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December 31, 2012

“All of us believe, I think, that going over the cliff should not be the option that we follow…. [G]iving up is not an option for us. We have another 13 hours as has been pointed out - if we can reach agreement, if we can have a unanimous consent in the Senate, I think there is still time to act, but of course it's running out very, very quickly.”

December 27, 2012

“We could be considering [the Senate] bill today and passing it so every working American and indeed every American would know that their taxes would not increase on the first $200,000 [for] individuals, or $250,000 as families. One hundred percent of Americans would not get a tax increase on that income. We could be working on that and passing it today.”

December 27, 2012

“We are in Pro Forma session. Pro Forma session is a session without substance or solutions.

December 21, 2012

“I think President Obama has made it very clear that he has been willing to move. He has moved both on revenues and on cuts and spending. But he has not met with any kind of positive response to this point in time. I think Speaker [John] Boehner wants to get a deal. Whatever happened last night it did not eliminate the risk that the cliff causes our economy, and our people. It's incumbent upon us, therefore, to continue to work towards a solution and to reach a solution prior to the end of the year.”

December 21, 2012

“We still need to focus on not going over the cliff. Not going over the cliff is I think a priority for us. That's not good for the country, not good for the economy, not good for the confidence of the American people.”

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