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I think the administration is playing a pretty dangerous game with this sunset provision.feedback
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Nov 17 2017
Charlie Dent has been quoted 88 times. The one recent article where Charlie Dent has been quoted is The GOP's High-Risk Move to Whack Obamacare in Its Tax Bill. Most recently, Charlie Dent was quoted as having said, “It would be an absolute wrong approach to take on tax reform.”.
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Oct 08 2017 - American politics

You never really leave. I'm not going anywhere. I'm gonna be around.feedback

Oct 08 2017 - American politics

I was co-chair with Mark Kirk before he left in 2010 for the Senate. Back then, people tended to talk to Mark about matters more than me. Which was fine. He was a little more senior, a little more experienced. When he left, I became the face. And when I leave, people like Elise, Carlos, Ryan, Leonard–they're more than ready to step up. They're very smart, very quick. They'll do a good job. I'm not at all concerned.feedback

Oct 08 2017 - American politics

We have some really good people ready, willing, and able step up. They will take on greater roles–not necessarily as chair or co-chair–but in leadership roles providing a stronger voice for the pragmatic, governing wing of the party. Our people tend to be from more marginal swing districts that are affected by the national political environment more than others.feedback

Sep 28 2017

This might send a signal to empower some of the fringe elements who have no intentions of governing or engaging in a serious dialogue, negotiation or compromise. You don't want Washington to be just a lot of heavily ideological members. When people like Corker and I leave, it is not helpful.feedback

Sep 21 2017 - American politics

The district has a slight Republican lean, although in a year like this where one party has control – my party has control of the executive and legislative branches – that party typically runs into a pretty stiff headwind. So I suspect now that the seat is open there will be a considerable amount of investment by both sides in trying to capture it. I believe this will be a very competitive race.feedback

Sep 21 2017 - Trump administration

It seemed like for personal reasons it was the right time to go. Yes, there's frustration, but some of that frustration predated the Trump administration, to be honest.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Republican Party

Accomplishing the most basic fundamental tasks of governance is becoming far too difficult. It shouldn't be, but that's reality.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Trump Presidency

Before Trump, I saw the ongoing battle between what I would call the pragmatic governing wing and the purists – that was the litmus test issue.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Trump Presidency

Now, since Trump, the issue has become, more or less, Trump loyalty.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Republican Party

As a member of the governing wing of the Republican Party, I've worked to instill stability, certainty and predictability in Washington. I've fought to fulfill the basic functions of Government, like keeping the lights on and preventing default.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Republican Party

I promise to continue my role, both inside and soon outside of government, of giving voice to the sensible center and working to solve problems for the American people through smart policy – the product of negotiation, cooperation and inevitably, compromise.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - DACA

I believe the votes are there to pass some kind of a DACA program in the House. I'm not saying a majority of the majority, but there are 218 votes.feedback

Sep 03 2017

If anything comes out of this horrible, destructive hurricane, maybe it's that people will realize that we have responsibilities, and the American people expect us to do our jobs. I think the American people will grow increasingly tired and frustrated listening to the internecine procedural battles in Washington while people are being rescued from their rooftops.feedback

Sep 02 2017

Look, some members are going to vote against the debt ceiling under any circumstances and they want their 'no' vote to be as easy as possible. The issue is not making the debt ceiling vote easier for the 'no' votes. The issue is making it easier for the 'yes' votes.feedback

Aug 29 2017 - Trump Presidency

Shutting down the government would be a self-destructive act, not to mention an act of political malpractice.feedback

Aug 29 2017 - Trump Presidency

We'll have to determine what our next steps will be, but I'm hopeful he'll sign the bill.feedback

Aug 28 2017

I suspect that September will be a test for all of us.feedback

Aug 24 2017 - Democratic Party

My preference and I think all of our preference, Republican and Democrat alike, is to get to real reform that would be as close to fully paid for as possible. That's easier said than done.feedback

Aug 01 2017 - Obamacare

This proposal I believe can get some traction. Now whether or not the leadership of both parties will buy into this remains to be seen.feedback

Aug 01 2017 - Obamacare

If we were to end up pursuing that course of action, then we as Republicans would end up owning the health-care issue. Further destabilizing and accelerating the collapse of the individual market would be very unhelpful to the people who need health insurance. I believe that most Republican members of the House don't want to do anything to accelerate the collapse of the individual insurance market. I don't think many Republicans want to see any reckless course of action.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - American politics

This issue was outsourced to Congress. It was never really sold. I think that was part of the reason why it was a failure.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Twitter

I don't want to cause hardship for a lot of people. Bipartisan plans are out there.feedback

Jul 23 2017 - Obamacare

It's a problem we've had as a party for some time. We saw this going back to the shutdown. One year it was defunding Obamacare, the other it was Planned Parenthood, now it will be the border wall. Somebody will find a reason to say we can't fund the government unless we get 'x'. Someone always finds an issue.feedback

Jun 03 2017 - Republican Party

It'll be more difficult than it should be. Because Congress is what it is.feedback

May 29 2017 - American politics

Much of the rest of it is aspirational and messaging. But this is what is real.feedback

May 29 2017 - American politics

That's starting to wear on some people.feedback

May 25 2017 - Republican Party

A bipartisan health bill is a possible outcome, though no one in leadership wants to admit it.feedback

