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House Proceeding 11-07-09 on Nov 7th, 2009 :: 0:55:45 to 0:59:05
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Charles B. Rangel

0:55:43 to 0:56:04( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: the crafters of this bill and one of the great leaders in health care as well as other policy areas, the gentleman from new york, mr. rangel, three mi the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. rangel: ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. rangel: we have an expression in my community, god

Charles B. Rangel

0:55:45 to 0:59:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Charles B. Rangel

0:56:05 to 0:56:25( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: is good. and basically it means it gives us all an opportunity in our lives to do some of the things that we'd hoped and dreamed would be possible. since god's been good to our country and this congress, it means that we have responsibility to extend our power to make certain that people have access to health care. it's really surprising that the other side would believe that as

Charles B. Rangel

0:56:26 to 0:56:46( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: a party their answer to this crisis that we face as a nation in providing health care to so many millions of people who don't have it, that their answer is, no. and their vote will reflect no. but a short visit to history would see th talking about compassion, social

Charles B. Rangel

0:56:47 to 0:57:09( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: security, medi their answer's going to be no. i want to thank our friends for recognizing that even though we have to carry this load alone, it's an honor to be working under the leadership of speaker nancy pelosi, of our chairman, chairman waxman, chairman miller, all of the wonderful people that have worked together

Charles B. Rangel

0:57:10 to 0:57:30( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: under the caucus chair of this so we all understand that we only have this one chance to get mr. clyburn who made us able to be here on this saturday to pass this. but to me, most of all, it would be the hardworking members of my committee, men and women who have worked day and night to make certain that we got out our

Charles B. Rangel

0:57:31 to 0:57:51( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: initial bill and we also found a way to pay for and not only to make certain that this great nation of ours would not have a deficit but indeed would decrease the deficit of this country by $100 billion over 10 years. and the staff, of course, of the ways and means committee that

Charles B. Rangel

0:57:52 to 0:58:13( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: serve not just our committee but all of the committees in the house and every member who needs it to know just how can we get this thing right and to do the right thing, how proud we are that nobody's going to be health care because they had a pre-condition before that how proud we are that we don't have to select our jobs based on the health insurance that we have

Charles B. Rangel

0:58:14 to 0:58:35( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: and how proud we are that people who lose their jobs would not be losing their health coverage. it's a small thing for some people like members of congress who already have their insurance, but for those of us that have the compassion to understand what it's like not to be able to take care of your family or your dear friends, not to be able to have health

Charles B. Rangel

0:58:36 to 0:58:56( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: insurance and for a nation to be able to say that we are competing with industrial countries all over the world and they provide education and health care for their children and this great country of ours with all of the wealth have to shamefully say that we can't afford to take care of our own

Charles B. Rangel

0:58:57 to 0:59:08( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: people, and so to those that don't understand what we're doing, this is going to be an historic day for you as well. unfortunately it won't be like it would be for us because we

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