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sidelines. you have vaccine mandates coming down the pike. this is the proposal for my colleagues, my democrat colleagues and my friends? what i can't understand for the life of me, mr. speaker, is in this bill that's supposed to go after the inequity gap in our country, they have the largest spending program as a giveaway to millionaires from high tax states like new york and california. $280 billion. there are special interest carvouts. it looks like a christmas tree of house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts >> we take you back live to the house, considering the spending resolution. and ask for its immediate consideration. the clerk: house resolution 803, resolved that during further consideration of the bill h.r.
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5376 to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title 2 of senate concurrent resolution 14 and house resolution 774, further amendments accompanying this resolution will be considered as adopted. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for one hour. mr. mcgovern: for purposes of one hour i yield 30 minutes to the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. reschenthaler. during consideration of this consideration all time yielded is for purpose of debate only and i ask that members may be given five days to revise and extend their remarks. the rules committee and reported a rule, house resolution 803, the rule self-executes a manager's amendment, the build back better act. i don't think i will surprise
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anyone that are reconciliation can be a challenging process. the legislation we passed here must be vetted to comply with the senate's procedural rules so it can be considered there as quickly as possible. this is why we are here tonight top ensure the build back better bill can be taken up across the capitol without delay. there was some process that this process might negatively the processes and programs contained in the legislation but i'm proud to report tonight that this rule makes only very, very technical changes. as the summary states, it makes quote technical changes to narrow references to comply with procedural requirements. let me put that in plain english, the build back better act remains unchanged. that means u.s. workers will see the establishment of the first
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family paid leave guarantee and health care coverage since the affordable care act was passed. nine million americans will see policemen yams reduced. four million people who are uninsured today will have access to quality care to the closing of medicaid's coverage gap. those who take prescription drugs will see lower costs since medicare is timely allowed to negotiate drug prices. more than 25 million people who rely on insulin in this country will see the cost capped at just $35. families will save $8, 600 per child every year through the universal and preschool for three and four-year-olds.
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students will see pell grants get a boost and dreamers will be eligible to receive them. roughly 40 million american families will see a tax cut through the extension of the child tax cut. this was first enacted in the american rescue plan and cut child poverty nearly in half. and future generations will have a more livable planet to combat the climate crisis. i know this has been a long process at times. the rules committee has spent a dozen hours considering this bill and that is in addition to the work of all other committees. now the numbers have been crunched and the technical language has been vetted and we are on the doorstep of passing this historic bill.
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this is a transformational bill and it is up to us to seize this opportunity. i urge my colleagues to support this rule so we can deliver for the american people and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: i thank the gentleman from massachusetts and my chairman for yielding me the customary 30 minutes and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: in joe biden's america, 70% of americans describe this will economy as poor. it is not hard to see why that is. inflation is at a 31-year high and make it hard for americans to purchase every day americans and it is wiping out wages. gas prices alone are at a seven-year high. american families are facing the
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most expensive thanksgiving on record and the backlog of ships to deliver goods has grown for 43% since president biden promised to fix it last month. here we are about to consider the most expensive bill in american history. and we are doing this instead of addressing the real problems that are facing real americans. democrats are doubling on these failed tax policies that will make joe biden's economic crisis even worst than it is now. president biden said show me a budget and i will tell you what we value. one thing is clear, democrats favor millionaires and billionaires. their socialist spending spree
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provides tax cuts up to money for millionaires. and for couples making over $200,000 and electronic vehicle subsidies for couples who bring in more than half a million dollars a year. those are the values of my colleagues. and in total, $$250 billion in tax breaks for the top 1%. who will be paying for the wealthy toll put a new tesla in their garage? it is going to be working families who are subsidizing it. the left-leaning tax policy center found this bill will raise taxes on middle-class americans by 30% and doesn't factor the hidden inflation that is over 6%. this tax scheme will destroy up
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to one million u.s. jobs. just like millionaires and billionaires, china benefits. thanks to policies that make it better for a foreign business or worker rather than -- it make it better for foreign businesses to manufacture outside the united states rather than in united states. far-left organizations luck out from millions of illegal immigrants will be granted amnesty and eligible for $45,000 a year in government benefits. butterflies, freshwater muscles receive millions of dollars. there is a $2.5 billion for so-called tree equity. how about middle-class americans?
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we know they will be paying more in taxes and seeing fewer economic opportunities but there is something in this bill for them. democrats are hiring 87,000 new i.r.s. agents to spy on their bank accounts. their proposal will double the chance of being audited and those making less than $75,000. they are have prescription drugs meaning fewer cures and treatments will be available for seniors and for patients. also, thanks to a natural gas tax, more than $550 billion spent on green new deal policies, americans can expect to pay higher prices for home heating costs, like that rates and gas prices. and keep in mind that heating bills are already expected to be up as much as 54% for some
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american households this winter. president biden's words are true. but it is very clear what my friends value and that is millionaires and billionaires and bugs and fish, even this concept of tree equity. those are the values that are prioritized in this budget over the concerns and needs of every day americans, middle-class families. to the democrats, it's full of radical-left priorities that will further goal the high inflation and highest spike in prices that we have seen in four decades and job creators and families will be forced to foot this bill. with that, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized.
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mr. mcgovern: i request unanimous consent a reiters' article entitled biden spending plans will not add to inflationary pressure. just yesterday, economists and analysts made clear that the bill will not add to inflationary pressures and there are provisions in this legislation to bolster our supply chains and if we want to talk about values, you know, our values is we want to lower the cost of prescription drugs for senior citizens and it is outrageous that drug companies charge so much for insulin, a drug that has been around forever and families are being gouged by these drug companies and there is a provision in this bill that caps insulin costs at $35 ap month. those are our values. i yield to the gentlemanfrom
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colorado, mr. neguse. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. neguse: i thank the distinguished chairman of the rules committee and with all the respect in the world to the gentlemanfrom pennsylvania, let's stick to the facts. wage growth is up and unemployment is down. in joe biden's america, family incomes are up. prescription drug pricing is poised to go down. i'm excited to be here to support the build back better act and speak in support of this historic legislation that will go to the benefit of each and every american. the tax cuts for working families that it will deliver, the jobs that i will will create and the costs that it will lower. the part that i'm most enthused
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is universal prek. i have a young three-year-old daughter who started preschool daughter and nothing brings a smile to my daughter than how much she has learned and we are lucky to send her to school but many families are not. thanks to president biden's vision, universal pre-k will be air reality. let's pass this bill. let's send it to the senate and get it across the finish line and with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time the gentleman from pennsylvania the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, madam speaker. i appreciate it. i want to say something, while campaigning for the white house last year, president biden repeatedly stressed that he would not directly raise taxes
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on individuals making below $400,000. analysis by the joint committee on taxation released tuesday, information showing that the house version of president biden's bill will start raising taxes as early as 2023 on middle class families. additionally the taxes fall more on the lower middle class. i know my good friend was talking about wages increasing. what's not being considered is if wages aren't increasing at the rate of inflation, people have less purchasing power. unless your wages have increased 6.2% your money earned is not what it was just a month or two or three ago. so yes, wage mace be raise bug they're not lifting -- they're
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not keeping pace with inflation so everyday americans are paying what economists call the invisible tax of inflation which hurts working and middle class families the most particularly when you look at the amounts they have to pay for gas prices which are at a seven-year high. by the way, the last time gas prices were this high, president biden was again in the white house. additionally, something to consider, that the budget resolution has three committees that are well over the budget resolution amount which i believe is going to cause a problem in the senate. first, the committee on homeland security was at $500 million in the budget resolution. it's almost three times that amount on the current c.b.o. score, just under $1.5 billion. if you look at the committee on judiciary, you had a budget resolution number of just about $108 billion. the c. bomplet came back at $115
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billion just over $115 billion with $369 billion from 2032 to 2041. then you have we committee on oversight which is almost as egregious as homeland security's number. it was in the budget resolution at $7.5 billion. it's almost twice that at $13.8 billion. i'm not the senate parliamentarian but in my understanding which will cause significant issues and privilege in the senate. but madam speaker, i just want to talk about the previous question. if we defeat the previous question, i will offer personally an amendment to the rule to strike provisions in this bill allowing millions, millions of illegal immigrants to live and work in the united states indefinitely in setting them on the path toward citizenship. madam speaker, i ask for unanimous consent to insert the text of my amendment in the
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record along with any extraneous material immediately prior to the vote on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. reschenthaler: thank you, madam speaker. here to explain the amendment is my good friend and former ranking member of the judiciary committee, jim jordan and i yield him as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. jordan: in 10 month, we have went from a secure border to complete chaos. we don't have a border anymore. we don't. we now have what secretary clinton said she wanted when she ran for president five years ago. we have a borderless hemisphere. don't believe it? look at the numbers. march was the highest month on record for illegal crossings at our southern border. the highest month on record until april. and then april was the highest month on record until may. and then may was the highest month on record until june. june was the highest month on
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record until july when 212,000 illegal encounters on our southern border. this past month went down to 164,000. 1. # million this year alone. a record, a record. and guess what. thousands more in a caravan are on their way. and all the terrible things that happened in these caravan are there because of the policies of the biden administration and the democrats who control the federal government. but don't worry, don't worry, secretary mayor ka said this. -- mayorka said this. the boarder is closed, the border is secure. you'd laugh if it wasn't so serious. fit wasn't so bad you'd almost have to laugh because there's no way anyone can describe the border as closed and the border as secure. so in this big spending bill this $2 trillion monstrosity,
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what's democrat's response to that chaotic situation on our border? amnesty for over six million people who are now country illegally. think about that. that's their response. oh, and don't forget, don't forget what the justice department, the justice department is getting ready to do. the justice department, when they're not -- when they're not spying on parents, when thar not treating parents as a domestic terrorist threat, our justice department is getting ready, getting ready to pay people who illegally entered our country $450,000. i mean you can't make this stuff up. it's why people all across this country are just throwing their hands up. what is going on? the cost of the immigration policies in this legislation are almost a half a trillion dollars over the next 20 years.
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half a trillion dollars. but again don't worry. don't worry. joe biden says that half a trillion dollars in spending on immigration policies an all the other spending in this bill, don't worry. joe biden says that's going to help the inflation problem. there is not a rational, sain person on the planet who believes that. and why the president of the united states would make such a statement is beyond me. record high inflation. record -- highest we've had in 31 years. joe biden says spending half a trillion over 20 years on immigration policy this is this legislation and all the other spending is going to lower inflation. let's defeat the previous question when it comes up. let's defeat the rule. and for goodness sake, i hope, i hope we'll vote down this bill which is only going to exacerbate the already terrible situation we have seen every single policy. every single policy. that has come if the biden administration and the democrat
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controlled congress has been harmful to american families. we have -- as i said from a secure border to chaos, we have went from energy independence to the spectacle of the president of the united states begging opec to increase production. we went from relatively safe cities to crime going up in every major urban area in this country. and we went from stable prices, stable prices to a 31-year high in inflation. you want to buy a home? going to cost more. you want to rent an apartment? going to cost more. put food on the table? going to cost more. put gas in your car? going to cost more. thanksgiving turkey is going to cost more, christmas presents for your family are going to cost more in joe biden's america. this bill is so bad, vote down the peves question. vote down the rule. vote down this bill for the good of the families of this great nation. with that, i yield back to the gentleman from pennsylvania. i thank him for the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognize.
