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    A picture of Representative Michael C. Burgess

    Representative Michael C. Burgess

    From: TX District 26

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 413 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: ...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Burgess) for yielding me the time; and I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong, strong opposition to this...



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    Representative John Kline

    From: MN District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    KLINE. I thank the gentleman for yielding time and for his incredible leadership on this issue. Dr. Burgess has been championing real solutions for over 10 years. Mr. Speaker, 140,000; that is the...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    JACKSON LEE. I thank the distinguished gentleman. Today, Mr. Speaker, I rise to save lives and to ensure that the Affordable Care Act does what it was intended to do and what it is already doing: lifting...



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    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    PALLONE. I want to thank my colleague from Massachusetts, not only for having to deal with the ordeal in Rules last night but every day, but also for what he said about the lack of regular order when...



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    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    MALONEY of New York. I thank the gentleman for yielding and for his leadership in providing health care for over 40 million Americans who did not have it. Mr. Speaker, this is the 46th time that our...



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    Representative Jared Polis

    From: CO District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    POLIS. The Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Pelosi), the Democratic leader. Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. I thank him for his leadership...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2013-11-15

    PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. I thank him for his leadership and that of the full Rules Committee on having to field some really strange notions masquerading as proposals to...



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    Representative Chaka Fattah

    From: PA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    FATTAH. Mr. Speaker, I only have a minute, so let me be concise. On Monday, I was in San Diego with 30,000 brain researchers excited about the age of discovery and attacking diseases like Alzheimer's...



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    Representative Marsha Blackburn

    From: TN District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased today to stand in support of the rule that will allow us to bring the Keep Your Health Plan Act to the floor. It is important that we take this action today on...



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    Representative Xavier Becerra

    From: CA District 34

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    BECERRA. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. In the past month, 500,000 Americans have secured affordable health insurance. They are people that include folks in my State of California...



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    Representative Steve Cohen

    From: TN District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    COHEN. Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably detained at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, on which I serve as Ranking Member. I was therefore unable to be present...



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    Representative Alcee L. Hastings

    From: FL District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    HASTINGS of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote. A recorded vote was ordered. The SPEAKER pro tempore. This is a 5-minute vote. [[Page H7128]] The vote was taken by electronic device,...



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    Representative Fred Upton

    From: MI District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    UPTON. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the provisions of House Resolution 413, I call up the bill (H.R. 3350) to authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current individual health insurance...



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    Representative Greg Walden

    From: OR District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    WALDEN. I thank the chairman for yielding and for bringing this bill to the floor. Mr. Speaker, I rise today as the voice of at least 150,000 Oregonians who have already received their cancelation...



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    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    RANGEL. Let me thank Congressman Waxman for giving me this opportunity. The majority has said that Presidents are remembered by certain things, and this outstanding President will be remembered because...



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    Representative Joe Barton

    From: TX District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    BARTON asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. BARTON. I appreciate the chairman yielding. Mr. Speaker, we are here today to begin the long process of amending--hopefully...



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2013-11-15

    LEVIN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, the Republicans are on a mission of destruction. Nothing will satisfy them except that very mission....



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    Representative Steve Scalise

    From: LA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    SCALISE. I thank the gentleman from Michigan for bringing this bill to the floor, which I support. Mr. Speaker, we all heard that promise that if you like what you have, you can keep it. It is probably...



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    Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    From: IL District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    SCHAKOWSKY. Mr. Speaker, the number one cause of personal bankruptcies in this country is the cost of health care. Most of those people are so-called ``insured.'' These are the policies that are being...



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    Representative Kevin McCarthy

    From: CA District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    McCARTHY of California. I thank the chairman for his work in keeping his pledge of bringing this bill to the floor. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act. ...



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    Representative Jim McDermott

    From: WA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    McDERMOTT asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. McDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, my mother used to say ``patience is a virtue.'' I haven't seen so much panic on this floor since...



