Representative: Tom Graves
Home District: Ranger, Georgia
Quoted: "House GOP is united around a very reasonable policy: POTUS should give families the same Obamacare delay he gave to businesses."
Representative: Vicky Hartzler
Home District: Harrisonville, Missouri
Quoted: "The American people have spoken already on this: They do not want Obamacare .... It is hurting people."
Representative: Tim Huelskamp
Home District: Fowler, Kansas
Quoted: "Most Americans realize the government shutdown has no impact on their daily life. They got their mail today; they're going to get their Social Security check."
Representative: Jim Jordan
Home District: Urbana, Ohio
Quoted: "We have to get something on Obamacare, because that — if you want to get this country on a fiscal path to balance, you cannot let an entitlement of this size that will truly bankrupt the country and, more importantly, one that's not going to help Americans with their health care, you can't let this happen. "
Representative: Steve King
Home District: Kiron, Iowa
Quoted: "The American people have rejected Obamacare. The president is willing to put all of that on the line to save his namesake legislation, which I think would go down in history as the largest political tantrum ever."
Representative: Raul Labrador
Home District: Eagle, Idaho
Representative: Tom Massie
Home District: Garrison, Kentucky
Quoted: "It’s just not that big of a deal."
Representative: Tom McClintock
Home District: Elk Grove, California
Quoted: In response to Harry Reid calling Tea Partiers "anarchists": "When the other guy starts calling you names, you know that you're winning the debate, and you know that he knows you're winning the debate."
Representative: Mark Meadows
Home District: Cashier, North Carolina
Quoted: “James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 58 that ‘the power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon . . . for obtaining redress of every grievance.’"
Representative: Randy Neugebauer
Home District: Lubbock, Texas
Quoted: "We get tons of mail and E-mails and phone calls. And overwhelmingly, those phone calls say, 'Congressman, do everything you can to get rid of this very onerous piece of legislation. We don’t want the government running our health care.' And so, from my perspective, we’re doing the people’s work here.”
Representative: Matt Salmon
Home District: Mesa, Arizona
Quoted: “I was here during the government shutdown in 1995. It was a divided government. we had a Democrat president of the United States. We had a Republican Congress. And I believe that that government shutdown actually gave us the impetus, as we went forward, to push toward some real serious compromise.”
Representative: Mark Sanford
Home District: Charleston, South Carolina
Quoted: "Our society has been held together for over 200 years in no small part due to the belief that our system was fair or equitable, yet the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been anything but that."
Representative: Steve Scalise
Home District: Jefferson, Louisiana
Quoted: “Either Obamacare is good enough that it should apply to all or it is so bad that it should apply to none. It is time for the sweetheart deals and backroom exemptions to end.”
Representative: Dave Schweikert
Home District: Fountain Hills, Arizona
Quoted: "I know it's not comfortable for a lot of people here, but this is how it's supposed to work. It's supposed to be cantankerous. It's supposed to be this constant grinding." *
Representative: Steve Stockman
Home District: Clear Lake, Texas
Quoted: “Americans want Congress to do two things, work together on our national fiscal crisis and stop Obamacare. It’s time Congress started listening to them.”
Representative: Marlin Stutzman
Home District: Howe, Indiana
Quoted: “We aren't going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”
Representative: Randy Weber
Home District: Pearland, Texas
Quoted: “When the Democrats passed [Obamacare] over 60 percent of America’s wishes three years ago, they began this government shutdown.”
Representative: Ted Yoho
Home District: Gainesville, Florida
Quoted: “It only takes one with passion — look at Rosa Parks, Lech Walesa, Martin Luther King.”
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