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  • National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014


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    Representative Michael K. Simpson

    From: ID District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-02

    SIMPSON. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 370, I call up the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 70) making continuing appropriations for National Park Service operations, the Smithsonian Institution,...



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    Representative Nita M. Lowey

    From: NY District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the Republican shutdown. Of course we support funding for our national parks. But the House has not had that opportunity because Republicans couldn't even...



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    Representative Ken Calvert

    From: CA District 42

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-02

    CALVERT. Mr. Speaker, today marks the second day of the government shutdown, a shutdown that I and my Republican colleagues absolutely oppose. The shutdown has been made necessary because our friends...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. My friends on this side say they want to keep the government open. We say we want to keep the government open. My friends on this side sent...



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    Representative Candice S. Miller

    From: MI District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-02

    MILLER of Michigan. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, it seems that every time there's any sort of disagreement with Congress, President Obama does everything he can to make it hurt...



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    Representative Betty McCollum

    From: MN District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    McCOLLUM. Mr. Speaker, last night, this Congress rejected this Republican piecemeal approach. But here we go again. It's clear that the GOP doesn't have a coherent solution to the shutdown crisis they've...



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    Representative Tom McClintock

    From: CA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-02

    McCLINTOCK. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Last night, Mr. Speaker, the House attempted to reopen our National Parks, and 22 Democrats defied their party leaders and joined with the majority to...



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    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    DeFAZIO. I thank the gentleman. So when the Republicans passed their shutdown bill, did they not know it was going to close down the national parks? No, they knew that. But in their little bizarre...



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    Representative Doug Lamborn

    From: CO District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-02

    LAMBORN. I thank the gentleman. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak in favor of reopening our national parks and museums. This morning, I met with some of our great World War II veterans down at the...



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    Representative Tim Ryan

    From: OH District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    RYAN of Ohio. I thank the gentleman. Mr. Speaker, we've heard in the last hour or two people worried about lab rats at NIH, the zoos closing down. They're worried about cancer patients at NIH. Just...



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    Representative Gregory W. Meeks

    From: NY District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    MEEKS. You know, many Americans were born at night, but they weren't born last night. You can't fool them. There is an old saying: You can run, but you can't hide. We're here for one reason. The members...



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    Representative Ben Ray Luján

    From: NM District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    LUJAN of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, the House Republicans are not fooling anyone. Right now is hunting season in New Mexico. The Republican bill does nothing to keep open access to hunting on Federal lands,...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak on the Continuing Resolutions to re-open our National Parks. Today, 368 national park sites were closed and we now see that the majority has noticed. On August...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak on the Continuing Resolutions to re-open our National Parks. Today, 368 national park sites were closed and we now see that the majority has noticed. On August 25,...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the joint resolution? Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Yes, I am in its current form. The SPEAKER...



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    Representative Peter J. Visclosky

    From: IN District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote. A recorded vote was ordered. The SPEAKER pro tempore. This is a 5-minute vote. The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 252,...



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    Representative Jim McDermott

    From: WA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

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    A picture of Representative Michael K. Simpson

    Representative Michael K. Simpson

    From: ID District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-01

    SIMPSON. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 70) making continuing appropriations for National Park Service operations, the Smithsonian Institution, the...



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    Representative Harold Rogers

    From: KY District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-01

    ROGERS of Kentucky. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for yielding this time to me. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this bill, which will reopen the doors of our national parks and memorials, the Smithsonian...



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    Representative Lloyd Doggett

    From: TX District 35

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    DOGGETT. Mr. Speaker, thirty-seven of 40 National Park Service workers at the Missions National Historical Park in San Antonio have been sent home because of this shutdown nonsense. I'd like to have...



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    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this irresponsible and purely political proposal by the House majority. The Government of the United States is shut down. Hundreds of thousands of Federal...



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    Representative Tom McClintock

    From: CA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-01

    McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, the little towns around Yosemite National Park depend on tourism for their economies. They're still reeling from the Yosemite Rim fire that brought [[Page H6074]] tourism to...



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-10-01

    LEVIN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I think it's deeply disturbing that someone comes here and talks about a park. That's important, but...



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    Senator Steve Daines

    From: MT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-01

    DAINES. Mr. Speaker, I stand in strong support for the legislation that will reopen our national parks in this country, and I speak as a fifth-generation Montanan. I speak also as a voice of the people...



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    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    DeFAZIO. I thank the gentleman yielding. Wow, the Republicans just figured out that their irresponsible activities of shutting down the government for political purposes have led to some unpopular...



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    Representative Keith Ellison

    From: MN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    ELLISON. Mr. Speaker, this stunt about helping a few people who are embarrassing the Republicans because of some TV coverage is the wrong thing, I'm telling you. What about the folks in my district?...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Party:

    Date: 2013-10-01

    PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding and for his leadership. I also thank the distinguished chairman of the committee for his leadership and supporting the natural resources of our...



    A picture of Representative David G. Valadao

    Representative David G. Valadao

    From: CA District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-01

    VALADAO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the World War II veterans who today sent a clear message that they would not be locked out of their own memorial. This morning, because of the Senate...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, we are 17 hours into the Republican shutdown of the Nation's government, and the Republican majority has come up with yet another bit of meaningless political theater. This is...



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    Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    From: NY District 25

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    SLAUGHTER. Mr. Speaker, so less than 12 hours from where we were last night--maybe a little longer than that--you've discovered that shutting down the government is not as funny as you thought it was...



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    Representative Ed Perlmutter

    From: CO District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-01

    PERLMUTTER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member. Two hours ago, one of my constituents showed up in person at my district office in Lakewood. She was frantic and in tears. She just received her...