REP. RANGEL (D-NY): New York is different and more progressive than a lot of areas in other states, and some of the Southern areas have cultures that we have to overcome. But we do have a model set of what Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, have come together and put the party labels behind them and come forward with something that says, ‘hey, we may disagree, but one thing is clear, that we have to do something’ and that’s exactly what they’ve done.

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