September 20, 2013

“Madam Speaker, today we are considering a measure to fund government only if the Democratic Senate and the Democratic President will agree to dismantle the health care reform law that will help millions of Americans access quality, affordable care. That isn’t going to happen, and it is a blatant act of hostage-taking.

September 19, 2013

“I thank the Gentlelady and thank her for her leadership on this issue. And I lament with Mr. Lucas that we don't have a bipartisan bill because I know that's what he wanted. That's what he forged. And that's what's been abandoned unfortunately by his party. I think that's sad for the country, it's even sadder for the people who will be so adversely affected.

September 19, 2013

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, it is with great sadness that I rise to remember the three of my constituents who tragically lost their lives in Monday's shooting along with nine other innocent victims at the Washington Navy Yard. The entire Washington metropolitan area is still in shock at the horrific news.

September 18, 2013

“The Maryland flag, which I think is one of the more distinctive state flags, has four quadrants - two of which represent the Baltimore family, to which the royal charter was given, as the Gentleman observed, and two represent the Crossland family, which was the wife of Lord Baltimore. So I appreciate the Gentleman referring to that. Of course, all of us live in states that were started by immigrants. 

September 17, 2013

“I'm sure that it will renew the discussions about access to weapons that can be used to kill a lot of people quickly. … what we have seen in so many of these instances are that the perpetrators have given previous indication of instability, even inclinations to use weapons, and to talk about violence.

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