(House of Representatives - August 01, 1996)

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  (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

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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.