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    A picture of Representative Cheri Bustos

    Representative Cheri Bustos

    From: IL District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-18

    BUSTOS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. BUSTOS. Madam Speaker, last night, nearly 80 of my colleagues joined me in sending a letter to Speaker Boehner urging...



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    Representative Ruben Gallego

    From: AZ District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-18

    GALLEGO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. GALLEGO. Madam Speaker, the GOP's dysfunction has real consequences for the hard-working Americans who elected us and...



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    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-17

    DAVIS of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. DAVIS of California. Mr. Speaker, if it is September, it must mean another shutdown on the horizon. The same...



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    Representative Ami Bera

    From: CA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-17

    BERA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. BERA. Mr. Speaker, in 6 legislative days, our government will shut down. This is a bad idea. Last time the government shut...



    A picture of Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-16

    HOYER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. HOYER. Mr. Speaker, we have only 7 legislative days left until another unnecessary,...



    A picture of Representative Daniel T. Kildee

    Representative Daniel T. Kildee

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-09-16

    KILDEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. KILDEE. Mr. Speaker, there are only 7 legislative days until the GOP shuts down this government again. I have been back...



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    Representative Michael M. Honda

    From: CA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-16

    HONDA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. HONDA. Mr. Speaker, we are now 7 legislative days from yet another Republican government shutdown, simply [[Page H6007]] because...



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    Representative Louie Gohmert

    From: TX District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-22

    GOHMERT. Mr. Speaker, I want to emphasize the point being made by my friend, Mr. Franks from Arizona, about the origination clause. I have been talking about this for 3\1/2\ years of when the Senate...



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    Representative Steve Israel

    From: NY District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    ISRAEL of new york in the house of representatives Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Mr. ISRAEL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today on the...



    A picture of Representative David N. Cicilline

    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    CICILLINE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, I rise with a sense of cautious optimism that we are nearing the end of this financial crisis....



    A picture of Representative Ami Bera

    Representative Ami Bera

    From: CA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    BERA of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. BERA of California. Mr. Speaker, it is day 16, and I am cautiously optimistic that the shutdown ends today...



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    Representative Richard M. Nolan

    From: MN District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    NOLAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. NOLAN. Mr. Speaker, the time is long overdue for us to put an end to this government...



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    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    KAPTUR asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. KAPTUR. Mr. Speaker, it appears a negotiated proposal that is bipartisan will come to a vote before this House today to...



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    Representative John A. Yarmuth

    From: KY District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    YARMUTH asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. YARMUTH. Mr. Speaker, while I hope today is the last day of the senseless government shutdown, I want to share a part...



    A picture of Representative Ann M. Kuster

    Representative Ann M. Kuster

    From: NH District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    KUSTER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. KUSTER. Mr. Speaker, in New Hampshire and across our country, we continue to see how congressional dysfunction is damaging...



    A picture of Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    MALONEY of New York asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, as the ranking member...



    A picture of Representative Janice Hahn

    Representative Janice Hahn

    From: CA District 44

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    HAHN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, today marks the 15th day of the government shutdown. I am finally encouraged that we are seeing a bipartisan...



    A picture of Representative Ann M. Kuster

    Representative Ann M. Kuster

    From: NH District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-12

    KUSTER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. KUSTER. Mr. Speaker, in New Hampshire and across our country, we continue to see that...



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    Representative Tammy Duckworth

    From: IL District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-12

    DUCKWORTH asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. DUCKWORTH. Mr. Speaker, my neighbors cannot understand how we could actually recess...



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    Representative Virginia Foxx

    From: NC District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-09

    FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, when the hallmark of ``Presidential leadership'' becomes the refusal to have a conversation, we all should...



    A picture of Representative Marc A. Veasey

    Representative Marc A. Veasey

    From: TX District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-09

    VEASEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. VEASEY. Mr. Speaker, we are now in day 9 of the Republican government shutdown. Let's keep it real. Come on. This could...



    A picture of Representative John A. Boehner

    Representative John A. Boehner

    From: OH District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-09

    BOEHNER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. BOEHNER. Mr. Speaker, our message in the House has been pretty clear. We want to reopen our government and provide fairness...



    A picture of Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-08

    DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, it is day 7 in a bizarre, new twist on the Republican Tea Party trip down the rabbit hole. On Saturday, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to pay retroactively every...



    A picture of Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham

    Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham

    From: NM District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-08

    LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, it is now day 8 of House Republicans' reckless, irresponsible government shutdown. In that time, America has been demanding to hear one reasonable, responsible...



