Ms. BROWN of Florida. Here we go again. Our Nation is on the brink of disaster because Congress has created another manmade disaster. Let me repeat--not Congress. House Republicans have created another manmade disaster. I haven't talked with anyone--from business leaders, to children's advocates, to AARP and senior citizen groups--who think Congress is doing a good job.
Just last year, the Republicans took $115 billion and handed it over to 6,000 of the wealthiest Americans in the form of tax cuts. At the same time, they cut health care funding for needy children and their families. I have a list of cuts and how they're going to affect children, senior citizens, and the FAA.
Do you know what? You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
In closing, I ask unanimous consent to bring up H.R. 699, a balanced bill to replace this cutting and spending disaster.