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Senate Proceeding 12-22-09 on Dec 22nd, 2009 :: 2:12:25 to 2:15:10
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Max Baucus

2:12:21 to 2:12:43( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: america to cut mr. baucus baucus: i'm my time. i reclaim my time. and i want to tell the senator, that is not what happened. i was in the room constantly, constant. many times. that is not what happened. i'll tell what you did happen, your leadership pre pressured them, pressured them not to work together. there is no european-style effort in that room.

Max Baucus

2:12:25 to 2:15:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Max Baucus

2:12:44 to 2:13:04( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: that is a totally untruthful statement. totally untruthful statement. none whatsoever. mr. wicker: i thank the gentleman for briefly yielding. mr. baucus: we're passing a bill solution. it provides competition. it helps the doctor-patient relationship. so that assertion in working toward a european solution is entirely untrue.

Max Baucus

2:13:05 to 2:13:27( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: it's entirely false. the fact is that those did not want to work with us. it's regrettable. it's highly regrettable. and do you know what, mr. president? one of the biggest travesties i think here, there was not a good-faith effort o of the aisle to come up with a constructive, alternative to the democratic version of health care reform.

Max Baucus

2:13:28 to 2:13:49( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: if there had been a constructive constructive, honest alternative to health care reform, we could have had a real good debate. you know, what's approach to solving the health care problems in our country. that did not ever happen. it did not ever happen at all. rather, they didn't come up -- they didn't have anything. they didn't have a health care bill, none whatsoever. the only one that kind of came up a little bit was over in the

Max Baucus

2:13:50 to 2:14:10( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: house, because aft all the criticism, the repubcans don't have republicans in the house came up with an alternative. it was very, very small. there wasn't much to it, to be honest, the congressional bud office said it hardly creates any cover it was not really a comprehensive health care reform bill and there's been none in the united states senate on the republican side. no alternative for a

Max Baucus

2:14:11 to 2:14:32( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: comprehensive health care reform bill. so i -- i just -- i just want the public to know that we've worked very hard to get a bipartisan bill. that side of the aisle started out working with us but gradually they began to believe person's judgment -- began to believe politically it would be better politically and they

Max Baucus

2:14:33 to 2:14:53( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: would do better in the 2010 elections by not working with us attack, attack and try to score political poin honest effort to get health care mr. president, i now yield -- how much time does the senator desire? a senator: thank you, mr. president. i thank my colleague from montana. mr. baucus: i yield such time as the senator from nebraska would like. the presiding officer: the

Max Baucus

2:14:54 to 2:15:10( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: senator from nebraska. mr. nelson: thank you, mr. president. this has been quite an enlightening expience here on the floor this past 30 minutes with all -- it shows how emotionally charged this body

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