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    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, since this Republican majority took office, we have taken vote after vote after vote intended to disrupt, delay, defund, or outright repeal the Affordable Care Act. Last month,...



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    Representative Tim Murphy

    From: PA District 18

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    MURPHY of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, the majority is very concerned about health insurance plans and very concerned about those people who have lost their plans. When this bill was originally marked...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this bill which will undermine the providing of health care at affordable prices for millions and millions and millions of Americans. We said to those Americans...



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    Representative Leonard Lance

    From: NJ District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    LANCE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of Chairman Upton's legislation, which will provide much-needed certainty and relief for millions of Americans, including 800,000 in New Jersey. Regarding...



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    Senator Bill Cassidy

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    CASSIDY. Mr. Speaker, for the last 30 years, I have worked in a hospital for the uninsured. What I have learned is that unless you trust the families, unless you give power to the patient, you truly...



    A picture of Representative Nydia M. Velázquez

    Representative Nydia M. Velázquez

    From: NY District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    VELAZQUEZ. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, let's be clear about the bill before us today. This bill is not an attempt to help Americans keep their insurance plans. The...



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    Representative David B. McKinley

    From: WV District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    McKINLEY. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman. I rise today to be the voice of the citizens of the First District of West Virginia and support House bill H.R. 3350. Let me share just two of the messages...



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    Senator Cory Gardner

    From: CO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    GARDNER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman of the committee for his work on this bill and the legislation before us. Mr. Speaker, 250,000 Coloradoans have had their health care plans canceled. I join...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the gentleman's courtesy in yielding me this time. Mr. Speaker, the expectation that somehow the elements of the Affordable Care Act would not be implemented is...



    A picture of Representative Gus M. Bilirakis

    Representative Gus M. Bilirakis

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    Date: 2013-11-15

    BILIRAKIS. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for sponsoring this great bill. In my State of Florida, 300,000 individuals have lost their health care plans due to ObamaCare, and hardworking Americans,...



    A picture of Representative Brett Guthrie

    Representative Brett Guthrie

    From: KY District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    GUTHRIE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of this legislation allowing individuals to keep their plans into 2014. Yesterday, my colleagues and I shared powerful stories of many of our constituents...



    A picture of Representative David P. Roe

    Representative David P. Roe

    From: TN District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    ROE of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman, and I rise in support of the Keep Your Health Plan Act. This bill is important for many people in my district, including Joann. Joann lives in Limestone,...



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    Representative Mark Meadows

    From: NC District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    MEADOWS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act, and I would like to thank Chairman Upton for bringing this bill forward. Despite President Obama's reassurances...



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    Representative Mike Kelly

    From: PA District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    KELLY of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman, and I rise in strong support of H.R. 3350. This is a piece of legislation that protects the people, not a political party, not politicians,...



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    Representative Renee L. Ellmers

    From: NC District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    ELLMERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 3350, the Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013. As my colleagues across the aisle have pointed out over and over and over again, the ACA is law, but...



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    Representative Michael F. Doyle

    From: PA District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    DOYLE. Mr. Speaker, let's think about where America was prior to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. There were 30 to 40 million of our citizens without insurance. People with preexisting conditions...



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    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this unnecessary legislation. The President has stepped up to the plate, admitted he made a mistake, and took steps to remedy it. This legislation...



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    Representative Bill Posey

    From: FL District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-15

    POSEY. ``Mr. Speaker, ``As a direct result of the health care law, 10 million Americans risk having their health insurance plans cancelled. Tens of millions more are seeing their costs go up and coverage...



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    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    CONNOLLY. Mr. Speaker, today the House considered a bill introduced by Rep. Fred Upton deceptively titled the ``Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013.'' The bill actually does nothing to address the situation...



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    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    CONYERS, JR. of michigan in the house of representatives Friday, November 15, 2013 Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today...



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    Senator Gary Peters

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    PETERS of michigan in the house of representatives Friday, November 15, 2013 Mr. PETERS of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I rise today...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-15

    LEE of california in the house of representatives Friday, November 15, 2013 Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong...