BATTLE OVER BUDGET; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 86
(House of Representatives - June 12, 1996)

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                           BATTLE OVER BUDGET

  (Mr. SCHUMER asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. SCHUMER. Mr. Speaker, why is the row of Republicans there so 
empty in giving speeches this morning? They are all busy fighting with 
each other over the budget. They do not have time to put together a 
coherent program. And the reason is simple: The Republican Party has 
drifted over to the extreme. Bob Dole is a voice of moderation, I 
guess, with Trent Lott taking over the Senate, and then the extremists 
will even be given a greater hand. So look at the budget they cannot 
even get the extremists to pass on: fewer toxic waste cleanups, welfare 
reform that cuts----


                             Point of Order

  Mr. LINDER. Mr. Speaker, I have a point of order.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Lazio of New York). The gentleman will 
state his point of order.

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  Mr. LINDER. Mr. Speaker, is it appropriate to deal specifically with 
Members of the other body by name in making or casting aspersions on 
the motives?
  Mr. VOLKMER. He is not a Member of the other body.
  Mr. LINDER. Trent Lott is.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Members should not so refer to specific 
Members of the other body by name. The gentleman will proceed in order.
  Mr. SCHUMER. Mr. Speaker, I will strike the name and say the junior 
senator from Mississippi. Everyone knows it is the same person.

                              {time}  1030

  Everyone knows it is the same person. What I would say is, very 
simply, if we look at this budget with regard to toxic waste cleanups, 
welfare reform, weak on work but tough on kids, bigger deficits, not 
smaller, raising the deficit, limiting direct student loans, tax 
increases on working families, limiting guarantees for health care for 
low-income women and children and seniors in nursing homes, hundreds of 
rural hospitals cut, doctors to overcharge seniors for Medicare, and 
the list goes on and on, it is an extreme budget. It is a wrong budget. 
We will defeat it.

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