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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    JOHNSON of texas in the house of representatives Tuesday, January 1, 2013 Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker,...



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    Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    From: NY District 25

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    SLAUGHTER. Mr. Speaker, I certainly thank my colleague for yielding me the customary 30 minutes and yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I want to begin by saying to my colleague,...



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    Representative Jared Polis

    From: CO District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    POLIS. I want to again begin by acknowledging the long service of our chair in the House. This could very well be the last time we have the opportunity to debate here on the House floor, and I certainly...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    JACKSON LEE of Texas. I'll add my appreciation to the service of Mr. Dreier as well. And ask the question: Why are we here? I know why I'm here--to protect working Americans, the vulnerable and middle...



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    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    KAPTUR. I thank the ranking member for yielding. Tonight, the American people's hopes are for this Congress to pass a bipartisan bill to meet our Nation's financial obligations to give some certainty...



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    Representative David Scott

    From: GA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    SCOTT of Georgia. Ladies and gentlemen of the Congress and United States of America, we stand here today and we're witnessing something that there has been a great hunger among the American people for,...



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    Representative Steve Cohen

    From: TN District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    COHEN. I appreciate the moment. This has been a very interesting couple of days, ones that I would normally have spent with friends in Memphis, drinking champagne and looking forward to the new year. ...



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2013-01-01

    LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. This is a bipartisan bill, and I will try to keep it within that spirit to the extent possible. As we are here today on January 1, hours...



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    Representative Darrell E. Issa

    From: CA District 49

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    ISSA asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. ISSA. Mr. Speaker, I'd like to be speaking for this bill, but I can't. In the 12 years, almost to the day, that I've served...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2013-01-01

    PELOSI. I thank the gentleman for yielding. I thank him for his great leadership as our ranking member on the Ways and Means Committee and for bringing the clarity to our thinking on this important subject...



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    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    RANGEL changed their vote from ``nay'' to ``yea.'' So the resolution was agreed to. The result of the vote was announced as above recorded. A motion to reconsider was laid on the table. Mr. CAMP....



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    Representative Louie Gohmert

    From: TX District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    GOHMERT. I just wanted to thank so many on the other side after all these years for finally acknowledging publicly that 98 percent of the Bush tax cuts helped the middle class. Mr. LEVIN. I will yield...



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    Representative Richard E. Neal

    From: MA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    NEAL. Thank you, Mr. Levin. At this late hour, let me point something out and take exception to what [[Page H7554]] Chairman Camp said at the outset of his remarks. We're here tonight because, despite...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    BLUMENAUER. This evening, we're expected to vote on an item that has many commendable and important items. Unfortunately, too many are of short duration, much is left out, and most importantly we're...



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    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    PASCRELL. The American people are the real winners here tonight, not anyone who navigates these halls. Let's make that clear. We don't have a perfect bill in front of us--in fact, we've never had a...



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    Representative Eliot L. Engel

    From: NY District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to support this bill because essentially we have two choices here: We either vote for this bill and we prevent us from going over the cliff, or we go over the cliff....



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    Representative Rodney Davis

    From: IL District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I have never seen a compromise where everybody got everything that they wanted or liked everything that they got. I certainly don't like everything that I see in this...



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    Representative James E. Clyburn

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    Date: 2013-01-01

    CLYBURN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me the time. Mr. Speaker, it's tempting to say it's about time the House put aside extreme partisanship and work together on compromise to address...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    HOYER. I thank the gentleman for his leadership, and I thank Mr. Camp for his leadership. There is, of course, a time for partisanship. There is a time for making our political points, and that time...



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    Representative Edward R. Royce

    From: CA District 39

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    ROYCE. Mr. Speaker, I think what gets lost in the 30-second sound bites on the fiscal cliff is the real cliff facing this country in the form of a massive wave of entitlement obligations. Government...



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    Representative Mac Thornberry

    From: TX District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    THORNBERRY. Mr. Speaker, it was the issue of taxes that led to me running for Congress in the first place. The question of how much of your money the government forces from us is central to the relationship...



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    Representative James R. Langevin

    From: RI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    LANGEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. It goes without saying that this is no one's idea of a perfect bill. However, the American people are counting...



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    Representative Lynn Jenkins

    From: KS District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    JENKINS. Mr. Speaker, as the sponsor of the bill to extend Section 45G of Title 26 in the IRS code, I rise today to clarify the impact that the extension of this provision within the text of H.R. 8 will...



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    Representative Sam Graves

    From: MO District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 659, I was unavoidably detained. Had I been present, I would have voted ``no.'' Ms. BUERKLE. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 659, had I been present, I...