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  • Frivolous Adjournment Motions Stall House Business

    by Representative Doug LaMalfa

    Posted on 2015-12-09

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    LaMALFA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LaMALFA. Mr. Speaker, responsibly funding the government on time is one of the most basic and fundamental tasks of Members of Congress.

    This entire year, Republicans have been at the table pushing the work through the committee process to determine how best to allocate this funding. And coming into this week, there was healthy debate and negotiations on moving forward with these plans.

    However, yesterday, the partisan dialogue we witnessed from a number of my colleagues across the aisle was nothing more than a ruse. Five separate motions to adjourn in order to stall a bipartisan bill to tighten our visa system and protect our Nation's security, with purely political procedural votes to push their own gun control agendas is simply ridiculous. It wasted at least 3 hours of legislative time.

    Mr. Speaker, this is a time when Americans need their Representatives to come to the table and stop letting politics get in the way of actually getting the people's work done around this place.


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