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When Republicans used reconciliation in 2001 for the Bush tax cuts, they used it to increase the deficit. The whole purpose of reconciliation is for…
Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You…
We’ve got to have major health care reform because that is the 800-pound gorilla. That is the thing that can swamp the boat fiscally for…
The only possible role that I can see for reconciliation would be to make modest changes in the major package to improve affordability, to deal…
Reducing our dependence on foreign energy – that is critically important to America’s economic future. Excellence in education – if we’re not the best educated,…
Reconciliation cannot be used to pass comprehensive health care reform. It won’t work because it was never designed for that kind of significant legislation; it…
One reason the Founding Fathers thought that states should have two senators was so that smaller states wouldn’t get run over and could bring their…
It is vital that we provide North Dakota’s children with nutritionally sound diets. That means ensuring that they are getting plenty of fresh fruits and…
America was founded on majority rule, not supermajority rule. Somehow, over the years, this has morphed into supermajority rule, and that changes things.
There are large cooperatives all across this country. Land O’Lakes is a $12 billion club functioning all across America. There are rural electric co-ops in…
I’ve had lengthy discussions with European farm leaders. It is clear they have an agricultural strategy to support their producers and gain dominance in world…
Social Security has not contributed to the deficit problem.
The American people say, ‘Don’t touch Social Security, don’t touch Medicare, don’t cut defense.’ That’s 84 percent of the federal budget.
I would do away with super PACs. I think it’s a cancer.
Highway spending, which I think most everybody says is badly needed in this country, creates American jobs, and also makes America more competitive.
Governments can inflate their way out of debt, but that has consequences, doesn’t it?
The President is not squaring with the American people as to the seriousness of our nation’s fiscal condition. It is time for people to stand…
Certainly Social Security needs to be reformed.
Anybody who has stood on the prairie in North Dakota has felt the force of the wind and knows that our state has an inexhaustible…
When you’re borrowing 40 cents of every dollar that you spend, that can’t continue much longer. I think everybody really does understand that, and it’s…
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