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    Representative Pete Sessions

    From: TX District 32

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-30

    SESSIONS. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 367 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: ...



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    Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    From: NY District 25

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    SLAUGHTER. Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Texas (Mr. Sessions) for yielding me the time, and I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, my colleague is certainly right: we have...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, here we go again. As we look up at the clock, we see that there is only 6 hours and 10 minutes to a completely unnecessary and economically harmful government shutdown. Now,...



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    Representative John J. Duncan Jr.

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    Date: 2013-09-30

    DUNCAN of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this rule and the underlying continuing resolution to keep the government open, and I thank the gentleman from Texas for yielding me this time. ...



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    Representative Jared Polis

    From: CO District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    POLIS. I thank the gentlelady for the time. Mr. Speaker, here we are, T minus 6 hours and 7 minutes till a shutdown of our Federal Government, the greatest country on the face of the Earth with such...



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    Representative Ted Poe

    From: TX District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-30

    POE of Texas. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, the House, again, will vote to fund the government, not shut it down. And when we fund the government, we're going to do two things that...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    JACKSON LEE asked and was given permission to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, we are on the brink of a shutdown, a brink of sending this Nation over the cliff. Tonight,...



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    Representative Michael C. Burgess

    From: TX District 26

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-30

    BURGESS. I thank the chairman for the recognition. Mr. Speaker, I felt obligated to come to the floor tonight to try to set a few things straight. All the words that have been spoken about the amendment...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, a simple question: Why is the Speaker of this House denying this House the opportunity to have an ``up-or-down'' vote on a clean continuing resolution to keep the Federal Government...



    A picture of Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    From: NY District 25

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    SLAUGHTER. Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Texas (Mr. Sessions) for yielding me the time, and I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, my colleague is certainly right: we have...



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    Representative Rob Woodall

    From: GA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-30

    WOODALL. I thank my chairman for yielding me the time. I thank him for his leadership in the Rules Committee. Mr. Speaker, we've been here night after night after night, I say to my chairman, trying...



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    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I have been told that when elephants fight, the grass is bruised. And when Democrats and Republicans fight beyond what is reasonable, people are hurt. And many of them...



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    Representative Ron DeSantis

    From: FL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-30

    Congressional Record, Volume 159 Issue 132 (Monday, September 30, 2013) [Congressional Record Volume 159, Number 132 (Monday, September 30, 2013)] [House] [Pages H6021-H6030] From the Congressional...



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    Representative Lloyd Doggett

    From: TX District 35

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    DOGGETT. For well over a year, Republicans have forced our country to lurch from one politically manufactured crisis to another. Last year, they cost us over a billion dollars in a manufactured crisis...



    A picture of Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    JEFFRIES. I thank the distinguished gentlelady from New York. Mr. Speaker, the House GOP has once again exposed its extremism for all of the American people to see. The resolution that underlies this...



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    Representative Richard M. Nolan

    From: MN District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    NOLAN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. NOLAN. Mr. Speaker, the simple truth is--and everyone in this free world for that matter knows it--these amendments are intended...



    A picture of Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, this is a sad day for our Congress. Our colleagues across the aisle have chosen to pursue a pointless path of petty politics that will shut down the government of the...



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    Representative Tom Reed

    From: NY District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-30

    REED. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, what we have before us is an opportunity to send a message across America that there will be no special treatment in Washington, D.C. for Members...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2013-09-30

    PELOSI. I thank the gentlelady for yielding and for her leadership on this very important issue. And what is that issue? Do we, as Members of Congress, intend to honor our responsibilities to the American...



    A picture of Representative Sean P. Duffy

    Representative Sean P. Duffy

    From: WI District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-30

    DUFFY. Mr. Speaker, I've been in this institution for 2\1/2\ years. The minority leader from the other side of the aisle talked about hounds. I heard a lot of howling from the other side of the aisle--howling...



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    Representative Sam Farr

    From: CA District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    FARR. Mr. Speaker, bring us some leadership. There is only one issue before the United States Congress, and that's the issue to keep government open. The bill to do that is in this House. The bill...



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    Representative Brad Sherman

    From: CA District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    SHERMAN. Mr. Speaker, we are told that if we want the government to stay open for just another 45 or 75 days, we should torpedo the Affordable Care Act. Then what happens in November or December? Are...



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    Representative Stephen F. Lynch

    From: MA District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    LYNCH. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlelady for yielding. [[Page H6029]] I had a chance earlier today--because we are not doing a whole lot other than arguing for the last few days--to run up The Mall...



