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House Proceeding on Mar 24th, 2010 :: 0:28:45 to 0:33:00
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Bob Filner

0:28:41 to 0:29:01( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Filner: and we are going to do everything we can to replace the bad aspects of the bill with good things. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yield back. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. filner: well, i guess my republican friends ought to

Bob Filner

0:28:45 to 0:33:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Bob Filner

0:29:02 to 0:29:22( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Filner: chill out. the previous speaker said, this is a government t health care system. come on. let it go. we got a private system here. we got a private system of insurance. we got private hospitals. we got private doctors.

Bob Filner

0:29:23 to 0:29:45( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Filner: this system is a private system. what government takeover is there? she keeps talking about a bureaucrat gets between you and your -- government bureaucrat getting between you and your doctor. what we have now is an insurance bureaucrat between us and our health providers. what we do is remove that.

Bob Filner

0:29:46 to 0:30:07( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Filner: and if you want to repeal this bill, make my day. repeal it. repeal the fact that small business the are -- businesses are going to get tax credits right away. repeal the fact that our children can -- who have pre-existing conditions will be on -- be able to be cured right away. repeal the fact that we won't have anymore pre-existing

Bob Filner

0:30:08 to 0:30:33( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Filner: conditions to prevent health insurance. make my day. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. . pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered or on which the vote incurs objection under clause 6 of rule 20. recorded votes on postponed

Bob Filner

0:30:36 to 0:30:56( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Filner: requests will be taken later. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. filner: madam speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 4360. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the titl the bill. the clerk: h.r. 4360, a bill to designate the department of veterans' affairs blind rehabilitation center in long beach, california, as the major charles r. soltes jr., o.d. department of veterans' affairs

Bob Filner

0:31:03 to 0:31:23( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Filner: blind rehabilitation center. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. filn, and the gentleman from arkansas, mr. boozman, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. filner: thank you, madam speaker. i yield my may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. filner: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks

Bob Filner

0:31:24 to 0:31:44( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Filner: and include extraneous material on h.r. 4360. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. filner: i rise today to offer my support for h.r. 4360, a bill to name the v.a. blind rehabilitation center in long beach, california, after the distinguished iraq veteran charles r. soltes.

Bob Filner

0:31:45 to 0:32:07( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Filner: mr. soltes' valiantly served his country in the united states army as a major in the 426th civil affairs battalion in mosul, iraq. he died on october 14, 2004, from wounds sustained in a blast conducting a patrol in mosul. he want only 36 years old. he was a graduate of the new

Bob Filner

0:32:08 to 0:32:29( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Filner: england college of optometry and later completed his residency and focused on acute lens disease and glaucoma care. he served as the optometry residency program. in 1998, major soltes became clinical director of the urban

Bob Filner

0:32:30 to 0:32:51( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Filner: vision institute, a refracter surgery center, where he served until his voluntary deployment in iraq. he was the first military optometrist to be killed in action while serving as a public hlth officer in iraq. he leaves behind a wife and three young children. also an optometrist, major

Bob Filner

0:32:52 to 0:33:00( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Filner: soltes' wife, dr. sally wond dond, treats blind veterans in honor of her husband.

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