WHERE ARE THE JOBS?; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 110
(House of Representatives - July 21, 2009)

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                          WHERE ARE THE JOBS?

  Mr. PENCE. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to speak out of order 
for 2 minutes.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentleman from Indiana?
  Mr. JACKSON of Illinois. Objection.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Objection is heard.
  Mr. PENCE. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to speak out of order 
for 1 minute.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentleman from Indiana?
  There was no objection.
  Mr. PENCE. Mr. Speaker, the distinguished majority leader came to the 
floor moments ago, and he asked the question that Republicans have been 
asking since midday today. It's a question that millions of Americans 
are asking, ``Where are the jobs?''
  Now the leader--I know it was unintentional--misstated my record, 
saying that when I was here in 1993 that I opposed health care reform. 
In fact, I was elected to Congress in the year 2000. But it was an 
honest mistake and a misstatement of fact, and I acknowledge it.
  But can I just suggest, Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the millions of 
Americans that may be looking in, let's stop looking to the errors of 
the past by Democrats or Republicans and let's come together today to 
create jobs for the American people.
  Republicans are here to say that a government takeover of health 
care, financed by $1 trillion in tax increases is a disaster for this 
economy. It is unconscionable for this majority and this administration 
to insist on the adoption of a government takeover of health care 
financed by $1 trillion of tax increases during the worst recession in 
25 years.
  As the distinguished majority leader just said, Republicans say with 
one voice, ``Where are the jobs?''

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