HOUSE MAJORITY ATTEMPTING TO MOVE LEGISLATION TO HELP AMERICA
(House of Representatives - July 17, 2002)

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     HOUSE MAJORITY ATTEMPTING TO MOVE LEGISLATION TO HELP AMERICA

  (Mr. CUNNINGHAM asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. CUNNINGHAM. Mr. Speaker, most of us Republicans and Democrats 
come to the House to pass legislation and to help the American people. 
I heard a minute ago from one of the Members that the accounting bill 
that we passed on this floor was a sham. Well, I want to inform my 
colleagues that 118 Democrats voted for that. Only 40 Democrats, from 
the leadership, primarily, voted against it.
  Instead of helping the American people in a time of crisis, when the 
markets are bad and people are losing confidence, the Democrat 
leadership, once again, is playing partisan election year politics.
  They also say that tax relief is only for the rich. Well, listen to 
the facts, as stated by Alan Greenspan yesterday. Tax relief stopped 
the recession. It also put this economy back on a positive note. Yet my 
friends on the other side, the Democratic leadership, would rather say 
that the tax break was for the rich. This is partisan election year 
rhetoric.
  Mr. Speaker, we are here to pass legislation, not to jam it up, like 
the other body, which is holding 54 of our bills.

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