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Senate Proceeding 03-11-10 on Mar 11th, 2010 :: 0:33:05 to 0:35:00
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John Rockefeller

0:33:01 to 0:33:23( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: a senator: will the senator yield? mr. hatch: i would be happy to yield. for a question, but i do want to finish my remarks. mr. rockefeller: as i understand it -- and i'm presiding over t federal aviation administration, so this is a little off the track -- but it's very hard for me to listen to this kind of dialogue week after week without

John Rockefeller

0:33:05 to 0:35:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Rockefeller

John Rockefeller

0:33:24 to 0:33:44( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: having these thoughts and questions. the -- the senate passed with 60 votes a health care bill which now -- mr. hatch: 60 partisan votes. mr. rockefeller: right, which is on its way over to the house, the house has it. the question now is is the house going to pass it. if there is going to be any

John Rockefeller

0:33:45 to 0:34:06( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: health care reform at all, the house has to pass it. if the house does pass it, it will then constitute about 85% to 90% of the entire health care bill. i listen to my good friend and the senator from south dakota

John Rockefeller

0:34:07 to 0:34:27( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: talk about 60% of the gross national -- 16% of the gross national product, but the bill that comes out of the house will hopefully pass and not have to come back to the senate will, number one, be nowhere the vast majority of the 16%, if that's an accurate figure, but one thing that is even mor clear to me is it will have nothing to do with the reconciliation.

John Rockefeller

0:34:28 to 0:34:48( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: it's the regular legislative process. the only question about reconciliation and the only place where it applies from this senator's point of view is on that particular add-on that would be done to include some republican ideas and to include a few more things that the house wants to do.

John Rockefeller

0:34:49 to 0:35:01( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: now, i ask my senator from utah how -- how -- why does he say that this i reconciliation affecting 16% of the g.d.p. when, in fact, what affects 14%

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