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Default Prevention Act of 2013

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. JOHANNS. Mr. President, I appreciate the good working relationship with Senator Landrieu. We have been talking back and forth. We exchanged phone calls through the evening--never quite did connect--but we have been talking here today. It is our desire to find a solution to this issue.

We understand that what the District of Columbia is asking for is the simple ability to use its funding. We are talking and working, and I am optimistic we are going to find a solution.

I would also say, as a former mayor, I can only understand the sleepless nights the mayor is going through. So both of us want to try to solve this issue, and I think the Senate does.

What I would like to do is continue our conversations over the next hour or so. They have been fruitful, and I think we are working our way toward a solution.

I appreciate the opportunity to work with Senator Landrieu.


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