(House of Representatives - April 25, 2013)

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                           FAA FLIGHT DELAYS

  (Mr. RICE of South Carolina asked and was given permission to address 
the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. RICE of South Carolina. I rise to speak about an entirely 
different topic today. And my topic pales in comparison to the death of 
children at the hands of this awful clinic, so please excuse me for the 
  What I rise to speak about today is the sequester and the effects on 
the Federal Aviation Administration. You see, in my State of South 
Carolina, our budget is actually less than it was 5 years ago. Whereas, 
in the last 5 years, the Federal budget has risen by 29 percent. In a 
time when hardworking Americans are tightening their belts, when State 
and local governments are tightening their belts, the Federal budget is 
up 29 percent. We run record deficit after record deficit. Yet with 
sequester, we're seeking a 2.4 percent cut--after a 29 percent rise in 
the last 5 years, 2.4 percent.
  My State has cut its budget with minimal disruption because the 
Governor and the legislature have worked together to do exactly that, 
minimize disruption. This administration, on the other hand, is making 
every effort to make this 2.4 percent cut as painful as they possibly