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After Recess

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. McCARTHY of California. Mr. Speaker, it never ceases to amaze me how good my friends on the other side of the aisle have become in putting politics before jobs.

They've said ``no'' to the dozens of job bills that the House Republicans have put forward and ``no'' to unleashing investment in small business.

Mr. Speaker, we have all been somewhere where you've seen a family, a family with a small child, and the child is crying and throwing a tantrum and the parent turns and gives the child what they want, but the child still cries. Today we see another good example of something good still not being good enough for the other side.

At a time when the economy is struggling, unemployment above 8 percent for more than 35 consecutive months, underemployment above 15 percent, you have a bill here that would unshackle and unleash small business growth. So it is beyond me why, after both subcommittee and full committee markups where provisions passed almost unanimously, this idea never came forth after a full and open debate on the floor with 15 Democrat amendments.

What really shocks me the most is that the President of the United States offered a statement in support of the bill. But when I read his entire statement, Mr. Speaker, he never mentions this motion to recommit or the concern. So, Mr. Speaker, it's one more time that the floor tries to come together, but politics are put before job growth.

So I urge all my friends to come together in a bipartisan fashion--the way this bill was created--to vote down this motion and support the underlying bill.

I yield back the balance of my time.


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