Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
November 19, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 165 — Daily Edition
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``MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD''
(House of Representatives - November 19, 2013)
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[Page H7198] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] ``MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD'' (Ms. FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) 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. ____________________