January 6, 2015

Unfortunately, I don't have time to respond to many of the representations that Mr. [Chairman Pete] Sessions made with reference to our economy, but we can all agree that our most important responsibility as Members of the Congress is to grow this economy, create the kinds of jobs that Americans need so that they can succeed and support themselves and their families. 

December 11, 2014

Thank you Mr. Speaker.  Mr. Speaker and Members, ever since the Conference Report was reported out, Leader Pelosi and I have told everyone how objectionable the two provisions that have been described to us are on our side of the aisle. 

December 11, 2014

We have time to return to the Rules Committee, pass out a rule which strikes these two provisions, and pass the bill. 

December 9, 2014

When this new house convenes on January 6, it will be the first in 59 years not to include the distinguished dean of this House, Mr. John Dingell of Michigan.

December 4, 2014

I think that the Speaker does not want a government shutdown, [Republican Leader] McConnell has indicated that he doesn’t wasn't a government shutdown, and none of the rest of us in the leadership want a government shutdown.

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