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House Proceeding 12-11-07 on Dec 12th, 2007 :: 0:30:59 to 0:36:10
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Virginia Foxx

0:25:24 to 0:30:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx

0:30:46 to 0:30:59( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: don't need an omnibus bill and we need to vote on these bills one at a time, mad a.m. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: mr. larson of connecticut. mr. burton of indiana. mr.

Dan Burton

0:30:59 to 0:31:12( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: burton: ask permission to address the house and revise and extend my remarteks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. burton: it's late at night here in the capitol and most of my colleagues

Dan Burton

0:30:59 to 0:36:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

0:31:12 to 0:31:25( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: are in their offices or have gone home but i want to talk about something that's important. i was chairman of the government reform committee for six years and during that time my grandson

Dan Burton

0:31:25 to 0:31:45( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: became autistic. and we checked to find out what ut was the cause, because my daughter and her hband were just extremely upset about it, as w e were as grandparents. and we found that he had received

Dan Burton

0:31:45 to 0:32:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: nine shots in one day, seven of which had a preservative in it and therm sole was 50% mercury. and i had hearings to find out if the mercury t had anything to do with the autistic problem

Dan Burton

0:32:00 to 0:32:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: that my grandson had. and we found that scientists from all over the world and leading doctors and educators that work with autistic children that the mercury in the vaccines did contribute

Dan Burton

0:32:16 to 0:32:28( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: to the autistic epidemic. we used to have one in 10,000 children diagnosed. today, the centers for disease control will tell you it's 1 out of 150. it is an slupet epidemic in this country.tr

Dan Burton

0:32:28 to 0:32:39( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: and we have b heen fighting and fighting and fighting to make sure those families and children who have been damaged by autism get some kind of compensation. and that's why i think in 1986

Dan Burton

0:32:39 to 0:32:52( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: we passed what was called the vaccine injury compensation fund and it took some of the money from the pharmaceutical companies when they sold their products to put into this fund to take

Dan Burton

0:32:52 to 0:33:05( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: care of people who were damaged by vaccines. and one of the reasons we did that or i did that was because of the issue of autism, although at that time, i didn't know much about it. in any event,

Dan Burton

0:33:05 to 0:33:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the vaccine injury compensation fund has about $3 billion in it, and the people whose children have been adversely affected by mercury and have autism have not been able to get anything out

Dan Burton

0:33:16 to 0:33:31( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: of that. they have to see a special master and he has to judge whether or not the information they have lead them to believe that the mercury in the vaccines caused the autism and so far

Dan Burton

0:33:31 to 0:33:50( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the special masters have not been able to ascertain, according to them, that the mercuemry in the vaccines does cause autism. two years ago -- four years ago, there was a report, in 2004 that

Dan Burton

0:33:50 to 0:34:10( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: said there was definitely no connection between the mercury in the vaccinations and the children getting autism. well, this past november, just last month, two doctors, dr. katherine desoto

Dan Burton

0:34:10 to 0:34:22( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: and dr. robert t. hitland, they have p.h.d.'s in medicine, they wrote an article in "the journal of child neurology." i want to read to you the summary. they said the question of what is

Dan Burton

0:34:22 to 0:34:36( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: leading to the apparent increase of autism is of great importance like the link between aspirin and heart attack. if there is any link between autism and mercury, it is absolutely crucial from

Dan Burton

0:34:36 to 0:34:48( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: that the first reports of the question are not falsely stated and that no link occurs. now get this, we have re- analyzed the data set forth originally reported in 2004 and found that the original

Dan Burton

0:34:48 to 0:35:01( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: p value was in error and that a significant relation does exist between the blood levels of mercury and diagnosis of an autism disorder. the hair sample analysis offers some support for the

Dan Burton

0:35:01 to 0:35:15( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: idea that persons with autism may be less efficient and more variable at eliminating mercury from the blood. the fact of the matter is that the mercury in the vaccines has caused autism.

Dan Burton

0:35:15 to 0:35:32( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: now we have scientific evidence by two leading do doctors in "the journal of child neurology" that says without doubt the mercury in the vaccine does cause autism, a major contributing factor.

Dan Burton

0:35:32 to 0:35:49( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: i have contacted congressman kucinich who deals with this and i contacted the special masters s that decide these cases and have urged them to re-evaluate these cases on these ought tiesic

Dan Burton

0:35:49 to 0:35:59( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: children now we you -- autistic children. and those people who have ho suffered, need to be compensated out period of time vaccine injury compensation fund. i hope you'll join me in making the

Dan Burton

0:35:59 to 0:36:10( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: information that i just read gets out to everybody. these kids wig live to be 50, 60, 70 years old and unless there is some help, they will be a burden on the taxpayer and society and we have

0:36:10 to 0:36:31( Edit History Discussion )

an obligation to make sure they're taken caref. and i hope all of my colleagues ue will read this statement tonight and help us to change the attitude of our health agencies and the special

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