SHUTDOWN; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 133
(House of Representatives - October 01, 2013)

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  (Mr. CARNEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. CARNEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to call on my colleagues to 
resolve this fight and stop this government shutdown. Today, Federal 
workers across the country, including at Dover Air Force Base in my 
home State of Delaware, are being sent home without pay. America is 
better than this. Many of us on both sides of the aisle are willing to 
work together to find consensus and to focus on solutions. That's the 
responsible way to govern.
  And I'm convinced that many of my colleagues on the other side of the 
aisle don't want this government shutdown either. It's only a small 
minority of those in the Tea Party who have forced this on the American 
people. But the

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other side has been hijacked by these extremists, and they're holding 
our government hostage.
  It's time to put the people above politics. It's time for the 
responsible voices here in Congress to prevail. It's time for us to do 
what's right for the American people, and end this government shutdown.