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Senate Proceeding on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 1:05:05 to 1:06:55
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Sam Brownback

1:05:03 to 1:05:23( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: for this purpose. senator brownback, i'd like to hear your thoughts on that. mr. brownback: we were on the floor in december, the longest session in the history of the united states senate, the longest continuous session, 25 continuous days, and we were talking and talking and talking about this, and my colleague from nebraska and i were joined by a colleague from utah, senator hatch. beenround a long time.

Sam Brownback

1:05:05 to 1:06:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Sam Brownback

1:05:24 to 1:05:44( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: been a part of a lot of health care reform legislation. his point is if you follow the normal order and you work it through a committee and a bipartisan process, almost every health care bill that he has been a part of -- and there have been a number of substantial ones -- gets 75 votes in this body. people want to support health care reform on a good bill. they will support it, it will be bipartisan.

Sam Brownback

1:05:45 to 1:06:05( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: we're all for health care. but now you have got this thing that is going to be completely partisan on one side, not suorted by the american public, and then you're having to jimmy rig the process here to try to figure out how we set this thing up to do. even kent radical, the democratic chairman -- the chairman of the -- kent conrad,

Sam Brownback

1:06:06 to 1:06:26( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: the democratic chairman, says "reconciliation cannot be used pass comprehensive health care reform. it won't work. it won't work because it was never designe for that kind of significant legislation." my experience is you try to do something that it's notesigned to do this, you're going to get a flawed product and a flawed process that people are really going to be mad about. it will hurt this body.

Sam Brownback

1:06:27 to 1:06:47( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: i think it will be very harmful to this country to do this and shouldn't be done. and after all of the december that we spent, 25 continuous days in session, i think the american people spoke when they had a massachusetts election and elected scott brown. it was clearly about health re reform. i know my colleague from wyoming

Sam Brownback

1:06:48 to 1:06:55( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: has been all over speaking about this on television, getting a lot of feedback from people, and i think he probably is getting the same sort of feedback that i

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