Insular Areas and Freely Associated States Energy Developmentby Representative Sam Farr
Posted on 2014-12-11
FARR. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Mr. Rogers, the chair of the
committee, for bringing a bill to the floor. I wish it was the full
bill and not most of the bill.
But I also want the world to note that, even though there are some poison pills in this issue, this is a very progressive appropriations bill, and it shows that when you do reach compromise--and I hope that the party that will be in the majority next year will understand that we wanted to do a full process. We want it to be vetted. We don't want poison pills. But in the end, get the bad language out, which you did, and you can have a bill that has bipartisan support. We don't want things to get worse in this country, we want it to get better, and a CR would be the worst thing that could happen.
But we also, as a body that believes in exposure and the public's right to know, we should never allow these poison pills to be in this bill. Hold your nose and make this a better world.
Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 30 seconds to the distinguished gentleman from Texas (Mr. Doggett).