House Session 2011-11-03 (19:18:35-20:36:20)

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House Session 2011-11-03 (19:18:35-20:36:20)

NEED TO FOCUS ON THE TARDY 2, THE BILL THAT WAS YET TO BE VOTED ON BY THE SENATE I THANK MY FRIEND FROM COLORADO FOR HAVING THIS HOUR TONIGHT AND WITH THAT, I YIELD BACK I THANK THE GENTLELADY FROM ALABAMA AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS WHO POINTED OUT THAT THE ADDITION OF THE BILLS THAT PASSED JUST TODAY WE ADDED TO THE BILL THAT WAS PASSED THE HOUSE, MANY WITH STRONG, BIPARTISAN SUPPORT, THAT NUMBER NOW REACHING 22 THE BILLS THAT WOULD CREATE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF JOBS AROUND THE COUNTRY, REGULAR NICED BY THOSE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE AS PILLS THAT WOULD DO WHAT IT TAKES TO CREATE JOBS I YIELD TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR TOGETHER YIELDING, PUTTING THIS HOUR JOINING MY FELLOW FRESHMAN MEMBERS ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE TO TALK ABOUT THE NUMBER ECONOMY ONE ISSUE OF THE DAY, OUR THAT IS JOBS I COME HERE TO TELL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE OPEN AND HONEST THAT RE– AND RELY ON THE SECTOR TO CREATE JOBS SO THAT HARDWORKING AMERICANS, HARDWORKING TAXPAYERS HAVE THE TUN TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN FOR GENERATIONS TO COME BY HAVING A GOOD, SOLID JOB I’M LOOKING AT THE VOTE FALLLY IF THE VOTES WE TOOK A MOMENT AGO THAT ADDED TO THE FORGOTTEN 15, THE LAST TWO OF THE TARDY 22, AND YOU LOOK EAT THIS NUMBERS ON PASSAGE, IT WAS 47-17 IT WAS 413-11 — IT WAS 407-17, IT WAS 413-11 THAT IS ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR TWO BILLS THAT WILL CREATE A STRONGER, PRIVATE SECTOR AMERICA SO WE CAN PUT PEOPLE BACK TO WORK AND YET WE CONTINUE TO ENGAGE IN PARTISAN POLITICS IN THE SENATE AND WE DON’T EVEN ALLOW THESE BILLS TO HAVE A VOTE ON THE OF THE SENATE, AT LEAST TO BE DEBATED IN AN OPEN AND HONEST DEBATE AND ARGUMENT ABOUT THEIR MERITS, BE HEARD BY ALL AMERICANS, JUST LIKE WE DO HERE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE IT’S INTERESTING, I LISTEN TO THE PRESIDENT AS HE GOES AROUND AND HE’S PROMOTING HIS JOBS ACT BILL, I WOULD SAY THAT I CLEARLY HAVE AN IMPRESSION THAT THE PRESIDENT IS CONCERNED ABOUT HIS JOB BUT IS HE A REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR JOB? HE’S SPENDING AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF TIME GOING AROUND THIS COUNTRY, RATHER THAN COMINGING HERE TO WASHINGTON, WORKING WITH US IN THE HOUSE, WORKING WITH THE MEMBERS IN HIS OWN PARTY IN THE SENATE, TO SAY TAKE UP THESE BILL HAVE AN HONEST DEBATE IF THEY STRENGTHEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS ALL MY COLLEAGUES SAY THEY WOULD DO, HAVE THAT DEBATE IN THE SENATE AND MOVE FORWARD WE’RE GOING TO STAND AND WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK FOR HARDWORKING TAXPAYERS HERE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND I KNOW MY COLLEAGUES SHARE IN THAT SENTIMENT BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT WE CAME TO WASHINGTON TO DO WE CAME TO WASHINGTON AS FRESHMAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, NOT TO ENGAGE IN POLITICS, NOT TO ENGAGE IN PARTISAN DEBATE, BUT TO TALK ABOUT FUNDAMENTAL POLICY ISSUES THAT ARE GOING TO MOVE US FORWARD AS A NATION SO THAT WE CAN HAVE THE GREAT EXPERIENCE WE’VE ALL ENJOYED, THE OPPORTUNITY WE’VE ALL ENJOYED, SO ALL OUR FELLOW AMERICANS CAN GIVE THAT OPPORTUNITY NOT ONLY TO THEMSELVES, TO THEIR KIDS, TO THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, SO EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THAT OPPORTUNITY WITH THAT, I YIELD BACK TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO TO CONTINUE THIS CONVERSATION I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK YOU BRING UP SOME GREAT POINTS IN TERMS OF WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE FACING WHEN YOU LOOK AT CONGRESS, THEY SEE THEM PASSING THE HOUSE, GOING OVER TO THE SENATE, ASKING WHERE ARE THE JOBS OVER IN THE U.S. SENATE? I’LL SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE UNCERTAINTY THAT OUR CONSTITUENTS ARE FACING CONSUMER CONFIDENCE HAS PLUNGED A MEASURE OF AMERICANS’ OPTIMISM ABOUT THE ECONOMY AND THEIR PERSONAL FINANCIAL SITUATIONS DROPPED TO ITS LOWEST LEVEL IN TWO AND A HALF YEARS IN OCTOBER CBS NEWS HAD A POLL THIS PAST MONTH AMERICANS SAY THEY FEEL WORSE ABOUT THE ECONOMY THAN THEY HAVE SINCE THE DEPTHS OF THE GREAT RECESSION THE GREAT RECESSION WE’RE IN NOW THE FACT THAT AMERICANS FEEL WORSE ABOUT THIS TIME THAN THEY DID ABOUT THE GREAT DEPRESSION

IS UNACCEPTABLE WE HAVE ADDRESSED LEGISLATION, WE HAVE PASSED LEGISLATION TO DEAL WITH THE UNCERTAINTY, TO PUT PEOPLE BACK TO WORK AND I KNOW UP WITH OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED, ONE OF THE LADIES WHO WORKED VERY HARD IN THIS HOUSE TO GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK, THE GENTLELADY FROM WASHINGTON, I WOULD YIELD TIME TO THE GENTLELADY FROM WASHINGTON WE’RE ALL HERE TONIGHT BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT AMERICA IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH AND IT IS SO BECAUSE OF HER PEOPLE FOLKS IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS IN SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON ARE OUT OF WORK IT’S ALARMING IT’S VERY ALARMING I HAVE FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS OUT OF WORK FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW, DOUBLE DIGIT UNEMPLOYMENT WE’VE BEEN AT THIS RATE FOR THREE OR FOUR YEARS NOW I HAD A JOBS FAIR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, I IN– EWE INVITED EMPLOYERS WHO ARE HIRING AND PUT THEM TOGETHER WITH JOB SEEKERS WE HAD OVER 1RKS700 PEOPLE SHOW UP I WAS TALKING TO MEN AND WOMEN, YOUNG AND OLD, VERY EXPERIENCED, OR FRESH OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE, WHO WERE LOOKING TO FIND WORK EXPERIENCED INDIVIDUALS WHO HAD THAT LOOK ON THEIR FACE, SOME OF THEM, OF DESPERATION THEY’RE ASKING WHAT IS CONGRESS GOING TO DO? WHAT IS CONGRESS TO GOING TO DO TO HELP ME FIND WORK TO KEEP MY MORTGAGE, TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? OF THE THINGS WE’VE ALREADY WE’RE HERE TO TALK ABOUT SOME DONE RIGHT NOW WE WANT TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROTUNDA TO PASS THESE BILLS AND GET SOME JOBS FLOWING FOR THE FOLKS WHO STOOD IN THAT PARKING LOT THAT WAS A SUCCESS WE HAD OVER 30 PEOPLE FINE WORK AND WE HAVE HUNDREDS MORE IN INTERVIEWS GREAT I DID THAT BECAUSE I DIDN’T THINK YOU COULD WAIT ON AN ACT OF CONGRESS WATCHING THOSE INDIVIDUALS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROTUNDA WHO HAVEN’T PASSED ANY OF THESE JOBS BILLS, IT DID SEEM LIKE A GOOD IDEA TONIGHT WE’RE APPLYING APPROPRIATE PRESSURE TO THAT GROUP, SAYING PASS THESE BILLS LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT ONE BILL THAT WILL MAKE A HUMAN DIFFERENCE, THE E.P.A REGULATORY RELIEF ACT IT’S A SIMPLE BILL IT’S A VERY BIPARTISAN BILL BILL LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS PEOPLE THROW AROUND THE WORD BIPARTISAN, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? IT MEANS STRONG SUPPORT FROM REPUBLICANS AN DEMOCRATS RIGHT HERE IS H.R. 2250, THAT’S THE BILL WE PASSED OFF THE HOUSE FLOOR THESE ARE THE BILLS MY FRIENDS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE, HERE ARE THE DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE SPONSORED THIS BILL WE HAVE FOLKS IN LEADERSHIP, NEWER MEMBERS, THEY HAVE JOINED WITH THE REPUBLICAN HOUSE HERE AND PASSED THE BILL, THE E.P.A REGULATORY RELIEF ACT, THAT THE SENATE MUST TAKE UP IF WE ARE GOING TO PROTECT THESE JOBS THESE JOBS HIT ALL SORTS OF INDUSTRY THERE’S A RULE THAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S E.P.A. HAS PUT FORWARD THAT SAYS BUSINESS INDUSTRY — BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, HOSPITAL, ANYONE THAT HAS A BOILER, YOU HAVE TO PUT IN SOME CASES, MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO THIS BOILER TO BRING IT UP TO SOME STANDARD THAT STANDARD HASN’T BEEN CLEARLY DEFINED AN THE E.P.A. SAID, CAN WE TAKE TIME TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE’RE REQUIRING OF FOLKS BEFORE WE TAKE MAJOR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, CAPITAL INVESTMENTS THAT COULD BE USED TO CREATE MORE JOBS BUT THESE BUSINESSES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PUT THIS MONEY INTO AN EXPENDITURE TO BRING THIS BOILER UP TO SOME CODE THAT WE CAN’T PROVE HAS ANY ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT, THAT’S WHY YOU SEE SO MANY FOLKS WHO ARE ADVOCATERS IN ENVIRONMENT CO-SPONSORING THIS BILL WE COULD LOSE POTENTIALLY 20,000 JOBS NATIONWIDE THAT’S IN THE PRIMARY PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY ALONE INDUSTRIES IN THE PRIMARY PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY, THAT’S 18% OF THAT WORK FORCE AT A TIME WHEN WE NEED TO BE CREATING JOBS, WE CERTAINLY — WE SHOULD BE GETTING RID OF REGULATIONS THAT COST US JOBS THE WAY WE DO THAT IS WE GET THE SENATE TO JOIN WITH US AND PASS THIS BILL, GET IT TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK, GET THAT MAN TO SIGN THAT BILL AND MOVE FORWARD FOR THE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES YOU KNOW, THE E.P.A., THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S E.P.A. ALONE HAS ESTIMATED THAT THAT BILL, OR THAT REGULATION, IF UNTOUCHED WILL COST EMPLOYERS OVER $5 BILLION, ALMOST $6 AND THAT’S THE LOW END NUMBER BILLION THE INDUSTRIES SAID IT WILL BE AS HIGH AS $ BILLION

