|00:00:00||DREIER: IN THE SPIRIT OF BIPARTISANSHIP, IN THE SPIRIT OF RECOGNIZING THAT WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T SHUT DOWN AT MIDNIGHT, I'D LIKE TO ENGAGE IN A DISCUSSION WITH MY FRIEND FROM WORCESTER, AS I WAS TRYING TO WHEN HE WAS IN THE WELL, TO SAY A FEW THINGS.|
|00:00:13||FIRST OF ALL, AS WE ALL KNOW, LAST YEAR NO APPROPRIATIONS BILLS WERE PASSED.|
|00:00:19||NOTHING WAS COMPLETED IN THE LAST CONGRESS.|
|00:00:22||NOTHING AT ALL.|
|00:00:23||AND WE HAVE SPENT WITH MR.|
|00:00:25||ROGERS AND MR.|
|00:00:26||DICKS VIRTUALLY THIS ENTIRE YEAR CLEANING UP THE WORK OF THE LAST CONGRESS.|
|00:00:31||AND THE GENTLEMAN WILL RECOGNIZE THAT, I'M SURE.|
|00:00:33||THE GENTLEMAN ACKNOWLEDGES THAT, MR.|
|00:00:35||SPEAKER, THAT WE HAVE SPENT THIS HAD YEAR WORKING TO CLEAN UP THE FACT THAT NO APPROPRIATIONS WORK WAS DONE LAST YEAR?|
|00:00:41||I'LL YIELD TO MY FRIEND.|
Mr. DREIER. I am happy to yield to my friend from Rochester if she would like to ask me a question or ask the Chair a question. I am more than happy to yield to her, I would say, Mr. Speaker.
Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
In the spirit of bipartisanship, in the spirit of recognizing that we need to ensure that the government doesn't shut down at midnight, I'd like to engage in a discussion with my friend from Worcester, as I was trying to when he was in the well, to say a few things.
First of all, as we all know, last year no appropriations bills were passed. Nothing was completed in the last Congress--nothing at all. And we have spent, with Mr. Rogers and Mr. Dicks, virtually this entire year cleaning up the work of the last Congress. And the gentleman will recognize that, I'm sure. I mean, the gentleman acknowledges that, Mr. Speaker, that we have spent this year working to clean up the fact that no appropriations work was done last year.
I am happy to yield to my friend.