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mr. mcgovern: thank you, madam speaker. you know, it's -- i have to tell you, i think what's on display here really is the difference between democrats and republicans. i mean, this build back better bill is about our values and what we're for. about solving problems. and when we hear from our republican friends is hate and vitriol. blaming joe biden for everything. it's a cloudy day out, joe biden's fault. everything. but no solutions. nothing that they're for. we passed and historic infrastructure bill two weeks ago. going to help rebuild our country. the overwhelming majority of my republican friends voted against it. and the few that voted for it are now under attack by the republican leadership and are being threatened with losing their committee assignments. i mean, that is their response to our infrastructure challenges. when the previous president, mrd
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infrastructure week, infrastructure month, infrastructure press release. no infrastructure money. thankfully, because of the leadership of this president and members of this congress who voted for it, we have an infrastructure bill. and you know, when you talk about policies that they're against, i mean, they're -- really, you're against the extension of the child tax credit which has decreased child poverty by almost 30%? you're against increasing the pell grants? against investing in affordable housing? are you against dealing with the climate crisis? are you against, you know, the -- universal free pre-k for 3 and 4-year-olds? are you against expanding the earned income tax credit? are you against making historic investments in historically black colleges and universities? i can go on and on and on. these are the things we're for.
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what you hear from the other side is what they're against. i think the american people think it's more important for us to tell them what we are for. what this bill is about is about being on the side of those who struggle in this country every day. by the way, there are investments in this bill to deal with our supply chain issues which can also help with inflation. but i guess they're against that too. i now yield one minute to the gentlewoman from new york, the distinguished chair of the committee on oversight and reform, mrs. maloney. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. maloney: i thank the gentleman for yielding and for his strong and important leadership on this bill. i rise in strong support of the build back better act. and thank the democratic leadership for their historic investment into the american lives and the lives of their families. we have no future if we don't get serious about combating climate change and this bill is transformative in this area and so many areas -- other areas.
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the oversight committee's title would make the federal government a leader on combating climate changely elect -- by electrifying the federal government's vehicle fleet. our title includes $3 billion for g.s.a. and $6 billion for the postal service to purchase tens of thousands of electric vehicles and build the infrastructure necessary to support them. electric vehicles are a sensible and cost effective investment that will reduce emissions and help save our planet. the title also includes $4 billion for g.s.a. to expand the use of emerging green technologies and to green federal buildings. i'm especially pleased that we've included dedicated funding for o.m.b. to track labor equity and environmental standards and performance. it is crit tall that the house pass this bill as quickly as possible. my time is up and i yield back. congratulations to everyone who is supporting this critically important bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves.
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the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognizeed. mr. reschenthaler: i appreciate it. madam speaker, we're all here to represent our constituents. and i don't think it's a coincidence that house democrats represent all but one, all but one, of the 25 districts who benefit from the salt tax provision. that includes speaker pelosi's own district. what this is is it's a tax break for millionaires and billionaires. let's look at the tax cons quoafns this bill. analysis by the nonprofit tax foundation found, and i quote, over 96% of districts across the united states would eventually see a tax increase, end quote, because of president biden and house democrat's socialist big government spending spy. 96% of districts. will have higher taxes because of that. this hurts the working and middle class. even the left-leaning tax policy center found that president
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biden and speaker pelosi's spending spree would raise taxes on middle class americans by 30%. that's 30%. you have to take into account when you have inflation at over 6%. in essence that's a 36% plus tax increase on middle class and working families. this bill, though, delivers tax cuts to some people and that's two chirdz of the country's millionaires. 2/3 of the million chairs in the united states under this bill receive a tax cut. small businesses also get hurt. they don't get favored like millionaires and billionaires. this includes $400 billion in small business tax hikes. which some argue would take the effective tax rate of small businesses in excess of 57%. additionally this bill hires 87,000 new i.r.s. agents that are going to be used to increase audits on everyday working americans. nearly half of those audits will
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impact families earning $75,000 a year or less. about one quarter will be affected americans who earn just $25,000 per year. this will damage the working and middle class severely and this isn't just numbers. we can talk about tax rates all we want but when americans go to thanksgiving day dinner they'll pay more than ever. if you just look at how much americans are paying, steak is up 24%. bacon is up over 20%. fish and seafood over 11%. eggs 11.6%. this will be the most expensive thanksgiving day dinner in the history of the united states, thanks to joe biden's economy. . i yield to jim jordan. mr. jordan: i thank the
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gentleman for yielding, the chairman said republicans want to blame joe biden for everything. i'm not blaming everything, the american people are. polling says, 71% of our fellow citizens think our country is on the wrong track. i'm not blaming joe biden, they are, the people we represent. approval rating at 38%. and in the history -- i don't think i have seen anything that low. the american people are fed up. the chairman said, what are they for? i'll tell you what we're for. i think what the american people are for, a secure border. imagine that. we are for lower prices and have real wages going up like they were under president trump and a secure border. we would like less crime in
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urban areas and we would like to be energy independent like we were 10 months ago and not have the spectacle of the united states begging opec and your bill will discourage companies. you want $8 gasoline? we are for department ofjustice that doesn't target parents and moms and dads for standing up and saying we don't want this anti-american curriculum taught to our kids. we are for not raising taxes on american families. they would like to keep the money they earn and put gas in their car. buy christmas press events for their family. and just 10 months ago, it was
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so much different. that's what we are for. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern: i deposit don't know how to respond to all of that. i would say to my friends, the american people had what they had to offer. when they were in the majority and four years of donald trump and voted for joe biden by millions and millions of votes. i don't think they want what they were selling. and i would say who are trying to lecture us on tax policy. my republican friends can't be serious. you added $2 trillion to the deficit to give tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires at the expense of everyone else. it was shameful to what my friends did. i yield two minutes to the
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chairman of veterans affairs, mr. takano. mr. takano: i rise in support of the house committee on veterans affairs of the build back better act. the committee has to advance veterans and caregivers and survivors. we celebrated veterans' day. the build back better act is to show our gratitude. by making this, we can start rebuilding in temperatures of human capital and support structures that serve our nation's veterans. my colleagues across the aisle that veterans are unworthy of this investment. veterans are among the districts toll gain from these resources.
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most important piece of this legislation is $1.8 billion for medical leases. take a look at the v.a.'s budget book and the leases and it benefits republican districts. do they not want clinics in their districts, i don't believe that for one minute? and they will attend ribbon cutting ceremonies and issue press releases. this would mean turning our backs if you vote against it but it would be a striking departure for our republican colleagues. as demand for care continues to grow, this will hurt if you vote against this. a lack of access to veteran
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providers and don't have enough. making investments in the next generation of health care providers is just common sense and nearly three-fourths of the american people agree that it is time to buildup v.a.'s infrastructure. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: i recognize the gentleman from pennsylvania. at the end of the night, the american people will see the second biggest provision in this bill is a tax break to millionaires and billionaires. the committee for responsible community budget that this would nearly 50 times as large as the benefit of the expanded child tax credit for a typical family. salt rewards and gives tax
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incentives and tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires in blue states. who pays for that? working families all over the yeundz. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern: i yield one minute to the gentleman from louisiana. >> this is our moment. now is the time to deal the working people back in. we need to prove that the government works for them, not just for those on top. build back better lowers family health care costs by strengthening the a.c.a., capping the price on insulin and adding benefits for medicare and much more. this bill will be transformative for american families. with the child tax credit, child care and high quality preschool,
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our nation will invest in our children. we must address the climate crisis and can't leave any community behind. our health, culture and our economy depends on it. we can't wait another day to build back better on behalf of the american families of america. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: one thing we need to address here also is the tax on natural gas. this will increase everything that every day americans buy. we know there are projections that people will be paying to pay more. a 50% increase in some places. if you look at the season here, the taxes, $900 methane fee which is 1500 production per metric ton, if we are taxing
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natural gas, we are taxing americans who use natural gas to heat their homes and pet control and consumers end up paying that tax as well. we are also making it more expensive to manufacture here in the united states because as you tax natural gas, it costs more to manufacture goods more at home. the american consumer will pay more. the taxes on natural gas will do knowing more and make it harder for americans to heat their homes and pay for chemicals and harder for us to rebuild the economy. with that, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: i yield one minute to the gentleman from new york,
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mr. jones. mr. jones: i am so proud to have played a leading role in securing low-quality child care in the build back act. this policy is personal for me. i was raised by a single mom who had to work multiple jobs and she got help from my grand parents. when daycare was too expensive, she took me to work. no family and no child in america should have to accompany their guardian certainly not in the history of the world. we are investing nearly $400 billion in child care and early learning programs to ensure we solve this affordability crisis. this will transform our system and help bring parents back into the work force without them
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being further burdened. i urge my colleagues to vote yes on this historic legislation. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: i yield do mr. clyde, two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. clyde: i thank you to my friend from pennsylvania for yielding. thismon tropical stormity of the bill is the will alter the course of our great nation by codifying the far left's policy, taxpayer-funded abortions and this bill bankrupts america. and it does so, all whileally cans are reeling from record-high rates of inflation that are crippling their pocketbooks and making gasoline
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prices skill rocket. the biden administration refuses to address this. i am convinced that my counterparts on the other side of the aisle have no desire to set america toll succeed nor are they embracing the freedoms that we love and serve as the underpinnings of our great democracy. this moves us to socialism. that's bass this bill provides universal preschool child care from birth to the tune of $400 billion both of which are great opportunities for washington-controlled curriculums and to indoctrinate our children. $80 billion to double the eyes of internal revenue service and targeting hardworking american
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taxpayers. that should frighten us. $100 billion to establish a back-door program that will give money to illegals. the child tax credit to those who enter the united states by dropping the current law requirement for a social security number and billions for a climate new bank. and grants -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. reschenthaler: i yield an additional minute. mr. clyde: and $12.5 tree equity and environmental justice initiate tifers. this bill leaves us knocking on the door of socialism. my constituents want to protect their freedoms and put americans first and not last. and i look forward to voting no
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and i encourage my colleagues to vote no on this big socialism bill. mr. mcgovern: let me just -- well, forget about it. i yield one minute to the gentlewoman from new mexico. >> i want to take a moment this evening to dedicate to john baron and their beautiful daughter sophie. we celebrated the signing of the biden infrastructure bill. now it is time to has pass the other half to ensure our families and comowpts can build a brighter and more just and more equitable and more sustainable future. as a proud daughter
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i represent the strong, beautiful people of new mexico's first congressional district. over the pandemic we have used every ounce of our grit, determination and heart to get by. yet so many families are still struggling. that is why we must pass the build back better act and why it is a must-pass bill for new mexico. we must invest in health care and community well being. we must invest in universal pre-k. we must invest in child care and caring for our children and elders. mr. mcgovern: i yield the gentlelady 15 seconds. ms. stansbury: we must invest in addressing global climate change because that's our charge and our communities are counting on us. that's why we must deliver this bill tonight. thank you and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman rere-serves. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: thank you, madam speaker.
