October 28, 2015

Madam Speaker, this agreement represents a bipartisan effort to prevent a catastrophic default and lessen the chance of a government shutdown in December.  Lessens the chance – it doesn't preclude it.

October 28, 2015

Speaker Boehner and I, as some would note, do not always agree. We've been on opposite sides on this Floor and opposite sides of debate many times. However, that is behind us for John Boehner. In all the years I’ve served with him, Speaker Boehner has shown me the same kindness, grace, and friendship that he's shown [to] so many of this House, its colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

October 28, 2015

Well I think he's, obviously, what everybody knows is, he’s very bright, very hardworking, very issue-focused, and I think can be an outstanding leader of the House. But there's a big if, of course. In order to be an outstanding leader, you’ve got to have outstanding followers, and the problem Republicans have had is they're a deeply divided party and have rendered their leadership dysfunctional.

October 27, 2015

The American public ought to know that 147 Republicans voted to re-authorize the Export-Import Bank just a few years ago under the leadership of [former Majority Leader] Mr. cantor and myself.

October 23, 2015

What we do have an agreement on, I presume, is that the gentleman from California wants to see is a solvent nation, a nation that pays its bills, a nation that does not create a lack of confidence in our own country and around the world.

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