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Sheila J.
Democrat TX 18

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  • Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

    by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Posted on 2013-12-12

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    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the gentleman very much for his kindness in yielding.



    As I indicated earlier today, even Time magazine recognized that the better of all of us is when we extend ourselves to the most vulnerable, acknowledging Pope Francis.

    So I want to ask the chairman of the Budget Committee, but he has heard so many of us indicate that there is value to this budget deal, Chairman Ryan, I would like to pose a question, if I could, to you, if you would.

    You have heard us say that we too appreciate the bipartisanship, disagree with so much of it in terms of the sequester and what has been done as it relates to nutrition for the unemployed. But would you not hold us back, would you not join us in putting on the floor an amendment that would provide for the extension of unemployment that will not run out December 28 for the hardworking Americans, 68,000 in Texas, 1.3 million? Would you not do that? Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin. I will defer to the Speaker's comments.

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