousing bubble

Carolyn B. Maloney

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Carolyn B. Maloney: and the lost wealth it created. point b represents the beginning of a new administration with new policies -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. mrs. maloney: this is a clear indication and a picture of

Marsha Blackburn

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Marsha Blackburn: progress that we are making under the bush administration. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from tennessee seek recognition? mrs. blackburn: to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. blackburn: thank you, madam speaker. it is so interesting to be a member of the u.s. house of representatives at this time. and one of the things that makes it most interesting is

Marsha Blackburn

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Speech By: Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

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Marsha Blackburn: the issueshat we have to deal with. and it boils down to making choices. what are you going to support and what are you going to oppose? the republicans have supported health reform that would be patient centered. what we saw transpire in this house lastweekend was a bill that is government centered and government first.

Marsha Blackburn

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Marsha Blackburn: there was a choice of how to move forward with health care, andecisions were made. and the democrat majority chose to put government at the top of health care decisions, government in charge of deciding what kind of health care you can access, what kind of insurance product you can

Marsha Blackburn

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Marsha Blackburn: buy, what will be available to buy by the time we get to the year 2013. those are not decisions t government should make. those are decisions that should be made by individuals, by small businesses, by employers, and entireunds continuing to wring as more and more find out about the reconciliation bill.

Marsha Blackburn

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Marsha Blackburn: they say reconsider, pull the bill back, focus on the economy, focus on jobs, this nation back on track. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky rise?

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mr. yarmuth: i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. yarmuth: madam speaker, in the week of the accomplishment that we made this weekend, my constituent and my senator, mitch mcconnell, said we have a new slogan for the fall, repeal and replace. well, that doesn't really surprise me because while we've been legislating for the american people, our opponents

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on the republican side done little more than sloganeering. i hope he tells my niece, whose 1-year-old son was rejected by insurance because of an ear infection, that we repe it. kids pre-exis

John Hall

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John Hall: i hope he says that 15,000 small businesses in my district alone and his district, his hometown, will be denied that tax credit for providing insurance for their employees. and i hope he says we'll repeal that provision now about the doughnut hole i have a slogan.

John Hall

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Speech By: John Hall

John Hall

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John Hall: just wait and see. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, madam speaker. m so proud to have been here this week when we finally answered the call of the american people to reform the health care system. this inot a government takeover. people woke up on monday to find they still have their doctors if they have one.

John Hall

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John Hall: they insurance policy if they have one. in fact, the medical stocks went up on the stock market. because of our actions here people with pre-esting condition will be protected from their insurance companies. seniors will see the cost of their prescription drugs dropped. all plans for all americans will offer free preventative care. small businesses will now get

John Hall

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John Hall: tax credits to provide health care to their employees. and 32 million americans currently uninsured will have access to high-quality affordable health care. i have hea the horror stories from my constituents, many of them have told me that insurance companies refuse to pay for treatment that their doctor ordered or dropped them once they got sick and needed

John Hall

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John Hall: that coverage the most. their stories inspired me to

Gabrielle Giffords

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Gabrielle Giffords: keep fighting r health reform, and i'm proud to say that this body delivered. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from arizona seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. kirkpatrick: good morning, madam speaker. today i rise to recognize the accomplishments of justice sandra day o'connor, the first

Gabrielle Giffords

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Speech By: Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords

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Gabrielle Giffords: woman to serve on the united states supreme court. just last week the house unanimously passed a resolution in recognition of her distinguished career. and in recognition of woman's history month as well. justice o'connor truly embodies the arizona spirit of hard work and rugged individualism. after growing up on her family's ranch, located in the high deserts of arizona, she

Gabrielle Giffords

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Gabrielle Giffords: quickly achieved success. justice o'connor graduated couple laddy from stanford university in 1950 andn the top three of her class at stanford university law school. justice o'connor began her career in public service as the arizona assistant attorney general in 1965 and went on to the state legislature. she became the first woman in the country to serve as a senate majority leader.

Gabrielle Giffords

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Gabrielle Giffords: she was catapulted into our nation's limelight when president ronald reagan nominated her to the united states supreme court in 1981. she served 24 terms on the supreme court, in a centrist role, with her commitment to uphold law and the constitution. just last year she was awarded the presidential medal of freedom by president barack obama, the highest recognition

Gabrielle Giffords

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Gabrielle Giffords: for any civilian. today we honor juste sandra day o'connor because it is her 80th birthday. this resolution is a small birthday gift to a daughter of

John Boozman

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John Boozman: arizona to a grateful nation she so proudly served. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from arkansas seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. boozman: thank you, madam speaker. america is a democracy. not a monarchy.

John Boozman

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Speech By: John Boozman

John Boozman

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John Boozman: but you wouldn't know it by the way the american people's voices have been ignored by president obama, speaker pelosi, and senator reid. the american people are angry, they are not adequately represented in washington, as representatives of the people, it is necessary we fix this bill and give americans what they want.

John Boozman

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John Boozman: quality and affordable health care reform, not increased taxes and swee heart deals. we must fight to repeal and replace this bill, we must fight to uphold the constitution of the united states. i am here today to speak for

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