Pass Legislation That Mattersby Representative Frank Pallone Jr.
Posted on 2015-01-28
PALLONE asked and was given permission to address the House for
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I would just ask that the Republican
leadership begin to bring legislation to the floor that would actually
make a difference for America, certainly addressing the economy and job
creation and increasing wages, which are so important to my
constituents and, I believe, to all Americans.
It just seems like all the Republican leadership is doing here is rehashing the same old legislation that is going nowhere either because it won't pass the Senate or because the President won't sign it.
Today, after the 1-minute speeches, we are going to have the third pipeline bill that essentially tries to straitjacket Federal agencies-- again, not going anywhere. It is pretty likely the President would veto any of them if they come to his desk.
I understand that on Tuesday the leadership is going to bring up another Affordable Care Act repeal. This will be like the 56th or 57th effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which is actually working well. More Americans than ever have signed up during this second enrollment period. We had another effort to weaken the Affordable Care Act just a couple of weeks ago.
It is time to do the things that people want, talk about the economy, and bring legislation that matters to the American people.