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January 12, 2011

This week we pause the work of the House to mourn the loss of lives of six of our fellow citizens. One of those born on that day of tragedy and carnage when thousands were slain and equally -- in an equally indiscriminate, heinous act of hate. Citizens shot dead on Saturday in Tucson in pursuit of the right to peaceably assemble. . The amendment which Gabrielle Giffords read on this floor...

January 9, 2011

on CBS's Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer

December 22, 2010

I think we had a lot of very important things that we wanted to get done and what the election did was it took away the high motivation for obstructionism that I think existed prior to the election. As a result, we were able to sit down at the table and agree on some things and move forward. The 9/11 bill, as you know, just got 70% of the votes that were cast...

December 22, 2010

Yes, I played a role and we had a strategy at the end which said, okay, you can't pass it in the defense bill as we did in the House. We'll put that bill as a separate item. I discussed it with the advocates. I discussed it with the Senate and the Republican Senators and Senator Lieberman and with Speaker Pelosi and I suggested this strategy which we pursued and was successful. But this is an effort that has been a very long effort, literally involving thousands of people who have worked very, very hard...

December 16, 2010

...this bill, the President of the United States believes, and I believe, will have a positive effect on the economy and I think we need that. And unlike some of my colleagues whose views I share but have reached a different conclusion, I will vote for this bill. I don't want to see middle income working people in America get a tax increase...

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