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Senate Proceeding on Feb 23rd, 2009 :: 0:51:40 to 0:54:20
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ever-favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as i trust, of our mutual cares, labors, george washington. united states. 17th september, 1796. the presiding officer: under the

Sheldon Whitehouse

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Sheldon Whitehouse: george washington. united states. 17th september, 1796. the presiding officer: under the previo order, the senate will resume consideration of t motion to proceed to

Sheldon Whitehouse

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Speech By: Sheldon Whitehouse

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previo order, the senate will resume consideration of t motion to proceed to which the clerk will the clerk: motion to proceed to calendar number 23, bill to provide the district of

Sheldon Whitehouse

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Sheldon Whitehouse: which the clerk will the clerk: motion to proceed to calendar number 23, bill to provide the district of columbia a voting seat state of utah an additional seat in mr. whitehouse: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from rhode island. mr. whitehouse: mr. president,

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columbia a voting seat state of utah an additional seat in mr. whitehouse: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from rhode island. mr. whitehouse: mr. president, may i speak as if in morning business for up to 15 minutes. the presiding officer: is there objection?

Sheldon Whitehouse

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Sheldon Whitehouse: may i speak as if in morning business for up to 15 minutes. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. mr. whitehouse: thank you, mr. president. mr. president, for the past several years, great privilege to travel around my home state of rhode island and hear directly from the people i was elected to serve.

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without objection, so ordered. mr. whitehouse: thank you, mr. president. mr. president, for the past several years, great privilege to travel around my home state of rhode island and hear directly from the people i was elected to serve. to listen to what is on their minds, their good news and their worries, and the challenges and opportunities they and their

Sheldon Whitehouse

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Sheldon Whitehouse: to listen to what is on their minds, their good news and their worries, and the challenges and opportunities they and their families face i dinners in rhode island. we serve pasta and meatballs or hamburgers and hot dogs. we invite people from the community and we talk about the

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families face i dinners in rhode island. we serve pasta and meatballs or hamburgers and hot dogs. we invite people from the community and we talk about the issues that matter to them. sometimes i ask people to come together to talk about a particular issue, which is what

Sheldon Whitehouse

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Sheldon Whitehouse: issues that matter to them. sometimes i ask people to come together to talk about a particular issue, which is what we did sunday two weeks ago at the tri-city warwick. i invited rhode islanders to join me to talk about our broken health care system and what we might do to fix it.

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we did sunday two weeks ago at the tri-city warwick. i invited rhode islanders to join me to talk about our broken health care system and what we might do to fix it. more than 200 people came from at least 14 different cities and towns. the parking lot was jammed.

Sheldon Whitehouse

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Sheldon Whitehouse: more than 200 people came from at least 14 different cities and towns. the parking lot was jammed. the room was packed. seniors and students, patients and providers, busin and veterans -- they know what is wrong with our

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the room was packed. seniors and students, patients and providers, busin and veterans -- they know what is wrong with our they experience it firsthand every day. they came to share their frustration, their anger, to tell what's happened to them in

Sheldon Whitehouse

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Sheldon Whitehouse: they experience it firsthand every day. they came to share their frustration, their anger, to tell what's happened to them in a system that too often leaves them nowhere to turn. that evening i launched a new feature on my web site to help people share their stories about

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a system that too often leaves them nowhere to turn. that evening i launched a new feature on my web site to help people share their stories about health care. atwho's.senate.gov/storyboard, there is a forum where rhode islanders can read about other's experiences with this broken

Sheldon Whitehouse

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Sheldon Whitehouse: health care. atwho's.senate.gov/storyboard, there is a forum where rhode islanders can read about other's experiences with this broken system and tell me about their

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system and tell me about their own. we gave people who came to the dinner the chance to write their stories right then and there, and one after stories came. mr. president, if anyone believes we can afford to wait to fix the health care system,

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