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    A picture of Representative Jeff Fortenberry

    Representative Jeff Fortenberry

    From: NE District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-12

    FORTENBERRY. Mr. Speaker, tonight's discussion is not about politics. It's not about partisanship. It's about principle. It's about an American ideal, an ideal so common, so ordinary that we don't think...



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    Representative Joseph R. Pitts

    From: PA District 16

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-12

    PITTS. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the gentleman from Nebraska (Mr. Fortenberry) for his outstanding leadership on this issue that we're discussing tonight, the right of conscience. And I come tonight...



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    Representative John Fleming

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    Date: 2013-06-12

    FLEMING. I thank the gentleman from Nebraska (Mr. Fortenberry) for bringing us together this evening with a number of colleagues talking about an extremely important topic today, and that is health care...



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    Representative Christopher H. Smith

    From: NJ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-12

    SMITH of New Jersey. Mr. Fortenberry, thank you for your extraordinary leadership. This has been a very tough fight. You have been walking point, and doing it with great class and with great precision....



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    Senator Bill Cassidy

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-12

    CASSIDY. Thank you, Congressman Fortenberry. Mr. Speaker, a couple of things. First, I associate myself with the remarks made by my colleagues. I think that there is a concern regarding our religious...



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    Representative Tim Walberg

    From: MI District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-12

    WALBERG. I thank the gentleman from Nebraska. I thank you for your leadership, and I thank you for the opportunity to stand with principled legislators. We are not talking about parties here. We are...



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    Representative Daniel Lipinski

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    Date: 2013-06-12

    LIPINSKI. Thank you, Mr. Fortenberry. Thank you for yielding and leading us here tonight. I'm glad to join you here from this side of the aisle. Mr. Speaker, religious freedom is our first freedom,...



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    Representative Mark Meadows

    From: NC District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-12

    MEADOWS. I thank the gentleman from Nebraska, and I, too, would echo just the fact that we're friends. And I appreciate your leadership on this and the heart that it represents. Mr. Speaker, I rise...



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    Representative Tim Huelskamp

    From: KS District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-12

    HUELSKAMP. Thank you, Congressman Fortenberry. It is a pleasure to be here. I will warn you, as I will warn those who are listening, I'm going to try to be frank. And obviously, short, candid and truthful....



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    Representative Jim Jordan

    From: OH District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-12

    JORDAN. I thank the gentleman for yielding, and thank you for your leadership on this most fundamental, most basic of issues. You think about the folks who started this place, this experiment in freedom...



    A picture of Representative Diane Black

    Representative Diane Black

    From: TN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-12

    BLACK. I thank you the gentleman from Nebraska for yielding. I'm getting a signal from Mr. Speaker that I have 1 minute left, so I'm going to reserve what I've written up, and just talk very briefly...