|00:00:00||YOU, MADAM SPEAKER.|
|00:00:01||I'D JUST LIKE TO REMIND MY COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE THE LAST TIME WE TOOK A VOTE ON THIS ISSUE BACK ON THE BUDGET CONTROL ACT IN AUGUST IS A MUCH DIFFERENT TIME THAN TODAY.|
|00:00:12||SINCE AUGUST WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR A PLAN FROM THE OTHER SIDE DEALING WITH OUR NATIONAL DEBT.|
|00:00:18||WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR A PLAN FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO DEAL WITH OUR NATIONAL DEBT.|
|00:00:22||NOTHING HAS OCCURRED.|
|00:00:23||SO, MADAM SPEAKER, THERE IS NO REPEEDIATION OF OUR VOTE FROM AUGUST.|
|00:00:30||THIS THIS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE TELLING US, THAT WE NEED TO GET OUR ACT TOGETHER IN WASHINGTON AND I JOIN MY COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE.|
|00:00:39||MY HAND IS OPEN TO WORK HAND IN HAND TO DOLE WITH THESE PROBLEMS ONCE AND FOR ALL.|
|00:00:46||I'M WILLING TO SACRIFICE MY POLITICAL LIFE TO DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.|
|00:00:52||I JUST HOPE MY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE WILL JOIN IN THAT SAME SENTIMENT.|
|00:00:59||LET'S PUT POLITICS ASIDE.|
|00:01:01||LET'S DEAL WITH THE SUBSTANCE OF THE DAY.|
|00:01:04||LET'S DEAL WITH THIS UNDERLYING NATIONAL CRISIS THAT IS REPRESENTED IN OUR NATIONAL DEBT.|
|00:01:09||YOU HAVE MANY FRIENDS OVER HERE THAT ARE LOOKING TO REACH OUT, HAND TO HAND, JOIN ARM IN ARM TO DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM AND DEAL WITH THE ECONOMY OF OUR NATION ONCE AND FOR ALL.|
|00:01:21||I JUST ASK YOU TO JUMP AND JOIN US RATHER THAN FIGHT US.|
|00:01:25||AND WITH THAT I'M HAPPY TO YIELD TO MY COLLEAGUE, MR.|
|00:01:29||FLAKE, FOR TWO MINUTES, I BELIEVE.|
Mr. REED. I'd just like to remind my colleagues on the other side of the aisle that last time we took a vote on this issue back on the Budget Control Act in August was a much different time than today. Since August, we've been waiting for a plan from the other side to deal with our national debt. We've been waiting for a plan from the White House to deal with our national debt. Nothing has occurred.
So, Madam Speaker, there is no repudiation of our vote from August. This is consistent with what the American people are telling us, that we have to get our act together in Washington.
I join my colleagues on the other side. My hand is open to work hand in hand to deal with these problems once and for all. I'm willing to sacrifice my political life to do what needs to be done for the American people. I just hope my friends and colleagues on the other side of the aisle will join in that same sentiment.
Let's put politics aside. Let's deal with the substance of the day. Let's deal with this underlying national crisis that is represented in our national debt. You have many friends over here that are looking to reach out hand to hand, join arm in arm to deal with this problem and deal with the economy of our Nation once and for all. I just ask you to jump and join us rather than fight us.
With that, I'm happy to yield to my colleague from Arizona (Mr. Flake) for 2 minutes.