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i've heard a lot tonight about pharmaceuticals. this bill implements socialist price control schemes for prescription drugs that will actually negatively impact seniors, negatively impact patients and those who have rare diseases in their families. there seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding about this industry. it on average costs $2.6 billion to take a drug to market. we for whatever reason focus on the cost per each dose. by the way, petrochemicals are used to make our pharmaceutical which is this bill also taxes as i said before. but there's a fundamental misunderstanding in how drugs are produced. if we get these socialist price controls in this bill it will kill our innovation, deincentivize any pharmaceutical company to actually reinvest and invest in new drugs and prescriptions which will harm those with rare diseases and make it harder for those that are suffering from mental conditions to get the the drugs
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they need. with that, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman is recognized. mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, let's be clear. my friends are saying putting a cap on the cost of insulin is socialism. or undercutting the united states of america. give me a break. talk to parents whose children have diabetes and how they anguish over the cost and worry about how their children will be able to support the cost of their prescriptions once they get -- become 26 and are no longer on their parent's health care. so let's get real. if this is a debate about values we're on the side of capping the cost of insulin so that diabetes patients aren't gouged like they are now. i yield one minute to the gentlewoman from nevada ms. titus. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. titus: thank you. democrats know that genuine recovery from this pandemic mean mrns returning to the status
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quo. earlier this week we made long overdue investments in our infrastructure. now with the build back better act we can expand health care coverage and lower costs. we can provide access to affordable child care and universal preschool. we can reduce housing costs. we can cut taxes for working people while making the wealthiest pay their fair share. and we can make the grandest effort in american history to combating climate change. how we choose to invest our resources is a reflection of our values. the previous administration prioritized handing $2 trillion to billionaires and big corporations. let us instead invest in american workers and families and pass this -- pass this build back better act now. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania reserves. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, i yield one minute to the gentlewoman from pennsylvania, a
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distinguished with -- a distinguished member of the rules committee, ms. scanlon. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. scanlon: thank you. for decades, congress has passed economics on trickle down economics eviscerating the middle class. today we reject that approach. the build back better act invests in america's family, not hedge funds, in ways that will help all of us. i want to mention two investments of particular importance to people in my district. children and veterans. this bill builds on the american rescue plan we passed in march to expand benefits for families and support for child care in. doing so, it will reduce child poverty more and produce generational benefits to our country. the bill also makes long overdue investments in the aging infrastructure our veterans administration including upgrading medical facilities and finally digitizing service records that are required for veterans and their families to
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obtain the benefit ours nation has promised to them. with this bill we can create real, sustained economic growth that benefits all americans. i'm proud to support it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler spg thank you, madam speaker. i would just like to note that this bill does not include the hyde amendment which will allow taxpayer dollar to be used to fund on-demand abortions. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern sprk i yield one minute to the distinguished gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. jackson lee: madam speaker, in this season of giving, as we sit down to our thanksgiving table, i hope the american people will know that we have handed them a gift over corporate greed that has insisted on raising the price of goods. we presented to them the build back better act. and for those naysayers who want to talk about inflation, mark
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zandy says the bills do not add to inflation pressures. the policies help to in fact -- as the policies help to lift long-term economic growth via stronger productivity and labor force growth. that's from one renowned economist in this nation. what i am fighting for is to make sure that paula rodriguez rosales in texas has health insurance for the first time in decades. i remember that i cried when we were not able to give all of these uninsured persons insurance. we're getting them health insurance and we're also, as chairwoman of the crime committee, giving community violence dollars to stop the violence, this is a bill we should pass. support the build back better bill for the american people. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: while i have tremendous respect for my colleague from texas i want to point out that according to moody's analytics consumer prices will rise 2.24% higher
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after the biden infrastructure and american rescue plan and build back better spending spree than in a biden-free economy. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, i yield one and a half minutes to the gentleman from virginia, mr. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. connolly: i thank the speaker and i thank my friend, mr. mcgovern. when i served in government i helped write budgets. if i learned one thing if that process it's that budgets are statements of values. when the republicans last used a budget reconciliation process it was to give $2 billion away to the wealthy. before that they used to it rip health care away from millions of meshes. they stated their values loudly and clearly. here are our values in this bill. we value working americans and use regular conciliation to cut their taxes, not the rich. we value american children and
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parents and using reconciliation drastically to lower child care costs, provide paid family leave and guarantee access to preschool. we value the health and well being of the american people and using reconciliation to expand access to vital health services, especially our seniors. and we value our environment and use regular conciliation to make the single largest investment in the fight against climate change in history. these are our values. this is how we build back a better america. not only for the rich and well connected but for all americans. i urge the passage of this important investment in our future. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. mr. reschenthaler: i think it should be noted this bill impedes and bans domestic energy production which will increase our dependence on suppliers from opec, russia and china. i think that should be noted.
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with that, i yield two minutes to think good friend and colleague from florida. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. >> thank you, madam speaker. and thank you to my good friend representative reschenthaler. i'm going to read a statement from one of my democratic colleagues here tonight. quote, because of last minute late night changes to the latest version of the build back better act, 2/3 of millionaires would get a big tax cut for the next five years under the bill. that's one reason that i refuse to vote for the bill without time to review the changes made to it a little over a week ago. now we know. the tax benefit to these millionaires over five years could be 50 times as large as the benefit that the child tax credit for a typical low or middle income family. the bill spends more on tax breaks for millionaires than on child care assistance, education, seniors and even more than all the health care provisions combined. this is from one of our
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democratic colleagues. if one of our democratic colleagues is stating this then we know that there is bipartisan opposition to this bill. a bill that we know is going to kill every single american's american dream. that is a socialist nightmare that we can simply not afford. one in 25 people in this country is here illegally and this bill will create a pathway for amnesty and all of the social welfare programs that go with it. we cannot afford this. we cannot agree to bankrupt our children and grandchildren. because of a political agenda. it is unfair, it is not right, it is un-american. i urge all of my colleagues, consider your children. your grandchildren. 10 years ago i myself was homeless. and under this bill had these programs been in place i probably would have never been
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able to be standing here today because the american people -- the american cream is bankrupted under this bill. i urge my colleague, think with your heads and vote for the american people. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern: you got to love these republicans. they get up and they -- we talk about everything but what's in this build back better bill. when all else fails they get out and bash immigrants again. blame immigrants for everything. having a tough time at work, blame an immigrant. having a problem with your marriage? blame immigrants. but the bottom line is they come to the floor and they tell us what they're against but they don't tell us what they're for. this bill includes an extension of the child tax credit which has already reduced child poverty in this country by 30%. they're against that?
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they're against that? we're for that. this bill actually caps the cost of insulin to $35 a month. talk to your constituents. who have to rely on insulin to save this lives of their children. really, you're against that? we're for that. you know, we actually care about our children's future. that's why there's money in here to deal with a climate crisis. while my friends deny that there's a climate crisis to be concerned about. give me a break. give me a break. this is a statement of our values. this is what we're for. we don't hear what they're for. all we hear is what they're against. i yield one minute to the gentleman from florida, mr. soto. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognizeed. mr. soto: headline, democrats deliver for the american people. again. democrats deliver for central florida. again.
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lowering prescription drug prices and capping costs for seniors. extending child tax credit payments. paid family leave. and lower child care costs for central florida family, providing near one million floridians with an expansion of the a.c.a., boosting affordable house, immigration reform, the largest effort to combat climate change in history. and unlike the g.o.p. tax scam that busted the deficit by $400 billion and $4 trillion in debt we paid for ours. with major corporations and wealthy paying their fair share. the republicans are doing nothing but divide. the democrats are delivering for america. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: i'm prepared to close, we have no further speakers. i would just inquire how many -- i thank my good friend from massachusetts. thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, with record high
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inflation and gas prices, supply chain shortages, and what's going to be the most expensive thanksgiving on record, democrats should focus on addressing real economic crises that are facing real americans and real american workers every day. but instead, this bill before us would actually double lower middle class income earners' chances of being audited. it would make it more expensive for them to heat their homes and fill their gas tanks. it will actually drive businesses and jobs overseas further damaging our economy. democrats are extending tax breaks in this bill. same tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires. and jamming through for a left radical policies. it will only drive prices higher and make our paychecks lower. president biden and congressional democrats get their way, average americans will be pinching pennys while our country's toast coastal elite will be legally evading taxes and getting tax subsidies
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and tax breaks to put another tesla in their five-car garage. for that reason, i urge my colleagues to vote no. thank you, madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgon: madam speaker -- mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, i get it. republicans will never support this bill. maybe they don't want to see health care coverage expanded or maybe they don't want to see insulin costs capped. or maybe they or maybe they don't want to see education costs lowered, or families given a tax break. or workers given paid family and medical leave. maybe they will just never support anything president biden likes. i don't know. i have given up trying to get into heads of republicans long ago. but i do know this. tonight we have a chance to advance a historic bill that will truly change people's lives for the better. this is why i ran for congress. this is why so many of my
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colleagues on the democratic side ran for congress. not to help people just a little bit. not to solve only a few of the problems that they face. but to truly take their challenges head-on. this bill does that. and i have a sneaking suspicion that despite all the doom and gloom for the republicans today, they will be proven just as wrong here as they were when they objected to the affordable care act nearly a decade ago. build back better meets this moment. and by wafg this rule and advancing this legislation -- and by passing this rueing and advancing this legislation, this will pass, too. with that i yield back the balance of my time and move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on ordering the previous question on the resolution. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the previous question is ordered. mr. reschenthaler: madam speaker, with that i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house
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resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. evans: madam speaker, as the member designated mr. lawson,
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pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes on h. resolution 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. mcgovern: as the member designated mr. welch of vermont, i inform the house that mr. welch will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. sewell of alabama, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. sewell will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. davids, i inform the house that ms. davids will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by ms.
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letlow of the state of louisiana, i inform the house that ms. letlow will voa nay on the previous question. as the member designated by mr. louder mil of georgia, i inform the house that mr. loudermilk will vote nay on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. comer of kentucky, i inform the house that mr. comer will vote no on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. kind of wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. kind of wisconsin will vote aye on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. crenshaw of texas, i inform the house that mr. crenshaw will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. krishnamoorthi, i inform the house that mr. krishnamoorthi will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. ferguson of georgia, i inform the house that mr. ferguson will vote nay on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. rush from chicago, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on the
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previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. jackson the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. jackson will vote no on the previous question. as the member designated by mr. falin from the great state of fks, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. underwood of illinois, i inform the house that ms. underwood will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. barragan, i inform the house that ms. barragan will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. calvert -- as the member designated by mr. calvert of california, i inform the house that mr. calvert will vote no on the previous question. as the member designated by mr. nunes of california, mr. nunes will vote no on the previous question. as the member designated by mr. issa of california, i inform the house that mr. issa will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. swalwell, i inform the house that mr. swalwell will vote aye on the previous question. as the member designated by mr. khanna, i inform the house that mr. khanna will vote aye on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks from
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alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from indiana seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. reid of new york, i inform the house that mr. reid will vote nay on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> madam speaker, thank you very much. as the member designated by mr. amodei, i inform the house -- pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote no on the previous question. as the member designated by mr. carey, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. carey will vote no on the
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previous question. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from minnesota seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. roybal-allard,
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i inform the house that ms. roybal-allard will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. hartzler of missouri, i inform the house that mrs. hartzler will vote nay on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. albio sires, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on the previous question. and as the member designated by mr. donald payne, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from west virginia seek recognition? mrs. miller: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. lesko of arizona, i inform the house that mrs. lesko will vote no on the previous question. as the member designated by mr. lahood of illinois, i inform
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the house that mr. lahood will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by congresswoman eddie bernice johnson, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that congresswoman johnson will vote yea on the previous question. as the member designated by congressman gregory meeks, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that congressman meeks will vote yea on the previous question. as the member designated by congresswoman marilyn strickland, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that congresswoman strickland will vote yea on the previous question. and as the member designated by congressman brendan boyle, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that congressman boyle will vote yea on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker.
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as the member designated by mr. brian fitzpatrick from pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. fitzpatrick will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. lee of michigan, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. lee will vote aye on the motion to move the previous question on h.res. 803.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gonzalez of texas, i inform the house that mr. gonzalez will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: i inform the house that mr. brown of maryland, i inform the house that mr. -- as the member designated by mr. brown of maryland, i inform the house that mr. brown will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition?
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mr. fleischmann: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. long of missouri, i inform the house that mr. long will vote nay on the previous question. and mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. harshbarger of tennessee, i inform the house that mrs. harshbarger will vote nay on the previous question. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? mr. butterfield: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cleaver of missouri, i inform the house that mr. cleaver will vote yes on the previous question. as the member designated by mr. thompson of mississippi, i inform the house that mr. thompson will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. david joyce of the state of ohio, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. joyce will vote
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nay on the previous question. mr. valadao: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. adam kinzinger of the state of illinois, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. kinzinger will vote nay on the previous question. -- on the previous resolution. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? >> mr. speaker -- mr. stanton: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gibbs from ohio, i inform the house that mr. gibbs will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: good evening, mr. speaker. as the member designated by the honorable mrs. lori trahan of massachusetts, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house
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that mrs. trahan will vote yes on the motion to move the previous question on house resolution 803. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from idaho seek recognition? mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. johnson of ohio, i inform the house that mr. johnson will vote no on the previous question on house resolution 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. peter defazio, i inform the
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house that mr. defazio will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. green of tennessee, i inform the house that mr. green will vote nay on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from massachusetts seek recognition? ms. clark: as the member designated by mrs. dingell, i inform the house that mrs. dingell will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. kelly of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. kelly will vote no on the previous question. and also, as the member designated by dr. joyce of pennsylvania, i inform the house that dr. joyce will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from hawaii seek recognition? mr. kahele: aloha.
