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House Proceeding 11-06-09 on Nov 6th, 2009 :: 2:17:50 to 2:18:45
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Lamar S. Smith

2:17:46 to 2:18:06( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: for them. the speaker pelosi, th people have said one thing yesterday, i hope you were listening, they said, kill this bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> address the house for minute, revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without

Lamar S. Smith

2:17:50 to 2:18:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Lamar S. Smith

2:18:07 to 2:18:27( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: objection, so ordered. >> mr. speaker, the congressional budget office has determined that tort reform would save americans $54 billion over the next decade. though reducing frivolous lawsuits against doctors and hospitals is in the in the health care bill. that's because, according to former democratic national committee chairman howard dean, white house officials, quote,

Lamar S. Smith

2:18:28 to 2:18:45( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: don't want to take on the trial lawyers, end quote. tort reform eliminates the billions of dollars spent on meritless lawsuits and defensive medicine. if congress enacted tort reform, he could then provide catastrophic health care

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