September 21, 2012

“Our Republican colleagues are leaving without getting their work done. I say ‘their’ work done. Without getting ‘our’ work done. The work of the American people. Comprehensive jobs bills, middle-class tax cuts have not been extended, farmers are left on their own to face the worst drought in decades… a Farm bill reported out of the Republican committee lays unconsidered by this Floor. Reported out of their committee from their majority and they haven't brought it to the Floor while farmers remain in trouble.

September 20, 2012

"Mr. Speaker, in order to compete in today's global economy, we need to attract the best and brightest math and science students from around the world.

September 14, 2012

"I am very proud to join in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. In every area of our national life – in science, in sports, in politics, and of course in entertainment, the Hispanic community has had a positive impact, and one from which all of us benefit.

September 13, 2012

“I tell my friend from California, the Gentleman from California whose dollar was at issue here. The Gentleman from California, I will tell you with all due respect and affection, your party over the last 10 years took that dollar and they bought those mints. And they went to the six subsequent stores and they gave them a credit card for the next mints they bought. It's time to pay the bill. I have a very short time but I want to make the point, you kept buying mints you just didn't keep paying.

September 13, 2012

“We are reminded of the danger that our men and women, who are sent abroad to represent the United States of America, to promote democracy and freedom around the world, we know the danger to which they are exposed. The tragic death of Ambassador [Christopher] Stevens, [State Department official] Sean Smith and others in Libya point out how dangerous the daily lives are in these areas of the world. We express our deep sympathy.

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