Hoyer Remarks at Press Conference Calling for an End to the Republican Government Shutdown

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“Every one of you here, everyone of you here represents 100,000 who are not here.

“There are millions of Americans wondering why can’t we open up the government.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we cannot stop the rain, but we can stop the shutdown. We cannot stop the rain, but 218 people can stop the shutdown. We cannot stop the rain, but John Boehner can stop the shutdown.

"We need to put the people’s government back to work.

“God bless you, Godspeed, keep on keeping on.”