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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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REPAIRING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
(House of Representatives - November 19, 2013)
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[Pages H7200-H7201] REPAIRING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (Mr. CLEAVER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. CLEAVER. Mr. Speaker, my son played basketball at Dillard University. I went down to see his games as often as I could. On one occasion, we were driving around in his car, we were at a busy intersection, and the car stops. I didn't know what was wrong, but eventually I realized that he simply didn't have gas in it. I was not happy, but I didn't stand outside of the car and just continue to talk to him about the fact that the car stopped running and needed gas. What we did is, we tried to get some gas to get the car out of the busy intersection because a lot of people were trying to get by. It would have been of no value for me to stand there and lecture him or talk about how horrible the situation was. We wanted to fix it. That is the same thing with the Affordable Care Act. There are some problems. I think it would be crazy for anybody to say there are not problems. The law has already been passed by Congress, signed by the President, and [[Page H7201]] upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States. We would be infinitely better off if we gave our time to repairing the problems that are there as opposed to standing in the intersection talking about how bad it is. ____________________