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'Heed the Gavel' Yells Dingell In House Health Reform Rules Debate

Posted by Jane Akre
Saturday, November 07, 2009 11:46 AM EST
Category: Major Medical
Tags: Health Care Reform, Democrats, GOP, Pelosi, Tort Reform, Caps, Uninsured, Medical Errors, Medical Malpractice, Dingell

Democrats and Republicans are showing their disagreement in a House rule meeting.

Dissent Seen in House Rules Meeting

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IMAGE SOURCE: C-Span

What's the old saying about not wanting to know how sausage and laws are made?

Around 11:20 this morning with Rep. John Dingell ( D-MI) heading a House health care session on the rules of the upcoming vote, all decorum seems to be eroding.

“Heed the Gavel” Rep. Dingell is shouting as Republicans are object as Democrats voice their support for H.R. 3962.

"Parliamentary inquiry" interrupt the House members from Indiana and Texas as they speak over the Democrats addressing Mr. Dingell.

Chair is going to read the rule to the house again for the fourth or fifth time, says Dingell. “Representatives may be able to insert remarks, but should not embellish the request with extended oratory.”

Republicans are ask for a unanimous consent to speak outside the rules.

Dingell is concerned there might not be time to adequately address the House rules for the vote. Rep. Louise Slaughter ( D-NY) heads the rules committee.

“Parliamentary Inquiry” continue interruptions from Republicans.

Rep. Dingell appears to be losing his patience. Now Republicans are embelishing their objections to the bill as a "job killer" with Dingell chiding them to follow the rules. #


4 Comments

Anonymous User
Posted by Hilary
Saturday, November 07, 2009 7:26 PM EST

This is still a democracy. Whether health care is a luxury or a right is a policy choice. It's not written in the stars.

Anonymous User
Posted by jay joffe
Saturday, November 07, 2009 9:20 PM EST

like Chris Rock said, you could drive your car with your feet. That don't make it a good idea.

I'll just wait till I start reading stories about people diagnosed with lethal conditions and no health insurance running amok. I hope they find the health insurance ceo's with their ak47s.

Anonymous User
Posted by c Parker
Sunday, November 08, 2009 2:06 AM EST

I hope your happy. You must not love God or your Country. are your kids and grandkids. This is the sorry thing you could have done to America. We are One Nation under God. You take God out of your Country. Everyone pays dearly. We pay dearly for your stupid mistakes

Posted by Mike Bryant
Sunday, November 08, 2009 8:06 PM EST

The reaction to Braley's speech last night was so telling. Also the sequence of Objections to the line of women asking for extended times. The Republican's want to be in the house of commons. There was no call for the way they treated Braley. Very very disrespectful

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