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Topic - michael c. burgess
Republican lawmakers, agitated by even more tweaks to Obamacare's timeline in the coming months and years, reissued their calls Sunday to replace President Obama's health care law with new reforms.
Top administration officials cut backroom deals with the nation's top drug companies to win support for President Obama's health care overhaul, threatening them with steeper taxes if they resisted and promising a better financial deal for the industry if they acquiesced, according to internal documents released Thursday by House Republicans.
"Where are the jobs? Companies aren't hiring at anywhere near the rates the administration said they would be," Rep. Michael C. Burgess, Texas Republican, said at a hearing of Congress' Joint Economic Committee.
Rep. Michael C. Burgess, Texas Republican, said at the hearing that the bill's proposed restriction on advertising is a violation of the Constitution, the same argument that led the Senate to drop the provision.