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Senate Proceeding on Dec 20th, 2009 :: 2:48:10 to 2:50:20
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Richard Burr

2:48:07 to 2:48:29( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: senator from north carolina has outlined with regard treatment for some states. mr. burr: if we waited another day to vote, we might save a half a trillion dollars. that is probably in the best interest of the american taxpayers. i want to wrap up, mr. president, because i know dr. coburn wants to speak.

Richard Burr

2:48:10 to 2:50:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Richard Burr

2:48:30 to 2:48:51( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: i said earlier, this steals $464 billion from medicare. it also still raises taxes and fees to the tune of $519 billion. many of those taxes and fees, by the way, are going to impact peop well below the threshold that the president promised he would never touch. and we've just learned in the marine's amendmenthat we -- in

Richard Burr

2:48:52 to 2:49:13( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: the manager's and that we dropped the doctor fix. they should be comforted in knowing they've got two months' extension, but the one-year extension was dropped in the manager's amendment. dropped. why? because they had to pay for what they were extra votes. so, i would ask unanimous consent at this time,

Richard Burr

2:49:14 to 2:49:34( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: mr. president, to set aside the pending amendment. and i would like to call up amendment 3134, which is a three-year doctor s.g.r. and consideration. the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. baucus: mr. president, for the sixth time we're engaged in this that's why i object. e presiding officer: objection is heard.

Richard Burr

2:49:35 to 2:49:59( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: mr. burr: my hope is that no other member from the other side will come to the floor and say republicans haven't come wup substantive up to this bill. dr. coburn and i participated in 56 1/2 hours of the "help" committee. we offered numerous amendments. some technical amendments were accepted. the amendments that meant

Richard Burr

2:50:00 to 2:50:20( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: anything were rejected on party lines. we have had -- filed comprehensive health care reform bill, the first one in congress may of this year, i believe, dr. coburn. yet, still members pr-t other side come to the floor and say republicans haven't offered anything. we were the first. they may not have liked it, but we were the first.

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