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House Proceeding on Jun 12th, 2009 :: 1:31:55 to 1:33:20
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Frank Jr.Pallone

1:31:51 to 1:32:11( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: after all the health matters that come before the congress, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone, for two the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for two minutes. mr. pallone: thank you, madam speaker. i want to thank chairman waxman for his tireless work on this tobacco legislation. today is long overdue and he should be so proud of his -- the fact that this is finally

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:31:55 to 1:33:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Frank Jr.Pallone

1:32:12 to 1:32:32( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: passing today and going to the president's desk. as we pursue serious and historical health care reform, this legislation comes at the right time. smoking kills. smoking also is a major cause of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and a host of other illnesses. almost half a million americans die from their own cigarette smoking a year, and even more alarming, studies have

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:32:33 to 1:32:54( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: estimated that more than six million children alive today will ultimately die from smoking. when president obama's call for health care reform, he cited the need to use our resources wisely and efficiently. tobacco is a health care issue that taxes and burdens our health care system. the cost of private and pub lick payers are over $96

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:32:55 to 1:33:18( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: billion annually. regulating tobacco productses is a win-win for our nation's health and our need to be fiscally responsible in a time economic hardship. this bill will finally give the f.d.a. authority to regulate tobacco products, restrict tobacco marketing, especially the techniques designed to entice and addict our children. they are vulnerable and impressionable and the tobacco industry exploits that. i was proud to be an original

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:33:19 to 1:33:20( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: co-sponsor of this bill in the

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