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February 4, 2010

The gentleman who represents the minority party on the Rules Committee has confronted this issue in the past. He confronted it in 2002, he confronted it in 2003, he confronted it in 2004 and again in 2005. On each of those occasions he voted to increase the debt limit. His party was in charge. Unfortunately my party voted against it at that point in time because we weren't in charge. The point I make is that the American public too often believes that we do not do what we think is the responsible thing for our country but what think is the right thing to do from the perspective of our party...

January 27, 2010

Democrats will get something done. Well, tonight, President Obama is having a healing tone. And toughest from the President as well and the conviction and House Majority Leader and we're waiting to hear what the President has to say...

January 26, 2010

When President Obama spoke to the Democratic Caucus this month, he took a moment to remind each of us how and why we were called to public service: We were willing to stand up in the public square, risk loss, risk embarrassment, because we knew in our hearts that something wasnt right...

January 21, 2010

I'd like to have bipartisan discussions moving forward on this issue. But I have concluded from my experience over the last year, and not just these -- I quote three but there have been other statements as well that indicate opposition for oppositions sake has been adopted at least by some on your side as a strategy and as a tactic. I think the losers are not so much Democrats in that context. I think the losers are the American people...

January 15, 2010

I think it's sufficient to say that we're very close. We're working very hard. As you can tell, we've been working very long hours to try to get this done for the American people. And the President's been very engaged in our discussions, as you know, we've been at the White House now on three out of the last four days. And my expectation is that we will be getting very close today...

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