June 22, 2016

We are standing up for 85% to 90% of Americans who believe the two bills we want to bring to the Floor - and not just in light of the tragedy in Orlando, but the 33,000 other deaths that have occurred as a result of guns in the past year or on an average year - that's what we're standing up for, and we think that those bills ought to be brought to the Floor. 

January 8, 2016

Can the gentleman give me any additional information as to the status of consideration of [legislation related to] Puerto Rico, and extending it bankruptcy authority so that it might restructure its debt so that it doesn't undermine its school system, its public safety, its transportation, other needs of its people?

January 6, 2016

I urge my colleagues to join me in opposing this 62nd vote to repeal or undermine America's access to affordable, quality health care.

December 17, 2015

I thank [Appropriations Committee Ranking Member] Lowey and Chairman Rogers for their leadership on this bill.

December 17, 2015

I thank the Gentleman for yielding. The last Speaker – I have heard that speech in 1981, I heard it in 2001, I've heard it in 2003. The certainty of this bill is that we will explode further deficits and provide for disinvestment. That's the certainty of this bill, and I rise in strong opposition to it. 

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