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October 23, 2015Press Item
We don't have an agreement on a number of things the gentleman has said. What we do have an agreement on, I presume, is that the gentleman from California wants to see is a solvent nation, a nation that pays its bills, a nation that does not create a lack of confidence in our own country and around the world.
October 23, 2015Press Item
Today's reconciliation bill represents the sixty-first attempt by Republicans to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, reducing the number of Americans with health coverage by 16 million, increasing premiums by an average of 20%, and taking away the patient protections and benefits that help millions of Americans.
October 23, 2015Press Item
"No one believes that it’s good policy not to make sure, as Peter Welch says, that America pays its bills." 
October 22, 2015Press Item
By putting forward legislative proposals to address Puerto Rico’s debt challenge, the Obama Administration is making it clear that additional tools are needed to secure a stronger and more sustainable economic future for the island.  
October 22, 2015Press Item
President Obama and Congressional Democrats have a clear record of supporting a robust national defense, which is why the President proposed a strong defense budget. 
October 21, 2015Press Item
I would like to see the formation of a ‘Responsibility Caucus’ – a caucus that is honest with the American people; that doesn't pretend that this debt limit vote is a real vote, [that doesn’t pretend] it's a real vote when you cut revenues by hundreds of billions of dollars and don't pay for it, and if you think that that does not up the debt, somehow pays for it, you haven't been around for the last 35 years watching.
October 21, 2015Press Item
Vice President Biden is one of America’s greatest living public servants.
October 21, 2015Press Item
“I was deeply disappointed that UNESCO considered a resolution today that denies Jewish history in Israel. 
October 21, 2015Press Item
Last week, the Treasury Department announced that extraordinary measures employed to avoid a default on our debt will be exhausted on November 3, but instead of taking action to ensure America pays its bills, House Republicans are bringing an irresponsible bill to the Floor that plans for a default by paying foreign bondholders before other obligations.
October 20, 2015Press Item
We’re here today because the future of this country is being threatened by the Republican policy of sequestration.
October 16, 2015Press Item
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) today announced details of the upcoming Second Congressional Hackathon that will take place next week on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
October 16, 2015Press Item
Twenty years ago, the Million Man March raised the consciousness of our nation and made it clear that challenges affecting African Americans could not be ignored by policymakers in Washington.