Ms. JACKSON LEE of Texas. There should be one powerful driving force for all of us--and that is to serve the American people.
The least we can do before December 31, 2012, is to provide the middle class of America--the working men and women of America, those who every day get up at 6 a.m., at 4 a.m., and work night shifts--a tax break. I am proud to commit to giving Americans making incomes of $250,000 and below a tax break, and I stand here today proudly in having signed the petition.
Let me say what else we can do very quickly.
As a cochair of the Congressional Children's Caucus, we have passed a bipartisan bill on the intervention in and prevention of bullying. Everywhere you go, you're hearing about the dastardly conditions of our children who are going to school across America.
To our Members of the United States Congress, let's pass that legislation before we leave here, and let's go into 2013 with America recognizing that the Congress understands that the safety and security of our children in the schools of America are vital. That's the least we can do--to protect the children of America. Pass the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act of 2012 now.