Floor Statements

June 21, 2017
Mr. Speaker, when someone keeps something secret, it's often because it's embarrassing, or negative, or damaging, or unsupportable.
June 8, 2017
I thank the gentlelady for yielding. I rise in opposition to this legislation, which I know does not surprise the Chairman.
June 6, 2017
Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this resolution, which I’m proud to have introduced along with the Majority Leader, Ranking Member Engel, and Chairman Royce.
May 17, 2017
I thank my friend, the gentleman from New York, the Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Committee. I thank Mr. Kinzinger for his leadership and as well his statement. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this bipartisan legislation which will impose tough sanctions on entities aiding the Assad regime in Syria.
May 17, 2017
Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this bill. It will not be a controversial bill. It will not make the front page of the paper tomorrow. People will not be seized of this bill passing. But this bill may well have a very great consequence to it and to the efficiency and effectiveness of our federal government.
May 3, 2017
Thank you very much. I am pleased to rise in support of this legislation.
April 28, 2017
I am so pleased to be here, in the House. I am not pleased that we are considering a Continuing Resolution.
April 28, 2017
I am so pleased to be here, in the House. I am not pleased that we are considering a Continuing Resolution.
April 27, 2017
Nobody believes that the Democrats want to shut down the government, period. That's irrational. 
April 26, 2017
One of the groups just put out a cost analysis of the.. and we just have a one-page paper.
April 26, 2017
Thank you very much Mr. Speaker. At the end of the week, President Trump will reach his hundredth day in office.
March 29, 2017
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Last week was a historic week in many respects.
March 28, 2017
Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today.
March 22, 2017
Thank you, Chairman Sessions and Ranking Member Slaughter. 
March 21, 2017
Mr. Speaker, this week we will consider the most important bill that this House will consider in this Congress.
March 16, 2017
I rise in opposition to this bill and adopt many of the premises that my friend, Mr. Walz, adopted.
March 10, 2017
To rationalize a procedure which has a bill introduced Monday night and is subjected to 26 hours straight of markup on the following Wednesday, less than 48 hours later, no matter how you dress it up, that is not, Mr. Speaker, regular order.
March 9, 2017
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I just came from the Energy and Commerce Committee.
March 7, 2017
The Republicans released a bill last night. That bill deals with every American’s welfare. Every American’s welfare. 
March 6, 2017
The executive order signed today doubles down on a radical policy that will weaken our national security and put all Americans in danger.
March 5, 2017
President Trump's outrageous allegations this weekend paint a picture of someone obsessed with wild conspiracy theories and detached from reality.
February 20, 2017
I am deeply alarmed by this latest wave of threats against Jewish Community Centers in states across the country. 
February 17, 2017
Today, I lost a dear friend, and America lost a great patriot. Bob Michel's service to the country was an example for us all. 
February 14, 2017
Today's announcement by Humana that it will exit the health insurance marketplaces nationwide in 2018 is alarming because it demonstrates that the market uncertainty being created by Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act has a real-world impact on American consumers. 
February 10, 2017
Reports that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn discussed easing sanctions with the Putin regime before the inauguration raise serious alarm bells.