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  • The Sequestration Myth


    A picture of Representative Lynn A. Westmoreland

    Representative Lynn A. Westmoreland

    From: GA District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-27

    WESTMORELAND. Mr. Speaker, I'm joined by some of our colleagues tonight here to talk about the sequester. We've heard a lot about it in the last, I guess, 10 or 12 1-minute speeches about the sequester...



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    Representative Louie Gohmert

    From: TX District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-27

    GOHMERT. I appreciate my friend from Georgia hosting this hour and also yielding. This is a very important topic, and people need to understand what's going on. Now, as someone who was totally opposed...



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    Representative Chris Collins

    From: NY District 27

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-27

    COLLINS of New York. I want to thank the gentleman from Georgia for that kind introduction. I would put two words forward: when I came to my period of time as county executive in Erie County, the largest...



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    Representative David G. Valadao

    From: CA District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-27

    VALADAO. Mr. Speaker, I agree, Congress needs to get serious about our Nation's irresponsible spending; however, broad-based, automatic spending cuts and tax increases are not the way to get our fiscal...



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    Representative Austin Scott

    From: GA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-27

    SCOTT of Georgia. Thank you, Mr. Westmoreland. I certainly enjoyed serving with you in the Georgia House where we balanced the budget on an annual basis and made cuts certainly much larger than this...



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    Representative Ted S. Yoho

    From: FL District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-27

    YOHO. I thank the gentleman from Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of my constituents in Florida's Third District to voice the concerns they have shared with me over the President's sequester...



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    Senator James Lankford

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-27

    LANKFORD. I thank the gentleman from Georgia. Mr. Speaker, it's an honor to be able to stand in front of this House today. Let me talk about families that all across America right now are struggling...



    A picture of Representative Rodney Davis

    Representative Rodney Davis

    From: IL District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-27

    DAVIS of Illinois. I thank the gentleman from Georgia. I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to remind us all what President Kennedy told us. He said: Let us not seek the Republican or Democratic answer,...