"Good afternoon, we went through a tough week last week as a party, but clearly the House majority is intact and we are strong. I've never been prouder of my colleagues than I am for having stood strong for the things that we believe in. I'm especially proud of our colleague, Paul Ryan, who took the charge across the nation for the kind of solutions oriented agenda that we've been about the last two years. As the Speaker said, we stand together, ready to do what's right by the people of this country, to extend our hand; to help those who are in trouble, those who are having tough times, and we want to help people in this country get back to work.
"We are going to be a results oriented majority about solutions, just as we have been in the past. We want solutions that will get people back to work. We want solutions that will help save Medicare for those who need it. We want to make sure there are solutions in place for the myriad of challenges people are facing. That's why we are saying to the President, we want to work with you on solutions. We don't understand why raising tax rates is the solution if you want to see people get back to work. The Speaker has extended his hand to say, we want to work with you Mr. President. We understand that he won re-election, as did we. We want to go forward together in cooperation to solve the problems, not just posture."