ANY WAY YOU LOOK AT IT, THAT’S A HIGH PRICE TAG THAT’S GOING TO COST JOBS OVER 2230,000 JOBS ARE AT RISK IF YOU COUNT THE RELATED INDUSTRIES SO WE’RE TALKING ABOUT MAJOR IMPACTS TO OUR NATIONAL ECONOMY AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO, ALL WE HAVE TO DO TO PROTECT THOSE JOBS IS WE NEED TO PASS THIS BILL OFF THE SENATE FLOOR, GET IT TO THE PRESIDENT AND GET HIM TO SIGN IT INTO LAW WE REALLY DON’T HAVE TIME TO WAIT I HAVE TALKED TO THE MEN AND WOMEN, THE MOMS AND DADS, THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE HOPING TO FINE WORK WHEN WE LET SOME OF OUR INDUSTRY JUST GO OUT, BASICALLY, IT DIED, DEATH BY 1,000 CUTS, DEATH BY A THOUSAND REGULATIONS, SHAME ON THIS INSTITUTION CONGRESS DOES NEED TO ABOUT I IMPLORE MY COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE THEY HAVE ROTUNDA TO JOIN WITH US IN A BIPARTISAN FASHION, SEND THIS BILL TO THE PRESIDENT AND HAVE THE PRESIDENT SIGN IT WILL THE GENTLELADY YIELD? ABSOLUTELY IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO THE GENTLELADY NOT TO WAIT THAT SHE’S SPENDING HER BIRTHDAY HOUSE NIGHT HERE ON THE FLOOR OF THE SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY THANK YOU FOR THE POINTS YOU RAISED I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY AT A HEARING COMMITTEE SEVERAL MONTHS AGO TO DISCUSS WITH THE ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR OF THE E.P.A., MATHEW STANISLAUS, WE WERE ASKING A SIMPLE QUESTION, DOES THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY TAKE INTO ACCOUNT JOB, THE IMPACT ON JOBS WHEN THEY DO AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND THE ANSWER WAS NO HE DIDN’T TAKE INTO ACCOUNT JOBS AND I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT ANYBODY COULD ACTUALLY HAVE AN ADEQUATE ANALYSIS OF A RULE OR REGULATION’S IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY IF THEY’RE NOT TAKING A LOOK AT JOBS AND WHAT IT MEANERS IN ECONOMY WE’RE NOT SAYING LET’S ERASE OR EVISCERATE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS WE WANT TO PROTECT THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND PASS IT TO THE NEXT GENERATION WE’RE ASKING FOR SOME COMMON SENSE TO BE USED, TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHEN YOU’RE GOING THROUGH THE MATRIX OF THESE ON THE ECONOMY REGULATIONS WHAT THE IMPACT IS VERY REASONABLE, VERY COMMONSENSE WAY TO APPROACH IT COLORADO I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM YOU KNOW WHAT’S AMAZING ABOUT THOSE FORGOTTEN 15? YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THEY COST? NOTHING I MEAN, ISN’T THAT GREAT? YOU THINK ABOUT IT, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING OUT OF WASHINGTON THAT DOESN’T COST ANYTHING, IT’S ACTUALLY GOING TO DO SOMETHING HAPPEN? I MEAN, HOW OFTEN DOES THAT IF YOU LOOK A COUPLE OF YEARS PRIOR OR I GUESS A YEAR AGO FOUR YEARS PRIOR EVERYTHING THAT CAME OUT OF HERE COST A LOT OF MONEY THE PRESIDENT’S OWN STIMULUS BILL, AS WAS MENTIONED EARLIER, WHEN THEY SAID UNEMPLOYMENT WILL NEVER GO ABOVE 8% IF WE PASS IT IN FACT HAS NEVER GONE BELOW 8% SINCE IT WAS PASSED AND THAT COST ALMOST $1 TRILLION ADDED ONTO OUR DEBT AND I REMEMBER ONCE I WAS DOING AN INTERVIEW AND THERE WAS A FELLOW CONGRESSWOMAN FROM THE OTHER SIDE THAT WAS A DEMOCRAT THAT SAID, WELL, YOU KNOW THE PROBLEM WITH THE FIRST STIMULUS IS IT WASN’T LARGE ENOUGH, THAT’S WHY IT DIDN’T WORK IT WASN’T LARGE ENOUGH I DISAGREE BUT FOR A MOMENT OF TIME LET’S SAY THAT’S ACCURATE ENOUGH LET’S SAY IT WASN’T LARGE SO WHY WOULD YOU DO A STIMULUS THAT’S HALF AS LARGE AS THE ORIGINAL ONE? TRUTHFULLY, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU GUYS, I THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS NO INTENTION OF HIS JOBS PLAN, HIS STIMULUS 2 PASSED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND I THINK IF WE VOTED ON IT AND PASSED IT TOMORROW, THERE’D BE SOME PANIC IN THE ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT’S NOT GOING TO BE A JOB CREATION PLAN THEY KNOW IT’S JUST A POLITICAL THING TO TALK ABOUT THIS IS A REAL JOB CREATION PLAN RIGHT HERE THE BILLS THAT WE HAVE OVER IN THE SENATE AND IT’S TIME THAT TODAY WE JUST DISH MEAN, LOOK, SENATOR REID, TAKE UP THE BILL, VOTE THEM DOWN IF YOU WANT TO VOTE THEM DOWN, BUT GIVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE A VOICE THEM CAN’T HAVE A VOICE WHEN THEY SIT ON YOUR DESK YOU DON’T HAVE A VOICE WHEN THEY SIT ON YOUR DESK WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER $450 BILLION ADDED ONTO OUR DEBT WHAT WE NEED IS TO PASS THESE BILLS AND THIS PLAN SO WITH THAT I JUST WANT TO SAY I THANK THE THANK YOU AND I YIELD GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS I KNOW MY NEIGHBOR IN COLORADO HAS DONE TREMENDOUS WORK ON GETTING THIS COUNTRY BACK ECONOMICALLY AND WHAT HE’S DOING TO CREATE JOBS AND I YIELD TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM KANSAS I APPRECIATE THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO FOR YIELDING YOUR TIME AND I WAS LISTENING TO THE COMMENTS FROM THE GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS, DISCUSSING THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BEING OVER 8% NOW FOR SOME TIME IN FACT, IT’S BEEN OVER 8% FOR 32 MONTHS WHICH IS THE LONGEST PERIOD OF UNEMPLOYMENT THIS HIGH SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION THE THINGS WE’RE DOING IN HAVEN’T BEEN WORKING WASHINGTON, D.C., FRANKLY AND SO IT’S TIME TO START PUSHING THE TYPES OF BILLS THAT THE HOUSE HAS BEEN PUSHING THIS YEAR, TO TRY TO GET THIS ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK AND I’M HAPPY TO JOIN MY

