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February 13, 2009

I would hope that every member on this floor of whatever party, of whatever ideological persuasion would pray that this Bill works, not for political purposes, because if this bill works, we will create those 3.5 million jobs. Am I absolutely sure that it will? I am not. I regret that I am not, but the best advice and counsel I have received over the last five months that we have been working on this Bill...

February 11, 2009

There are differences, and we're going to have to reconcile them if we're going to pass legislation, and we believe that passing legislation is critical. We're going to compromise. We believe the states need to have additional resources, so they don't lay off teachers, lay off firefighters, lay off police, and can stabilize their own governments in an era of very deep fall in their revenues.

February 10, 2009

It's not unusual for there to be differences between the Senate and the House. Sometimes very serious differences. People hopefully of goodwill can come together and there's going to have to be compromises. We believe, as you know, as the speaker pointed out the states are in real trouble. We want to make sure they don't have to lay off police, fire, teachers.

February 9, 2009

We are today in my opinion to be honest with the American people. They need to know that this economic crisis will not end overnight. I think the Chairman's made that pretty clear, and they need to know the reasons why. The deep, deep, deep fiscal hole we have inherited after eight years of fiscal recklessness.

February 4, 2009

The logic behind the final passage of this Bill which brings into the state Children's Health Insurance Program as has been said already four million children who are eligible but not yet enrolled. Quite frankly, as a result of the veto of the legislation we passed in the last Congress, four million children went to bed last night with their parents worried if they got sick...

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