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October 19, 2013Press Item
"I join in mourning the loss of Rep. Bill Young, with whom I was honored to serve in Congress for over thirty years and to work alongside on the Appropriations Committee for much of that time. He embodied the spirit of cooperation that helped achieve important bipartisan legislation - a spirit he continued to promote throughout his time in Congress.  
October 18, 2013Press Item
“I was deeply saddened to learn this morning of the passing of my friend,  former Speaker Tom Foley, and my thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Heather, and their extended family.
October 18, 2013Press Item
“By nominating Jeh Johnson to be our next Secretary of Homeland Security, President Obama has selected an outstanding public servant with significant experience in protecting our nation and supporting the work of law enforcement
October 16, 2013Press Item
“After sixteen days of a government shutdown and weeks of uncertainty as to whether our nation would be able to pay its bills on time, the House has now passed a bill to reopen the government and prevent a catastrophic default. 
October 16, 2013Press Item
“The government ought to be open. It ought to be serving the people and America ought to pay its debts. That's what we're getting in this vote. 
October 16, 2013Press Item
“Well, I think we're going to do the right thing. We're certainly not doing the perfect thing but we're doing the right thing and it's never the wrong time to do that. I'm glad that we have come to this agreement.
October 15, 2013Press Item
“Thank you, Madam Leader. I agree with the Leader, that this is a very positive meeting, as we expected it to be. The President is very committed to getting the government open, obviously, making sure that America pays its bills. 
October 15, 2013Press Item
“I don't know if there's much to add. I think the American people were heartened by the fact that Senators were talking.
October 15, 2013Press Item
After failing to undermine the Affordable Care Act more than 40 times, Republicans continue to hold the economy hostage with their political gimmicks.  Because House Republicans have refused to bring the Senate’s clean bill to the Floor for a vote to reopen the entire government, the Republican government shutdown has continued into its third week.
October 12, 2013Press Item
“Once again, the twelfth day of the shutdown of government of the American people, the twelfth day of having people out of work, expected to be paid but not working. 
October 12, 2013Press Item
“We’re now in the twelfth day of the government shutdown. We are just a few days from risking the creditworthiness of our country. It is time to open up this government [and] get government workers back to work serving the American people.