COLLEAGUES TONIGHT AND I’M ALSO HAPPY TO BE A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE FORGOTTEN 15 AND THE NEW SEVEN BILL, DOZENS OF BILLS ARE PASSING THE HOUSE THROUGHOUT THIS SESSION THAT WILL HELP THE ECONOMY RECOVER, HELP SMALL BUSINESSES CREATE JOBS NOW, AMERICANS ARE FRUSTRATED WITH WHAT THEY SEE GOING ON IN CONGRESS, WHAT THEY SEE GOING ON IN WASHINGTON, D.C AND THERE’S A REASON BECAUSE THEY SEE THE POLICIES THAT HAVE FAILED IN THIS TOWN OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS AND THEY DON’T BELIEVE THAT WASHINGTON CAN FUNCTION AND THEY CAN DO THINGS TO HELP THE ECONOMY RECOVER THAT’S BECAUSE WE’VE BEEN DOING ALL THE WRONG THINGS WHETHER IT WAS THE BAILOUT, STIMULUS BILLS, CASH FOR CLUNKERS, THE HEALTH CARE TAKEOVER, CAP AND TRADE, CARD CHECK, YOU COULDN’T THINK OF A MORANITY BUSINESS SET OF LEGISLATION THAT THIS CONGRESS PASSED OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS THAN THOSE BILLS AND WHAT THEY DID IS THEY’VE HELD DOWN THE RECOVERY AND THEY’VE STOPPED SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, THEY STOP ENTREPRENEURS FROM GROWING ANDING JOBS FRANKLY WE KNOW THAT JOBS ARE NOT GOING TO BE CREATED IN WASHINGTON, D.C THEY’RE GOING TO BE CREATED BACK HOME IN PLACES LIKE ILLINOIS AND IN COLORADO AND IN KANSAS AND IN ALABAMA AND, YES, EVEN WISCONSIN ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY BUT INNOVATORS AND JOB CREATORS AND ENTREPRENEURS, THE PEOPLE THAT BUILT THIS COUNTRY AND THAT CREATE THE JOBS ARE NOT GOING TO COME FROM BIG WASHINGTON PROGRAMS AND THAT’S WHAT HAS CAUSED THE PROBLEMS IN THIS COUNTRY THESE BIG WASHINGTON BAILOUTS RUN UP NATIONAL DEBT, ALL OF IT HAS NOT WORKED IT’S TIME WE CHANGE COURSE, IT’S TIME WE START PUSHING LEGISLATION THAT WILL PROMOTE SMALL BUSINESSES, THAT WILL PROMOTE THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS AND FRANKLY THESE THINGS ARE COMMON SENSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEY WANT CONGRESS TO PASS COMMONSENSE LEGISLATION WILL THE GENTLEMAN SUSPEND? THE CHAIR WILL RECEIVE A MESSAGE THE SECRETARY: MR. SPEAKER MADAM SECRETARY THE SECRETARY: I HAVE BEEN DIRECTED BY THE SENATE TO INFORM THE HOUSE THAT THE SENATE PASSED S. 1487 CITED AS THE ASIAN-PACIFIC ECONOMIC CORPORATION BUSINESS TRAVEL CARDS ACT OF 2011 IN WHICH THE CONCURRENCE OF THE HOUSE IS REQUESTED THE GENTLEMAN MAY PROCEED THE POINT ABOUT THESE COMMONSENSE BILLS THAT THE HOUSE IS PUSHING, THESE PRO-BUSINESS, PRO-JOB CREATING BILLS THAT THE HOUSE HAS BEEN PUSHING AND SENDING OVER TO THE SENATE IS THEY FOCUS ON THE VERY THINGS FIRST PLACE THAT BUILT THIS COUNTRY IN THE THIS NATION WAS NOT BUILT BECAUSE WE HAD A HUGE DISTRIBUTE HIGHEST TAX RATES IN THE WORLD, BECAUSE WE HAD MORE REGULATIONS THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLDER BECAUSE WE HAD — WORLD, BECAUSE WE HAD NATURAL DEBT IN THE TRILLIONS COUNTRY THAT’S NOT WHAT BUILT THIS IT WAS THE HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION, THE SWEAT EQUITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO HAD NO GUARANTEES, WHO BUILT THIS COUNTRY BRICK BY BRICK AND THE COMMONSENSE THINGS THAT CONGRESS DOESN’T DO, THAT THEY’VE DONE — THAT THEY’VE BEEN DOING — GOING THE WRONG INCREASES WAY FOR YEARS, LOOK, TAX TAX INCREASES DON’T CREATE JOBS BORROWING AND SPENDING DOESN’T CREATE WEALTH DOESN’T CREATE JOBS REGULATIONS DON’T CREATE JOBS AND SO EVERY DAY IN WASHINGTON WE’RE PUTTING MORE BARRIERS IN THE WAY OF THESE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS THAT WE WANT TO HAVE CREATE JOBS AND IT’S MAKING THINGS WORSE IN FACT, JUST LOOKING AT THE REGULATIONS THAT ARE COMING OUT EVERY WEEK OUT OF WASHINGTON, IT’S UNBELIEVABLE THIS IS JUST A STACK OF THE REGULATIONS THAT HAVE COME OUT JUST THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C MONDAY, NEW SET OF REGULATIONS TUESDAY, NEW SET OF REGULATIONS WEDNESDAY, NEW SET OF REGULATIONS THAT ONE’S PRETTY THICK THERE THURSDAY, ANOTHER SET OF REGULATIONS JUST THIS WEEK THESE REGULATIONS I MEAN, THEY JUST DON’T STOP IT JUST KEEPS COMING AND COMING AND HITTING OUR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND STOPPING THE ECONOMY FROM RECOVERING LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE ON WEDNESDAY, WHAT THESE REGULATIONS HAVE, ON WEDNESDAY ALONE, 188 PAGES OF NEW REGULATIONS DEALING WITH THE HEALTH CARE TAKEOVER IS THAT WHAT THE ECONOMY NEEDS? IS THAT WHAT YOU HEAR FROM YOUR IS THAT WHAT AMERICANS ARE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AT HOME? CRYING OUT FOR? 188 NEW PAGES OF REGULATIONS DEALING WITH HEALTH CARE? IT’S GOT TO STOP AND, YES, TO THE PRESIDENT, WE CAN WAIT ON HAVING NEW REGULATIONS WE CAN WAIT ON THE PRESIDENT’S BIG TAX INCREASES WE CAN WAIT ON THIS STUFF WE DON’T NEED 188 NEW PAGES OF OBAMACARE REGULATIONS, WE DON’T NEED THIS NEW STACK OF REGULATIONS THIS WEEK IT’S NOT HELPING THE ECONOMY RECOVER, IT’S MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT AND THAT’S WYOMING PROUD TO STAND WITH MY COLLEAGUES TODAY ON THE HOUSE FLOOR AND FIGHT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND FIGHT FOR THE PROSPERITY OF THIS COUNTRY, THE WAY — THAT WE ALL BELIEVE IN AND WE KNOW WE CAN RESTORE IT BUT WE HAVE TO STOP DOING THINGS IN WASHINGTON THAT MAKES IT HARDER TO RECOVER YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT — WHAT YOU’RE HOLDING IN YOUR HAND, THAT IS THIS WEEK THAT’S JUST ONE WEEK, ONE DAY OF REGULATIONS? THESE ARE THE REGULATIONS THAT HAVE COME OUT SINCE MONDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, THE REGULATIONS THESE DIDN’T CREATE JOBS THESE MADE IT HARDER ON THE EVERY DAY ECONOMY IN FACT, I THINK THERE’S BEEN OVER 65,000 NEW PAGES OF REGULATIONS COMING OUT OF WASHINGTON, D.C., AND FRANKLY THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO, PEOPLE AT HOME, THEY HEAR US TALK ABOUT THE REGULATIONS BUT THEY MAY NOT ALWAYS SEE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT WASHINGTON’S ACTUALLY DOING THIS IS WHAT WE’RE DOING TO THE JOB CREATORS THIS IS WHAT WE’RE DOING TO THE ENTREPRENEURS IN THIS COUNTRY WE ARE STRANGLING THEM AND WE’RE — THESE REGULATIONS ARE MAKING WHAT WAS ONCE THE MOST PROSPEROUS NATION IN THE WORLD, THAT WAS A BEACON OF HOPE FROM

AROUND THE WORLD, THAT WE ALL STILL BELIEVE IN, TRYING TO STOP IT STRANGLE THAT AND WE HAVE TO FROM — GUARD GART I THANK THE GENTLEMAN I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM KANSAS AND ONE OF MEETINGS, THE ISSUE OF THE THINGS I HEAR AT TOWN UNCERTAINTY IN OUR ECONOMY AND SHOOT THAT REGULATIONS ARE FORCING BUSINESSES TO MAKE DECISIONS, NOT TO HIRE NEW PEOPLE, BUT TO ACTUALLY EITHER STAY AND PREVENT FROM GROWING OR TO REDUCE IN SIZE SO WITH THAT I WOULD YIELD TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING I AM STILL JUST THINKING ABOUT THE REGULATIONS FROM THIS WEEK AND THE WEEK’S NOT OVER WE STILL GOT ANOTHER DAY OF COMING OUT REGULATIONS THAT ARE GOING TO BE AND WE HEAR TIME AN AGAIN FROM — AND AGAIN FROM OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE THAT IT’S BEEN 10 MONTHS AND STILL NO JOBS BILL WE HEAR IT TIME AND AGAIN WHEN THE ONE-MINUTE SPEECHES AND WE OPEN UP SESSION, THE OTHER SIDE SAYS, STILL NO JOBS BILL I BEG TO DIFFER WE’VE GOT JOBS BILLS WE TALK ABOUT THE FORGOTTEN 15, WE’VE GOT SEVERAL MORE WE PASSED SOME TONIGHT PART OF OUR PLAN IS TO EMPOWER THE PRIVATE SECTOR PART OF OUR PLAN IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE ELIMINATING SOME OF THE UNCERTAINTY THAT’S OUT THERE AND LET ME JUST TELL YOU, THE WEEK OF REGULATIONS, JUST ONE WEEK OF REGULATIONS THAT ARE OUT HERE THAT LITERALLY SHAKES THE DESK WHEN YOU DROP IT IS CERTAINLY NOT CREATING MORE CERTAINTY NOW THE ONE THING THAT I AM PLEASED TO SAY IS THAT I BELIEVE THAT WE WERE SENT HERE TO BE ABLE TO WORK WITH THOSE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE, TO MOVE OUR COUNTRY FORWARD I AM PLEASED TO SAY THAT WE PASSED BILLS TODAY TALKING ABOUT ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR JOB CREATORS LIKE MANY OF US HERE HAVE COME IN FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR, BROAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES CAME AND SPOKE BEFORE THE CHAMBER HERE IN A JOINT SESSION TALKING ABOUT A JOBS PLAN AS OPPOSED TO SAYING, NO, I DON’T WANT IT, WHAT I INTEND AND TRIED TO TALK TO OTHERS ABOUT AND I KNOW MANY AGREE IS WHAT ARE THE AREAS THAT WE AGREE ON? TALK ABOUT FREE TRADE OR THE TRADE AGREEMENTS WE AGREE WE PASSED THOSE IT’S GOING TO TALK ABOUT 250,000 AMERICAN JOBS INCREASING OUR BOTTOM LINE IN TERMS OF OUR G.D.P. BY $10 BILLION THIS YEAR ALONE WITH SOUTH KOREA AS THE ONLY ONE WE HAD COLOMBIA AND PANAMA AND OBVIOUSLY RISES PRESIDENT TALKS ABOUT THE BURDENSOME REGULATIONS WE AGREE WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE REGULATIONS, AS THE GENTLELADY FROM WASHINGTON NOTED REGULATIONS WE WANT THEM TO BE SMART NOT JUST MORE OF THEM I MEAN, MY GOODNESS, HOW MUCH DOES IT COST US TO EVEN PRINT THESE? THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT IS WE NEED TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT, WE NEED TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR OUT THERE WITH BROAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT AND I BELIEVE THAT IF WE ASK THOSE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE, WHAT’S THE BIGGEST ISSUE FACING OUR COUNTRY TODAY, IT’S JOBS AND THE ECONOMY WE JUST HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW OF WHO SHOULD BE CREATING THOSE JOBS I BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE THE PRIVATE SECTOR I BELIEVE THE PRIVATE SECTOR, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS BEEN AND CONTINUES TO BE THE GREALTEST FORCE FOR HOPE — GREATEST FORCE FOR HOPE THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN WE HAVE 29 MILLION SMALL BUSINESSES IN OUR NATION IF WE CAN CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE HALF OF THEM CAN CREATE A SINGLE JOB, THINK ABOUT WHERE WE’D BE THEN LET’S JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS THESE ARE SOME BOLD POINTS AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, IF I ASKED THE GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS TO TALK TO ME ABOUT EMPOWERING SMALL BUSINESSES AND REDUCING GOVERNMENT BARRIERS TO JOB CREATION, I GUARANTEE YOU HE CAN GIVE ME A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT WE’RE DOING RIGHT NOW HERE IN THIS CONGRESS IFY TALKED TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO ABOUT FIXING THE TAX CODE TO HELP JOB CREATORS, I KNOW THAT HE’D COME UP WITH SOME DONE IT THINGS BECAUSE WE’VE ALREADY WE PASSED A BUDGET WE’RE 918 DAYS IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE 918 DAYS AND STILL NO BUDGET YET THE LAW REQUIRES THE CONGRESS TO COME UP WITH A BUDGET EVERY APRIL 15 AND YET THAT RESPONSIBILITY BY — BY THE WAY IT’S AGAINST THE LAW — HAS BEEN SHIRKED BY THE UNITED STATES SENATE WE’RE GOING TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THIS DO-NOTHING CONGRESS AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC KNOWS THAT WE ARE HERE PASSING WHAT WE BELIEVE IS COMMONSENSE LEGISLATION IN A BIPARTISAN FASHION TO MOVE THE COUNTRY FORWARD WE REALIZE THAT UNLESS THINGS PASS THE UNITED STATES SENATE AND GO TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR SIGNATURE WE’RE NOT GOING TO MOVE THE NEEDLE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS FRUSTRATED WE’RE FRUSTRATED TOO BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT THE AMERICAN DREAM IS AT STAKE THE AMERICAN COMPACT THAT WE ALL CAME TO CONGRESS TO DEAL WITH, THAT WE LEAVE THE COUNTRY BETTER FOR THE NEXT GENERATION THAN WE RECEIVED FROM OUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS, I BELIEVE IS IN JEOPARDY TODAY THAT TO ME IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY, I HAD ASKED FOR THE TOTALS, I DIDN’T HAVE THEM WRITTEN DOWN, BUT YOU TAKE THE KIND OF BIPARTISAN SUPPORT THAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THAT WE RECEIVED ON THE TWO BILLS THAT WE PASSED JUST TODAY, THE ACCESS TO CAPITAL AND THE ACCESS FOR ENTREPRENEURS YOU TAKE THAT KIND OF

