Building Support for Statutory Pay-go on House Floor

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... delicate balance to get to where we are right now, including negotiations with people in the senate, so i urge my colleagues to vote no on an outdated motion to recommit and vote yes for mr. spratt. mr. spratt: i yield the balance of our time to the distinguished majority leader, mr. hoyer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hoyer: thank you, i rise in opposition to the motion. -- in opposition to the motion to recommit. this motion is designed to kill the bill. generally speaking, my friends on that side of the aisle don't support the underlying bill. i understand that. it constrains you in cutting taxes because it makes you pay for that, just as it makes us pay for any increases. that's why this is so good. because it affects both sides of the proposition. the spending side, and the revenue side. this constrains all of us. none of us like constraints. but if we don't have constraints, our grandchildren will look to us and say we did not do a good job. i want to -- i want to say to ed lorenzen who worked with charlie stenholm on this proposition for over a decade, thank you for the work you have done. i want to say to my blue dog friends, thank you for your leadership. and i want to say to my progressive friends who understand the ramifications of spending deficits that adversely affect the most lnerable in our country, vote against this m.t.r., vote for this statutory pay-go, let us get back on the road to fiscal responsibility. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. mr. spratt: i yield back the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the previous question is ordered on the motion to recommit. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the noes have it. the motion is not agreed to. mr. ryan: i ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: a recorded vote is requested. those favoring a recorded vote will rise. a sufficient number having risen a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. pursuant to clause 8 and clause 9 of rule 240erk15-minute vote on the motion to recommit will b followed by five-minute votes on passage of the bill, if ordered, motions to suspend the rules on h.r. 3119, house resolution 534, and house resoluti 2972. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] ...