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  • Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth Working Group Act of 2013

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    Representative Pete Sessions

    From: TX District 32

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-08

    SESSIONS. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 373, I call up the bill (H.R. 3273) to establish a bicameral working group on deficit reduction and economic growth, and ask for its immediate consideration. ...

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    Representative Alcee L. Hastings

    From: FL District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-08

    HASTINGS of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I thank the gentleman, my good friend from Texas, who yielded the time. I rise today obviously in strong opposition to...

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    Representative Nita M. Lowey

    From: NY District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-08

    LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, a quick review of the facts makes clear that Republicans are revising history when they claim Democrats refuse to negotiate. A headline yesterday from National Journal sums it up: ...

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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-08

    HOYER. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, as the gentleman pointed out, the morale is low for approximately 315 million people who call America home; low because they see a dysfunctional...

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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-08

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend from Florida. As the gentleman said, we discovered right now that the government is still shut down because our Republican colleagues want to repeal the Affordable...

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    Representative Sander M. Levin



    Date: 2013-10-08

    LEVIN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LEVIN. Well, for a week now, the Republicans said no to a CR funding the entire government unless there was defunding of...

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    Representative David E. Price

    From: NC District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-08

    PRICE of North Carolina. Mr. Speaker, this debate is a bizarre experience for those of us who have been urging negotiation on the budget for a year. ``Take the President up on his [[Page H6394]] overture...

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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-08

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 3273, the so-called ``Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth Working Group Act of 2013,'' which establishes another supercommittee to make...

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    Representative Brad Sherman

    From: CA District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-08

    SHERMAN. Mr. Speaker, with regard to the Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth Work Group Act of 2013, I note that Sec 2 (b) implicitly calls for reductions in direct spending programs, but does not...

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    Representative Julia Brownley

    From: CA District 26

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-08

    BROWNLEY of California. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentlewoman opposed to the bill? Ms. BROWNLEY of California. I am opposed. Mr. SESSIONS....