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  • Providing for Consideration of H. Res. 370, National Park Service Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing...


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    Representative Rob Woodall

    From: GA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-02

    WOODALL. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 370 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: Providing for...



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    Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    From: NY District 25

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    SLAUGHTER. Mr. Speaker, good day to you. I yield myself such time as I may consume. I think if Edmund Burke were alive today he would say that what we're really doing is so very little it's shameful,...



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    Representative David P. Roe

    From: TN District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-02

    ROE of Tennessee. I thank my friend. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the rule and the underlying resolutions. The situation in which we find ourselves is as unfortunate as it is unnecessary....



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    BUTTERFIELD. I thank the gentlelady for yielding. Mr. Speaker, let's be clear. We are now in day two of a Republican- created shutdown. While my Republican colleagues drag their feet on allowing an...



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    Representative Candice S. Miller

    From: MI District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-02

    MILLER of Michigan. I certainly thank my colleague for yielding the time. Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, just 3 days ago, this House unanimously passed the Pay Our Military Act. The Senate unanimously passed...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    McGOVERN. Well, Mr. Speaker, here we are, on Day 2 of the Republican shutdown of the Nation's government, and the Republican majority has come up with yet another bit of meaningless political theater. ...



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    Representative Jackie Walorski

    From: IN District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-02

    WALORSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to urge my colleagues to support this rule, which would allow the House to vote on the Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act and the Honoring Our Promise to America's Veterans...



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    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    CONNOLLY. I thank my dear friend, the ranking member of the Rules Committee. I had a prepared talk, Mr. Speaker. I'm not going to give it. I'm going to respond to the distinguished manager who has...



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    Representative Jerry McNerney

    From: CA District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    McNERNEY. Mr. Speaker, what I'd like to know is why the Republicans are so afraid of the Affordable Care Act. Is it because it makes health care affordable to millions? The Republicans have spread...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    JACKSON LEE asked and was given permission to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, let me thank the gentlelady from New York, and certainly my good friend on the Rules Committee....



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    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, my concern with this rule is it allows us to debate and vote on four bills. Each of these bills picks and chooses what government program should be open, what is most important. ...



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    Representative Sam Farr

    From: CA District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    FARR. Mr. Speaker, give us back our government. I am on the Appropriations Committee. We shouldn't be talking about CRs; we should be talking about passing appropriations bills. But those were stopped,...



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    Representative George Holding

    From: NC District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-02

    HOLDING. Mr. Speaker, just hours after the President and Senate Democrats refused to compromise, causing our government to shut down, ObamaCare exchanges opened for business. Folks across the aisle said...



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    Representative Adam B. Schiff

    From: CA District 28

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-02

    SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, last night, the GOP followed through with their threat to shut down the government if they didn't get what they lacked the votes to obtain--the destruction of health care reform....



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    Representative Tom Rice

    From: SC District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-02

    RICE of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, the last speaker for the minority was complaining of these small continuing resolutions because they pick and choose which groups will get funded. That is our exact...