    A picture of Representative Diane Black

    Representative Diane Black

    From: TN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-08

    BLACK. Mr. Speaker, this past Friday, while referencing how long the government shutdown lasts, a senior Obama administration official told The Wall Street Journal: It really doesn't matter how...



    A picture of Representative Eric Swalwell

    Representative Eric Swalwell

    From: CA District 15

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-08

    SWALWELL of California. Mr. Speaker, I came to Congress to help people, not to hurt people, and this shutdown is hurting innocent Americans. This past Sunday, I flew back home because Congress was...



    A picture of Representative Joe Wilson

    Representative Joe Wilson

    From: SC District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-08

    WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, it has been 1 week since the...



    A picture of Representative Janice Hahn

    Representative Janice Hahn

    From: CA District 44

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-08

    HAHN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, today we find our Nation in the midst of a government shutdown and in the shadows of a debt default. ...



    A picture of Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    From: IN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-08

    STUTZMAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. STUTZMAN. Mr. Speaker, back home, Hoosiers know that we only solve problems by sitting...



    A picture of Representative Ben Ray Luján

    Representative Ben Ray Luján

    From: NM District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    LUJAN of New Mexico asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. BEN RAY LUJAN of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, words do have meaning. Instead...



    A picture of Representative Dan Benishek

    Representative Dan Benishek

    From: MI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-05

    BENISHEK asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. BENISHEK. Mr. Speaker, how have we ended up here in a government shutdown nobody...



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    Representative Joe Barton

    From: TX District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-05

    BARTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. BARTON. Mr. Speaker, we're seeing an interesting dialogue today in the 1-minutes. Last week, House Republicans brought...



    A picture of Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-05

    DeFAZIO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, through the looking glass, ``curiouser and curiouser,'' said Alice. I'm confused. It started out...



    A picture of Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-04

    HOYER. Mr. Speaker, the government has now been shut down for 3 days, the people's government that is formed to serve it and promote the general welfare and the national defense. That government has...



    A picture of Representative Alan S. Lowenthal

    Representative Alan S. Lowenthal

    From: CA District 47

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-04

    LOWENTHAL. Mr. Speaker, I am greatly saddened by what has taken place the past few days with the closure of the government. We are participating in a downward spiral that has no end in sight. And we've...



    A picture of Representative Janice Hahn

    Representative Janice Hahn

    From: CA District 44

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-04

    HAHN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, here we are on day 4 of a government shutdown that should never have happened. I'm deeply disappointed...



    A picture of Representative Marc A. Veasey

    Representative Marc A. Veasey

    From: TX District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-04

    VEASEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. VEASEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak out against this unnecessary Republican-led government shutdown. Republicans...



    A picture of Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    From: FL District 21

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-04

    DEUTCH asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. DEUTCH. Mr. Speaker, this week, a Republican colleague spoke of the need to shut down the government. He said: ``We just...



    A picture of Representative Beto O'Rourke

    Representative Beto O'Rourke

    From: TX District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-04

    O'ROURKE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. O'ROURKE. Madam Speaker, I received the following email from Stu Harris in El Paso yesterday. He's the vice president...



    A picture of Representative Marcy Kaptur

    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-04

    KAPTUR asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. KAPTUR. Madam Speaker, I want to apologize to the people of southern Ohio in Pike County at the uranium enrichment facility...



    A picture of Representative H. Morgan Griffith

    Representative H. Morgan Griffith

    From: VA District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-04

    GRIFFITH of Virginia asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. GRIFFITH of Virginia. Madam Speaker, I did not plan to take the floor today, but I was receiving a call this...



    A picture of Representative Scott H. Peters

    Representative Scott H. Peters

    From: CA District 52

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-04

    PETERS of California. I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of...



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    Representative Derek Kilmer

    From: WA District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-04

    KILMER. Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the good gentleman from California for organizing this time. Far and away the most common thing said to me over the last year has been: Dear God, why on...



    A picture of Representative Ann M. Kuster

    Representative Ann M. Kuster

    From: NH District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-04

    KUSTER. I want to thank my colleague from California (Mr. Peters) for the opportunity this evening to talk about civility, to talk about coming together and finding common ground and, most importantly,...



    A picture of Representative Patrick Murphy

    Representative Patrick Murphy

    From: FL District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-04

    MURPHY of Florida. First, I want to thank my good friend from California (Mr. Peters) for organizing this important discussion this evening and reminding all Americans how important it is to end this...