BIPARTISAN SUPPORT, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE FRUSTRATED BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT IS CALLING IN THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS THIS IS A BICAMERAL CONGRESS AND WHEREAS WE HOLD THE MAJORITY IN THIS HOUSE, WE DON’T IN THE SENATE BUT YOU SAW THE ACTIONS THAT THE FLOOR TONIGHT THE FIRST ONE PASSED 407-17 THE SECOND BILL PASSED 413-11 THERE IS A WAY TO FIND COMMON GROUND WITHOUT COMPROMISING PRINCIPLE AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE DOING, BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE HURTING AND WE’VE GOT TO CREATE THAT ENVIRONMENT AND WE HAVE BY PASSING THESE BILLS AND WE ARE CALLING ON THOSE IN THE SENATE TO SEE OUR BIPARTISANSHIP IN THIS HOUSE, TO GET AMERICANS BACK TO WORK I THANK THE GENTLEWOMAN FOR COMMENTING ON THAT THERE’S NO DOUBT DONE LOOK, BIPARTISANSHIP CAN BE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS FRUSTRATED BECAUSE THEY DON’T THINK THAT WE’RE WORKING AND IN SOME INSTANCES, YOU KNOW, WE BROKEN KNOW THAT WASHINGTON CAN BE WE WANT TO WORK TOGETHER BECAUSE WE KNOW WE’VE GOT TO MOVE THE BALL DOWN THE FIELD WE KNOW WE’VE GOT TO GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK WE’VE GOT A 9.1% UNEMPLOYMENT WHAT’S IT IN WISCONSIN? ABOUT 9% IN ILLINOIS IT’S AT 10% IN CERTAIN AREAS IN ILLINOIS WE OF 20% TO 22% I CAN TELL THAT YOU JOBS RIGHT NOW ABSOLUTELY NUMBER ONE PRIORITY AND THAT’S WHY I’M WILLING TO WORK WITH ANYBODY HERE IN WASHINGTON THAT’S WILLING TO LISTEN, THAT’S WILLING TO REACH ACROSS THE AISLE, TO COME UP WITH SOLUTIONS AND I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ARE SAYING WE DON’T HAVE A PLAN, WE’VE GOT A PLAN JOBS.GOP.COM I WELCOME EVERYBODY TO BE ABLE TO GO GET IT AND I YIELD BACK I WANT TO THANK THE COMMENTS GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS FOR HIS HE TALKED ABOUT HIS GREAT HOPE AND OPTIMISM FOR THIS COUNTRY AND THE FACT THAT WE REALLY DO LIVE IN THE GREATEST NATION ON THE FACE OF THIS EARTH BUT WE FACE TREMENDOUS CHALLENGES THE UNEMPLOYMENT THAT YOU LISTED, THAT YOU SPOKE ABOUT FOR YOUR STATE, THE UNEMPLOYMENT IN WISCONSIN, THE UNEMPLOYMENT LEVELS IN COLORADO AND ACROSS THIS COUNTRY ARE SIGNIFICANT 14 MILLION PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WORK AND IF YOU START LOOKING AT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE UNDEREMPLOYED OR WHO HAVE SIMPLY GIVEN UP LOOKING FOR WORK, THAT NUMBER INCREASES A LITTLE MORE AND WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU SOMETHING THAT I THINK IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ALL OF US TO REALIZE IS HAPPENING AND THAT’S THE FACT THAT THERE’S MORE FEAR ABOUT OUR FUTURE THAN AT MANY OTHER TIMES IN OUR HISTORY ACCORDING TO A NEWSPAPER RECENT ACCOUNT, A RESOUNDING 69% OF RESPOND ANTS SAID THE COUNTRY IS IN DECLINE YET WE KNOW THIS COUNTRY IS BETTER, WE KNOW THIS COUNTRY IS GREAT, WE KNOW THE BILLS WE PASSED, THE LEADERSHIP WE PROVIDED WILL RESTORE THIS COUNTRY AND GET THIS COUNTRY WORKING AGAIN I HAVE WORKED WITH MY COLLEAGUE FROM COLORADO FOR MANY YEARS IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE, HE’S A SMALL BUSINESSMAN, SOMEBODY WHO KNOW HOUSE TO SIGN A CHECK TO EMPLOYEES TO WORK — TO EMPLOYEES, TO WORK UNDER REGULATIONS, HE STOOD UP FOR JOBS IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE, DOING THE SAME HERE I YIELD TO MY COLLEAGUE FROM WESTERN COLORADO WE TALK ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT IN THIS COUNTRY, OVER 8%, 9.1% NATIONALLY LET ME TELL YOU THE STORY IN MY DISTRICT IN COLORADO, TWO LARGEST COMMUNITIES 10,.7 PK UNEMPLOYMENT IN PUEBLO, COLORADO 10.5% IN GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO I HAVE 29 COUNTIES IN COLORADO, WE HAVE ONE COUNTY WITH HIGHER THAN 17% UNEMPLOYMENT THERE’S A LOT OF DISCUSSION ON THIS FLOOR IN WASHINGTON, D.C., ABOUT JOBS AND THE ECONOMY, AND IT’S WELL PLACED WE TALKED ABOUT BUSINESSES, BUT WHAT WE OFTEN FORGET TO REMEMBER, THESE BUSINESSES ARE MADE UP OF MOMS AND DADS, GRANDPARENTS, PEOPLE WITH HOPES, WITH DREAMS, FOR A BETTER FUTURE THESE ARE THE EMPLOYERS, THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE AMERICA WORK BUSINESS LET ME TELL YOU A STORY, ABOUT A MAN NAMED JIM IN PUEBLO, COLORADO, JUST ABOUT A MONTH AGO, JIM, WHO IS A CONTRACTOR, WAS FACED WITH A REAL DILEMMA A FEW YEARS AGO, HE QUALIFIED UNDER THE PRESIDENT’S DEFINITION AS WEALTHY A SMALL CONTRACTOR, THAT WEALTH HE REINVESTED BACK INTO HIS BUSINESS TO TRY AND GROW IT TO TRY AND CREATE MORE JOBS IN THIS COUNTRY JIM MADE THAT INVESTMENT, HE PAID DOWN HIS LINE OF CREDIT TO ZERO

WHEN HE WENT TO THE BANK TO BE ABLE TO RE-UP THAT LINE OF CREDIT, TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THAT BUSINESS GOING, TO KEEP HIS 24 CORE EMPLOYEES AT WORK, HE DISCOVERED THAT THE BECAUSE OF REGULATIONS, BECAUSE OF DODD-FRANK, THAT HE COULDN’T GET THAT LINE OF CREDIT RE-UPPED ONCE AGAIN MR. BARTMAS LINED UP HIS EQUIPMENT, AUCTIONED IT OFF AND WHEN YOU TALK TO A GRIZZLED CONTRACTOR AND YOU HEAR HIS VOICE CRACK AS HE HAD TO DESCRIBE HOW HE LAID OFF 24 PEOPLE WE CALL EMPLOYEES, HE CALLED FAMILY, YOU KNOW THIS HITS AMERICA AS HOME AS I TRAVEL THROUGHOUT MY DISTRICT, AS I KNOW MY COLLEAGUES TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, WE BUSINESS HEAR THE SAME LAMENT FROM SMALL FROM THE NUMBER ONE JOB CREATORS IN THIS COUNTRY, THEY’RE OVERREGULATED THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT THAT PILE OF REGULATIONS THAT WE SEE DROPPED UPON THE DESK ON A WEEKLY BASIS BEING ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO CAPITAL WHAT IS THAT TAX RATE GOING TO ACTUALLY BE? WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT’S HEALTH CARE PLAN ACTUALLY GOING TO COST — COST? THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS THEY INVEST RAISE AND WHY THEY’RE AFRAID TO IF WE WILL UNLEASH AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM ONCE AGAIN, IF WE WILL CREATE THAT CERTAINTY FOR AMERICANS TO DO WHAT WE DO BETTER THAN ANY PEOPLE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH, THAT’S TO CREATE, INNOVATE, TO BUILD WE CAN FETE THIS AMERICAN ECONOMY MOVE — WE CAN GET THIS AMERICAN ECONOMY MOVING MY COLLEAGUE FROM COLORADO AND I DISCUSSED OFTEN TIMES, THERE’S SOMETHING RR UNIQUE ABOUT BEING AN AMERICAN THE VERY BLOOD THAT COURSES THROUGH OUR VEINS IS INFUSED WITH SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD CAN’T UNDERSTAND WE DON’T LOOK FOR GOVERNMENT TO BE THE ANSWER, WE DON’T LOOK FOR A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM, WE WANT THE FREEDOM AND THE ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO PILL OUR OWN FUTURE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE A STUMBLING BLOCK TO THAT SUCCESS BUT A STEPPINGSTONE IN THIS CASE IT MEANS THE GOVERNMENT GET OUT OF AMERICAN BUSINESS’ WAY, THE AMERICAN EMPLOYEES’ WAY AN LET US DO WHAT WE DO BEST, GET AMERICA BACK TO WORK I YIELD BACK I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO YOU MENTIONED THE ISSUE OF REGULATIONS, WHAT IT’S DOING TO BUSINESS, THEY WANTED TO CREATE A DIFFERENT MODEL FOR A PHARMACY THEY WANTED TO PUT THE PHARMACIST IN FRONT OF THE COUNTER SO THEY COULD — SO CUSTOMERS COULD TALK TO THE PHARMACIST THEY HAD TO CHANGE A REGULATION TO ALLOW THE PHARMACIST TO SIT IN FRONT OF THE COUNTER INSTEAD OF BEHIND IT I YIELD TO THE GENTLEMAN I COMMEND MY COLLEAGUES FOR THE FOCUS YOU HAVE ALL HAD ON JOBS AND JOB KEYATION AND LEGISLATION THAT’S ACTUALLY FORWARD GOING TO HELP MOVE OUR ECONOMY I THINK WE’RE IN A UNIQUE TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY IF YOU LOOK AT WHERE WE’RE AT AND THE LEVEL OF COMPETITION THAT WE ARE UNDER FROM COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA, INDIA, MEXICO, VIETNAM, BRAZIL, THIS IS A WHOLE NEW ENVIRONMENT THAT WE HAVEN’T SEEN BEFORE IT’S NOT 1950’S, NOT 1980’S, NOT EVEN THE 1990’S COMPETITION THIS IS A DIFFERENT FORM OF AND IF WE’RE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS NEW ENVIRONMENT, WE HAVE TO DO IT RIGHT PAUSE IF WE GET IT WRONG, YOU SEE MASSIVE UNEMPLOYMENT AS WE CAME INTO THIS RECESSION, I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SAID TO THE PRESIDENT, WE ARE WILLING TO GO ALONG WITH YOU, MR. PRESIDENT IF YOU TELL US WE CAN SPEND $1 TRILLION AND FROM THAT YOU CAN TAKE THE PAIN AWAY, YOU CAN CREATE JOBS WITH THAT KIND OF SPENDING IF YOU TELL US WE CAN PASS A HEALTH CARE BILL AN THAT’S GOING TO HELP CREATE JOBS, WE CAN PASS MORE REGULAR LACES AN THAT’S GOING TO CREATE JOBS, OK, MR PRESIDENT, WE’LL GO ALONG WITH YOU BECAUSE THE PAIN IS TOO GREAT WHEN ONE OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS IS OUT OF WORK AND I SEE THE PAIN AND SUFFERING IN THE PAMLY, IT’S WORTH IT, MR. PRESIDENT, I’LL GO WITH YOU THIS IS A PATH WE HAVEN’T TRADITIONALLY GONE DOWN, WE’RE A ECONOMY, A SOCIETY OF FREE MARKS AND FREE ENTERPRISE WE LOOK TO THE INDIVIDUAL WHO INVESTS, WORKS HARD, INNOVATES, AND CREATES WEALTH, CREATES OPPORTUNITY, CREATES JOBS IN THEIR COMMUNITY BUT WE’RE WILLING TO GO FOR A WHILE AND SAY, LET’S TRY IT OUT, MR. PRESIDENT A COUPLE OF YEARS DOWN THE ROAD, WE LOOK BACK AND SAY, WHERE ARE WE?