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as the member designated by mr. moulton, i inform the house that mr. moulton will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. hagedorn of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. hagedorn will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, as the member designated by congress member napolitano, i inform the house that congress member napolitano will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from utah seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. curtis of utah, i inform the house that mr. curtis will vote nay on the previous question. mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart will vote nay on the previous question. mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. mcmorris rodgers of washington, i inform the house that mrs. mcmorris rodgers will vote nay on the previous question, and mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. herrera beutler, i inform the house that ms. herrera beutler will vote nay on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from connecticut seek recognition? mrs. hayes: as the member designated by ms. wilson, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma seek recognition? mr. lucas: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. burgess of texas, i inform the house that mr. burgess will vote no on
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the previous question. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. carl of alabama, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. carl will vote nay on the previous question. roll, tide. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote nay on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. garbarino, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. garbarino will vote nay on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. katko of new york, i inform the house that mr. katko will vote nay on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north dakota seek wreck -- recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated mr. gonzalez of ohio, i inform the house that mr. gonzalez will vote no on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. raskin: mr. speaker, as the member designated mr. lieu of california, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. lieu will vote aye on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. g.t. thompson of the great commonwealth of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. thompson will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: mr. speaker, as the member designated mr. mceachin,
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i inform the house that mr. mceachin will vote yes on the previous. as the member designated by ms. porter, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated mr. trone, i inform the house that mr. trone will vote yes on the previous question. as the member designated by mr. blumenauer, i inform the house that mr. blumenauer will vote yes on the previous question. as the member designated by mr. lowenthal, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> to my friend, mr. speaker. mr. mchenry: as the member designated by mr. emmer of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. emmer intends to vote aye -- sorry, nay on the previous question. as the member designated by
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mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote no on the previous question. as the member designated by mr. lamborn from colorado, mr. lamborn from colorado intends to vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from -- for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. tiffany from the great state of wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will be a nay on the previous question. thank you. i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: he -- for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> as the member designated, mr, mr. steube will vote yea. as the member designated mr. duncan of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. kun can will vote no on the previous question. mr. speaker designated by mr. zeldin of new york, i inform the house that mr. zeldin will vote nay on the previous question. soap for what purpose does the
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gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. salazar from florida, i inform the house that ms. salazar will vote nay on the previous question. mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gimenez, i inform the house that mr. gimenez will vote nay on the previous question. mr. speaker, as the member designated mr. mast, i inform the house that mr. past will vote nay on the previous question. mr. waltz: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. buchanan, i inform the house that mr. buchanan will vote nay on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by miss rice, i inform the house that miss rice will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 220. the nays are 210. the previous question is ordered. the question is now on the adoption of the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. >> mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> on that i'd request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. mcgovern: as the member designated by mr. welch of vermont, i inform the house that
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mr. welch will vote aye on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. zeldin of new york, i inform the house that mr. zeldin will vote nay on the rule. as the member designated by mr. steube of florida, i inform the house that mr. steube will vote nay on the rule. as the member designated by mr. duncan of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. duncan will vote nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from minnesota seek recognition? ms. mccollum: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. roybal-allard, i inform the house that ms. roybal-allard
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will vote yes on house resolution 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. jackson from the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. jackson will vote no on the rule. as the member designated by mr. fallon from the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. rush from illinois, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. ferguson of georgia, i inform the house that mr. ferguson will vote nay on the rule. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. mceachin, i inform the house that mr. mceachin will vote yes on h.res. 803. as the member designated by ms. porter, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. green of tennessee, i inform the house that mr. green will vote nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> -- mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. blumenauer, i inform the
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house that mr. blumenauer will vote yes on h.res. 803. as the member designated by mr. lowenthal, i inform the house that mr. lowenthal will vote yes on h.res. 803. as the member designated by mr. trone, i inform the house that mr. trone will vote yes on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma seek recognition? mr. lucas: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. burgess of texas, i inform the house that mr. burgess will vote nay on the rule. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? mr. stanton: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, i inform the house that mrs. kirkpatrick will vote yes on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. hartzler of missouri, i inform the house that mrs. hartzler will vote nay on the rule.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? mrs. murphy: as the member designated by miss rice of new york, i inform the house that miss rice will vote yes on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from indiana seek recognition? mrs. walorski: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. reed of new york, i inform the house that mr. reed will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. evans: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yes on h. resolution 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. nunes of california, i inform the house that mr. nunes will vote no on the rule. as the member designated by mr. calvert of california, i inform the house that mr. calvert will vote no on the rule. and as the member designated by
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mr. issa, mr. issa will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. davids, i inform the house that ms. davids will vote yes on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from connecticut seek recognition? mrs. hayes: as the member designated by ms. bilson, i inform the house that -- ms. wilson, i inform the house that ms. wilson will vote yes on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote no on the house resolution 803. mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. carey,
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pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. carey will vote no on house resolution 803.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. sewell of alabama, whose state is not the pecan, i inform the house that ms. sewell will vote yes on house resolution 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from idaho seek recognition?
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>> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. bill johnson of ohio, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. johnson will vote no on adoption of the rule, house resolution 803, providing further consideration of h.r. 5376. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. underwood of illinois, i inform the house that ms. underwood will vote yes on h.res. 803.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by dr. joyce of pennsylvania, i inform the house that dr. joyce will vote no on the resolution. and as the member designated by mr. kelly of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. kelly will vote no on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. krishnamoorthi, i inform the house that mr. krishnamoorthi will vote yes on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. david joyce of the state of ohio, pursuant to the house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. joyce will vote nay on h.res. 803. mr. valadao: as the member designated by mr. adam kinzinger of the state of illinois, pursuant to the house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. kinzinger will vote nay on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, as the member designated by congress member napolitano, i inform the house that congress member napolitano will vote yes on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gibbs of ohio,
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i inform the house that mr. gibbs will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. kind of wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. kind of wisconsin will vote aye on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from west virginia seek recognition? mrs. miller: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. lesko of arizona, i inform the house that mrs. lesko will vote no on the rule. as the member designated by mr. lahood of illinois, i inform the house that mr. lahood will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. peter defazio of oregon, i inform the house that mr. defazio will vote yes
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on h.r. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. brian fitzpatrick from pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. fitzpatrick will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: good evening, mr. speaker. as the member designated by the honorable mrs. lori trahan of massachusetts and pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mrs. trahan will vote yes on h.r. 803, the rule providing for further consideration of h.r. 536, the build back better act. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. garbarino, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. garbarino will vote nay on house resolution 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. allred: mr. speaker, as the
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member designated by ms. barragan, i inform the house that ms. barragan will vote yes on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gonzalez of texas, i'll inform the house that mr. gonzalez will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. swalwell, i inform the house that mr. swalwell will vote aye on h.res. 803. as the member designated by mr. khanna, i inform the house that mr. khanna will vote aye on h.res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. carl of alabama, i inform the house that mr. carl will vote nay on the
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. brown of maryland, i inform the house that mr. brown will vote yes on h. res. 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition?
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>> mr. speaker, as the member designated by for mr. the great state of wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will be a nay on the rule. i yield back. >> as the member designated by congresswoman congresswoman eddie beenees johnson, she will vote yes. as the member designated by mr. meeks, i inform the house that mr. meeks will vote yes. as the member designated by comafn boyle, i inform the house that congressman boil will vote. as the member designated by congresswoman strickland i inform the house that congresswoman strickland will vote yes.
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>> as the member designated by mr. hag dorn, i inform the house that mr. hagedorn will vote no. >> as the member designated by mr. sires, i inform the house that mr. sires will vote yes on h. res. 803. as the member designated by mr. donald payne will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. salazar, mr. buchanan, i inform the house that mr. ms. salazar and mr. mast will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from hawaii seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. moulton, i inform the house that mr. moulton will vote yes.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does michigan seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. harshbarger. mr. speaker, as mr. long of missouri, i inform the house that mr. long will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. raskin: as the member designated by mr. lieu, i inform the house that mr. lieu will vote no.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma seek recognition? as the member designated by mr. crenshaw of oklahoma, i inform the house that mr. crenshaw will vote no on the
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rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? mr. butterfield: as the member designated by mr. thompson of mississippi, i inform the house that mr. thompson will vote yes. as the member designated by mr. cleaver of missouri, i inform the house that mr. cleaver will vote yes on heries 803. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. brooks, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote no. >> as the member designated by mr. gonzalez of ohio, i inform the house that mr. gonzalez will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas seek recognition? as the member designated by mr. comer of kentucky, i inform
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the house that mr. comer will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina. >> as the member designated by mr. cawthorn, he will vote no. as the member designated by mr. lamborn will vote no. and as the member designated by mr. emmer, i inform the house that mr. emmer will vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. g.t. thompson, i inform the house that mr. thompson will be voting no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> as the member designated by
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mr. curtis of utah, mr. curtis will vote nay. as the member designated by mr. stewart, i inform the house he will vote no. as the member designated by ms. mrs. mcmorrisrodgers will vote no. as the memberdesignated byes mso on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. let low of louisiana, i inform the house that ms. let low will vote no. as the member designated by mr. loudermilk, i inform the house that mr. loudermilk will
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vote nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. katko of new york, i inform the house that mr. katko will vote no on the rule.
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the speaker pro tempore: the yeas are 220 and the nays are 2121. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to you clause 1-c of rule 119, the clerk will report
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the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar h.r. 547 *6 a bill tore provide for reconciliation for concurrent resolution 14. pursuant to house resolution 80 #, the further amendment printed in house report 117-175 is considered adopted. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. neal, has nine minutes remaining. the gentleman from texas, mr. brady, has 11 minutes remaining. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. neal: thank you, mr. speaker. i am pleased at this time to yield one minute to the gentleman from maryland, the
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majority leader, and a real champion of this institution, mr. hoyer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland is recognized for one minute. mr. hoyer: mr. speaker, it is november 18, 2021. those of us who serve in the congress of the united states on this day will be able to tell our children and our children's children that we were there when the united states congress passed one of the most transformational bills in the history of the congress for the people. tonight, house democrats will vote on the build back better
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act, as will house republicans. legislation to transform our country by making opportunities available and equitable for all americans. its name, of course, refers to the broad recognition that too many americans are just barely getting by in our economy, and we simply cannot go back to the way things were before the pandemic. we have to ensure our people can access the tools and resources they need, not just to survive, but to succeed. this bill does so by making investments in four key areas. first, it will invest in childcare, universal pre-k, and home care so that more americans
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can get back to the workforce and grow our economy. secondly, it further expands the affordable care act coverage, reduces out-of-pocket costs, caps insulin at $35 for everyone, and finally gives medicare the tools and authority to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors, just as we do for veterans. thirdly, it will bring down the everyday costs for housing and higher education that make it harder for americans to secure a place in our middle class. and fourth, the build back better act makes the largest commitment toward addressing the climate crisis ever considered by any nation in history. mr. speaker, in all four of these critical areas, the build
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back better act will make transformational investments that will help more americans access opportunities and achieve greater economic security. this bill is truly for the people, not just those who have much but those who have too little. many americans are looking at the investments this bill would make in america's workers and families and asking -- how are we going to afford it? my friends on the other side of the aisle have raised that, and i'm sure will raise it again. first and foremost, mr. speaker, this bill does not raise taxes from households or small businesses earning less than $400,000 a year. in fact, the build back better act would provide a tax cut, contrary to the rhetoric i heard on the other side of the aisle, to 80% of american households
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next year. not only that, but it will raise revenue according to the treasury department and outside analysis. my republican friends should be excited that we give a tax cut, essentially, to 80% of americans, not just 1%. by most estimates, this bill reduces the deficit. this bill reduces the deficit. it also ensures that all of us, all of us will pay our fair share to support our democracy. the impact of this historic legislation will be reflected in the greater economic security of millions of families, and in the growth and competitiveness of a robust american economy.