    A picture of Representative Louie Gohmert

    Representative Louie Gohmert

    From: TX District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-04

    GOHMERT. Mr. Speaker, there is a lot of talk about ObamaCare, as most people call it. It's just difficult after the hundreds of stories we're getting from back home--not just me, but so many Members...



    A picture of Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    From: OR District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-03

    BONAMICI. Mr. Speaker, this is day three of a completely unnecessary government shutdown. About 800,000 people don't know if they'll have a paycheck at the end of the week. Basic government services...



    A picture of Representative Daniel T. Kildee

    Representative Daniel T. Kildee

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-10-03

    KILDEE. Mr. Speaker, I was sitting and listening to some of the previous speakers, and I heard more than one, but one in particular, make the point really forcefully that nobody wants this government...



    A picture of Representative Robert Pittenger

    Representative Robert Pittenger

    From: NC District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-03

    PITTENGER. Mr. Speaker, I was frankly disappointed and really perplexed yesterday when the President of the United States called a meeting in the White House and asked the Speaker of the House to come...



    A picture of Representative Andy Barr

    Representative Andy Barr

    From: KY District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-03

    BARR. Mr. Speaker, the American people are frustrated and angry that politicians in Washington can't even work together to keep the government open and operating. They're hearing a lot of rhetoric from...



    A picture of Representative Ann M. Kuster

    Representative Ann M. Kuster

    From: NH District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-03

    KUSTER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. KUSTER. Mr. Speaker, because some in Washington insist on putting ideology ahead of...



    A picture of Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-03

    DeFAZIO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, the Republican majority, who've been stampeded by a radical minority of their Conference, are continuing...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-03

    JACKSON LEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, two heroes of mine, World War II veterans, Representative John Dingell and Senator Robert...



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    Representative Glenn Thompson

    From: PA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-03

    THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, first, I want to take this...



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    Representative Dina Titus

    From: NV District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-03

    TITUS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. TITUS. Mr. Speaker, over 186,000 students in Clark County School District in Las Vegas...



    A picture of Representative Virginia Foxx

    Representative Virginia Foxx

    From: NC District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-03

    FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, the United States Capitol Police deserve our thanks every day, but this day especially for all they do...



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    Representative Sanford D. Bishop Jr.

    From: GA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    BISHOP, JR. of georgia in the house of representatives Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Mr. BISHOP of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, today...



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    Representative Marsha Blackburn

    From: TN District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-02

    BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to address my colleagues today. Indeed, being in the middle of a government shutdown is something we did not want, and my colleagues and I on our...



    A picture of Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    From: IN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-02

    STUTZMAN. Mr. Speaker, I come to the floor today to share what I believe is a lack of cooperation in Washington, D.C. I come from Indiana as a farmer who served in the Indiana Legislature at times...



    A picture of Representative David N. Cicilline

    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    CICILLINE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, we're now in our 37th hour of the House Republican shutdown; 800,000 Federal employees have...



    A picture of Representative Earl Blumenauer

    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, one of the cornerstones of my lifetime of public service has been to work on bipartisanship. I have a long record of working with Republican Governors and Senators back home...



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    Representative Tom McClintock

    From: CA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-01

    McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, this shutdown should not have happened. The Framers of our Constitution designed our system to have tension and differences between the two houses of Congress--that's a given....



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    Representative Ami Bera

    From: CA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    BERA of California. Mr. Speaker, last night, just after midnight, you allowed the government to shut down. Enough with the gimmicks. I'm not up here to play the blame game, to blame Republicans, to...



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    Representative Steve Cohen

    From: TN District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    COHEN. Mr. Speaker, quite a day--first day of the government shutdown. Americans come to Washington to see the Lincoln Memorial, visit the Smithsonian, go to the National Zoo. They go to New York to...



    A picture of Representative John L. Mica

    Representative John L. Mica

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-10-01

    MICA. Mr. Speaker and my colleagues, here we are, the government has shut down. It's amazing some of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle have political amnesia, sort of revisionist history....



    A picture of Representative Rob Woodall

    Representative Rob Woodall

    From: GA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-01

    WOODALL. Mr. Speaker, I take no pleasure in coming down to the House floor to talk about the government shutting down today. I represent the metro Atlanta suburbs, Mr. Speaker; and we got a lot of...



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    Representative Glenn Thompson

    From: PA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-01

    THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, a government shutdown--no matter the duration--is a failure on a part of this institution to fulfill its most basic function. The House has voted to fully fund...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today because I just met some of my constituents who had been to a wedding and decided to drive to their Capital, the Capital of the United States of America. It was...



