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Statement on Congressman Tom Price's Lame-duck Privileged Resolution

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

* Mr. BROUN of Georgia. Madam Speaker, shortly before Congress recessed for its August break, the Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, Congressman TOM PRICE, offered a privileged resolution calling on Congress not to hold a lame duck session after Election Day 2010 for the purpose of passing unpopular legislation like a national energy tax, additional deficit spending bills, ``Card Check'' legislation for union formation, or any type of amnesty for undocumented aliens.

* I applaud Chairman PRICE's efforts to let Americans see for themselves where each Congressman stands on whether or not important legislation should be considered by an outgoing Congress after the November 2010 elections. Had I not had a previously scheduled commitment that prevented me from returning to Washington, DC, on August 10, 2010, I would have voted against the motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair, rollcall No. 515.

* This Privileged Resolution makes it immediately clear whether Members plan to govern in accordance to the concerns of hard-working Americans or continue after the November elections on the path they have paved that further increases uncertainty, government regulations, higher taxes, and federal deficit spending.

* Americans deserve to know now about the Democrats' plans for after the November elections. Chairman PRICE's Privileged Resolution is the right vehicle to encourage transparency in our federal government, and it deserves all Members' support.

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