(House of Representatives - October 12, 2013)

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                           REOPEN GOVERNMENT

  (Mr. ELLISON asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. ELLISON. Mr. Speaker, I am looking forward to joining my 
colleagues in that line to sign a discharge petition that will reopen 
government. Not with conditions, not on the condition that we want this 
thing or we want that thing, and we won't open the government until we 
get it, but just to open the government with no conditions.
  My Republican friends know very well that this shutdown is for one 
reason, and one reason only. It is because they wanted to delay, 
defund, and destroy health care for the American people. They are ready 
to destroy the American economy unless they get it.
  We don't have to go through this long line. We can open up the 
government in 15 minutes if Speaker Boehner puts a clean continuing 
resolution on the floor right now. Let's get it done.