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March 1, 2011

"Democrats believe that spending cuts are part of the solution—but we also believe that those cuts must be smart and targeted, not pegged to an arbitrary number. We have to cut the spending we can do without, not the vital investments that are helping to grow our economy, helping our private sector innovate, and creating the jobs of the future...

March 1, 2011

When I come to the floor to speak about our country's recent fiscal history, I'm often told there's no point in looking back. But Majority Leader Cantor got it entirely right when he wrote this: "the future will not be won by repeating the mistakes of the past." Unfortunately, however, we are proceeding on a path that shows little inclination to live by those words...

February 17, 2011

The fact of the matter is under every Republican President that i've served with over the last 30 years, we've had very substantial 100 billion dollar plus deficits. As a matter of fact, under George Bush's leadership and in respect of his veto pen which he didn't exercise we went into debt $3.8 trillion. During the Clinton Administration, we had a surplus...

February 16, 2011

If our country continues on the course of fiscal irresponsibility and continues to pile debt on our children, we will all feel the consequences no matter our party. It is vital that our two parties work together, Mr. Speaker, to put our fiscal house in order...

February 11, 2011

First of all, let me say that we heard the message, and we believe strongly we have got to get a handle on the deficit. It is unsustainable. We have to cut spending. We have to look at across the board revenues, entitlements, defense and discretionary spending. Unfortunately, what Republicans are doing is looking at only one segment, which is discretionary spending...

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