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“Un­for­tu­nately, the Repub­li­cans are a lit­tle bit like the boy who killed his two par­ents and then wants sym­pa­thy be­cause they’re an or­phan. They’ve tried to stop the pas­sage of this bill, slowed it up. We’ll vote for the Se­nate bill in the rule, and then we will amend the Se­nate bill in the process.” —House Ma­jor­ity Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on ABC­news.com. “What the Idaho Health Free­dom Act says is that the cit­i­zens of our state won’t be sub­ject to an­other fed­eral man­date or turn over an­other part of their life to gov­ern­ment con­trol.” — Idaho GOP Gov. C.L. “Butch” Ot­ter, re­fer­ring to a bill he signed that would re­quire the state at­tor­ney gen­eral to sue the fed­eral gov­ern­ment over any man­date for in­di­vid­u­als to buy health in­sur­ance.

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