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Senate Proceeding on Nov 19th, 2009 :: 0:14:20 to 0:17:10
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Tom Udall

0:14:17 to 0:14:38( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: this is not the direction to take. mr. president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved. under the previous will be a period of morni business for one hour with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each, with divided and controlled

Tom Udall

0:14:20 to 0:17:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Udall

Tom Udall

0:14:39 to 0:15:00( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: the two leaders or their designees, with the majority controlling the first half the republicans controlling the final half. a senator: mr. president? mr. president, i seek recognition. the presiding officer: the senator from new mexico. mr. udall: thank you, mr. president. i would ask for the time we have here for

Tom Udall

0:15:01 to 0:15:22( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: the next half an hour or so to be able to be engaged with a colloquy with other senators here on the floor. i know senator brown is here. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. udall: thank you. thank you, mr. president. you know, for months we've gathered in this chamber to talk about why we need a public option in health reform, and it seems like almost every week the insurance companies gives

Tom Udall

0:15:23 to 0:15:43( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: another, yet another example of why a public option is critical to ensuring that all americans have access to quality, affordable health insurance. our mt recent examples are courtesy of two of america's largest insurance companies: ?? humana and cigna. you see wall street just

Tom Udall

0:15:44 to 0:16:04( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: completed its earning season and humana and cigna released their reports a couple weeks ago. let's just say both companies did really well last quarter. look here, humana profits in the third quarter 65%. cigna profits in the third

Tom Udall

0:16:05 to 0:16:26( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: quarter, 92%. and, senator brown, i know you focused in on this insurance company issue here and seen what's happening to the american people. i mean, this is happening at a time when 47 million americans are without access to affordable health care. and, so i would ask y to speak

Tom Udall

0:16:27 to 0:16:48( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: a little bit about the whole insurance company issue and what's happening here. but before i go there, let me just say one word. the republican leader was here on the floor, and he was talking about the numbers that were given by the c.b.o. now, the numbers that are given

Tom Udall

0:16:49 to 0:17:09( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: by the c.b.o., these are number crunchers. they're bipartisan folks. these are people that work very hard. they work late at night. they have been working to out their numbers on the bill that we're going to have on the floor here in just a little bit. and i can't believe that we're now hearing that, oh, they don't like the c.b.o. numbers.

Tom Udall

0:17:10 to 0:17:11( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: i mean, we all, both sides live

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