October 24, 2013

 “I would ... ask the Majority Leader whether or not there is any thought about bringing to the Floor before the end of the year the immigration bill. And I would yield to my friend for the purposes of a response.”

October 23, 2013

“Mr. Speaker, this is how we ought to work. This is how the Congress ought to work with one another – all 435 of us. I don't mean that 435 are going to vote for the bill, but we have worked together on this bill. 

October 22, 2013

“Bill Young was my friend. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. Bill Young was an example for us all. I will have the privilege of speaking on Thursday, at his request, at his funeral. Bill and I served on the Appropriations Committee for twenty-three years together. Then I left when I became Majority Leader.

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.

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