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House Proceeding on Dec 19th, 2007 :: 0:54:48 to 0:57:18
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Diana DeGette

0:52:19 to 0:54:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diana DeGette

Diana DeGette

0:54:34 to 0:54:48( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: included legislation to provide health care to 10 million low-income american children. but we were forced to go it alone. instead of working with us, the president and his republican foot soldiers

Nathan Deal

0:54:48 to 0:55:00( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: in congress shose to fight -- chose to fight us tooth and nail. we were not deterred by the president or the opposition that we faced from congressional republicans. earlier this summer the

Nathan Deal

0:54:48 to 0:57:18( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nathan Deal

Nathan Deal

0:55:00 to 0:55:14( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: house passed the champ act which would have strengthened the children's health insurance program, championship, and -- chip, and help secure coverage for 10 million american children, four

Nathan Deal

0:55:14 to 0:55:27( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: million of which are uninsured and come from hard-working families. the act also included dramatic improvements for beneficiaries and providers under medicare which if enacted would have put

Nathan Deal

0:55:27 to 0:56:06( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: the program on a more stable financial footing and ensure that seniors have access to the medical care they need and deserve. the champ act would have also protected medicaid from harmful

Nathan Deal

0:56:06 to 0:56:17( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: regulations which are now about to go into effect and will cut billions of dollars in critical services from low-income and disabled citizens of all ages. some may see the defeat of the

Nathan Deal

0:56:17 to 0:56:29( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: champ act this year as a great victory for the president and his republican allies in congress. but they may have succeeded in being nothing more than obstructionists. no one has gained

Nathan Deal

0:56:29 to 0:56:42( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: anything from these actions by the president or my republican colleagues, least of all the people who rely on these programs for their health care. this year we had a chance to strengthen

Nathan Deal

0:56:42 to 0:56:54( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: our nation's health care safety net and improve the lives of our most vulnerable citizens, the elderly, the young, the poor, and the disabled. instead both the administration and congressional

Nathan Deal

0:56:54 to 0:57:06( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: republicans are content on leaving here this year with doing the bear minimum on chip and medicare when we could have accomplished so much more to improve the health of millions of americans. and

Nathan Deal

0:57:06 to 0:57:18( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: so now, madam speaker, we are left with a package that addresses the most immediate concerns but leaves any real health care improvements for another day. and i think that's very unfortunate.

Rahm Emanuel

0:57:18 to 0:57:31( Edit History Discussion )

Rahm Emanuel: but with the current president and the current senate, sadly, this is the best we can do. but i will say, madam speaker, the democrats are determined in the next year to revive the champ

Rahm Emanuel

0:57:18 to 0:58:46( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rahm Emanuel

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