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president biden said, in fact, very truthfully, this will be transformational. and it will be measured in the deeper sense of hope that americans will have when they see their economy working for them instead of holding them back. i am hopeful that the senate acts quickly to pass this bill under reconciliation. even while republicans all sit on the sidelines on this historic moment. just as all but 13 of them did when we passed a transformational infrastructure investment bill, which will make america competitive in the 21st century and make businesses in america grow and succeed. democrats will not rest until
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all americans have the tools to build back better, to access opportunities to get ahead, to achieve real economic security, and to reach for the american dream that has been this country's promise for generations. this bill, mr. speaker, as i said at the beginning, is for the people, all the people, the little people, the big people, all the people. i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to be able to say on november 18, 2021, i voted for that legislation which made america, as john kennedy said, a great country even greater. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland yields. the gentleman from texas is
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recognized. mr. brady: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. brady: so america, the results are in. and now we know. it was all nonsense. just nonsense. the claim that this costs zero and reduces the national debt, nonsense. this bill, even counting the budget gimmicks, is several hundred billion dollars short today in the independent committee foray responsible federal government in 10 years it's closer to $3 trillion national debt. it won't tax the middle class? nonsense. the joint tax committee informs up to one-third of middle class americanss will see a tax increase next year. this will make the wealthy pay their fair share? nonsense. two out of three millionaires in america will see a huge tax cut in this bill.
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and this will reduce inflation? nonsense. even the president's own favorite analyst, moodies's -- moody's, admits americans ought to brace for higher prices for the next decade because of this bill and the infrastructure and the covid stimulus bill. but there is more than just nonsense in this bill. there are dangerous provisions. dealing with the i.r.s. mr. speaker, at the appropriate time, i'll offer a motion to recommit the bill to the budget committee. i'll also ask unanimous consent to include the text of an amendment in the record i would have offered had the rules allowed me to offer instructions with my motion to recommit. my amendment is simple. it stops democrats from unleashing 80,000 new i.r.s. agents on american taxpayers. more importantly, it blocks the house and the senate from ever imposing a dangerous bank surveillance scheme targeting america's families, farmers, and small businesses. the truth is the i.r.s. doesn't
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need your private information. it has a record of targeting americans based on their political beliefs. in fact, this year, they discriminated, again, against the nonprofit focused on biblical teachings. and continues to fail to stop massive leaks of private taxpayer returns to the media. our democrats' colleagues claims bank surveillance is not in there yet. the biden white house is still insisting. so join with us, accept this motion and stop it right now once and for all. i ask unanimous consent that the text of the amendment be included in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. brady: you know, americans need to know what's in this bill. and under this $4 trillion biden-pelosi scheme, let's look at a day in your life. so you wake up in the morning and pay a heat your home tax. you shower and get ready and pay consumer products tax. drop your kids off at childcare
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and pay a toddler tax. drive to work, paying a higher gas prices. take a break and pay a bigger nicotine tax. and work at a company and pay a made why america tax, a tax on your retirement plan. and the way -- on the way home, you swing through your pharmacy and pay a no generics tax. stop for grocery store. pay a biden inflation tax. you get your mail and you get a letter from the i.r.s. you're being audited. then, you're getting your kids ready to bed. democrats are forcing you to send $12,500 of your taxes to the wealthy neighbor to subsidize their luxury beamer electric vehicle. plus, they're getting a massive salt tax windfall for the wealthy while you get nothing except 80,000 new i.r.s. agents to make sure, quote, you pay your fair share.
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so when your head finally hits the pillow, as you lie awake in bed too worried to sleep, in a community less safe, in housing more expensive, in a country that lurches from crisis to crisis, ask yourself this question -- under joe biden, is my life truly built back better? americans already know the answer. americans already know the answer. that's why this president's polling is at the bottom of the heap. while americans have lost any confidence in his competence to heal this economy. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. neal: thank you, mr. speaker. just before i recognize the distinguished majority whip, i want to take a moment to
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acknowledge the around-the-clockwork of the staff who made this evening possible. our team -- my team on the ways and means committee have helped bring about this evening. they have poured their hearts into developing these policies that will make america a better place. in their pursuit, they have sacrificed holidays, sleep, time with loved ones, and their service to our country will not be forgotten. let me also ask the c.b.o. for a round of applause because of the great work they've done this evening as well. and legislative counsel who have not put down pencils to make sure this extraordinary pressure
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that they've been under has helped get us here. now always a pleasure to recognize a gentleman from south carolina, the majority whip, mr. clyburn, for three minutes. mr. clyburn: thank you very much, mr. speaker. thank you, chairman neal. this build back better bill is a third leg of a three-legged stool that balances the american rescue plan, signed by president biden last march, and the bipartisan infrastructure bill signed by president biden last monday. these three bills provide the wherewithal to fix our roads and bridges, repair our rails, deepen our harbors, and provide long-awaited broadband to households and neighborhoods. mr. speaker, i have often
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remarked that america is not in the need of being made great. it is great and has been for a long time. i often quote an observation that america's greatness is not that it is more enlightened than any other nation but rather that it has always been able to repair its faults. . the build back better act will help many faults which have been ex as serial baited by covid-19 and our response to it. this build back better legislation will make health care accessible and affordable for 2.2 million low-income
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uninsured americans that exist in the medicaid coverage gap. it makes benefits accessible and affordable to millions of chish who will continue to receive the child tax credit. it will make child care and preschool accessible and affordable for children who have been struggling to get a failed start in life and will make housing accessible and affordable for their parents. the build back better act will make clean air and plant life on this planet accessible and affordable for future generations by taking steps to climb back climate change. this is harm for some.
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it exposed great harm that has gone for far too long and far too many of our citizens access to america's greatness. build back better. provides an opportunity to make more of our nation's greatness accessible and affordable for all. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time the gentleman from massachusetts reserves. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. brady: i yield three minutes to the gentleman from from louisiana, the whip from louisiana, mr. scalise. mr. scalise: i thank the gentleman for him yielding time. we are facing a crisis, crisis after criesies. look at them. inflation crisis that is the
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worst effect on middle-income families and 50% more for gas. this thanksgiving is expected to be the most expensive ever because of president biden's radical agenda and the trillions of spending that has been done. what is the answer of this majority? to raise more taxes to spend more trillions and jacking up inflation. who is it to benefit and the joint taxation and who benefits, the largest decreases. that's right, the largest tax cuts, go to the multi millionaires and who gets the smallest? 40 to $50,000 and where are they paying for it. and everybody who uses natural
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gas is going to be paying 30% more to give tax breaks to millionaires in five states. and don't take their word for it and let's listen to bernie sanders and he said you can't be a political party that talks about the wealthy demandic their fair share and ends up with a that is what bernie sanders said and the hypocrisy of that is too strong and giving tax breaks. and see their tax dollars to get 450,000 checks to those who come here illegally. and paying 0% more for 87,000 more i.r.s. agents that
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president biden wants to go through your bank account. if your grandmother on a fix income, 87,000 i.r.s. agents will be unleashed on her bank account to get $450,000 checks. stop this madness. did you not pay attention to the virginia elections, they said enough. let's focus on helping those hardworking families. this will be made worse if you throw trillions and let's save america and stop and defeat this bill. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized.
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the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. neal: there are a lot of reasons tonight that this legislation has come forth. we can argue about why income inequality in america happened. global lization, technology, skillsets, the decline of unions and what we can't argue about, is it has happened. and we have a chance tonight to reverse that course. we speak frequently in this institution sometimes in rhetoric about history. tonight, the vote we cast is about history. and the ways and means committee from the spring a year ago
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passed this a year ago. 33 years ago when i joined this institution just above the speaker's roster, it was hard for me to say, but daniel webster said, here in this chamber, here in this chamber, let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its great powers, buildup its institutions, promote all of its great interests and see whether we in our day and generation may not perform something worthy to be remembered. tonight, mr. speaker, that's what we intend to do. and going to make transformational changes to lift
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people of america born of rl mr. we are going to change the lives of americans for generations to come and as he noted, we will do something tonight that truly will be worth remembering and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. brady: i yield one minute to the republican leader, the gentleman from california, leader mckargt think. mr. mccarthy: i want to thank mr. brady for his work. mr. speaker, we are minutes away from voting on a $5 trillion more than 2,000-paged bill. the house is not in order,
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mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman is recognized a mr. mccarthy: the white house chief of staff is twice as big as the new deal was. i just listened to congressman neal to buildup the institution. and i have heard that in a lot of different countries, countries that are a different philosophy in america. let that sink in for one minute. mr. speaker, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman is recognized mr. mccarthy: let that sink in. more than 2,000 pages, $5 trillions dollars, twice as
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double as the new deal. never in american history that so much has been spent at one time. at one time. never in american history with so many taxes be raised and so much borrowing to be needed to pay for all this reckless spending. i listen to steny hoyer and said saving this date because he will tell his children's children where he spent all that money. every page of all this new washington spending will be paid nor are board from you, the american hard-working taxpayering and this sports more waste, more fraud, more abuse and more corruption. and every page of this new
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washington spending shows just how irresponsible and out of touch the democrats are to the challenges that america faces today. nowhere in 2,000 pages and $5 trillion are better results of this genuine accountability. this is the single most reckless and irresponsible spending bill in our nation's history. >> the house is not in order. mr. mccarthy: that's all right. i got all night.
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mr. mccarthy: some of the effects will be felt, others not for a few years. but i guarantee you know matter the time frame all the washington spending in this bill is only the beginning of disaster being thrust upon us. this year, washington has reached the highest level of sustained federal spending since world war ii. that's this congress' history. and four years and 1.47 trillion to end world war ii in dollars. by contrast, in the fiscal year we just finished, washingtonu under one-party rule has spent $6.8 trillion and that's on top of the trillion of dollars that congress spent the year before
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in the heart of the pandemic to offer relief to struggling americans. democrats want to pass unnecessary spending by washington. the american people know this bill won't cost zero dollars. why dl people wait for the c.b.o. score. the c.b.o. score says in five years, it will cost $500 billion. that's what your children will have to pay. we knows it means more crushing debt to the americans in generations to come. the democrats are showing once again they are not focused on the financial health and well-being of the citizens of our economy.
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instead, democrats are focused on themselves, their lobbyists and special interest groups. if i sound angry, i am. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized mr. mccarthy: i don't think the generations will laugh at the spending or laugh about the continuing inflation or laugh about one dollar going to support to expand the border i don't think they'll laugh at the benefits that china will get from this deal. it is clear to us this bill is wrong on the merits and have responded with the single word
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that the american public has said. enough, enough with washington. enough with fraud, washington abuse and enough with higher taxes and higher taxes and higher borrowing. simply enough. today millions of americans are struggling with higher energy costs and higher grocery costs and higher crime. this isn't politics, as the democrats claim. this is real life under one-party rule in one year. .. nothing else matters. and yet, at this very moment, the democrats are preparing to go on yet another unnecessary spending bin j -- binge.