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    Representative Brad Sherman

    From: CA District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    SHERMAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. SHERMAN. Mr. Speaker, this government, the government of the greatest Nation on Earth,...



    A picture of Representative Marcy Kaptur

    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    KAPTUR asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. KAPTUR. Mr. Speaker, GOP irresponsibility that led to the government shutdown is already having an impact across our country....



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    Representative John Garamendi

    From: CA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    GARAMENDI. Mr. Speaker, one would think after all of the hours and hours of discussions that have taken place on this floor that perhaps enough has been said. That may be true, but so much of what was...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    JACKSON LEE. Let me thank the distinguished gentleman from California for his leadership. If I might inquire of the Speaker again, you said the time was--how much time? I'm sorry. The SPEAKER pro...



    A picture of Representative Marcy Kaptur

    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    KAPTUR. I want to thank Congressman Garamendi for bringing us all together this evening, Congresswoman Jackson Lee, Congressman Honda-- those who are here and are serious about trying to rectify what...



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    Representative Michael M. Honda

    From: CA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    HONDA. Thank you, my friend. I want to add my thanks to you for convening this group and being joined by my good friends from Texas, the gentleman from San Antonio and the gentlelady from Houston. ...



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    Representative Joaquin Castro

    From: TX District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    CASTRO of Texas. Thank you, Congressman Garamendi. And thank you for all of your work and for pointing out the many benefits of the Affordable Care Act, which, as many Americans know, took effect today. ...



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    Representative Paul Tonko

    From: NY District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    TONKO. Right. Mr. GARAMENDI. Share with us your thoughts if you would, please. Mr. TONKO. Sure. Well, the gentleman from Texas gave a great rundown of the dynamics that have brought us to this moment. ...



    A picture of Representative Nita M. Lowey

    Representative Nita M. Lowey

    From: NY District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    LOWEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. LOWEY. Madam Speaker, instead of working with Democrats to prevent a shutdown, House...



    A picture of Representative Ami Bera

    Representative Ami Bera

    From: CA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    BERA of California. Mr. Speaker, in 3 days, this body threatens to shut down the government. A government shutdown is going to affect millions of Americans. A government shutdown is going to affect...



    A picture of Representative Marc A. Veasey

    Representative Marc A. Veasey

    From: TX District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    VEASEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. VEASEY. Mr. Speaker, we are faced with the threat of a government shutdown on Tuesday due to the Republican Party/Tea Party...



    A picture of Representative Janice Hahn

    Representative Janice Hahn

    From: CA District 44

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    HAHN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, once again, the clock is ticking. And with another deadline looming before Congress, Republicans are bullying...



    A picture of Representative Matt Cartwright

    Representative Matt Cartwright

    From: PA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    CARTWRIGHT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CARTWRIGHT. Mr. Speaker, once again Congress is set to play politics by threatening to shut down the government, rather...



    A picture of Representative Lois Frankel

    Representative Lois Frankel

    From: FL District 22

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    FRANKEL of Florida asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, with all due respect to my friends on the other side of the aisle, this shutdown...



    A picture of Representative Daniel T. Kildee

    Representative Daniel T. Kildee

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-09-28

    KILDEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. KILDEE. Mr. Speaker, like a number of the previous speakers, I'm a freshman and I'm really frustrated. I'm frustrated...



    A picture of Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    PALLONE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I heard the same thing on the Republican side of the aisle: Why doesn't the President compromise? ...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    JACKSON LEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, we're here on a Saturday, and we're probably in the...



    A picture of Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    From: IL District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-27

    SCHAKOWSKY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Mr. Speaker, we stand here today on the brink of a threatened shutdown of the Federal Government--bad enough--and...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-27

    REID. Madam President, I wish to thank all my Republican colleagues and, of course, Democratic colleagues who acted responsibly today to prevent a government shutdown. House Republicans should follow...



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    Representative Ami Bera

    From: CA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-26

    BERA of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. BERA of California. Five more days, Mr. Speaker. In just 5 days, this body threatens to shut down the government....



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-26

    REID. Mr. President, yesterday I warned of the economic consequences if a few extremist Republicans force a government shutdown. Already, the stock market has slipped, and that is an understatement....



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    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    From: DC District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-12

    NORTON. Mr. Speaker, as the House adjourns, I want to note that when we come back the House will be in session for 5 days before the end of the fiscal year. That could bring a shutdown of the Federal...