Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
THIS CONGRESS THE MOST PRODUCTIVE IN DECADES
(House of Representatives - August 01, 1996)
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[Pages H9567-H9568] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] THIS CONGRESS THE MOST PRODUCTIVE IN DECADES (Mr. ARMEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. ARMEY. Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate the Republican Congress on the work that it is achieving this week in culmination of what has been years of hard work. Yesterday the President agreed to sign our welfare reform measure and we passed it overwhelmingly through this body. We are going to go out now and address the needs of the American working men and women and the American family. After this week is over, if the President again agrees to sign the work before this body, men and women working in America will no longer have to be afraid to change jobs, will no longer have to be concerned that they will [[Page H9568]] lose their insurance portability, will no longer have to be disadvantaged if they are self-employed in the acquisition of the insurance that best fits their family's needs. In addition to that, given the terrible burdens that fall on the family when two parents are working outside the home, we have an opportunity to allow them to have the choice, in legislation we will pass through this House this week, to choose between overtime and flex time so that those families that value time with their children more than the extra money may be free to choose for that configuration of compensation and time that best suits the needs of the family. These are indeed good days for the families of America, and I must say, Mr. Speaker, I am so proud of the work that is done by this Republican Congress, the most productive Congress in decades. ____________________