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October 16, 2013

“The government ought to be open. It ought to be serving the people and America ought to pay its debts. That's what we're getting in this vote. 

October 16, 2013

“Well, I think we're going to do the right thing. We're certainly not doing the perfect thing but we're doing the right thing and it's never the wrong time to do that. I'm glad that we have come to this agreement.

October 15, 2013

“Thank you, Madam Leader. I agree with the Leader, that this is a very positive meeting, as we expected it to be. 

October 15, 2013

“I don't know if there's much to add. I think the American people were heartened by the fact that Senators were talking.

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.”

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