(House of Representatives - October 12, 2013)

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  (Ms. FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
  Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, it is time for solutions to end the government 
shutdown and resolve the uncertainty of America's rapidly approaching 
credit limit. Every day House Republicans are working to shape a 
bipartisan agreement to reopen the Federal Government and restore 
services for the American people.
  While the Senate has refused to talk, House Republicans have worked 
to find bipartisan common ground and pass legislation to restore 
services that should be open and running for North Carolinians and for 
all Americans. Republicans and Democrats in the House of 
Representatives passed 15 separate measures to pay our military, 
restore the WIC program, open national parks, and end delays to veteran 
benefit applications, among other important things.
  Like my constituents, I think the gridlock in Washington needs to 
stop. To have any hope of solving the challenges before us, be it this 
shutdown or our debt crisis, Democrats can't simply refuse to 
negotiate. They have to be willing to work together. Divided government 
demands bipartisan solutions.