(House of Representatives - November 19, 2013)

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                       ``MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD''

  (Ms. FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
  Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, Rodney from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 
pays $540 a month for a family health insurance plan that covers his 
wife, his 16-year-old son, and himself. This plan works well for them 
and fits within their family budget; but Rodney received the same 
unwelcomed news that has startled millions of other Americans: the 
health insurance he likes will be canceled because the ``suits'' in 
Washington think his preferred plan is lousy. The most similar 
government-sanctioned ObamaCare plan will cost Rodney's family $1,139 
each month--more than their mortgage payment.
  Understandably, Rodney is sickened by this news.

       I have worked very hard my entire adult life to take care 
     of my family and provide for all of their needs. How am I 
     supposed to continue to support them . . . with the 
     government forcing me into a situation I cannot afford?

  Rodney closed his letter by asking me:

       If you do nothing else, please do everything in your power 
     to make our voices heard.

  House Republicans are doing that every day for Rodney and for 
Americans like him.