February 10, 2009
It's not unusual for there to be differences between the Senate and the House. Sometimes very serious differences. People hopefully of goodwill can come together and there's going to have to be compromises. We believe, as you know, as the speaker pointed out the states are in real trouble. We want to make sure they don't have to lay off police, fire, teachers.
February 9, 2009
We are today in my opinion to be honest with the American people. They need to know that this economic crisis will not end overnight. I think the Chairman's made that pretty clear, and they need to know the reasons why. The deep, deep, deep fiscal hole we have inherited after eight years of fiscal recklessness.
February 4, 2009
The logic behind the final passage of this Bill which brings into the state Children's Health Insurance Program as has been said already four million children who are eligible but not yet enrolled. Quite frankly, as a result of the veto of the legislation we passed in the last Congress, four million children went to bed last night with their parents worried if they got sick...
January 28, 2009
I want to start my remarks taking a little bit of time, I want to start my remarks talking about bipartisanship and how we got here and why we're here. Over a year ago it appeared to us that the economic program adopted in 2001, 2003 was not working. It also appeared to the administration that it was not working.
January 27, 2009
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this is the right thing to do. It's the right thing to do not just for Lilly Ledbetter, not just for women, it's the right thing to do because our country believes in fairness, in equity, that we are a nation of laws and treat people equally under those laws.

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