Insular Areas and Freely Associated States Energy Developmentby Representative Steny H. Hoyer
Posted on 2014-12-11
HOYER. Mr. Speaker and Members, ever since the conference report
was reported out, Leader Pelosi and I have told everyone how
objectionable the two provisions that have been discussed are on our
side of the aisle. We think they should not be in an appropriations
bill. We think that they should be considered on their merits or
demerits. Unfortunately, they are in the bill.
I rise in support of the bill, notwithstanding my vigorous objection to these two provisions. I rise because I, frankly, think that pursuing CRs, continuing resolutions, on a continuing basis is harmful to our economy, harmful to the growth in jobs, harmful to our national security.
I regret that the Homeland Security bill has not been included for a year as well. We undermine national security by that limitation. But, nevertheless, in a world of alternatives, I have concluded that it is better for us to pass this CR/Omnibus, as it is euphemistically referred to, than it is to defeat it.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.
Mrs. LOWEY. I yield the gentleman an additional 1 minute.