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  • Providing for Consideration of H.R. 45, Repeal of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


    A picture of Representative Michael C. Burgess

    Representative Michael C. Burgess

    From: TX District 26

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-16

    BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 215 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: ...



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    Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    From: NY District 25

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    SLAUGHTER. I thank the gentleman for yielding me the customary 30 minutes, and I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, before I discuss the value of the Affordable Care Act, commonly...



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    Representative Roger Williams

    From: TX District 25

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-16

    WILLIAMS. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of freedom and free enterprise, the hallmarks of our great American democracy. A government that places high value on these principles does not force its citizens...



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    Representative Doris O. Matsui

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    Date: 2013-05-16

    MATSUI. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlelady for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to the rule and the underlying legislation. Well, here we go again. In fact, I've lost count...



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    Representative Steve Scalise

    From: LA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-16

    SCALISE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Texas for yielding. I rise in strong support of this rule. And as a proud cosponsor of this bill to repeal ObamaCare, I think it is very important that...



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    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    MALONEY of New York. I thank the gentlelady for yielding, and for her extraordinary leadership. I rise today, Mr. Speaker, in opposition to the Patients' Rights Repeal Act and in opposition to the rule. ...



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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    CICILLINE. I thank the gentlelady for yielding and for her extraordinary leadership. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to the Patients' Rights Repeal Act and the underlying rule. More than...



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    Representative Tim Huelskamp

    From: KS District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-16

    HUELSKAMP. Mr. Speaker, President Obama and his legislative supporters promised us many things in ObamaCare. Some folks might call this misinformation, but today I call them whoppers. Whopper No. 1:...



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    Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    From: FL District 23

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to the Patients' Rights Repeal Act. This is the Republicans' 37th callous attempt to derail health care reform. Rather than work to create...



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    Representative Robert Hurt

    From: VA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-16

    HURT. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, today I rise in support of the full repeal of the President's health care law. I believe we must repeal this law and replace it with patient-centered,...



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    Representative Eric Swalwell

    From: CA District 15

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    SWALWELL of California. I rise in opposition to the Patients' Rights [[Page H2675]] Repeal Act, the 37th such time that the Republican House leadership has had us consider this. Before I came to...



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    Representative J. Randy Forbes

    From: VA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-16

    FORBES. Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my friend, Dr. Burgess, for his leadership on this issue and for yielding me this time. We just heard the speaker talk about the definition of ``insanity,''...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    JACKSON LEE asked and was given permission to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. JACKSON LEE. I thank the gentlelady for her leadership. I rise today in opposition to the Patients' Rights Repeal...



    A picture of Representative Elizabeth H. Esty

    Representative Elizabeth H. Esty

    From: CT District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    ESTY. I thank the gentlelady. Mr. Speaker, I rise to oppose the Patients' Rights Repeal Act and the rule. Now, there's nothing wrong with working to improve the Affordable Care Act. We should work...



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    Representative Steve King

    From: IA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-16

    KING of Iowa. I thank the gentleman for yielding. And as I listen to the gentlelady talk about enhanced background checks, it just occurs to me, Mr. Speaker, that if we repeal ObamaCare, we can save...



    A picture of Representative Judy Chu

    Representative Judy Chu

    From: CA District 27

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    CHULTZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to the Patients' Rights Repeal Act. This is the Republicans' 37th callous attempt to derail health care reform. Rather than work to create jobs and to...



    A picture of Representative John Abney Culberson

    Representative John Abney Culberson

    From: TX District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-16

    CULBERSON. Mr. Speaker, I think there is one thing America needs to know that simplifies this debate very clearly. The only people exempt from ObamaCare is the President, the Vice President--the committee...



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    Representative Pete Sessions

    From: TX District 32

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-16

    SESSIONS. Mr. Speaker, today we're having a vigorous debate about President Obama's health care bill. The reason why we're doing this is that there have been seven or eight different provisions already...



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    Representative Kyrsten Sinema

    From: AZ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    SINEMA. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlelady for yielding. I do not believe that the Affordable Care Act is perfect. I also do not believe that Congress serves the American people by engaging in a partisan...



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    Representative Tom Rice

    From: SC District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-16

    RICE of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I want to start out by saying I ran a small business for 25 years before entering Congress, and I always carried health insurance on my employees. But the required...



    A picture of Representative Anna G. Eshoo

    Representative Anna G. Eshoo

    From: CA District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    ESHOO of california in the house of representatives Thursday, May 16, 2013 Ms. ESHOO. Madam Speaker, the GOP needs to reorder...