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March 29, 2012 Speech

Each year, an estimated 21,000 Americans die from lung cancer caused by exposure to radon. This invisible, naturally-occurring, radioactive gas concentrates at dangerous levels in homes and persists for years, often without a family's knowledge. Minnesota is a national leader in reducing the risk of radon exposure.

March 28, 2012 Speech

This Republican budget is a political document. It is the House Republican’s platform for November.  This GOP platform puts our economy and millions of jobs at risk. They gut protections for seniors and families in need. And, they abandon local communities at a time when Washington should be a partner for opportunity and economic growth.

March 21, 2012 Speech

Today, in the House Budget Committee we are debating the GOP/Ryan Budget for 2013 which the Washington Post called, "dangerously wrong for the country." The GOP budget repeals the health care reform law – undermining women's access to quality, affordable, comprehensive health care, and once again empowering insurance companies.

March 7, 2012 Speech

Good morning!  It is an honor to be with you today.  I want to thank NCAI President Jefferson Keel of the Chickasaw Nation for this very special invitation to join you today.  Thank you for the warm welcome, but more importantly, thank you for being here in Washington, DC. 

February 27, 2012 Speech

Good morning to everyone, and welcome to Washington.

Thank you to the National Ground Water Association for this great award. Thank you Danny for coming from Minnesota.

I am lucky to hail from the Land of not only 10,000 Lakes, but also multiple levels of excellent aquifers!

February 16, 2012 Speech

Mr. Secretary, as we have discussed previously, you are familiar with legislation that passed the Senate – S. 1134, the St. Croix River Crossing Project Authorization Act.

February 15, 2012 Speech

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Thank you, Mr. Zients.

I'd like to shift gears here a little bit and talk about part of the budget that we usually don't ever discuss here in the Budget Committee. I'm hoping I can capture the Chairman's interest, and we can talk about this some more in the coming months.

August 15, 2011 Speech

CHUCK TODD: We're expecting the president to arrive in St. Paul in about 90 minutes from now, and then he'll head over here for the first of five town halls over the next three days. We met in St. Paul with Democratic Congresswoman Betty McCollum, but she drove down here, and she joins me now.

July 27, 2011 Speech

Thank you for that introduction and for inviting me to be here with you all today!

This is a historic time to be here in DC.  I can honestly say that no one knows what's going on here in Washington. I say that in sincerity. And I say that in sadness.  We have to get this issue resolved, because it affects all of us.

June 1, 2011 Speech

Preserving and enhancing America's wilderness areas and the National Park System are priorities for me in Congress.