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House Proceeding 04-01-09 on Apr 1st, 2009 :: 2:58:05 to 3:00:20
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Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:57:57 to 2:58:17( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: trillion in debt. and an economy in deep recession. we have already taken action to rebuild our economy and to create new jobs. providing tax relief to 95% of americans. creating jobs by assisting small businesses and our states. investing in needed infrastructure, and investing in energy independence, health

Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:58:05 to 3:00:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Allyson Y. Schwartz

Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:58:18 to 2:58:39( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: i.t., and education. this budget builds on the essential steps by these essential steps by enabling congressional action that will lead us to future economic growth in the areas of education, energy, and health care. we will not be prepared, we will not be economically competitive if we do challenges. for the next few minutes my

Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:58:40 to 2:59:00( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: colleagues and i will vow fuss on the critical -- focus on the critical investments we need in health care. this budget sets aside a revenue neutral reserve fund for health care reform. revenue neutral means we'll find the money to pay for health care reform. and includes reconciliation language to ensure we have the debate much needed here in congress and wh the american

Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:59:01 to 2:59:21( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: people on the issues of cost, quality, and access to health care for all americans. through this discussion, we would hope that we could be bipartisan. we expect to develop a uniquely american solution to address the concerns of american families and american businesses. 47 million uninsured americans,

Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:59:22 to 2:59:43( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: millions more underinsured, and rising costs in health care premiums for our families, for our businesses, and, yes, increasing costs for government. this american solution will achieve three important goals. one, we will contain the unsustainable growth in health care costs borne by both the public and private sectors. two, we will improve quality and

Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:59:44 to 3:00:05( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: efficiency so that americans get the very best and appropriate health care they need. and three, we will expand access and remove barriers to affordable health coverage for all amecans. i urge my colleagues to support this budget because it is honest, it is fiscally responsible, and it enables us to address the long-term goal of

Allyson Y. Schwartz

3:00:06 to 3:00:20( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: quality, affordable health coverage for all americans which is the foundation of economic prosperity and security for our citizens and our nation. and now i would like to, as i join the conversation, the

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