Biden hits the Hill
August 1st, 2011
11:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Biden hits the Hill

Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Capitol Hill Monday to attend meetings of Senate and House Democrats.

As he walked into the room of Senate Democrats, the former Delaware senator was asked what he planned to tell members. He replied, "I'm going to tell them it's a great day."

The White House and Congressional leaders reached an agreement to raise the debt ceiling Sunday night. The House and Senate will now vote on the agreement.

– CNN Congressional Producer Ted Barrett contributed to this report.


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • House • Joe Biden • Senate
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Four and The Door

    He replied, "I'm going to tell them it's a great day."
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    The Republicans don't need to be told. They did a great job for the American people and fought against some really lousy ideas. They know it's a great day.

    August 1, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  2. Vic of New York

    It's a "great day" for the forces of anarchy and deconstructing our union. The TEA Party patriots and the Right-Wing extremists who cal themselved "Partiots" are no such thing. Even Benedict Arnold considered himself a patriot.

    We are still looking for a President who will take the fight to the door of the enemy within our nation. They are not hard to find. They are the one's who patronize FOX.

    August 1, 2011 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  3. New Age Independant

    @Vic of New York

    uhm yeah... TEA Party folks and the GOP are so extreme to be pushing fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget. I suppose you also blame the S&P radicals that say the country needs to cut 4 trillion dollars as well? Stop watching Colbert and the like if you cant tell the difference between comedy and reality.

    August 1, 2011 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    That is so hilarious. The Dems got most of what they wanted......and they pretend to be bolting?????

    That is absolutely hilarious!

    August 1, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  5. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    It's a "great day" for the forces of anarchy and deconstructing our union. The TEA Party patriots and the Right-Wing extremists who cal themselved "Partiots" are no such thing. Even Benedict Arnold considered himself a patriot.
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    Yes, living within ones means is truly "extreme". As I look around though, I seem to be surrounded by "extremists" at the state level that must balance their budgets and millions of Americans that live within their means and balance THEIR budgets. What kind of country have we devolved into where prudent financial management is labeled "extreme"??? Well, maybe EXTREMELY RESPONSIBLE!!!

    August 1, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  6. Fair is Fair

    Were it not for the comedic relief Biden provides in Washington, things would be completely depressing. A true buffoon's buffoon. Thanks, Joe!

    August 1, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  7. Done With You All

    Look at the stock market, oh this deal just saved us, yea right, more political bull from a bunch of clowns.

    August 1, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    What is sad about all of this is how Obama gets blamed for debt that is not his, and a deficit that he did not create. The increased deficit since Obama took office has more to do with decreased revenue from job loss than any increase in spending.

    GWB increased spending more than any president in history. He created an entire new defense department called Homeland Security, which is a $50B per year operation comprised of over 40 separate sub-agencies.

    August 1, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |