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House Proceeding on Oct 23rd, 2009 :: 0:14:15 to 0:16:05
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John Kline

0:14:11 to 0:14:32( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: quote. th instead. release the choke hold and pass the bill to extend unemployment benefits. thousands of americans can wait no longer. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from minneso

John Kline

0:14:15 to 0:16:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Kline

John Kline

0:14:33 to 0:14:54( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. kline: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today to express my concern about the majority party's proposed government takeover of health care and its devastating consequences for small businesses across the nation. despite continued calls for me anmy republican colleagues

John Kline

0:14:55 to 0:15:15( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: for a bipartisan approach that expands access to affordable health care to all americans, the majority party insists on engaging in closed door meetings that ignore the input of a significant proportion of congress and the millions of constituents they represent. among the most damaging elements of their proposal is a punitive new tax on small businesses that cannot afford

John Kline

0:15:16 to 0:15:37( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: to provide the coverage the federal government decides is acceptable. my republican colleagues on the education and labor committee offered numerous amendments to protect the small businesses that drive our economy from these and other burdensome mandates that threaten their viability but attempts were rejected. madam speaker, it's time to push the reset button on this flawed proposal.

John Kline

0:15:38 to 0:15:58( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: members of all political persuasions need to start fresh and work in good f meaningful health care reform to our conituents and keep our small businesses thriving. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. . the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution a 3, the chair declares the house in the committee of the whole house for the further

John Kline

0:15:59 to 0:16:17( Edit History Discussion )

John Kline: consideration of h.r. 361. will the gentleman from arizona, mr. pastor, kindly take the

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