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House Proceeding 11-04-09 on Nov 4th, 2009 :: 0:07:55 to 0:09:10
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Lamar S. Smith

0:07:52 to 0:08:13( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: 700 people are alive today because of her son. i join her and the rest of his family in thanking lewis for his service, honoring his memory and making sure that lewis will never be forgotten. gentlelady yields back. are there further one-minute

Lamar S. Smith

0:07:55 to 0:09:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Lamar S. Smith

0:08:14 to 0:08:36( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: requests? for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. smith: to address the house. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. smith: madam speaker, according to a harvard school of public health study, 40% of medical malfrom a suits in the u.s. are, quote, without merit.

Lamar S. Smith

0:08:37 to 0:08:58( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: these frivolous lawsuits enrich trial lawyers while increasing everyone. despite the fact that tort reform would help reduce health care costs, the administration refuses to propose this commonsense solution. why is that? former democratic national committee chairman howard an,

Lamar S. Smith

0:08:59 to 0:09:10( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: quote, tort reform is not in the health care bill because the people who wrote it don't want to take on the trial lawyers, end quote. in the handful of states that have ebb -- enacted tort

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