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February 17, 2010
I believe the Senate is broken. I don't think it's Harry Reid's fault as the Democratic Leader. What I think it is, is the Republican Leadership has determined that failure and gridlock are to its political benefit. Of course, we've had more request for filibuster votes than anytime in history. That has brought the Senate's ability to do its business to a standstill at times, and to a slow walk at others...
February 4, 2010
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, as we have on numerous occasions we just raised the liability -- or the ability to b the -- those obligations, of course, come from actions america's already taken. Those actions cannot be changed. So was necessary to pay the bill. but we can and must confront our record debt going forward...
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...

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