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then, in a couple weeks, they'll have the audacity to ask congress to raise the debt limit to borrow more on the overspending. i look forward to that debate as well. my colleagues on the other side often say that what washington borrows and spends doesn't matter, that the lessons of history don't apply here. they also said the bill wouldn't cost money. those democrats are wrong, plain and simple. spending your money that we do not have on programs you do not want is not the solution. in fact, it's the problem with washington. and it's getting worse every single day one-party rule is in this city. so many democrats refuse to fund our police. so many democrats refuse to fund genuine security at our borders. they only want to spend your tax
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dollars on programs that benefit them politically. as a leader of the republicans in the house, i say on behalf of the tens of millions of citizens we proudly represent, enough already. my principle is simple -- don't spend what you don't have, and certainly on what you don't want and need. and my fellow americans, we don't have trillions of dollars to spend on programs that will never go away. the american people understand what this out-of-control spending will do, because they felt it from the very first bill you passed. you created inflation. but the first thing that was said, it's just temporary. our own president said he doesn't know any economist that's worried about inflation. go to the grocery store. just stand in line at your gas station. just talk to one of your constituents. they'll tell you because they
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feel it every single day. the american people understand what will happen. they understand because they live it in their own lives responsibly, because they set priorities and because they live within their means. if they do it every day, why can't washington? why can't washington ever say no? many of you said you were going to say no, you can't vote for it, until you got the c.b.o. score, because you wanted to hold them accountable that it wouldn't cost money. you got the c.b.o. score. it costs $800 billion in the first five years. what are you going to say to your constituents when they ask you that question of why you held it up? why did you want the paper then? why did you want to know? math is hard, i guess. but make no mistake,
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overspending is just the start of how this bill is so completely out of touch with the needs of our people. it's destructive policies that should also alarm every single american. i think we should talk about that. since we debated all during the day but a new bill came tonight, but you let us have 20 minutes, 10 minutes on each side to further that debate. much of it was to pat yourself on the back. in my remarks, i'll go through each of these provisions in more detail. but first, let me tell you why i oppose this bill. it will crush american industries. it will destroy countless american jobs. more than have already been shut down while you destroyed america's energy independence and rely on opec. and as the price of gas goes higher, i hear from the white house that might be a good
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thing. mr. speaker, you're from my home state. we're both from california. $4.50 is the average. you and i drive pass those gas stations. we've seen them even higher than $5. you know who that hurts the most. the hardest working americans. that was driven by much of the policies from this administration. you know, i heard my good friend, steny hoyer -- and he is my friend and we disagree, but we disagree respectfully. and there is a something -- and there's something you said i disagree what you said earlier, steny. you said we can't go back before the pandemic. i want to go back before inflation. i want to go back before the border wasn't secure. i want to go back before gas wasn't $4.50. i want to go back to where
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people were employed. i want to go back to where americans weren't held hostage in afghanistan. i want to go back to when we respected -- we were respected around the world. i want to go back to where we didn't have north korea testing nuclear weapons. i want to go back to where china wasn't flying over taiwan every day. and when -- i want to go back when russia didn't have thousands of their troops along the ukraine border. yeah, i want to go back. because if we go forward with this bill, we won't have the resources for the things we need. i want to go back to when we didn't catch those on the terrorist watch list coming across our border. and i think if you simply read the polls, america wants to go back.
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if you listened to two tuesdays ago, i think they said they want to go forward but back to what they knew the policies that worked. you know, history sometimes repeats itself. i wasn't here 33 years. i don't know if i was old enough to run. but i was here in 2010. i watched the wake-up call in virginia and new jersey and i watched this exact same speaker four days later walk the democratic members right down here and passed obamacare and lose 63 seats. i wondered why she wouldn't wake up to what the american people said. she just got a bigger wake-up call in virginia, new jersey, pennsylvania, new york, minneapolis, where this body, the majority championed defunding the police.
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they said no. in seattle -- yes, i say seattle. they elected a republican in a city attorney that believes in law and order. new jersey, we got good news and bad news out of new jersey. i hope you listen to the good news. did you hear about a guy who's never run before? he was just a truck driver. he's a republican. he spent less than $200, and he defeated the second most powerful politician that happened to be a democrat in the senate, the president of the senate. that's the good news. you know what the bad news is? in this new biden administration, we just lost another truck driver. i thought that was pretty good. it's destructive policies need
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to alarm you all. it would pave a glide path for china while placing a devastating weight on american companies. it will hammer american workers and american families and bruising inflation. you know, it wasn't just republicans who warned you about those $2 trillion you spent earlier in your one-party control. we warned you it would be inflation. it wasn't just us. sommers who worked for clinton and obama, he warned you. but you felt you had to go forward. you felt it was good for the american public to pay more. and it will infringe on our fundamental american rights and liberties. here are some of the worst provisions.
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first, this bill massively raises prices on all products made and manufactured in the united states. it's placing a massive burden on american workers and consumers. at the very moment we are under attack by the chinese communist party and the companies they support. my friends sitting in the speaker chair right now -- my friend sitting in the speaker chair right, his district is in california just like mine. we see those hundreds of tankers sitting off our coast. one-party rule created a supply chain problem. one-party rule is going to empower china to even have more of those tankers. because you're benefitting china over american workers. you're pushing american companies away from america. but i guess you did that in energy as well. you just asked opec to produce
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more and you'll ask china to produce more. this made in america tax will send our jobs overseas, send the rest of our supply chain to china, and make us dependent on foreign producers, foreign countries, and foreign dictators. every single american will pay for it every single day in every single purchase they make. americans don't want to be punished. american employers and american job creators. but that's exactly what will happen with this vote. that alone is the reason enough -- that alone is reason enough to defeat the bill. second, this bill provides amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants and visa overstays. it provides this massive grant of amnesty in the middle of the worst border crisis our country has ever seen.
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indeed, the worst border crisis in recorded history, period. i know president biden has been in office for more than 40 years. i know he drove by el paso one time in those years, but now is the moment he should go. he should see what the policies in a one-party rule in this nation's capital has created. he should see, it's not just those coming across the border. they are not coming just from central america. we catch people on the terrorist watch list from yemen and others. ask yourself this -- why if somebody is on a terrorist watch list from a far-away land, why would they want to come to america? who are they talking to? what do they have planned? it's not just people. it's fentanyl.
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fentanyl is killing americans. more so than any other place. where does it come from? china. through mexico and across the border. and many of these same democrats who support amnesty also support giving illegal immigrant families near a half a million dollars each. if they're successful, a billion dollars of hardworking taxpayer american money will be given to illegal immigrants. at the same time, they have to pay more in taxes, they got to pay more for milk, more for gas. the answer from the white house, expect less for christmas. i remember back in the late 1970's, 1980, we had a president in office. i was in the sixth grade.
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he put a sweater on and told us to turn our heater down and the best days of america were behind us. it's interesting. some of the same language and same ideas seem to be coming from this white house. this is just outrageous. by comparison, if american service members killed defending this country, his or her family gets less than a $400,000 insurance payment. those 13 gold star families that were killed by a suicide bomber when bagram was shut down before americans were out, the prison was released, they killed 13 american men and women service members. they didn't get $450,000. but you're going to give more.
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this alone is reason enough to defeat the bill. how can you look at your constituents in the eye with one-party rule, in one year, you created inflation we haven't seen in 31 years? you made gas prices higher than it's been in seven. you pass a bill that gives amnesty to illegals. you will reward people that came here illegally with $450,000 from hardworking taxpayer americans. but for those who died, those 13 gold star families, only get $400,000. you're charging more than $5 trillion in this bill. more than 2,000 pages. enough. . you are empowering china to be stronger. this bill spends billions of dollars to hire 87,000 i.r.s.
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agents. you are hiring 87,000 i.r.s. agents, but you are not hiring one new person to protect the border. what is the job of the i.r.s. agents? they are going after americans. and what americans are they going after? anyone that spends $28 in one single day. if you go to starbuck's, if you simply put three gallons of gas in your car, and you go through a drive through, maybe you get a dollar meal at mcdamaged donld's, i.r.s. is coming for you. you are proud of the fact that, that's what you held the c.b.o. up for. how much money can we give from americans by auditing them? you know what we just provided, who you are auditing? you are auditing 1.2 million more americans. you are building this bill on the premise that you don't trust americans.
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and you know what americans are going after, one half of those 1.2 million are people who earn 75,000 or less. that's what you are trying to pay this bill from. the house is not in order, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. members are reminded to direct their comments to the chair. mr. mccarthy: yes, mr. speaker. you know where 25% of those 1.2 million audits are going, to americans who earn less than $25,000. sometimes math is hard, mr. speaker. it will double the size of the most intrusive bureaucracy. so when you tell your children's children what you spent their
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money on, or you talk and listen to the speeches tonight, mr. speaker, you listen to the chairman of ways and means where he was proud of the fact that he was going to build up these agencies, he's building up the i.r.s. to go after every american who spends $28 a day. mr. speaker, that is not what america asked for. make no mistake, under this provision every single american is a target. in the eyes of the i.r.s. you are guilty until proven innocent. that alone is enough to defeat this bill. this bill imposes a tax to heat your home. it puts american gas prices in the hands of opec. mr. speaker, i remember back when jimmy carter was president, i wanted to go visit my
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grandmother in southern california. i asked my mom and dad if we could go. the house is not in order, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. mccarthy: this is the same president, mr. speaker, this is the president who put a sweater on and turn the heat down. i can look anywhere i want, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i cannot believe the amount of control one-party rule wants. they now want to dictate to meavment floor where i can look? are you afraid of the faces of the information in the bill? sir, i gladly look at you, mr. speaker. there is a difference between addressing and looking. i know one party-rule wants to control every element of our lives.
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mr. speaker, this president put into effect that you can only get gas on the even days when your license plate ended that way. no, i couldn't go see my grandmother that weekended. i wonder how many people -- weekend. i wonder how many people in this winter may not make it through because they can't pay the price of their heating bill. mr. speaker, i know you wouldn't want that to happen. maybe we could ask opec to produce a little more. mr. speaker, did you know that american natural gas is 42% cleaner than russian natural gas? mr. speaker, they are importing russia natural gas into america. why? because, mr. speaker, our administration is allowing putin to have a pipeline but not america. you know who works at american
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pipeline? american workers. you know what they do with their money? they buy a home, send the kids to school, they buy trucks, they buy cars. they stay in hotels. they eat out at night. but more than one million people who lost their jobs after president biden was sworn in because he shut down a pipeline that would make america independent. but allowed putin to produce more. that's going to make prices higher this winter. in other words, every moment you heat your home in the winter or cool it in the summer, you will pay more. and every time you start your car, you will pay more. that alone is reason enough to defeet the bill -- defeat the bill. this bill will make the labor crisis worse by fundamentally transforming the child tax credit into welfare.
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without any work requirement. placing small business owners into direct competition with the federal government's unlimited printing press. this alone is reason enough to defeat the bill. mr. speaker, did we not learn that if we paid people more to stay home and not to go to work that's what would happen? we learned that this year, did we not? mr. speaker, small businesses are hard. i started my first small business when i was 20 years old. there's three lessons i learned. i was the first to work. last to leave. and last to be paid. i don't know if i could start that business again. as the prices rose on everything, mr. speaker, the white house told us that's probably a good thing. mr. speaker, i haven't heard
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from msnbc. it was good you had to pay more. people should. i don't know, they are going to have to pay more if they get audited. this bill abandons the long-standing bipartisan hyde amendment. mr. speaker, there is a lot of people who have been in this chamber for quite some time. mr. speaker, i heard the chairman of the ways and means say he's been here more than 30 years. how many times have you voted for that hyde amendment? i don't know what changed this year. maybe it was one party rule. they are now allowing taxpayer funded abortion on demand and violating the rights of the conscience of millions of americans. this alone is enough reason to defeat this bill. this bill dictates our children's education standards, giving washington the final say in what our children learn. parents should make that decision.
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not government bureaucrats. i don't know if you dictate in this bill where children can look like you tried to on this floor, but, mr. speaker, i don't think that ought to be right, either. i listened to the prominent democrat run for the office of governor again of virginia. where he said, parents should not have a right in their children's education. it doesn't matter whether you are republican, democrat, wealthy, poor, color of your skin. the moment you have that child you will do anything. it's no longer what you become, what's -- it's what opportunities your children will have. it's not a place government should dictate. this nationalized washington centered education will take away parents' choice of local control for parents across the country instead of supporting and empowering.
