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October 7, 2013Press Item
"[Republicans] are playing chicken with the credit and reputation of the United States of America." 
October 5, 2013Press Item
“Thank you very much Leader Pelosi. This is an important tool of the minority – motion to instruct.  Or, for that matter, anybody else in the House – to tell the conference committee what they ought to do.
October 5, 2013Press Item
“I want to thank the gentleman for yielding and I want to thank my colleague Frank Wolf. There's no harder advocate, more effective advocate for federal employees than Frank Wolf. He and I have worked together for over 32 years on behalf of the interests of those people who work for the American people every day to make them safer, healthier, more informed.
October 4, 2013Press Item
“I join in marking Manufacturing Day, an opportunity for America’s manufacturing businesses to highlight the products they make, their talented workforce, and their role in growing our economy and creating jobs.
October 4, 2013Press Item
“Look, I think that comprise can happen but the longer the Republicans have held hostage the Affordable Care Act the less time we’ve had to get there. Yes I think compromise is possible, but as [Representative] Charlie Dent, one of the Republicans to which you refer, said yesterday they don’t have to be in the same package.
October 4, 2013Press Item
“I thank the Ranking Member of the Rule Committees for yielding and thank Ms. Slaughter for the extraordinary leadership she has shown and the work she's been doing.
October 4, 2013Press Item
“The government of the people, by the people and for the people has been shut down by the Republican Party that refuses to put a bill on the Floor, that if passed would open government by 1 o’clock today.
October 4, 2013Press Item
“So we stand ready on this side of the aisle, I say, as one of the leaders of my party, to vote now to open government. And, yes, to do what in a democracy we ought to do: sit down and discuss compromises."
October 3, 2013Press Item
“I was pleased to assist with the final passage of a temporary extension of the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa program, and I want to thank Rep. Blumenauer for his hard work on this issue.  With House action last night and Senate passage today, I hope the President will quickly sign this important bill into law.”
October 2, 2013Press Item
“My friends on this side say they want to keep the government open. We say we want to keep the government open. My friends on this side sent a bill over to the Senate that had $986 billion in funding. We agreed to $986 billion in funding. What's the problem?