(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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  (Mr. CONNOLLY asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. CONNOLLY. Today, we passed a fix for the FAA and for air traffic 
controllers because of a problem created by sequestration. But we only 
have 10 fingers. There are many more holes in the dike than 10. We've 
already plugged the hole on the Pentagon. We've already plugged the 
hole on food inspectors at USDA. Today, we plug another one.
  Sooner or later, we have to recognize the dike itself is being 
undermined by something called sequestration. The time has come for 
Congress to put aside partisan wrangling. It's time for the majority to 
show leadership and appoint conferees to a budget so we can actually 
work this out in a sensible way, not a meat-ax, reckless way, and get 
things done for the American people. Sequestration is not rocket 
science, but it will remain beyond us if we continue the partisan 
fighting we've had in this House.