Hsa Technical Corrections Actby Representative Scott Perry
Posted on 2015-12-08
PERRY. Mr. Speaker, I would like to say thank you to the
gentlewoman from Texas (Ms. Jackson Lee) and the gentlewoman from New
Jersey (Mrs. Watson Coleman), my good friend, for the fine work they
did on this bipartisan, noncontroversial bill that is common sense and
does the right thing. But, unfortunately, it has been hijacked, Mr.
It has been hijacked for this ruse. They set it aside. They said: Well, we have got this discharge petition. We want to get this bill on the floor.
Mr. Speaker, they don't have the names to get the bill on the floor. Furthermore, I contend they don't even want to vote for it. They don't want to vote on it. They just want to talk about this. These are the folks who tell everybody that they are here to protect your rights.
Mr. Speaker, they talk about they want the people on the no-fly list to have their right to firearms taken away from them, understanding-- hopefully, they understand--they have no idea what it takes to get on the no-fly list. These people on the no-fly list have no idea half the time that they are on it.
Furthermore, the no-fly list is maintained by bureaucrats, the same administration that persecutes its citizens and has them audited by the IRS [[Page H9046]] for their beliefs and what they say at a prayer breakfast.
With that, Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the distinguished gentleman from Texas (Mr. Gohmert).