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mr. speaker, remember when i talked about terry mcawe live -- mcauliffe, what he said. this takes it a giant leap further by putting the federal government in full control of every education. i'm not sure if that's what the chairman of ways and means was meaning why we should bring build up more bureaucracy, but it seems to fit in this bill. that alone is reason enough to defeat the bill. mr. speaker, from bank surveillance to bailout, this bill takes the problems president biden and democrats have already created and makes them much, much worse. it's no secret that this bill is too extreme, too costly, and too liberal for the united states. my colleagues here in the house and in the senate know it.
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and staunch liberals of press know it as well. just a few weeks ago congresswoman abigail spanberger said, nobody elected joe biden to be f.d.r. this even spends more than f.d.r. while he was fighting a world war. senator manchin ecod that sentiment. this is not a center left or left country. we are a center if anything a little center right. that been shown and we ought to be able to recognize that. "the new yorktimes" editorial board. they even went further. i'm not a big fan of the "new york times." i read a headline yesterday, mr. speaker, you know what it said? it was talking about your party.
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it said, after the last tuesday election, democrats should not panic. don't panic. because they think it's already over. this bill's going to seal the deal. "the new yorktimes" in a blistering editorial said the democratic party has become distracted from crucial issues like the economy, inflation, ending the coronavirus pandemic, and restoring normalcy in schools. that's a quote, mr. speaker. that's "the new yorktimes." the times went on to describe this bill not as a solution but as part of a sharp leftward push in the party. which, as they point out, most americans don't want nor need. but despite these overwhelming
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warnings from moderates in their party, from liberals in the press, and from the american people at the polls, house democrats are plugging their ears. mr. speaker, even if somebody looks at them and tells them what's in the bill, they want you to look away. why? why wouldn't they be proud of it? the democrats aren't just ignoring what's going on. it's worse. they are -- aren't even pretending to listen. don't take my word for it. listen to what a member of your own party, congresswoman spanberger said recently. we are not willing to say, yeah, inflation is a problem. and supply chain is a problem. and we don't have enough workers in our work force. we gloss over it. it clearly the challenges americans are waking up to every
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day are not concerns, mr. speaker, of the democrats. and that is the fundamental difference between democrats and republicans. house democrats are focused on securing the speaker's legacy. house republicans are focused on solving the labor crisis. mr. speaker, the house is not in order, mr. speaker. the house is not in order, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mccarthy: thank you, mr. speaker. house democrats are focused on mandates. house republicans are focused on more freedom. house democrats are focused on so-called ed quality. house republicans are focused on quality education.
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house democrats are focused on payoffs for illegal immigrants. house republicans are focused on protecting the border. and house democrats are focused on the green new deal. house republicans are focused on lowering gas prices. when you look at those differences, it's no wonder the american people want new leadership. mr. speaker, the democrats have no clue about the damage they've done to america. with one party, with one rule, in one year. but if our democrats won't listen to our fellow citizen, they have to listen here. before i describe in greater detail the content os this bill, let's take a step back and understand how we got into this mess. we want to explain it to our children's children.
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when president biden walked into the oval office on january 20, 2021, he was handed every single ingredient he needed for unprecedented success. >> mr. speaker, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. mccarthy: mr. speaker, i'm not sure but i know speaker pelosi likes to remove people from committee nay don't live up to standards, i would be worried. mr. speaker, i'm worried for them. all president biden had to do was nothing. just think about where we would be today if he had done nothing.
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our economy would be booming. our supply chain would be intact. our nation would be energy independent. our children would be free from burdensome mandates. our borders would be completely secure. without those on the terrorist watch list coming across. our dollar would be sound with no inflation. our enemies would be on notice, not on the advance. but what happened instead? the last 10 months have been the most radical, the most extreme, and the most incompetent 10 months in american history. mr. speaker, it's one party rule in one year that created all this. from the first day in office, the biden administration has waged war on american workers. american values. american borders. american energy.
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and worst of all american families. mr. speaker, i'll wait. we have never seen anything like this before. biden terminated every successful immigration policy put into place by president trump. triggering the largest wave of illegal immigration in history. mr. speaker, i know he put the vice president in charge. biden shut down the production of american energy. closed down american pipelines. surrendering the energy independence that was achieved during the trump administration.
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mr. speaker, i don't know if you can remember back 10 months ago what the price of gas was, but i know every american can. when we were energy independent, it was a time when price was low. today, the new biden administration is making us reliant on foreign producers once again. he is literally begging opec to produce the energy that we could easily produce right here on our own shores. president biden spent trillions of dollars on left-wing social engineering and printed money we did not have, for projects we did not need, leading to massive runaway inflation. mr. speaker, larry somers warned the nation about this. in february. mr. speaker, in june or july on
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a cnn town hall meeting, the president said he wasn't worried about inflation. mr. speaker, president biden launched a campaign to dramatically raise taxes and regulations on our workers and manufacturers, destroying the amazing record of economic growth and job creation he inherited. mr. speaker, president biden paid workers not to work. and fired workers who were working because they wouldn't comply with his covid mandate. these were the same people that were heroes a year before when we didn't have one party rule. these were the same people who showed up to care for us and risked their lives. this supply chain crisis was dramatically worsened by the return to the failed tax regulatory trade and foreign policies of the past.
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mr. speaker, biden used the f.b.i. to target parents as domestic terrorists. can you imagine that? to use your own f.b.i. to go after parents, calling them domestic trichts. without -- terrorists. without any evidence. simply in aiming to silence their first amendment rights. a whistleblower just confirmed it. the president's rhetoric is dividing and inflaming us. rather than uniting us like he promised to do. and when his administration missteps, and it does often, biden will blame the military, our ally, the vice president, congress, ordinary americans, anyone but himself. that's not what leadersdo. that's not what leaders do.
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leaders take responsibility and then take action. as elected leaders it's our job to take action that makes life better for all americans. that's badly needed today, mr. speaker. president joe biden and democrats in congress have failed at the basic duty. let's look at how. president biden has defaulted to a failed economic agenda of the past. this administration is plainly incompetent and growing the government at the american people's expense. americans are paying more for things they need today than they can afford. the latest c.p.i. report is stunning news. mr. speaker, conditionen -- consumer price index soared 6.2% in the last year under one-party
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rule in washington. and almost 1% in october alone. it's the fastest pace in 30 years. you know what the common denominator is? one party year, one party rule for one year. last week's inflation results undercut the idea that inflation is temporary. or transer to. if you look under the hood, the numbers suggest that higher prices are not only being passed on to consumers, but becoming the new normal. even the politicians responsible for inflation now concede americans will continue to live with it for at least another year. make no mistake. inflation is becoming implanted in our economy. too much money is chasing too few of goods.
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it all started with one party rule for one year in washington. first started with $2 trillion and now it's five. americans are also witnessing shortages and supply chain problems too. again, put politics aside and just look at the numbers. they're jaw dropping. americans are paying $20 or $30 more on groceries per week. thanksgiving is coming. a time americans gather together with family and friends. i'll guarantee you what they'll talk about around that table. this is the most expensive thanksgiving they've ever had. i know those in virginia and new jersey, they realize what one party rule in one year can do. americans are paying more for
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gasoline. the highest price in seven years. mr. speaker, that was the last time president biden was down in the white house. to get to and from work, to drive their kids to school, or bring their elderly parents to a doctor's appointment. americans are paying more for the material theirs businesses need to operate. which means higher prices for consumers. and less opportunity for wage increases. inflation is a tax on all americans. inflation is robbing families of the future they deserve. mr. speaker, when majority leader steny mentioned this date and what our children's children will learn, they'll probably be the first generation in 30 years to learn about where inflation came back. it was one party rule in one
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year. americans are bracing for higher costs to come. they realize our economic future is grim. under president biden. i can wait, mr. speaker. the biden administration has proven themselves untrustworthy when it comes to handling the economy. he pursues counterproductive policies and does not keep the promises he makes. as a candidate, president biden pledged nobody making under $400,000 will have their tacks raised, period, bingo. mr. speaker, then on the eve of the election, he promised those making less than $400,000 wouldn't pay a penny more.
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mr. speaker, as president, he said, i give you my word if you make under $400,000 a year, i'll never raise your taxes one cent. each of these statements claim to have had no depletions. no qualifications. and no conditions. but here we are just 40 weeks later with one party rule and the president has already broken these promises to the american people. he has broken them because inflation is a tax on every american. president trump and congressional republicans took a better path. we cut taxes and left americans with more of their hard-earned money in their pocks. -- pockets. mr. speaker, it led to the best economy in 50 years. when taxes go up through inflation or otherwise, americans have less for utilities, prescriptions, and other things they need.
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and as prices continue to soar, inflation tax is hitting hardworking middle class families the hardest. what do you think is going to happen to inflation if this bill becomes law? not even going to be greater than the first two trillion this body wasted, mr. speaker. but here's the dirty secret. most democrats who vote for these policies won't be affected by the inflation rate. seniors, working families and those living pack-to-pack -- paycheck-to-paycheck have been and will continue to be even in a greater sense. through no fault of their own, good, hardworking americans, are being hurt by their own government. mr. speaker, that's just wrong. what is the whoas and liberal media's response? telling americans to just accept
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it. telling americans to just accept it. lecturing us to be more like europe. to build our bureaucracies. saying we should lower our expectations. lowering expectations is what it means to be an american? i think not. no, this is a nation that conquered the wilderness. sent a man to the moon and developed a life-saving vaccine to covid-19 in less than a year. americans don't lower expectations. we rise to the occasion. but under one party rule, in one year, we have inflation -- we have inflation we haven't seen in 31 years. we have gas places we haven't seen in the last seven. we have americans stranded once again in the middle east being held hostage. we have a border unsecured with
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fentanyl coming across increase big 300%. every city in america is a border city now. we have putin. with a pipeline. but a president who tells americans no. we have a president who looks to we have a president who tells opec to produce more. not american energy. another area where president biden and democrats in congress are failing. mr. speaker, they are right, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mccarthy: mr. speaker, another area where president biden and democrats in congress are failing is in the energy crisis. the american people want to
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afford gasoline, afford to heat their homes. and enjoy the upcoming holidays together. what are they going to have? the most expensive thanksgiving in the history of america. god forbid you have to drive for thanksgiving because you are going to pay more. they don't need their government spending billions of dollars to subsidize car chargers or parks for the wealthiest people in the country. mr. speaker, it's not just republicans who warn you. mr. speaker, even jared golden, november 17, member of the democratic party, he said, if you told me a year ago that the second biggest piece of the signature bill this congress was $280 billion in tax giveaways to millionaires, i'd have told you republicans were in charge.
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opponents have been saying that the b.b.b. taxes the rich, but the more we learn about the salt provision, the more it looks like another giant tax break for millionaires. the fact that more people and organizations on the democratic side aren't up in arms about this is wild. mr. speaker, maybe they are not up in arms because they just got the bill. and you allowed 10 minutes on one side and 10 minutes on the other to debate it. mr. speaker, i know at times it's hard to hear what's in the bill, but i think the american people have a right to know. over the last nine months with party-rule families watch energy prices rise. west texas intermediate has doubled since president biden took office. and gallon at the pump costs 60%
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more. you know where that comes from? the hardworking taxpayers who have to live in a lower standard because of one party rule in washington. what does that mean in everyday life? it means that when families fill up at the gas station they are seeing the highest price of a gallon of gas in seven years. the last time joe biden was in office, mr. speaker, it means that from the factories making new products to the trucks that transport them to the retail stores, to sell them, every part of the supply chain is paying more for energy. and every state in america the average price of a gallon of gas is now over $3. for the first time in years. in our home state, mr. speaker, of california, the average price is over $4.50. and in some parts it's as high as $7.
