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House Proceeding 07-16-09 on Jul 16th, 2009 :: 1:06:30 to 1:08:05
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Keith Ellison

1:06:28 to 1:06:49( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: the american people that those detractors do not stand on the side of health care reform. mr. ellison: i agree with the gentlelady and couldn't agree more. i want to thank her for making the point she's made. we've been joined by congressman -- hank johnson from the great state of georgia and we're talking health care reform tonight, progressive

Keith Ellison

1:06:30 to 1:08:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Keith Ellison

Keith Ellison

1:06:50 to 1:07:12( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: caucus, offering a progressive vision to care for and we were just speaking a moment ago about how we need a robust public option that we're excited about the possibility to pass health care for americans, this is a 60-year debate. some people go back to 1994,

Keith Ellison

1:07:13 to 1:07:33( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: but we all know this degate -- debate gos back before that. this is an opportunity equal to passing, in my view, civil rights legislation, equal to passing environmental protection legislation, equal to making a leap forward for the benefit of all americans. my question to you, i don't want to tailor what you want to share with us tonight,

Keith Ellison

1:07:34 to 1:07:56( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: congressman, but i do want to see if i can get your views on why, for examplethe washington post-reported that the nation's largest insurers, hospitals, and medical groups hired more than 350 former government and staff members and retired members of congress in hopes of influencing

Keith Ellison

1:07:57 to 1:08:05( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: colleagues in opposition to health care reform to the tune of about $1.4 -- i was going from memory before, i'm reading

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