(House of Representatives - August 01, 1996)

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                         ELECTION YEAR POLITICS

  (Mr. KINGSTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. KINGSTON. Mr. Speaker, aren't election year politics fun? Here 
yesterday President Clinton, following Bob Dole's lead, agreed to sign 
the Republican welfare bill. And then following Clinton, who was 
following Dole, 68 Democrats changed their vote from less than a month 
ago to pass this bill on an overwhelming bipartisan basis.
  Then, in the paper today Clinton is going to support the Hastert-
Kassebaum Republican health care bill. Right under that, President 
Clinton is going to support the Republican clean drinking water bill. 
Add these to the fact that this party and this Congress has passed the 
line-item veto, securities reform litigation, a telecommunications 
bill, Social Security earnings limitation increase, lobbyist reform, a 
gift ban and the dissolving of 28 different committees and 
subcommittees. This Republican Party has made in this Congress a 
significant change in moving the country in the direction of less 
government. Thank goodness for election year politics.