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September 23, 2011

I would urge our Republican friends in the Senate and Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor to do exactly what they suggested 12 days ago, what we all ought to do: seek common ground. In our view, we want a higher level of funding which the Administration and FEMA says is necessary. But because Republicans do not agree on that figure, we have come to their figure in Leader Reid’s proposal, and we suggest we move forward on a number we agreed to to fund government. Everybody said yes yesterday on the House floor and Senate floor that we do not want to shut down the government.

September 23, 2011

My friends, Americans need our help. They don't need Republican or Democratic help, they need all of our help. They need it now. They need it not mired in partisan bickering, as my friend from Arkansas said. They need us to come together on that which we can agree, giving our folks help when they need it. Now. And I will tell you that the Senate determined that there was twice the need, indeed three times the need that you have determined.

September 21, 2011

...we have lot of people who have suffered -- we have a lot of people who have suffered an emergency assault by hurricane, by tornado, by fire, by earthquake and they need help now...

September 15, 2011

...What the President has done is come before us and said, look, here's a jobs bill. We need to build jobs. ... the public believes that you need to invest to do that, by pretty good numbers. I'm for disciplining spending. I will vote to discipline spending, but I don't think that targeting job creation projects is the way to discipline it when Americans all over this country are really hurting because there are not jobs available for them.

September 15, 2011

...this bill shows clearly a basic difference between many of us on this side and many on that side of the aisle. And that is whether or not you believe that working men and women have the right to come together, to organize and to bargain collectively for their pay, their benefits and their working conditions.

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