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Cast a Vote for America

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, for the last 21 hours we have heard a discourse on ``Green Eggs and Ham'' and a multitude of other commentary that spoke to the will of one person, but I believe America wants this body and the other body to stand on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves.

I rise to call upon this body to cast a vote for America. The soldiers that have left our soil and those who are still here, as well as their families, need compensation. Medicare and Medicaid recipients need to have their benefits processed. We need clean air and clean water.

The Government of the United States is not frivolous or wasteful. The government is a rainy-day umbrella for those who suffer from all manner of devastation and disaster. I don't know about the thoughts of 21 hours, but I do know that I'm going to stand against a clouded and crowded continuing resolution.

Vote to keep the government open and let's start using ObamaCare on October 1. That's the American way. That's the vote for all of America, and that's the vote for the vulnerable who cannot speak for themselves.

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