3:46 PM EST
John Ensign, R-NV

Mr. ENSIGN. Howard Dean said:

The reason why tort reform is not in the bill is because the people who wrote it did not want to take on the trial lawyers in addition to everybody else they were taking on, and that is the plain and simple truth. Now that's the truth.

That is a quote from Howard Dean.

We have a choice. We can be on the side of personal injury attorneys or we can be on the side of the patients. I think we should be on the side of the patients and vote for the Ensign amendment.