December 6, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 195 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
DEMOCRATS ARE WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 195
(House of Representatives - December 06, 2019)
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[Page H9298] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] DEMOCRATS ARE WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE (Mrs. BEATTY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. BEATTY. Mr. Speaker, when we go home, our constituents ask us: What is the Congress doing? What has the Congress done? So, Mr. Speaker, I rise proudly to let the American people know that Democrats are fighting for the people. In 2019, alone, we have passed nearly 400 bills, over 275 of which were bipartisan. To name a few: a once-in-a-generation gun violence prevention bill, raising the minimum wage, protecting people with preexisting healthcare conditions, and keeping the United States in the Paris climate agreement. I am proud that I have authored two bills that have passed the House: one to make home buying more affordable--we have a problem with affordable housing--another to make the financial system more diverse and inclusive, H.R. 281. In addition, I have three bills that were adopted as amendments into legislation. Unfortunately, 300 bills are over there with Mr. McConnell. Let's get them out of the graveyard so they don't die on the vine. ____________________