From the Office of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
Monday, December 21, 2009
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke today on the floor of the United States Senate about the need for health care reform. Durbin cited the rapidly rising cost of health insurance as reason the current system is in need of reform.
“I think when the history of the United States senate is written, this vote will be included, because it is a historic vote,” said Durbin. “We considered many issues in the United States Senate of great importance to individuals, groups, states and to our nation. But seldom do we address an issue of this magnitude or scope. This health care reform issue literally touches every person who is following this debate and many who are not even aware of it.”