ARE WE BETTER OFF TODAY THAN WE WERE TWO AND A HALF OR THREE YEARS AGO? I THINK IF YOU ASK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEY WILL GIVE YOU A RESOUNDING NO, WE’RE NOT AND SO WHAT WE’RE DOING HERE TODAY IS SAYING, LET’S GO BACK TO OUR GREAT HISTORY OUR ROOTS OF FREE MARKETS LET’S TRY TO STREAMLINE THE REGULATORY PROCESS THAT THIS GOVERNMENT HAS GIVEN THE PRIVATE SECTOR LET’S MAKE SURE WE FREE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WE FREE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AND IF WE DO THAT, AND WE ENGAGE IN THIS NEW COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT AGAINST CHINA, INDIA, MEXICO, I DON’T CARE WHO IT IS, IF YOU SET THE AMERICAN FREE, WE WILL COMPETE, WE WILL WIN, WE WILL THRIVE, WE WILL GROW AND WE WILL PROSPER THAT’S WHY WE IN THIS HOUSE HAVE PASSED BILLS WITH BIPARTISAN SUPPORT THAT ADVOCATE FOR PRIX MARKETS AND LISTEN, SOME PEOPLE COME AT US AND SAY, YOU DON’T WANT REGULATION THAT’S NOT TRUE WE WANT SMART REGULATIONS LISTEN THEY ARE TAX CODE NEEDS TO BE REFORMED WE SAY, YES, ABSOLUTELY IT NEEDS TO BE REFORMED WE FEEL WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE AREN’T LOOPHOLES THAT DON’T MAKE BIG CORPORATIONS AND BIG INDUSTRY AND THE WEALTHY NOT PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE WE’RE THE FIRST ONES, WE’RE THE FIRST ONES IN WASHINGTON TO SAY, LET’S FIX THE LOOPHOLE, LET’S ROOT IT OUT IT’S ONLY AFTER WE DID IT THAT WE SAW THE PRESIDENT COME OUT AND FOLLOW IT I WILL TELL HIM I’M A WILLING PARTNER IN TAX REFORM I THINK AS WE LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENED HERE, WE SENT, I THINK ONE OF THE MEMBERS SAID, WE SENT OVER 22 BILLS TO THE SENATE AND WITH THAT, THE SENATE HASN’T TAKEN UP ANY OF THEM AS THE GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS NOTED, AT LEAST THE SENATE SHOULD TAKE THEM UP AN GIVE THEM A VOTE IF THEY WANT TO VOTE THEM DOWN, THAT’S OK BUT AT LEAST TAKE THEM UP AND GIVE THEM A VOTE THEY TOOK THE PRESIDENT’S BILL UP AND GAVE IT A VOTE, IN A BIPARTISAN EFFORT, IT FAILED MY POINT TO MY COLLEAGUES AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS THAT IF WE WERE GOING TO MOVE OUR ECONOMY FORWARD, WE HAVE TO TAP IN TO THE PRINCIPLES AND IDEALS THAT MADE THIS COUNTRY GREAT THAT’S WHAT THIS FRESHMAN CLASS IS TALKING ABOUT TONIGHT, THAT’S WHAT WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR THE LAST 10 MONTHS I LOOK FORWARD TO THE WORK WITH MY COLLEAGUES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE YOU MIGHT NOTICE I’M ON THE LEFT SIDE HERE, I’M ON THE DEMOCRAT SIDE THEY HAVE AISLE, I’M WILLING TO WORK WITH MY FRIENDS ON BOTH SIDES LET’S GET IT DONE, LET’S NOT DO IT FOR PARTY, LET’S DO IT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, PUTTING THEM BACK TO WORK WITH THAT, I YIELD BACK TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO I WOULD BE CURIOUS TO HEAR FROM MY COLLEAGUES TONIGHT, I HAVE NEVER HEARD SOMEONE SAY, WHEN IS THE GOVERNMENT TO CREATE JOBS TO REPLACE THE 15 MILLION UNEMPLOYED, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE HEARING THE SAME THING? I GET ASKED THE QUESTION, WHAT IS THE MOST SHOCKING THING IN YOUR EXPERIENCE IN WASHINGTON AND I UNEQUIVOCALLY CAN SAY THE MOST SHOCKING PART OF THIS EXPERIENCE OF REPRESENTING ALABAMA’S SECOND DISTRICT IS REALLY BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND HOW HUGE THIS GOVERNMENT IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RIGHT NOW TODAY TRICKLES DOWN INTO EVERY VE VIS OF OUR LIVES TO GO WITH THE GENTLEMAN FROM WISCONSIN’S REMARKS, WE ARE TRYING TO GET GOVERNMENT OUT OF SECTOR TO THRIVE THE WAY AND ALLOW THE PRIVATE WE DON’T HAVE PEOPLE COMING UP TO US AT OUR TOWN HALL SAYING, REGULATIONS? WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO PASS MORE I’M SURE THE GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS IS HEARING THE SAME THING WE, NOT WE, WE’VE ONLY BEEN HERE LESS THAN A YEAR BUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SO CONDITIONED TO BELIEVE THAT IF THERE’S ANY DIFFICULTY, THE ANSWER IS A GIANT GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE PACKAGE A GIANT BILL WITH A LOT OF MONEY SPENT BELIEVE THAT WE’VE BEEN CONDITIONED TO IF THE ECONOMY IS BAD OBVIOUSLY IT’S BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT SPENDING ENOUGH THAT’S NOT TRUE THE REALITY IS WE BUILT THIS COUNTRY, THIS IS WHAT I HEAR FROM PEOPLE, WE BUILT THIS COUNTRY BASED ON PEOPLE JUST HAVING AN IDEA AND GOING OUT AND GETTING IT DONE THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT, THAT IDEA AND THE STA — AND THE STATISTICS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES THE NUMBER OF JOBS SHED SINCE THE STIMULUS WAS PASSED WE GOVERNMENT HAS UNDERSTAND THAT THE FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITIES, SECURITYING OUR NATION’S INFRASTUCKTURE, WE’RE NOT AGAINST THOSE THINGS WE JUST THINK HAY NEED TO BE DONE IN A SMART AN EFFICIENT FASHION WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE LAST TIME — THE STIMULUS GIANT AMOUNTS OF MONEY WERE SPENT BEFORE THIS MOST RECENT ROUND OF STIMULUS SPENDING ECONOMY UNDER THE ECONOMY O BECAUSE MA THE LAST TIME WE GOT THINGS OUT OF IT LIKE THE HOOVER DAM WE GOT SOMETHING FOR IT OUT OF THE STIMULUS SPENDING,

WHICH WAS SOLD PRIMARILY AS A JOBS BILL BECAUSE IT WAS GOING TO CREATE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE, LESS THAN 7% OF THAT $800 BILLION STIMULUS BILL WENT TO TRANSPORTATION INFRASTUCKTURE — INFRASTRUCTURE NOT THAT REPUBLICANS DON’T SUPPORT THAT THOSE THINGS TAKE PLACE, WE’RE HERE TO REQUIRE ACCOUNTABILITY WE’RE NOT GOING TO THROW MONEY AT IT AND HOPE IT WORKS, WE RECOGNIZE SOMETHING IS WRONG HERE IN WASHINGTON WE HAVE PASSED WELL OVER 15 BILLS TO GET THINGS GOING TO FIX THE THING THAT’S BROKEN WE JUST NEED HELP FROM THE FOLKS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE I THINK THE AMERICAN AISLE PEOPLE OUGHT TO BEGGING THE QUESTION TO THE SENATE AS IT RELATES TO THE TARDY 22 BILLS THAT THEY HAVE SITTING THERE ON THEIR SIDE, THEY NEED TO ASK THEM, SPECIFICALLY, THEIR SENATORS, WHY ARE YOU OPPOSED TO THIS? WHAT IS YOUR SOUND OBJECTIVE, WHAT IS YOUR REASONING? WE WANT TO CREATE JOBS, WE’RE OUT OF WORK EARLIER I SAID ANOTHER WORD FOR FORGOTTEN, THE FORGOTTEN 15 HAD SLIPPED OUR MINDS, IT JUST SLIPPED OUR MINDS, WE NEED TO REMIND THE SENATORS OTHER THERE, ALL AMERICANS DO, THEY NEED TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND SAY, WHAT’S YOUR OPPOSITION TO THESE 22 BILLS THAT WILL CREATE JOBS AND PUT AMERICA BACK TO WORK SO WE CAN BE A THRIVING ECONOMY ONCE AGAIN AND THE PLAN WE HAVE COME UP WITH TO GET THIS ECONOMY MOVING FORWARD, THEY’RE EMBODIED IN THE FORGOTTEN 15 ALL THESE BILLS WITH THE SIMPLE GOAL EMPOWERING SMALL BUSINESSES AN REDUCING CREATION GOVERNMENT BARRIERS TO JOB NOBODY OPPOSES THESE IDEAS IF YOU GO TO AMERICANS AROUND THIS COUNTRY AND ASK THEM, SHOULD WE BE ENCOURAGING ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND GROWTH, THEY WILL SAY YES AND THAT’S WHAT THESE BILLS DO THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS SITTING ON TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS WE KNOW THAT THE MONEY IS THERE TO RESTART, JUMP START OUR ECONOMY, BUT BECAUSE OF ALL THIS UNCERTAINTY, NO ONE IS SPENDING THESE DOLLARS TO RE-INVEST IN PRIVATE BUSINESSES HOW MANY TIMES IS WASHINGTON GOING TO BE DISHONEST WITH US AND JUST SAY, WELL, THE ANSWER IS, I KNOW IT DIDN’T WORK THE PRESIDENT SAID SHOVEL-READY JOBS, CHUCKLE, CHUCKLE, THEY WEREN’T SHOVEL-READY AT ALL THIS PLAN WILL WORK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DOING WHAT THEY CAN DO BEST, THAT’S THE RECOVERY PLAN NOT ANOTHER $500 BILLION AND GETTING THE GOVERNMENT OUT OF THE WAY SO THEY CAN THRIVE MR SPEAKER, AND THOSE CONTROLLING THE TIME, IT’S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE, IF YOU WANT MORE DETAILS ABOUT THESE JOBS, THE FORGOTTEN 15, JOBS.G.O.P..GOV REGULATORY BURDENS ACT, SEVERAL BILLS THAT THE OTHER SIDE NEEDS TO HEAR FROM THE FOLKS AT HOME ON I’M GOING TO YIELD BACK TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO I THANK EVERYBODY FOR PARTICIPATING ABOUT OUR JOB FOR PLANS 32 MONTHS, THIS COUNTRY HAS FACED UNEMPLOYMENT OVER 8% AND I WANT TO SHARE A STORY THAT HAPPENED JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WHEN I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIT DOWN WITH SOME EMPLOYERS AROUND THE STATE OF COLORADO WE WERE IN A RESTAURANT AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS WHAT REGULATIONS ARE DOING TO ECONOMY, OVERREGULATION WE BELIEVE IN SMART REGULATIONS, THOSE REGULATION THAT AREN’T OVERLY BURDENSOME TO JOB CREATORS AND WE TALKED ABOUT WHAT BURDEN WE WERE PLACING ON FUTURE GENERATIONS, HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, 14 MILLION PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT OF WORK AND WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO TO HELP AMERICA’S WORKING FAMILIES AND MAKE ENDS MEET AND WE HAD A WAIT TRESS WHO WAS TAKING ORDERS AND WORKING VERY HARD AND AFTER WE WERE DONE, WE WALKED OUT AND THE CONVERSATIONS WERE GOING AND I WAS THE LAST ONE TO LEAVE THIS MEETING AND JUST THEN, THE WAITRESS WHO WAS WORKING IN THAT ROOM AND GRABBED ME BY THE SHOULDER AND SHE SAID, HEY, I LIKED WHAT YOU GUYS WERE TALKING ABOUT, BECAUSE THIS IS MY SECOND JOB I’M TRYING TO START A BUSINESS AND I’M TRYING TO WORK HERE WHILE THAT BUSINESS GETS OFF THE GROUND AND TRYING TO MAKE ENDS MEET AND GET THE BUSINESS GOING AND TRYING TO WORK HERE

