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October 3, 2008

Republicans and Democrats together, Administration and Congress, Chairman and Ranking Member, each individual member decided that failure was not an option...

October 1, 2008

We spent a lot of time working on getting it right. As you know the bill that was presented to us by the administration and asked to pass was not in a position that we thought was appropriate. We added very substantial provisions in terms of transparency, in terms of oversight, in terms of capping compensation so the taxpayers weren't enriching the already rich. And providing for protections for homeowners, trying to make sure that we can provide for some workouts for people so they're not kicked out of their homes.

October 1, 2008

The concerns are not so much about the continuing of the tax extenders, that is the benefits research and development tax, the taxes to help solar, wind, other energy sources. Clearly we're for that. What the Blue Dogs are concerned about is paying for these and not making the deficit worse. That's the controversy...

October 1, 2008

I'm for most of the provisions that are in there. As a matter of fact, the house has sent most of those provisions to the senate, paid for them, and would have asked them -- asked the senate to consider them individually. They chose not to do that in sending it as a package. Not only as a package, but they're putting it on a bill that i think is critically important for the house to pass and the congress to pass and the president to sign to stabilize this economy...

October 1, 2008

No doubt the tax package is very controversial. The senate, in my opinion, is adding that on because they think that's the only way to get it passed...We'll have to be talking to them. I'm not particularly pleased with that addition myself, very frankly...

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