A Day in the Life: One Republican's Quest for a Shutdown Ending

Rep. Leonard Lance looks for a compromise that could get Congress back up and running.
3:25 | 10/09/13

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I I don't like shut down and I'm sorry that it has occurred and I hope that it is over as quickly as possible. And I would have preferred in negotiations. Between. Capitol Hill in the White House and and hopefully that will occur and I hopefully that will occur. Today dealer at a very early date. -- -- -- I'm just happy. Almost -- passengers and -- I think yeah I think New Jersey has the best. Great for the team. He answered the telephone calls because we don't have a full compliment. Colleagues here. -- want to shut down the field as soon as possible so. I should be calling Joyce estimate that -- great. But I think. One proposal. That it might be a way forward and I have. Indicated that I am supportive this proposal and it's bipartisan in nature is to. Have a continuing resolution and the same time I'm repealing the medical. -- device tax and we're we're going to be voting where we have for a series of votes. And this is the first series of votes. And -- will be called in about. Three -- four minutes. Thanks for taking anti 150. Just like to get an update -- -- this needs to be done. -- January 1 or else. A lot of Americans will not be able to continue to see their doctors they want -- -- -- this committee is usually. Filled -- and those who are interested in the issues of the commerce in the United States the committee would be in session this week except for the shut down and I want to make sure -- It's up and running as quickly as possible. -- like there's. Some. You at this point still willing to consider voting for a clean resolution. -- he does tie into obamacare. I would vote for a continuing resolution that includes. Repealing the medical device tax this is congressman Lance -- yet how are you you -- debt telephone Meehan and returning your call this is congressman Lance returning your call -- I'm not. Time I'm not trying to sell anything I'm one of those who come to and I'm trying to work with speaker Boehner and and I don't think that I -- viewed as someone who is. Extreme on on on issues I tried to listen to all points of view. I don't think anybody wins. When there's a shutdown and I don't think anybody wins waited to be -- default. And our obligations and I don't view this as a matter of winning or losing between. Branches of government order. The two political parties I think we should all work together to make sure that the American people.

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