Floor Statements

July 27, 2017
…Ladies and gentlemen, the United States Senate is now considering what is called a skinny bill on the Affordable Care Act. 
July 27, 2017
…Mr. Speaker, there is a lot of disorder in Washington, D.C. there is chaos and conflict and confrontation in the White House. 
July 27, 2017
Mr. Speaker, it is now seven months since the start of the 115th Congress and six months since Republicans have controlled all the levers of power of our government. Yet, all we've seen are broken promises.
July 26, 2017
Thank you very much, Madam Ranking Member, for yielding. Mr. Chairman, Members of the House.
July 26, 2017
Mr. Speaker, yesterday we watched as Senator John McCain returned to the Capitol after having been diagnosed with cancer and undergoing a serious operation. All of us are praying for his swift and full recovery.
July 13, 2017
This amendment is not about defense. This amendment is about politics.”
June 27, 2017
I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I want to thank Mr. Royce and Mr. Engel for their leadership.
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.