BUT WHAT YOU TALKED ABOUT, THE REGULATIONS THAT ARE HURTING BUSINESSES, THE TAXES THAT ARE MAKING AN UNCOMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE FOR PEOPLE RIGHT HERE AND THERE SHE IS WORKING A SECOND JOB AND THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH THIRD JOBS TRYING TO MAKE ENDS MEET AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR PARTICIPATING TONIGHT AND ENCOURAGE TO VISIT THE PEOPLE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THE REPUBLICAN JOBS PLAN AND YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME THE CHAIR WILL RECEIVE A MESSAGE THE MESSENGER: A MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE THE SECRETARY: MR. SPEAKER, I HAVE BEEN DIRECTED BY THE SENATE TO INFORM THE HOUSE THE SENATE HAS PASSED AMERICA’S CUT ACT IN WHICH THE CONCLUSION OF THE HOUSE IS REQUESTED UNDER THE SPEAKER’S ANNOUNCED POLICY OF JANUARY 5, 2011, THE GENTLEMAN FROM MINNESOTA, MR ELLISON, IS RECOGNIZED FOR 60 MINUTES AS THE DESIGNEE OF THE MINORITY LEADER THANK YOU FOR RECOGNIZING ME FOR THIS HOUR I’M GOING TO SPEAK FOR A TIME AND THEN I’M GOING TO YIELD MY TIME TO MR. JACKSON, WHO HAS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE BUT I WOULD LIKE TO LIKE TO START JUST BY TALKING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT THE PROGRESSIVE MESSAGE YOU CAN SIT ON YOUR TELEVISION SET AND WATCH THIS BROADCAST AND FOR THE LAST HOUR, WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE HEARD AS PEOPLE CLAIMING THAT YOU CAN GET JOBS BY TAKING AWAY OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES, BY GETTING RID OF REGULATION MAGICICALLY, WE ARE GOING TO GET JOBS WE HAVE HAD THE CLEAN AIR ACT IN PLACE SINCE THE EARLY 1970’S AND HAVE SEEN RECORD JOB GROWTH IN THE 1990’S AND SEEN THE BUSH ERA WHEN THE REPUBLICANS HAD THE HOUSE, THE SENATE AND THE WHITE LOWEST JOB ERA IN MODERN MEMORY THEY HAVE TRIED IT THEIR WAY AND THEY GOT US INTO THIS MESS NEVER FORGET THAT IT WAS IN JANUARY, 2009, WHEN THIS COUNTRY LOST 741,000 JOBS IN THAT MONTH ALONE AND THE DEMOCRATS AND PRESIDENT OBAMA HAVE BEEN BUILDING BACK EVER SINCE I WANT TO SAY THAT THE PROGRESSIVE MESSAGE IS TALKING ABOUT THE ANTIDOTE TO THAT LINE OF ARGUMENT THE POOR HAVE TOO MUCH THEY ARE ASKING AMERICAN CORPORATIONS TO LOOK AFTER HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS AS TOO MUCH OF A BURDEN THAT WE HAVE TO SACRIFICE OUR LUNGS SO MULTINATIONAL CAN MAKE EVEN MORE MONEY NO NO THE PROGRESSIVE MESSAGE IS WHERE WE STAND UP FOR SMALL BUSINESS PEOPLE AND WE TALK ABOUT THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE ON THE JOB, WHERE WE GET INTO THE CONVERSATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS AND TALK ABOUT PEACE AT HOME AND ABROAD AND WHERE WE TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT I WANT TO WELCOME CONGRESSWOMAN JACKSON LEE WHO HAS JOINED ME SHE’S HERE AND GREAT MEMBER FROM TEXAS THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME WITH THE PROGRESSIVE MESSAGE I YIELD TO YOU I’M DELIGHTED TO JOIN MY FRIEND, COLLEAGUE FROM THE GREAT STATE OF MINNESOTA AND THE DISTINGUISHED CO-CHAIR OF THE PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS OF WHICH I HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF SERVING AS A VICE CHAIR AND I TRULY WANT TO SAY TO OUR COLLEAGUES, PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS HAS BEEN ON THE MARK AND IN FACT, STAYS ON A PATTERN, FRANKLY, THAT SHOULD DRAW GOOD INTENTIONED AISLE AMERICANS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE LET ME RECOUNT FOR MY KEE CHAIR, SUMMITS THE NUMBER OF JOB FAIRS AND BUT I WANTED TO FOCUS ON A COUPLE OF POINTS THAT I BELIEVE HAS BEEN THE PROGRESSIVE MESSAGE IT IS A GOOD SAMARITAN MESSAGE THAT, WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER IT IS TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE NATION IS NOT SO BROKE OR IT IS NOT BROKE THAT IT CANNOT HELP THE MOST VULNERABLE IN A SUPERCOMMITTEE HEARING, IT WAS DELINEATED BY THE HEAD OF

THE O.M.B. THAT ACTUALLY, MR ELLISON, THAT OUR DEBT-DEFICIT IS 8.5% OF GROSS DEPESK PRODUCT, 92% IS ROLLING ALONG AND IF WE TOOK A FAMILY BUDGET HAVE LESS THAN 10% DEBT AND 100%, BUT 10% DEBT, LET’S WORK TO DIMINISH THAT DEBT, BUT LET ME NOT STOP FEEDING THE THREE CHILDREN LET ME NOT STOP PAYING THE MORTGAGE DEBT IF THAT WAS THE RATIO OF OUR THE PROGRESSIVE MESSAGE IS THERE IS A WAY OF PULLING US UP BY OUR BOOT STRAPS WE CAN HAVE THE BUSH TAX CUTS EXPIRING AND GENERATE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WE CAN PASS THE JOCKS ACT THAT REALLY FOCUSES — WE CAN PASS THE JOBS ACT THAT REALLY FOCUSES ON CREATING THE MILLIONS OF JOBS THAT WE CAN GENERATE OUT OF THAT PARTICULAR LEGISLATION WE CAN ELIMINATE DISCRIMINATION OF THE CHRONICALLY UNEMPLOYED AND A TAX CREDIT FOR EMPLOYERS FOR HIRING THE LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED ARE WE REMEMBERING THAT ON DECEMBER 31, 2011, WE WILL BE BRINGING HOME BY THAT TIME OUR PRESIDENT HAS SAID THAT SOLDIERS FROM IRAQ WILL COME HOME THAT IS AN IMMEDIATE INFUSION OF DOLLARS BACK INTO OUR BANK ACCOUNT, ALTHOUGH WE MUST BE ABLE TO PROTECT OUR SOLDIERS WHO ARE COMING HOME AND PROVIDE FOR THEM WE HAVE ON THE HORIZON, MR CHAIRMAN, AND I KNOW ALL WHO ARE LISTENING ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE FACT AN OMNIBUS JOBS BILL THAT IS ABOUT TO COME FORWARD FROM THE PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS WE FOUND A WAY WE FOUND A WAY TO PAY FOR CREATING JOBS AND ANSWERING THE COLLARION CALL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SO I BELIEVE THE PROGRESSIVE MESSAGE IS THE SECULAR GOOD SAMARITAN AND CAN’T LEAVE THE VULNERABLE ON THE STREETS OF DESPAIR AND MUST BE ABLE TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE LOOKING OUT FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT LOOK OUT FOR THEMSELVES I FINISH ON THESE TWO POINTS THE SUPERCOMMITTEE IS DOING THE VERY BEST IT CAN DO I’M GRATEFUL THAT WE WILL BE OPENING OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR OWN HEARING IN THE COMING WEEKS, BUT THERE IS A DILEMMA, AND THAT DILEMMA IS THAT THERE IS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF THE VULNERABLE NEEDS OF AMERICA THAT ARE PROTECTED, BUT THERE ARE SOME THAT ARE EXPOSED AND WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT WE WILL BE LOOKING IN THE FACE OF AMERICA IN 2012, LOOKING BACK IN OUR REAR ZHREP VIEW MIRROR AND SEE ALONG THE HIGHWAY OF LIFE THAT HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT BECAUSE WE HAVE RAISED NO REVENUE AND IF I MIGHT DO A PERSONAL MOMENT IF WE HAVE STATES LIKE THE STATE OF TEXAS THAT ARE IN, ESSENCE, WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO HAVE IN HEAD ROCKS, AND I’M COMING TO SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND HOW I PRIORITIZE THE N WORD ROCK I’M ASHAMED OF THAT DESCRIPTION, PROUD TO MAKE IT KNOWN ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE ALL WE HAVE, STATE AGENCIES THAT WE FUND, TEXAS MOTOR VEHICLE BOARD, STATE OF TEXAS GETS FEDERAL FUNDS WAS ABOUT TO ISSUE A CONFEDERATE LICENSE PLATE ISSUED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS ON NOVEMBER 10 I WILL BE IN AUSTIN IN TEXAS TO OPPOSE IT BUT IF WE HAVE TIME TO DEAL WITH THESE NEGATIVES, DO WE NOT HAVE THE TIME TOLL GALVANIZE STATES, REPRESENTATIVES AND GOVERNORS? DON’T WE HAVE TIME TO CALL FOR THE VOICES TO BE RAISED, TO BE ABLE TO GIVEN COURAGEMENT TO THE SUPERCOMMITTEE, ENCOURAGEMENT TO THOSE WHO DON’T WANT TO RAISE REVENUE, TAKE THAT 8.5 DEFICIT, G.D.P., BUILD, REBUILD, CREATE JOBS, CREATE JOBS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND STEER OURSELVES AWAY FROM CONFEDERATE FLAGS AND GET ALL OF THE STATES TO WORK TOGETHER AND FOLLOW THE PROGRESSIVE MESSAGE, WHICH IS LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR ALLOWING ME TO YIELD TO HIM ON THIS OCCASION LET ME THANK THE GENTLELADY AND I WILL YIELD TO MY GOOD FRIEND FROM ILLINOIS, JESSE JACKSON AS YOU TALK ABOUT THIS, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT POOR FOLKS WHO NEED HOME HEATING OIL, CHILDREN

