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February 11, 2014Press Item
“I thank the Speaker. And I thank the Gentleman from New York, and I thank the Gentleman from Michigan. Let me start by saying, this issue ought not to be subject to a debate.
February 11, 2014Press Item
“I am opposing this bill because it breaks the principle that domestic spending cuts should not pay for higher defense spending.  
February 11, 2014Press Item
“I thank the Gentleman from Colorado for yielding. I thank my colleagues from Florida for being on the Floor. 
February 11, 2014Press Item
“I am so pleased to be here. [Congressman] Keith Ellison was introduced as someone who was there in the heat, he was there in the rain, he was there today – a little warmer right now with the sun – but we’re going to be there.
February 9, 2014Press Item
As any family or business owner in America can attest, willfully failing to pay bills on time is a recipe for disaster that can precipitate financial ruin. Yet, that is exactly what Congress is on track to do with America’s finances unless it acts right away to avoid a catastrophic default.
February 7, 2014Press Item
“Because of this Republican-led House’s continued inability to govern responsibly, today the United States has once more hit its self-imposed debt ceiling.  
February 7, 2014Press Item
“The January jobs report released this morning, which shows that our economy added 142,000 private sector jobs last month and brought the unemployment rate down to its lowest since October 2008 at 6.6%, is a reminder that our economic recovery continues to move forward.
February 6, 2014Press Item
“It is very disappointing that Senate Republicans continue to block the restoration of emergency unemployment assistance for 1.7 million Americans who are seeking work in a tough job market. 
February 6, 2014Press Item
“Today’s announcement by the Commerce Department that 2013 was a record year for U.S. exports is a strong indicator that if Congress were to move forward with Make It In America legislation, the benefits to our economy and job creation would be tremendous. 
February 6, 2014Press Item
“As you know, Mr. Leader, very well - as we all know - beginning tomorrow the Treasury Department will have to start using extraordinary measures because the authorization for the debt limit to be extended will end on the 7th. 
February 5, 2014Press Item
“The challenges facing our nation are great, but House Republicans’ legislative agenda this week does not rise to meet them. 
February 4, 2014Press Item
“Tonight, House Democrats had the privilege of sitting down with President Obama for a productive discussion of Democrats’ shared agenda for the year ahead.