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October 29, 2013Press Item
“One year ago today, Hurricane Sandy struck the Atlantic coast with devastating effects: causing billions of dollars worth of damage, destroying homes and businesses, and leaving millions of people without power.  Dozens of people were killed across several states, and I join in remembering their tragic deaths today.   
October 28, 2013Press Item
"I was very saddened to learn of the passing of my friend, Ike Skelton.  He was an extraordinary American, and I had the privilege of serving alongside him in Congress for nearly thirty years, where I saw his compassion, his humility, and his deep-rooted Missouri values up close. 
October 24, 2013Press Item
 “I would ... ask the Majority Leader whether or not there is any thought about bringing to the Floor before the end of the year the immigration bill. And I would yield to my friend for the purposes of a response.”
October 24, 2013Press Item
“I agree with the President that the House should pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation this year.  
October 24, 2013Press Item
“Today’s announcement by Interior Secretary Jewell of $162 million in funding to help coastal communities rebuild natural barriers damaged in Hurricane Sandy demonstrates the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to help those affected by the storm.
October 23, 2013Press Item
“We need to energize our federal employees all over this government. Shutting down the government made no sense, it penalized people who were not responsible for what [House Republicans] don’t like…. But I want to thank each and every one of you.
October 23, 2013Press Item
“Mr. Speaker, this is how we ought to work. This is how the Congress ought to work with one another – all 435 of us. I don't mean that 435 are going to vote for the bill, but we have worked together on this bill.  
October 23, 2013Press Item
“The success of our economic recovery will depend, in large part, on how well we can grow our manufacturing base, make more products in America, and sell those products around the world.
October 23, 2013Press Item
“Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman, my good friend Ruben Hinojosa. My other colleagues who are here who head up a variety of our Caucuses. And I’m joined by the Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, who will be speaking after I speak. And I am speaking on behalf of Leader Pelosi and myself.
October 22, 2013Press Item
“Bill Young was my friend. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. Bill Young was an example for us all. I will have the privilege of speaking on Thursday, at his request, at his funeral. Bill and I served on the Appropriations Committee for twenty-three years together. Then I left when I became Majority Leader.
October 22, 2013Press Item
“Today’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which shows that our economy added 126,000 private sector jobs in September and that the unemployment rate dropped to 7.2%, confirms that our recovery was still on the right track before reckless and irresponsible actions by House Republicans led to a shutdown of the federal government and threatened an unprecedented default on America’s obligations.
October 21, 2013Press Item
“Lorraine Miller is a trailblazing leader who has served our country with distinction as the first African-American Clerk of the House of Representatives, and she will do an outstanding job leading the NAACP as its interim President and CEO.