May 22 2017 - EPA

We want a functioning EPA and want their decisions to be based on best practices and science. I don't think anyone is here to kill the agency, we're here to make it work better.feedback

May 18 2017 - Russia

I believe that's why we're having this investigation - to find out if in fact there was collusion. I certainly hope there wasn't any but if there is there are going to be very serious consequences. I am not on a witch hunt. I am on a fact-finding mission.feedback

May 10 2017

If they send back any bill at all, it will be in a form that will likely be rejected by those who were just appeased in the House in order to move the first bill.feedback

May 04 2017

Members have been asked to vote for a bill that is particularly treacherous, that is going no where in the Senate. This legislation will be gutted and we will have voted for a bill that will never become law. Will it cause headaches for people? Absolutely.feedback

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

The members of the Tuesday group were very clear with me several weeks ago that they didn't want anyone else from my group … negotiating (on their behalf).feedback

May 02 2017

I told him my concerns continue to be about Medicaid expansion not being soft on its landing. He knows my position.feedback

May 02 2017 - Obamacare

There is a concern that this is going to be a model to try to placate the hard right and get these bills out of the House knowing that they have an uncertain fate in the Senate. It just further exposes members of marginal districts politically because we know darn well that the bill on the rebound from the Senate won't satisfy those on the hard right. All this political capital is being expended on the first launch knowing damn well that the only battle that matters is the last one won't get the support of those very same people.feedback

Apr 29 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think part of it is there is a learning curve there, no question. I think they tried to do a great deal very quickly and they haven't been properly staffed up.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - American politics

My sense is that the members of our group who were opposed to the bill before remain opposed. Nothing's changed.feedback

Apr 26 2017

It doesn't address any of the concerns I've been raising for weeks.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Immigration

What I hope he means is that we should be talking about establishing operational control. . . I'm not saying necessarily walls.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Republican Party

Same concerns, and this didn't really address them.feedback

Apr 25 2017

This remains our challenge here in the House. We've had a very difficult time performing the very basic fundamental tasks of governing.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Republican Party

It doesn't do anything to change the problems with the underlying bill.feedback

Apr 06 2017

What they were talking about was not going to get me to yes.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - American politics

It seems like there will be a little bit of a pivot right now from healthcare to something else. If they asked my opinion, I would tell them, they should pivot to infrastructure. Why? Because I think it is easier to assemble a bipartisan coalition to do infrastructure than tax reform.feedback

Mar 27 2017 - Republican Party

Well, it's just another day at the office for me, I guess.feedback

Mar 26 2017 - Trumpcare

We've been here before. The only difference is now we have a Republican president and some people thought the fever might break a little bit. But apparently not.feedback

Mar 26 2017

I'm not going to deny that. I listened very respectfully to what the president had to say. But my bottom line is this: this discussion has been far too much about artificial timelines, arbitrary deadlines, all to effect the baseline on tax reform. This conversation should be more about the people whose lives are going to be impacted by our decisions on their health care.feedback

Mar 24 2017

I don't know. I've declared my opposition to the bill.feedback

Mar 23 2017

I believe this bill, in its current form, will lead to the loss of coverage and make insurance unaffordable for too many Americans.feedback

Mar 20 2017

Doing that would be a nonstarter and would be enormously and hugely problematic for many of our members.feedback

Mar 17 2017 - Trumpcare

We'll see what changes they're going to make. I'm listening.feedback

Mar 17 2017

A president only has so much political capital to expend and so much moral authority as well, and so any time your credibility takes a hit, I think in many ways it weakens the officeholder.feedback

Mar 17 2017

If I hear one more senator tell me that this bill is dead on arrival, I think my head is going to explode. That's certainly not something many members of the House find very appetizing – voting for something that will go nowhere in the Senate.feedback

Mar 16 2017

The president proposes and Congress disposes. We can't finance a defense buildup entirely on the back of domestic, nondefense spending. It's not realistic and unfair.feedback

Mar 10 2017

I remain concerned … about the impact of the Medicaid changes on vulnerable populations, as well as the overall effect of the bill on access to affordable care.feedback

Feb 16 2017

He should be talking about how we're going to be reforming healthcare. I hope he gets more focused on policy.feedback

Jan 26 2017

I'd rather not be revisiting and rehashing the election. It's over.feedback

Jan 26 2017 - Twitter

I don't control the Twitter feed.feedback

Jan 25 2017

I hope he gets more focused on policy. Crowd size doesn't matter.feedback

Jan 08 2017 - Affordable Care Act

I saw that as a flashing yellow light, like caution to not move precipitously. My own view is that Obamacare is complex and controversial enough without including Planned Parenthood provisions.feedback

May 12 2016

I would certainly talk about it.feedback

May 12 2016

A number of us are concerned about the lack of policy positions that he (Trump) has presented. The few that he has are often conflicting or contradictory. Combine that with the incendiary statements on POWs, the disabled, Muslims, Hispanics, women, it's a cause for concern.feedback

May 09 2016

When you're a candidate running for office you don't like to be in a position where you have to put distance between yourself and someone in your own party. But in this case you're compelled to do it because of the nature of these inflammatory statements.feedback

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