February 23, 2012

I’m up in New York right now talking about jobs, and literally hundreds of Democratic members around this country are talking about jobs. We just passed a bill last week that the Republicans opposed for a long period of time, ultimately supported which is designed to spur the economy, to give average working Americans continuation of their tax debts so they'll have $1,000 extra in their pockets, make sure the unemployed don't get left behind and make sure docs are available to serve seniors.

February 17, 2012

I know that everybody on my side would have supported the agreement that Mr. Van Hollen and I put forward.

February 1, 2012

We ought to have a bill, we ought to pass Mr. Van Hollen's bill, we ought to take this out of the politics and then I tell my friends what we ought to do is pass the big deal. We ought to pass a $4 trillion to $6 trillion big deal to get the fiscal house in order of the United States of America. And it ought to include all things on the table, including federal employee pay and benefits, including the military pay and benefits and expenditures, and domestic expenditures as well as entitlements. I've said that. We ought not to do it piecemeal as this bill reflects.

January 25, 2012

"Our beloved colleague, Gabrielle Giffords, was injured on the field in the exercise of that democracy and in being injured; she has become an example for us, for all Americans, indeed all the world of courage, of clarity, of purpose, of grace, of responsibility, of a sense of duty which she exercises this day."

January 25, 2012

“I think this speech was a call to compete, a call to grow jobs here in America. [House Democrats] have an agenda Make It In America. He talked about manufacturing in America. It's the same deal. We've lost nine million manufacturing jobs, that has shrunk the middle class, its undermined people's opportunities. The President is saying, look, we've got to do better. We've got to bring them home, we've got to have the jobs created here.

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