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November 20, 2013Press Item
“Mr. Speaker, I see four people in the gallery. I see three Members on the Floor. The galleries are empty. The Floor is empty. Because we are not doing anything. And it's not because we don't have a lot of things to do. We have six – seven if you count tomorrow, where we will leave by 12:00 – six full days left in the session in 2013. And yet we fiddle here while the country sees itself burning. 
November 19, 2013Press Item
“Madam Speaker, this bill and the other two House bills we will consider this week were put forward, in my opinion, to fill time. Yes, they are unifying issues on the Republican side of the aisle, Madam Speaker, but they're not pressing. Even if they were good policy, they're not pressing.
November 19, 2013Press Item
“Mr. Speaker, we have ten days left in this session, this year's session, according to the schedule. We're supposed to adjourn on December 13 – somewhat ironically, Friday the 13th – and yet, Mr. Speaker, we see time is running out, and we're not addressing the critical issue and the critical responsibility of funding the government, of applying resources to our priorities.
November 19, 2013Press Item
With the House scheduled to be in session for just 11 days through the end of the year, time is running out to reach an agreement on the budget that replaces the reckless sequester, avoids another harmful and expensive government shutdown, and gives our economy and the American people the certainty they deserve.  
November 18, 2013Press Item
“Another issue which you did not mention, Mr. Leader, is immigration. As you know, this issue passed very handily through the United States Senate on a vote of 68-32, and I'm very hopeful that we could move this legislation.
November 15, 2013Press Item
“Another issue which you did not mention, Mr. Leader, is immigration. As you know, this issue passed very handily through the United States Senate on a vote of 68-32, and I'm very hopeful that we could move this legislation.
November 15, 2013Press Item
“Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this bill, which will undermine the providing of health care at affordable prices for millions and millions and millions of Americans.
November 14, 2013Press Item
“Thank you very much, Madam Leader, and Chairman Becerra, thank you, and Jim Clyburn, our Assistant Leader. First let me say the Democratic Caucus is almost unanimous in the belief that the Affordable Care Act is good for our country, good for our people, that it will make affordable, quality health care available to all Americans. That is the substance of what we're talking about.