WHO NEED HEAD START, RIGHT? WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO NEED THE SNAP PROGRAM, STUDENTS WHO NEED HELP TO AFFORD A COLLEGE EDUCATION, AND MY QUESTION IS, WILL THE RICH AND WEALTHY OF AMERICA PAY A LITTLE BIT MORE TO HELP THIS HAPPEN? BANK OF AMERICA DIDN’T PAY A SINGLE PENNY IN FEDERAL INCOME TAX IN 2009 BOEING, DESPITE RECEIVING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN EVERY SINGLE YEAR, BOEING DIDN’T PAY FEDERAL INCOME TAX IN 2008 AND 2010 CITIGROUP, ITS DEFERRED INCOME TAXES AMOUNTED TO A GRAND TOTAL OF ZERO, AT THE SAME TIME CITIGROUP IS CONTINUING TO PAY ITS STAFF LAVISHLY THE HEAD OF CITIGROUP’S INVESTMENT BANK IS EXPECTED TO BE THE BANK’S HIGHEST PAID EXECUTIVE FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW WITH COMPENSATION OF $9 POINCH 5 MILLION EXXON MOBIL, BIG OIL, DODGERS USED OFFSHORE SUBSIDIES TO AVOID SHARE AND THEY PAID 15 BILLION IN TAXES IN 2009, NONE OF IT WENT TO THE AMERICAN TREASURY THIS IS THE SAME YEAR IN A THE COMPANY OVERTOOK WAL-MART IN THE FORTUNE 500 TOTAL COMPENSATION FOR AN EXXON C.E.O. WAS $29 MILLION GENERAL ELECTRIC, IN 2009 FILED MORE THAN 7,000 TAX RETURNS AND STILL PAID NOTHING TO AMERICA’S GOVERNMENT GE DID IT WITH A RIGID TAX CODE THAT SUBSIDIZES COMPANIES THAT ALLOWS THEM TO SET UP TAX HAVENS OVERSEAS ON BEHALF OF THE FOLKS WHO NEED FOOD STAMPS, WHO NEED COLLEGE STEGS — COLLEGE EDUCATION, ON BEHALF OF THE FOLKS WHO NEED ON BEHALF OF THOSE WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE IT TODAY, WILL THE MOST PRIVILEGED AMERICANS DO ANYTHING? THE PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS THINKS THEY SHOULD DO SOMETHING BEFORE YOU CLOSE, I WANT TO COMMENT ON THE GENTLEMAN, WE’RE GOING TO YIELD TO HIM, I WANT TO THANK — TO THANK YOU, MR. JACKSON, FOR WHAT I KNOW YOU’RE ABOUT TO BEGIN, WHICH IS AN ELOQUENT OF CONSTRUCTION PRESENTATION ON THE IMPORTANCE IT LOOKS AS IF AN AIRPORT YOU’VE BEEN FIGHTING ON FOR MANY YEARS IF WE WOULD LISTEN TO YOU ON THE PARTICULAR PROJECT YOU’RE SPEAKING OF BUT ALSO AS WE LOOK TO INFROM STRUCKTURE AROUND AMERICA, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO CREATE WHAT I’M GETTING READY TO — WE WOULD BE ABLE TO COMPETE WITH SOME OF THE OTHER NATIONS WE WILE — HE WILL FIGHT THAT WILL MORE — HAVE MORE AIRPORTS AN THE UNITED STATES WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING YOU AN THANK YOU FOR THE MESSAGE LET ME YIELD TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS TO TALK TO US ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER THE SPEAKER’S ANNOUNCED POLICY OF JANUARY 5, 2011, THE GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS, MR JACKSON, WILL CONTROL THE REMAINDER OF THE HOUR MAY I INQUIRE HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE REMAINING? THE GENTLEMAN HAS 48 MINUTES REMAINING I THANK THE GENTLELADY FROM HOUSTON AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, I’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT BUILDING A THIRD AIRPORT FOR CHICAGO’S METROPOLITAN AREA SINCE MY FIRST CAMPAIGN IN 1995 THE ON GREGSAL DRIGGET I REPRESENT HAS NEARLY THREE PEOPLE FOR EVERY ONE JOB IN MANY COMMUNITIES, COMPARE THAT TO THE NORTHWEST SUBURBAN PARTS OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, THERE ARE NEARLY THREE JOBS FOR EVERY ONE PERSON SINCE THAT TIME IN 1995, THE UNITED STATES HAS NOT BUILT A SINGLE NEW AIRPORT THE UNITED STATES HAS NOT BUILT A NEW GREENFIELD AIRPORT IN 40 YEARS THE LAST TOTALLY NEW AIRPORT WAS DALLAS-FORTH WHICH OPENED FOR BUSINESS IN 1969 SOME OF YOU MAY SAY THAT DENVER BUILT A NEW AIRPORT WELL, YES AND NO DENVER HAS A NEW AIRPORT BUT IT WAS A REPLACEMENT AIRPORT ONCE THE NEW DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS COMPLETED, THE OLD STAPLETON AIRPORT WAS SHUT DOWN SO WHILE DEVON HAS AN UPDATED FACILITY, THAT AIRPORT REALLY DIDN’T ADD TO THE NUMBER OF U.S. AIRPORTS SINCE 1969, WHEN DALLAS-FORT WORTH OPEN, THE NUMB OF — THE AMOUNT OF U.S. AIR TRAFFIC HAS MORE THAN TRIPLED

YET DESPITE A TRIPLING OF ACTIVITY, NO NEW MAJOR AIRPORT HAS COME ONLINE TO ACCOMMODATE THAT EXPANSION THAT’S ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, MR. SPEAKER COMPARE OUR RECORD TO CHINA’S THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT RECENTLY ANNOUNCED PLANS TO BUILD 9 NEW BETWEEN 2008 AND 2020 SO THE U.S. BUILDS ZERO AIRPORTS IN 42 YEARS CHINA IS EMBARKING ON A PLAN TO BUILD 97 NEW AIRPORTS IN JUST 12 YEARS IF THE UNITED STATES WANTS OR HOPES TO STAY COMPETITIVE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, WE NEED TO START THINKING BIGGER, WE NEED TO START THINKING ABOUT PORTS, AND SPECIFICALLY, AIRPORTS WE NEED TO START THINKING A LITTLE MORE LIKE THE CHINESE 100 NEW AIRPORTS BY 2020 THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION OF THE CIVIL AVIATION OF CHINA SAID IT PLANS TO SPEN OVER $450 BILLION BUILD NOTHING FEWER THAN 97 AIRPORTS BY 2020 IT WILL SEE THE MUM OF AIRPORTS INCREASE TO 24 THE PLAN WILLS MEAN THAT EIGHT OF EVERY 10 CHINESE PEOPLE WILL WITHIN 100 KILOMETERS OF AN AIRPORT IF THE QUITES WANTS TO COMPETE, WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED TO BUILD MORE OF THESE FACILITIES I’M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT SOME OF US IN WASHINGTON AND ILLINOIS ARE DOING PRECISELY THAT IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS, I’VE HEARD PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TALK ABOUT THE NEED TO BUILD NEW AIRPORTS NOT ONCE, NOT TWICE, BUT SEVERAL TIMES I’VE HEARD THE PRESIDENT SAY THIS THE FIRST TIME WHEN HE UNVEILED HIS NATIONAL JOBS PLAN, THE PRESIDENT SAID, AND I QUOTE, WE CAN PUT PEOPLE TO WORK REBUILDING AMERICA OUR HIGHWAYS ARE CLOGGED WITH TRAFFIC OUR SKIES ARE THE MOST CONGESTED IN THE WORLD IT’S ANOUT RAGE QUOTE, BUILDING A WORLD CLASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IS PART OF WHAT MADE US AN ECONOMIC SUPERPOWER NOW WE’RE GOING TO SIT BACK AND WATCH CHINA BUILD NEWER AIRPORTS AND FASTER RAILROADS AT A TIME WHEN MILLIONS OF UNEMPLOYED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS COULD BUILD THEM RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA? THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT PERHAPS THE BEST WAY AND MAYBE THE ONLY WAY TO BUILD NEW AIRPORTS, NEW HIGHWAYS, NEW INFRASTRUCTURE IS THROUGH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, ALSO KNOWN AS PERFORM P.P IN FACT, MR. PRESIDENT, I — MR. SPEAKER, I EXPLAINED THIS CONCEPT TO STATE SENATOR BARACK OBAMA WHILE HE WAS RUNNING TO BECOME A UNITED STATES SENATOR IN 1994 WHEN HE WROTE AN OP-ED IN SUPPORT OF THIS, HE SAID, THERE IS A STRONG CASE FOR A REGIONAL THIRD AIRPORT IN THE SOUTH SUBURBS A REGION THAT’S STRUGGLED ECONOMICALLY WHILE OTHER SUBURBAN AREAS HAVE PROSPERED EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME LAGS THE REST OF THE CHICAGO AIR DWHREASM CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW AIRPORT WOULD BRING 1,000 CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS AND 15,000 PERMANENT JOBS BY THE FIRST FULL YEAR OF OPERATIONS AS WELL AS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN NEW ECONOMIC ACTIVITY TO RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITIES THAT IT REPRESENT REPRESENTATIVE JESSE JACKSON JR. HAS ASEMIED A GRUBBLE ON — ASSEMBLED A GROUP OF PRIVATE INVESTORS WILLING TO PUT THEIR OWN MONEY BEHIND IT IT WOULD BE LIMITED TO BUILDING ROADS, TRANSIT, AND SEWERS WHICH IT ROUTINELY PROVIDES TO OTHER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AROUND THE STATE MR. OBAMA SAID, THE BENEFITS OF THE SOUTH SUBURBAN AIRPORT CHICAGO REGION WOULD NOT BE LIMITED TO THE MANY OTHER AREAS ARE HAMPERED BY FLIGHTS AN AIRPORT IN THE AREA WOULD PROVIDE DOWN STATE COMMUNITIES CHICAGO WITH ENHANCED AIR TRAFFIC TO IN ADDITION, AS THE WORLD’S FIRST AND ONLY AIRPORT CUSTOM DESIGNED, BUILT, AND PRICED TO ATTRACT LOW-COST CARRIERS, IT WILL ATTRACT AIR SERVICE TO THE CHICAGO AREA BY STARTUP AN DISCOUNT AIRLINES CURRENTLY NOT OPERATING OUT OF CHICAGO’S EXISTING AIRPORTS AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, THE PLAN I PUT TOGETHER FOR CHICAGO’S THIRD AIRPORT IS PRECISELY THAT I’VE ADVOCATED FOR BUILDING THIS AIRPORT THROUGH A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS TO QUOTE PRESIDENT OBAMA AGAIN, HE SAID, THERE ARE PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ALL ACROSS AMERICA JUST WAITING TO GET TO WORK WE’LL SET UP AN INDEPENDENT FUND TO ATTRACT PRIVATE DOLLARS AND ISSUE LOANS BASED ON TWO CRITERIA TISSUE HOW BADLY A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IS NEEDED, NUMBER ONE, AND HOW MUCH GOOD IT WILL DO FOR THE ECONOMY THE PRESIDENT KNOWS THAT

