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Nomination Of Robert S. Adler To Be A Commissioner Of The Consumer Product Safety Commission—Continued December 2, 2014
John Barrasso, R-WY
"So what are the Democrats who control the Senate right now going to do about it? If history is any indication, they are not going to do anything. Democrats in Congress are going to just roll over and accept another destructive policy by President Obama. That is what they did with the health care law—a terrible law. Democrats in Congress pushed it through anyway because President Obama told them to do it. Nancy Pelosi was the Speaker of the House at the time. She said: First you have to pass the bill before you get to find out what is in it. Well, now even Democrats are admitting it was a bad idea as they are learning more and more what is in this bill for which they voted. The senior Senator from New York said the other day that the health care law “wasn’t the change we were hired to make.” He said, with the economy in bad shape, it was a focus on “the wrong problem.” That is from a Senator who voted for the health care law. Well, today the Senator is right when he says it was a focus on the wrong problem."
Nomination Of Robert S. Adler To Be A Commissioner Of The Consumer Product Safety Commission December 2, 2014
John Thune, R-SD
"The President tried to sell the health care law as a benefit for the middle class. At a 2010 tele-town hall, he told his listeners that “once this reform is fully in effect, middle-class families are going to pay less for their health care.”"
President’S Health Care Law November 19, 2014
John Barrasso, R-WY
"Madam President, this past Saturday the open enrollment period for the Obama health care law opened in terms of the health care exchange. People who bought health insurance through or through their State’s exchange are finally allowed to see how much their insurance is going to cost next year. Things were pushed back beyond the election so people wouldn’t be able to find out before the election what it was going to cost. So the Obama administration had all of this information for awhile, but they intentionally kept it secret until after election day. Now people get to see the prices, and many people across the country are absolutely in shock at the increased costs of the health care law."
Child Care And Development Block Grant Of 2014—Resumed November 13, 2014
Sherrod Brown, D-OH
"Senator Brown, please vote no to repeal the health care law. My family and friends appreciate the added benefits we are getting from the current health care law. My son’s fiancee is currently finishing her graduate degree."
Jonathan Gruber’S Statements Are Shocking But Not Surprising November 12, 2014
Michael Burgess, R-TX
"Mr. Speaker, in 2009, President-elect Obama wrote a memo that his Presidency will usher in an unprecedented level of openness. But this week, it was revealed that the lead architect for the Affordable Care Act, Jonathan Gruber, capitalized on—his words now—the stupidity of the American people in passing the health care law. He further went on to say the lack of transparency is a huge political advantage and was critical to passing the law."

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