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  • Full Faith and Credit Act


    A picture of Representative Sander M. Levin

    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2013-05-09

    LEVIN. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I wanted to state the facts here so everybody understands them. We have called this--as the Speaker has, in essence--Paying China First,...



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    Representative Sam Johnson

    From: TX District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-09

    JOHNSON of Texas. Madam Speaker, as I meet with my constituents back home, they tell me loud and clear their concerns about our record debt and deficits. We are nearly $17 trillion in debt. That comes...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    HOYER. I thank my friend, the ranking member. I rise partly in sadness, wholly in disappointment, that we are playing this game. How sad. I tell my other friend from Michigan, his amendment is sad,...



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    Representative Todd C. Young

    From: IN District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-09

    YOUNG of Indiana. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of the Full Faith and Credit Act. Now, much has been said about how ridiculous it is that we find ourselves going through this debt limit routine...



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    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    RANGEL asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. RANGEL. I heard the last speaker, but there is no question in my mind that when a person from the other side said that the...



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    Representative John J. Duncan Jr.

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    Date: 2013-05-09

    DUNCAN of Tennessee asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. DUNCAN of Tennessee. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of this legislation and commend Chairman Camp and Mr....



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    Representative Tom McClintock

    From: CA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-09

    McCLINTOCK. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. I had hoped that amidst all the controversies that grip Congress, certainly we should at least be able to agree that the full faith and...



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    Representative Jim McDermott

    From: WA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    McDERMOTT asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. McDERMOTT. Madam Speaker, we haven't done anything in this House all week, and here we are working on a [[Page H2543]] plan...



    A picture of Representative Charles W. Boustany Jr.

    Representative Charles W. Boustany Jr.

    From: LA District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-09

    BOUSTANY. Madam Speaker, from the very origins of this country, the very beginnings, this country has always made good on its sovereign debt. Let me be clear what this bill does. It ensures that the...



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    Representative John Lewis

    From: GA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    LEWIS. Madam Speaker, I want to thank my friend, Mr. Levin, for yielding. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to the Pay China First Act. We are the United States of America, and we pay our...



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    Representative Richard E. Neal

    From: MA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    NEAL asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. NEAL. Madam Speaker, I stand in opposition to the Republican proposal today to pay China first. Now, I think that there...



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    Representative Steve Scalise

    From: LA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-09

    SCALISE. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Michigan for yielding and for bringing this bill forward, Congressman McClintock's Full Faith and Credit Act. I'm proud to be a cosponsor of the bill...



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    Representative John B. Larson

    From: CT District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    LARSON of Connecticut. I thank the gentleman. I rise today to oppose the Pay China First Act, and I do this with a heavy heart because I know the number of talented individuals that we have on this committee...



    A picture of Representative Earl Blumenauer

    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    BLUMENAUER. I rise in opposition to the Pay China First Act. Simply by putting this legislation on the floor, it does real damage in terms of putting questions in the minds of people around the world...



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    Representative Ron Kind

    From: WI District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    KIND. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time, and I, too, rise in opposition to the Pay China First Act. Madam Speaker, I, for the life of me, do not understand why we are even...



    A picture of Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    PASCRELL. I rise, Madam Speaker, in strong opposition to the Pay China First Act. This is a Pyrrhic proposal if I ever saw one. By the way, the firefighters are in town today and tomorrow, and I'm going...



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    Representative Joseph Crowley

    From: NY District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    CROWLEY asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. CROWLEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to the Pay China First Act. This is a very dangerous debate that we are...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    VAN HOLLEN. Madam Speaker, I thank my friend and colleague from Michigan. I strongly oppose this bill which, as our colleagues have said, says we should pay the government of China before we pay our...



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    Representative Marc A. Veasey

    From: TX District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    VEASEY. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to the Pay China First Act. Once again, the Republican majority has chosen to play politics with the credit of our Nation. Instead of coming to the...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    JACKSON LEE. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to speak on H.R. 807, which would result in the Congress refusing to pay obligations it has already agreed to. American families do not get to...



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    Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    From: NY District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    CLARKE. Madam Speaker, today we find ourselves debating a bill that could result in the United States of America defaulting on our debts. It seems that the Republican majority of the 113th Congress has...



    A picture of Representative John Conyers Jr.

    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    CONYERS. Madam Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 807, the Full Faith and Credit Act, which is simply a plan to default on the full faith and credit of the United States. Under this measure,...



    A picture of Representative Kenny Marchant

    Representative Kenny Marchant

    From: TX District 24

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-09

    MARCHANT. Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of the Full Faith and Credit Act. As a conservative, ensuring that our nation pays its bills on time is a top priority. The Full Faith and Credit Act...



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    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-09

    RYAN of Wisconsin. Madam Speaker, the purpose of the Full Faith and Credit Act (H.R. 807) is to protect the full faith and credit of the United States by requiring the Treasury Secretary to issue such...



    A picture of Representative Susan A. Davis

    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    DAVIS of California. Madam Speaker, on rollcall No. 140, had I been present, I would have voted ``yea.'' The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the engrossment and third reading of the bill. ...



    A picture of Representative Robin L. Kelly

    Representative Robin L. Kelly

    From: IL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-09

    KELLY of Illinois. Madam Speaker, on rollcall No. 141 I was unavoidably detained. Had I been present, I would have voted ``aye.'' The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the passage of the bill. ...



    A picture of Representative Tom McClintock

    Representative Tom McClintock

    From: CA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-08

    McCLINTOCK asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the President vowed to veto the Full Faith and Credit Act, charging that it would...