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Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
July 20, 2011
112th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 157, No. 109 — Daily Edition
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CUT, CAP, AND BALANCE DEAD ON ARRIVAL
(House of Representatives - July 20, 2011)
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[Page H5251] CUT, CAP, AND BALANCE DEAD ON ARRIVAL (Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, last night we voted once again in the House of Representatives to cut Medicare, to cut Social Security, and to reward the wealthiest 2 percent of our Nation with tax cuts, and of course big business with tax cuts. The Republican majority wasted a crucial day of debate instead of protecting and working on the financial security for our Nation. We could have debated a strong jobs agenda like the Make It in America agenda that the Democrats have. We could have discussed how we could strengthen partnerships with businesses to retain America's workers for the jobs that are actually needed here. But what did they do? As one former Republican budget adviser calls it, they debated something that was ``a misleading political cheap shot.'' The Republicans Cut, Cap, and Balance Act is harmful for this country, and it is not a serious proposal. It is not going to be signed into law. They wasted our time. So I am glad that that bill is dead on arrival in the Senate. But I really wish, I really wish they would get down to working for America. ____________________