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mr. speaker, when i listen to the white house i thought they would be concerned. they said it was good. people should pay more. the pain is being felt beyond the pump too, mr. speaker. when families turn on the lights or heat their home this winter. they are expected the price of heat will be 54% higher. mr. speaker, when we are back in these chambers next year, i will wonder how somebody on a fixed income chooses to pay their heating bill or maybe go cold throughout the night. the energy crisis we face today is devastating for working families. every dollar spent on gasoline is a dollar that isn't spent on groceries. or other essential goods. and yet the reaction from this administration who kneecapped oil and natural gas production
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by canceling new pipelines and freezing new leaseees all together, when asked if the united states would increase energy production, the secretary of energy told cnbc that's hilarious. let me tell you, mr. speaker, that's not funny to the american public. that's not funny. they expect more from their leaders. they expect to look out for them. not washington and one party rule looking out for themselves. go watch the video for yourself. it's just a few seconds. it perfectly captures the biden administration's incompetent contempt for the american people. mr. speaker, mr. speaker, i can
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wait. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman is recognized. mr. mccarthy: mr. speaker, as i listen to the other side make their comments, not once did i say something. i disagreed with what they said. but i knew there was a moment in time when i could speak. i know, mr. speaker, that people might disagree with what i say, but we are in america. we are in congress. i respect their position even though i believe it's wrong. i respect that they may believe they want to build up these bureaucracy. i respect that they think spending more with inflation that somehow that won't cause
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more. i respect the idea that you shut down an american pipeline and allowed putin to have one and the prices go up. i think you're wrong. but i respect the right for you to say it. mr. speaker, not once did i look at chairman neal and tell him he couldn't look at me. not once did i say something to him as he made his point. i don't know that, mr. speaker, just last week we set a record here, twice, by holding a vote open longer than this congress ever has. we have changed more of the history in congress than any time of any congress. under one party and one rule. members get fined $5,000 when somehow they walkthrough a
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magnetometer did they get any recourse? no, they got a letter. mr. speaker, you may have set a record tonight to try to control the house. i would think, mr. speaker, regardless maybe they don't like hearing what's in the bill because they haven't read it. but i think, mr. speaker, the american public has a right to hear it. mr. speaker, i will tell you this, i don't care how many times i'm interrupted. i'm not going to stop until the american people hear it. mr. speaker, i know the speaker says we have higher standards. i'm just hoping to see them.
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it also isn't funny for californians like scott daniel who runs young commercial transfer. scott told me that higher prices are making it hard to stay in business. scott says, mr. speaker, my company alone will burn around three million gas of fuel this year. and with fuel as expensive as it is right now, that adds $1 million to our bottom line. which makes it really hard to stay in business and keep it going. more importantly, it's immediately going to hit all of your food at the grocery store. mr. speaker, that's why your thanksgiving in america will be the most expensive. the president talks about a world where every nation plays by the same rules. but when it comes to global elites, he makes sure the rules
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he applies to us don't apply to them. that's how socialism works. you see, they build up the bureaucracies. they spend more than they spent during world war ii. it creates inflation. creates supply chain problems. by the way, those who run society get ahead while those who make society run are pushed back. republicans know there is a better path. instead of wasting the energy potential in this country, we want to unleash it. we don't want to build up government. we want to build up american families. instead of killing good-paying jobs, we want to create them. instead of canceling the keystone pipe lieb, we can't -- pipeline, we want to complete it. republicans will make america
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energy independent again through innovation so working families have affordable abundant energy. so the answer won't come that you'll have to pay more. what they'll hear is they'll pay less and have more for themselves. you know, i just mentioned scott daniel. the owner of a commercial transportation company. who talked about how high prices are hurting his ability to do business and deliver goods. but that's not the only way democrat policies are making it harder for business to survive. another is the labor shortage. walk down any main street if the crime's not too bad for you to do t or a city avenue in america. and i guarantee there will be help wanted signs. ask a waiter how many shifts she or he does in a week. and i bet they are covering for
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someone else because they are short staffed. ask if they had had to take anything off the menu because the restaurant can't afford to find it anymore. i bet they have. this is what our small businesses are dealing with. as a former small business owner, i know these conditions aren't sustainable. mr. speaker, if democrats just cared to listen, they would know that, too. instead, democrats' idea of economic plan is to punish citizens who are producing for our country and working to support their family. while rewarding themselves and others for staying home. americans don't deserve to bear the brunt of policies pushed by one party rule in washington. who will never fill the -- feel the effects of them and who will
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receive a solid paycheck every month even if they show up to vote or not. you know, joe biden's presidency has often been compared to jimmy carter's presidency. he's proven that comparison wrong every step of that way. that comparison now is unfair to jimmy carter. mr. speaker, mr. speaker, when you study the history of america in the late 1970's, 1980' he americans were held hostage in the middle east. today we have hundreds of americans being held hostage in afghanistan.
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mr. speaker, 1979 we had inflation. taxing of every american. today we have inflation we haven't seen in 31 years. mr. speaker, in the late 1970's we were beholden to opec. today, mr. speaker, we have a president who begs opec. mr. speaker, in the late 1970's, president jimmy carter told us the heater had to go down because the price was going up and we needed to expect less as americans. mr. speaker, today the white house laughs if you ask them what their plan for america to become energy independent and lower gas price. mr. speaker, in the late 1970's we were concerned about the
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soviet union. of the buildup. in europe. today, mr. speaker, russia is building up along ukraine. they have more money for more soldiers because they got a new pipeline while america was denied. . you had policies, they didn't talk about building up a bureaucracy. you had policies that unshackled what held back the american worker. when those policies were enacted, a decade later, there was no longer a soviet union. there was no longer two germanys. a berlin wall had collapsed.
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the shipyard workers of the shipyard workers of poland understood. they knew america was more than a country. america was an idea. 32 years ago, one million students went to tiananmen square. they built a statue of democracy that looked just like lady liberty, put it across from the portrait of mao. they understood the greatness of america. who doesn't remember that man standing in front of the tank when china was rolling in. he stood in font of the tank. when the tank moved to the right, he moved to the right. when the tank moved to the left, he moved to the left. he climbed on top of that tank. i cannot tell you his name, mr.
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speaker, i doubt that he's alive. they respected america. they knew what america stood for. mr. speaker, now we have a bill that will bring more ships from china to america. it'll give them incentive. i hear your party talk a lot about a green new deal. 90% of all those are being built in china. you're taking therd-earned taxes of americans, shutting down the poll i i -- policies you don't like the energy you don't care for and laying those off on making the gasoline price higher and taking their gas collars and shipping it to china
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do you realize the biden administration opening up our bhorder, more than 160 countries people have come across that border? i'll wait until we're in order. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman will suspend. the gentleman is recognized. mr. mccarthy: i appreciate you, mr. speaker. inaction on the southern border. mr. speaker, almost every single republican on this side of the aisle has been to visit the border. most more than once. i heard the president who has been in office more than 40 year says he drove by el paso one time. mr. border -- mr. speaker, when we went to the border earlier this year, after one party rule in washington, that changed by executive order, i can wait, mr. speaker. they can finish their conversation.
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you can finish. no, you can finish. don't low you are your mask, you'll get fined. you're going to get fined, i'm just warning you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. mr. mccarthy: mr. speaker, i know you hold the gavel, but i heard from your side of the aisle telling me when to speak, where to look and what to do and interrupted me many times. i've heard your speaker talk about a higher standard. i'm waiting to see it, mr. speaker. are you going to laugh too, mr. speaker?
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mr. speaker, i know your side of the aisle has no problem removing people from committee. i wonder if people keep talking if they should be removed from the floor. when we traveled to the border in february, ewatched something we've never seen before. we sat and we interviewed the new facility that just was built and it was built in capacity it would never be fill. it hit a record that day. we interviewed families and asked how long have you been on the road? they said ever since president biden told us to come.
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ever since president biden told us to come. as we sat with those brave men and women of our border protection, we watched what they had to do, the job they were doing day in and day out. the conditions. when covid was rampant and nobody being tested. we went up along the line against the wall. this is important, mr. speaker. i think people should listen. i'll show you the point why. as we talked to the border agents, they told us they'd seen something they'd never seen before. people would rush the wall, everybody would go there, and then they'd come the other way, the cartel, bringing fentanyl across. they said they'd never seen
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anything like it. and i asked them, i listened to the vice president. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mccarthy: one party rule, one year. i sat and talked to the border agents. they told me of the border cities that had to close their
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schools because the cartels coming through and shooting. of the ranchers who are having their houses burned or their grandchildren kidnapped. then they said something so shocking i had to ask them twice. you see, i heard the vice president says this just a central america problem. i said is that really what's happening? they told me people were coming from 160 countries. they said they just caught people on the terrorist watch list. i came down, we did a press conference. in the press conference i mentioned that we had caught people on the terrorist watch list from yemen. you remember the u.s.s. cole? the american navy ship that was bombed? or maybe you need to refresh
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your memory real recently. you know a u.s. embassy that was overtaken? i'm not talking back in iran in 1979 i'm talking about the comparison to today. i said that to the american public, i respect all of you. you come here because you want to legislate. i expect you would be shocked too. you'd probably call me up, what can we do? you want to protect your constituents. i know you do. but mr. speaker, there was a member of the democratic party on the intel committee tweeted, said i was lying. said he gets the same intel as i do. because i'm on the gang of eight. interesting when i put the facts out, i don't know, maybe the mail is slow, never once heard
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him apologize. or worse yet, i've never once heard him say how can we stop it? how can we stop it? i didn't even see an amendment added to this bill. think about that for one moment for the american public. you are spending more money than we spent to end world war ii, you're hiring 87,000 i.r.s. agents, not one border patrol agent. not one new dollar. you're providing money for amnesty. you're providing money for -- providing money, $450,000, for people who came here illegally and you're taking it from hardworking american taxpayers. but you do nothing to stop those on the terrorist watch list from coming across this border. nothing. there has been nearly 1.7
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illegal border encounters at the southern border since president joe biden became president and our border czar, vice president kamala harris, still has no plan to support our border patrol. let's put this in perspective. there has been more illegal border crossing between the months of february and october under joe biden than in 2018, 2019, and 2020 combined. so when somebody asks me what does it mean if you have one party rule for one year, you get more illegal crossings simply from february to october than you did in 2018, 2019 and 2020 all combined. what do you think is going to happen after the billions of dollars you spend in this bill providing amnesty.
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that number will look small to you. but i'm sure, mr. speaker, some people say let's wait and see what the c.b.o. says. so when the c.b.o. comes back and tells you, you got millions more, it's ok, we'll still vote. let that sink in. what's the biden administration reaction? they're now considering paying illegal immigrants $450,000 per family. an action that president biden admits would incentivize more people to come other illegally. mr. speaker, we tell our children's children about this night, we'll tell them, that's where their future went. when they ask us why do they pay such high taxes, we'll remind them about this night. because we built up our bureaucracy. mr. speaker, you're actually
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celebrating this bill. you're actually celebrating this bill. that's more than some of the 9/11 victims received. did you think about that? how do you explain, mr. speaker, as my friend steny hoyer said, so proudly, mentioned today for our children's children, how do we explain that those that were killed on that fateful day of 9/11 received less than those who came across illegally? that's ok. i'll be here a long time. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. mr. mccarthy: mr. speaker -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend.
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the gentleman is recognized. mr. mccarthy: mr. speaker, i've got to pol guise to you. i think i'm upsetting people on the other side of the aisle when i tell them what's in the bill. they just yelled at me that they are leaving. i apologize. mr. speaker, nobody on this side of the aisle wrote this bill. i thought that was going to be different, mr. speaker, because i took president biden at his word. i took him at his word when he said he was going to get covid under control. mr. speaker, unfortunately, more americans have died this year than last year under covid. mr. speaker, $450,000, that's some of the more than 9/11 victims received. it's more than the next of kin received in insurance. of those 13 gold star families.
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that got killed by suicide bomber who was in the prison at bagram. mr. speaker, i watched in disbelief as president biden said he would do nothing different. i watched in disbelief, mr. speaker, when he had a press conference and he told americans it was safe to come to the airport. less than 30 minutes, you were on that conference call too, mr. speaker, the secretary of state joint chiefs said no, it wasn't safe to come to the airport. mr. speaker, there are many people that served this nation. served in the armed services on both sides of this aisle. i have never watched members work so hard to get the american hostages out

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