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October 12, 2013

“Once again, in the twelfth day of the shutdown of government of the American people, the twelfth day of having people out of work, pledged to be paid but not working for that pay. Again, the Republicans have refused to put on the Floor legislation to open the people's government. We've had over 150 Members sign a petition to open the government now and to bring legislation to the Floor which would do that. We had scores of Members asking for unanimous consent of the body to do just that so the government could be open today.”

October 11, 2013

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Many of my colleagues on either side of the aisle have stated their preference for, as the Gentlelady from North Carolina said, opening the government. They want to open the government as soon as possible and would vote for a clean bill.

October 11, 2013

“I think the votes are there to open up government and I think the votes are there to make sure the nation pays its debts. … In this case, however, both sides say they want government open.

October 10, 2013

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

October 9, 2013

“I want to say that the President emphasized over and over again what we also share, and that is he is willing to talk about all of the issues that our Republican colleagues want to talk about and try to come to agreement. 

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