Statement by the President on House Passage of Health Insurance Reform Legislation [November 8, 2009] [open pdf - 39KB]
President Obama gave a statement on November 8, 2009 "about two milestones that have passed in the last few hours that represent encouraging progress for our country. The first was the historic vote the House took last night on health insurance reform. For years we've been told that this couldn't be done. After all, neither chamber of Congress has been able to pass a comprehensive health insurance reform bill for generations. But last night the House proved differently. [...] The second development I want to mention is a significant breakthrough in Iraq, where Iraq's parliament has approved a new election law that paves the way for national elections early next year. This is an important milestone as the Iraqi people continue to take responsibility for their future."
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