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    Representative Pete Sessions

    From: TX District 32

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-28

    SESSIONS. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 366 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: ...



    A picture of Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    From: NY District 25

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    SLAUGHTER. Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague and gentleman for yielding me the customary 30 minutes, and I yield myself such time as I may consume. What we have before us today is not a solution; it's...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    McGOVERN. I thank the gentlelady for yielding. Mr. Speaker, there is supposed to be an orderly, thoughtful process around here. Just in case any of my colleagues were asleep in high school civics the...



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    Representative Alcee L. Hastings

    From: FL District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    HASTINGS of Florida. Thank you very much, Ms. Slaughter, for yielding the time. Mr. Speaker, in the face of the President saying that he will veto any measure that seeks to defund ObamaCare and in...



    A picture of Representative Jared Polis

    Representative Jared Polis

    From: CO District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    POLIS. Mr. Speaker, what on Earth are we doing here? This is the wealthiest, most free, greatest Nation on the face of the Earth, and we're seriously debating a Republican proposal to close down our...



    A picture of Representative Rob Woodall

    Representative Rob Woodall

    From: GA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-28

    WOODALL. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for yielding me the time and thank you for your leadership on the Rules Committee because when I signed up for Rules Committee, I knew I was going to get a lesson in...



    A picture of Representative Marcy Kaptur

    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    KAPTUR. I thank Ranking Member Slaughter for yielding me the time. It is clear that the Republican majority is here tonight to begin the process of shutting down the Government of the United States....



    A picture of Representative Robert Pittenger

    Representative Robert Pittenger

    From: NC District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-28

    PITTENGER. Let's talk about responsibility tonight, Mr. Speaker. You know, we've gotten notices from our constituents for the last many weeks that their premiums now, they're getting their notices,...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, many of us promised our constituents that we would come back here to Washington and fight for them. I imagine that there are some families in America right now holding an 8- year-old...



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    Representative Mark Meadows

    From: NC District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-28

    MEADOWS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to hopefully address some of the things that were just mentioned. We talk about a moral obligation. Truly, it is troubling to me to hear so much talk in terms of...



    A picture of Representative Jerrold Nadler

    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    NADLER. I thank the gentlelady for yielding. Mr. Speaker, we are debating a continuing resolution, a budget. A budget deals with amounts that we appropriate. This budget represents great compromise--$250...



    A picture of Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick

    Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick

    From: PA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-28

    FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for his leadership on this continuing resolution, which, if adopted, will guarantee that the government continues to operate. I rise this evening in support...



    A picture of Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, the Republicans aren't kidding anyone tonight. They have the ability this [[Page H5981]] evening to take up the continuing resolution that was passed in the Senate. If they passed...



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    Representative Kathy Castor

    From: FL District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    CASTOR of Florida. Mr. Speaker, when the American Government shuts down early next week, it will be plain that the Republicans in Congress are responsible. Unfortunately, it will be our neighbors back...



    A picture of Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    From: FL District 21

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    DEUTCH. I thank the gentlelady. Mr. Speaker, I have been sitting here listening to the chairman talk about the disastrous effects of ObamaCare--destruction, devastation, chaos. I want to read some...



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    Representative David Scott

    From: GA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    SCOTT of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I hope all of America is listening tonight because we are seeing one of the darkest moments in the history of this Congress for what we are about. ...



    A picture of Representative John Abney Culberson

    Representative John Abney Culberson

    From: TX District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-28

    CULBERSON. Mr. Speaker, the Democrat side of the aisle can say it until they're blue in the face that the sky is green. That doesn't make it green. It is not true. This legislation is designed to keep...



    A picture of Representative Eliot L. Engel

    Representative Eliot L. Engel

    From: NY District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, by refusing to advance a resolution that can pass the Senate, the Republican majority has made the reckless and irresponsible choice to shut down the Federal Government. The Affordable...



    A picture of Representative Donna F. Edwards

    Representative Donna F. Edwards

    From: MD District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    EDWARDS. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this rule and to the underlying amendments. I want to be very clear. I don't even have a voice, but I want to let America know that House Republicans are...



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    Representative Peter Welch

    From: VT District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-28

    WELCH. Mr. Speaker, what you are proposing in this legislation-- basically shutting down the government and stiffing our creditors--is really stupid, and here is why. We have got to move on. We have...