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House Proceeding on May 1st, 2008 :: 1:33:28 to 1:35:58
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Fred Upton

1:30:02 to 1:33:28( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Fred Upton

Fred Upton

1:33:17 to 1:33:28( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: of the computer or the splitting of the atom affected the 20th century. however, madam speaker, this does not dramatically lead to these extraordinary breakthroughs. in order to reap the benefits,

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:33:28 to 1:33:47( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: we must make sure that our social policy keeps pace with the advancement of our science. and that is precisely why i rise today in support of the genetic information nondiscrimination act.

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:33:28 to 1:35:58( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Allyson Y. Schwartz

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:33:47 to 1:34:01( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: it has been 13 years in the making, and i'm pleased that the house of representatives is once again considering the bill today. hopefully for the last time so we may send it to the president

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:34:01 to 1:34:22( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: to sign into law. while i'm pleased we're taking it up, i'm saddened that so much time has been lost and that the march toward progress and discovery has been slowed. the genetic information nondiscrimination

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:34:22 to 1:34:34( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: act is the culmination of a broad and bipartisan effort to prohibit the improper use of genetic information in work force and health insurance decisions. it prohibits group health plans and health

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:34:34 to 1:34:46( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: insurance from denying compling to healthy individuals or charging higher premiums based solely on a genetic predisposition to maybe develop a disease in the future. furthermore, it bars

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:34:46 to 1:35:02( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: employers from using one's genetic information from making hiring, firing, job placement decisions. this bill has been described as the first civil rights legislation of the 21st century. i think

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:35:02 to 1:35:16( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: that assessment is correct because with the exception of trauma, everything that happens to a person's body has a genetic component. from the color of our eyes to our height to illnesses and disorders,

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:35:16 to 1:35:29( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: we are susceptible to everything happens because of our genes. no one, not a single living human being, has perfect genes. in fact, each one of us is estimated to be genetically predisposed

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:35:29 to 1:35:45( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: between five and 30 serious disorders. the good news is since the sequences of the human genome was completed in april, 2003, thanks to dr. francis collins, who i'm happy to say is in the

Allyson Y. Schwartz

1:35:45 to 1:35:58( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: gallery today, researchers have identified genetic markers for a variety of chronic health conditions that increase the potential of early treatment and prevention of genetic-based diseases.

Dave Camp

1:35:58 to 1:36:12( Edit History Discussion )

Dave Camp: there are already dramatic tests for diseases. and hundreds more are under development. let me mention just two of them. just this week, we heard from newspapers that in london and work that

Dave Camp

1:35:58 to 1:37:42( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dave Camp

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