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June 14, 2011

When we say “women and children first,” it means to save them, not to throw them overboard. “Women and children first” means that the most vulnerable need to be lifted up, need to be protected, need to be given a hand up, not a handout. I rise in opposition to this bill, because we must not balance the budget on the backs of children. We must not balance the budget on the backs of women who need nutrition and health care...

June 2, 2011

...unfortunately this week we played a game. We played a game where the Republicans on the debt limit knowing full well that it must be extended, and it would be catastrophic if we didn't have put on a piece of legislation designed to fail. In fact, every Republican voted against it. I decided not to play the game...

June 1, 2011

...Everybody realized it was a political gotcha game. In fact, it wasn't clean. Its premise was that we have this debt because of President Obama's policies. That's simply not true. And the world knows it's not true. And the Republicans know it's not true. We went from a $5.6 trillion surplus that George Bush inherited to over $10 trillion, 11-plus trillion of debt when George Bush left office...

May 12, 2011

We need to come to together and work together and have -- create a consensus of something that can be passed, signed by the president, to get us on the right track...

May 5, 2011

House Democrats unveil the "Make It In America" agenda for the 112th

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