November 19, 2013

“Mr. Speaker, we have ten days left in this session, this year's session, according to the schedule. We're supposed to adjourn on December 13 – somewhat ironically, Friday the 13th – and yet, Mr. Speaker, we see time is running out, and we're not addressing the critical issue and the critical responsibility of funding the government, of applying resources to our priorities.

November 15, 2013

“Another issue which you did not mention, Mr. Leader, is immigration. As you know, this issue passed very handily through the United States Senate on a vote of 68-32, and I'm very hopeful that we could move this legislation.

November 15, 2013

“Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this bill, which will undermine the providing of health care at affordable prices for millions and millions and millions of Americans.

November 14, 2013

“Thank you very much, Madam Leader, and Chairman Becerra, thank you, and Jim Clyburn, our Assistant Leader. First let me say the Democratic Caucus is almost unanimous in the belief that the Affordable Care Act is good for our country, good for our people, that it will make affordable, quality health care available to all Americans. That is the substance of what we're talking about.

October 30, 2013

“Mr. Speaker, budget conferees are now meeting or will be meeting shortly to negotiate a budget for the remainder of this fiscal year. And they have a real opportunity to look beyond that mission and lay the groundwork for a long-term solution to our deficits that is balanced and restores certainty to our economy.

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