Harry Reid Turns Up Heat on Insurance Industry
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It's pretty unusual for a Senate Majority Leader to testify as a witness at a committee hearing, so I was glad to see Harry Reid (D-Nev.) make an exception today on a key issue.
In a provocative move, the Majority Leader spoke directly to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and raised the specter of repealing the 1945 law pertaining to the insurance industry's limited exemption to national antitrust laws.
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