2:11 PM EST
Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-TX

Mrs. HUTCHISON. If the Senator will yield, in addition to that, the House said: We have medical malpractice reform. They put it in their bill. You know what it says? There will be a State grant program and States can apply if they can show that they have made a meaningful effort at curbing frivolous lawsuits. But the only two reasons a State would not be eligible are if lawyer fees are capped or if damages are capped. Lawyer fees capped, damages capped--that is off the table. So I am thinking

to myself--maybe the Senator from Nevada could tell me, if you don't curb lawyer fees and you don't curb the caps, what meaningful reform do you think we could get in medical malpractice?