2:25 PM EST
Allen Boyd, D-FL 2nd

Mr. BOYD. So what we're trying to do here is hit the pause button for less than 60 days, and we will move forward, break for the Christmas holiday, and then come back, and we have to focus on this issue of fiscal responsibility.

I have said to my party leaders, as I have said to the other party leaders over the last 8 years, we have to look beyond the ends of our nose and we have to focus on fiscal responsibility. And the first step we have to do is keep our country from going into default on its bonds. And then we have to move forward to reinstall such tools as PAYGO, commissions, whatever it takes to get us focused on getting our government back to the point of acting in a responsible way for fiscal matters.