(House of Representatives - January 23, 1995)

Text available as:

Formatting necessary for an accurate reading of this text may be shown by tags (e.g., <DELETED> or <BOLD>) or may be missing from this TXT display. For complete and accurate display of this text, see the PDF.


[Page H487]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                    BIG CHANGE PROMISED 2 YEARS AGO

  (Mr. GOSS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. GOSS. Mr. Speaker, 2 years ago President Clinton was sworn in to 
office promising big change. But it became clear that the change 
America wanted was not going to come from the Clinton White House. So 
tomorrow the President delivers his State of the Union speech to a 
historic 104th Congress and a country that is no longer waiting for 
change to come from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
  With an unquestionable mandate from the American people, this 
Congress is responding to the call for smaller, less intrusive 
government. We are going to reverse the trend of the Federal Government 
handing down rigid, one-size-fits-all mandates to our States and 
localities without even considering the costs we are passing on to 
  Mr. Speaker, we are going to set ourselves on a course to a balanced 
budget. We are doing that now. We are going to make government smaller 
and more responsible and more attractive. America is going to keep 
watching. They are going to keep watching this Congress because this is 
where the change is happening.