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December 9, 2010

Clearly in the United States Senate, there need to be a bipartisan agreement in order to move forward. Harry Reid didn't have the votes to move forward without Republicans and so, discussion was essential. And frankly, Chris, desirable. We want to have a bipartisan agreement on this issue. We passed a bill of course over to the Senate which incorporated what we thought was the priority in making sure there was unemployment insurance available and secondly, that middle income taxpayers did not get any increase in their taxes on January 1st. That has not moved in the Senate as you know...

December 9, 2010

We obviously have passed a bill which I think reflected what the Democrats believed was appropriate and that is a cut in middle income tax rates and make sure they don't go up in January. I think the overwhelming majority of the American public supported that policy, including Republicans, 52% in a CBS news poll shows that they supported that policy...

December 8, 2010

"I understand that immigration is an issue that divides many of us in this House; it's an issue that arouses more passion than most others. But the test of governing responsibly is whether, even in the face of those divisions, we can come together to make progress on the basis of principles that ought to be universal....

December 2, 2010

One, we need to grow jobs. We need to have more jobs for our people. We need to grow our economy. The second was, we are very concerned about the deficit. I agree with both of those conclusions in this election. I think we need to do both of those. In the short term in order to grow the economy we have to invest in the economy and we need not take money out of the pockets of consumers...

November 30, 2010

Obviously, the purpose of the meeting, which I thought was a constructive meeting, was to see if we can find common ground. Lawrence, I think we have common ground on the fact that I think all of us want to make sure that middle income Americans do not receive a tax increase on January 1st. I'm hopeful that we can move forward on that on which we have found common ground...

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