Via The Hill:
. . . Jackson Lee suggested lawmakers should take inspiration from President Lincoln’s leadership during the Civil War.
“I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?”
Jackson Lee was one of a handful of Democrats who took to the House floor to warn that the $85 billion in cuts to 2013 spending in the sequester, due to take place in March, would devastate people who rely on government services.