July 24, 2013

“Mr. Speaker, I have come to this Floor nearly every week since the sequester took effect in March to highlight its dangerous consequences to our national security, its harmful impact on our economy, and the pain it is causing to the most vulnerable people in our country.

July 18, 2013

“I rise with a great deal of sadness, saddened by the passing of my friend, William H. Gray, who represented the people of Pennsylvania’s Second District in this House from 1979 to 1991.

July 17, 2013

“This bill and the other bill are not real. They are purely partisan politics. They have nothing to do with reality. That, my friends and Mr. Speaker, the American people ought to know that is the truth. These bills take time [on the House Floor] with no effect, and everybody in this House, the Majority Leader and 434 of the rest of us know these bills are going nowhere.”

July 17, 2013

“Mr. Speaker, for civilian defense employees at Pax River Naval Air Station, Webster Field, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Indian Head, all of which I represent – and Mr. Jones, who's on the Floor, represents a substantial number as well in his district – sequestration hit home last week as furloughs began. The same is true for 650,000 civilian defense workers throughout our country.

July 12, 2013

“Hello, I’m Congressman Steny Hoyer. Many members of our community are now being furloughed as a result of congress’s failure to replace the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts imposed by sequestration.

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