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Senate Proceeding 03-11-10 on Mar 11th, 2010 :: 0:37:20 to 0:38:49
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John Rockefeller

0:37:16 to 0:37:36( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: they can pass that bill, the senator may have a vote. mr. rockefeller: and i would further question, i don't see any possibility of the house changing a bill which would have to come back over to the senate because it would be highly unlikely the senate would be able to pass that bill, so i don't think that will be the process, and i think what the house will do -- and you said

John Rockefeller

0:37:20 to 0:38:49( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Rockefeller

John Rockefeller

0:37:37 to 0:37:57( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: they haven't done it, therefore they can't do it. well, they said that about the senate bill in the senate, too, and we did, and it was very close, for reasons that it got no votes from your side. but that's not the point. the point is reconciliation on

John Rockefeller

0:37:58 to 0:38:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: 16% of the g.d.p., if they pass -- and this is all in the full time of working out the process. on the house side, the senate bill, which is what they want to try to do and then the reconciliation is not done on their side, it's done on our side in which we put in a few

John Rockefeller

0:38:19 to 0:38:40( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: things to -- maybe some med mal, whatever, that will be attractive to some republicans and also some things which will help with liberals on the democratic side in the house because they are more liberal than we are, and that i would say to my good friend from utah is not reconciliation, but it's put -- it's put that way for months now, and i'm on the floor and i have this microphone and

John Rockefeller

0:38:41 to 0:38:49( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: you're being kind enough to -- to be patient with me, but it isn't reconciliation. the senator from south dakota said it's 16% of the gross

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