CHICAGO’S TWO AIRPORTS, O’HARE AND MEDWAY, HAVE BEEN OPERATING AT OR ABOVE CAPACITY FOR YEARS, SO THE NEED IS CLEARLY THERE IN FACT, THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN ASKING CHICAGO TO BUILT A NEW AIRPORT SINCE 1985 YEARS AS FOR THE PRESIDENT’S REQUIREMENT THAT NEW INFRASTRUCTURE BE GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY, THERE IS NO GREATER JOB GENERATOR IN THE WORLD THAN AN AIRPORT FOR PROOF, WE NEED ONLY LOOK NO FURTHER THAN WASHINGTON, D.C., AND THE DULLES AIRPORT COR — CORRIDOR ONCE OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, THE DULLES AIRPORT CORRIDOR TODAY IS HOME TO 35,000 NEW COMPANIES SOME 575,000 PEOPLE GO TO WORK THERE EVERY DAY AND ROUGHLY 57% OF THE WORLD’S INTERNET TRAFFIC NOW FLOWS THROUGH THE DULLES CORRIDOR MOST OF THAT IS POSSIBLE DUE TO THE AIRPORT AS FOR THE AIRPORT THAT I’M PROPOSING FOR CHICAGO, IT WOULD CREATE 1,000 CONSTRUCTION JOBS IMMEDIATELY OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS ONCE PHASE ONE CONSTRUCTION IS DONE, WHICH CAN BE DONE AS EARLY AS JUNE OF NEXT YEAR AND THE AIRPORT OPENS FOR BUSINESS, AN ADDITIONAL 15,000 NEW PERMANENT JOBS FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY AGAIN, BY THE FIRST DAY OF OPERATIONS THAT 15,000 JOBS AT THE AIRPORT INCLUDES SOME JOBS AT THE AIRPORT LIKE PILOTS AND BAGGAGE HANDLERS AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS AN SERVICE AGENTS AND T.S.A. AGENTS BUT MOREOVER, IT INCLUDES JOBS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE AIRPORT’S FOOTPRINT I’M TALKING ABOUT JOBS AT THE NEW HILTON, THE NEW HYATT, THE NEW FAIRMONT HOTELS LOCATING NEAR AIRPORTS JOBS THAT — AT U.P.S. AND FEDERAL EXPRESS, TWO BUSINESSES THAT CAN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT AIRPORTS HERTZ, DOLLAR, ALAMO, AVIS, ENTERPRISE, JOBS AT LOCAL RESTAURANTS, MCDONALD’S AND BURGER KING AND CHILLINGI’S, K.F.C., WHITE CASTLE, OUTBACK STEAK HOUSE, STAKE N SHAKE, CONVENTION CENTERS, MALLS WITH COMPLEXES, SPRTS COMPLEXES, WAREHOUSES, RAIL YARDS, ALL IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY AND CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS, ALL OF WHICH HISTORICALLY LIKE TO LOCATE NEAR AIRPORTS HOTELS ACROSS AMERICA MUST BE AT 80% OCCUPANCY IN ORDER TO BE PROFITABLE EVERY SINGLE DAY PEOPLE WHO SAY AT HOTELS TEND TO GET TO THOSE HOTELS BY FLYING THERE, CATCHING A TAXI OR — CATCHING A TAXI FROM AN AIRPORT OR RENTING A CAR AIRPORTS ARE THE CENTER OF THE SERVICE BASED ECONOMY EXPANDING THE SERVICE BASED ECONOMY IS THE FASTEST WAY TO EMPLOY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND PUT THEM, MR. SPEAKER, BACK TO WORK JUST LIKE DULLES, WHICH WAS WASHINGTON’S THIRD AIRPORT, CHICAGO’S NEW THIRD AIRPORT WOULD CREATE OVER TIME HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS HOW DO WE BUILD AND FINANCE AN AIRPORT IN THESE TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES? I KNOW SOMEONE OUT THERE IN TELEVISION LAND IS ACTUALLY ASKING THAT QUESTION AS THE PRESIDENT SAID, THE WAY TO BUILD NEW AIRPORTS IS THROUGH A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP BY GETTING PRIVATE COMPANIES TO INVEST THEIR OWN CAPITAL WITHOUT RISK TO TAXPAYERS IN FACT, MR. SPEAKER, I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP A DOZEN YEARS AGO WHEN I BEGAN RESEARCHING WAYS TO BUILD AND FINANCE A THIRD AIRPORT FOR CHICAGO AND THE PRESIDENT IS CORRECT I LEARNED HERE IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM MY LATE COLLEAGUE CONGRESSMAN HENRY HYDE WHO INTRODUCED ME TO A NUMBER OF CONSULTANTS WHO IMPRESSED UPON US THE NEED TO PROVE TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN ORDER TO HANDLE THE FUTURE INFRASTRUCTURE DEMANDS OUR RESEARCH TAUGHT ME THAT THE OLD METHOD FOR FINANCING AND BUILDING AIRPORTS IS ABSOLUTELY OBSOLETE IT DOESN’T WORK ANYMORE IN SHORT, THE PARADIGM HAS 1969 WHEN AMERICA BUILT ITS LAST MAJOR AIRPORT THE OLD MODEL USED TO WORK LIKE THIS RUNWAYS AND TAXI WAYS WERE BUILT AND FINANCED BY CITIES A CITY WOULD THEN RECOUP ITS INVESTMENT BY COLLECTING LANDING FEES FROM AIRLINES AND EVENTUALLY GET PAID BACK OVER THE NEXT 30 YEARS UNDER THAT SAME OLD MODEL, TERMINALS WERE BUILT AN FINANCED BY AIMS THAT’S WHY O’HARE HAS A UNITED TERMINAL AND AN AMERICAN TERMINAL, ETC BUT GUESS WHAT? THE OLD MODEL, MR. SPEAKER, DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE MOST CITIES CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY FOR RUNWAYS AN THEN WAIT 30

YEARS TO GET REIMBURSED AND THEY’RE RELUCTANT TO HIT UP TAXPAYERS FOR MORE MONEY LIKEWISE, MOST AIRLINES, MANY OF WHOM ARE TEETERING ON BANKRUPTCY, CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO INVEST IN AND BUILD MASSIVE TERMINAL BUILDINGS THE NEW MODEL IS THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP UNDER THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP, CITIES CREATE AIRPORT COMMISSIONS, THEY FORM PARTICIPATING GOVERNMENTS WHO ENTER INTO AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BY ENTERING INTO THAT INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT THEY FORM AN AIRPORT AUTHORITY WITH THE STATE THE STATE WHICH OWNS LAND, LEASES LAND, OR YIELDS LAND TO THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY, WHO THEN IN TURN PROVIDES THAT LAND TO THE DEVELOPERS THE DEVELOPERS MAKE AN INVESTMENT IN THE AIRFIELD THEY BUILD THE AIRPORT THEM INCOME FROM THE AIRFIELD COMES TO THE DEVELOPERS WHO THEN PAY THE PUBLIC ENTITY RISK AND THAT’S HOW THE ENGINE OF OUR ECONOMY FOR A LOCAL AIRPORT BEGINS TO SPIN AND IT CONTINUES TO SPIN AS THE AIRPORT BEGINS TO GROW AND BEGINS TO MANIFEST ITSELF IN THE FORM OF PRODUCTIVITY FOR THOSE WHO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FACILITY IF THE PRIVATE SECTOR DOES IT REAP PROFITS THAT CAN THEN BE SHARED WITH THE COMMUNITIES THAT FORMED THE AIRPORT COMMISSION THIS MODEL IS EXACTLY WHAT HAS BEEN USED AT NEW AIRPORT PROJECTS AROUND THE WORLD FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS THE MAIN REASON THIS MODEL HASN’T BEEN USED IN THE U.S. IS SIMPLE DURING THE LAST 40 YEARS, WE HAVEN’T BUILT ANY NEW AIRPORTS IN CHICAGO, WE ARE FOLLOWING THE NEW INTERNATIONAL MODEL OF THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FIRST WE FORM THE LOCAL AIRPORT COMMISSION TO CREATE AND OVERSEE THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP THAT COMMISSION IS COMPRISED OF 21 COUNTIES LOCATED NEAR THE AIRPORT SITE THESE COMMUNITIES WHO CALL THEMSELVES THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN COMMISSION WORK ESSENTIALLY AS ONE CITY THAN AND THEY MAKE UP THE PUBLIC SIDE OF THE PARTNERSHIP THESE 21 COMMUNITIES AGAIN, ONE AIRPORT COMMISSION, THEN CONDUCTED A GLOBAL COMPETITION TO FIND PRIVATE DEVELOPERS WHO HAD THE EXPERTISE, THE EXPERIENCE, THE WHEREWITHAL AND THE WILLINGNESS TO FINANCE, DESIGN AND MANAGE A NEW AIRPORT THEY RESPONDED TO THE COMMISSION’S REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THAT GLOBAL SEARCH, ALMAC SELECTED TWO COMPANIES WITH AVIATION EXPERTISE THESE TWO COMPANIES HAVE BUILT NEW AIRPORTS OR EXPANDED EXISTING AIRPORTS IN COUNTRIES FROM EUROPE, AFRICA, NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA TO SOUTH AMERICA AND DONE SO WITH GREAT SUCCESS AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, THEY HAVE DONE IT WITH THEIR OWN MONEY, WITH NO COST TO THE TAXPAYERS FOR ANYONE WHO IS THINKING THIS IS JUST A PIE IN THE SKY CONCEPT OR SOME AIRPORT FANTASY, I MUST THE GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS HAS CAREFULLY VETTED THIS PROPOSAL GOVERNOR QUINN, HIS LAWYERS, OUTSIDE COUNSEL, THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SEN SPENT CLOSE TO A YEAR VETTING ALL THEIR WORK IN THE END, THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE FOUND THAT THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IS LEGAL, VIABLE AND CAPABLE AND I’M PROUD WHAT THIS LOCAL COMMISSION HAS DONE I’M PROUD OF OUR PRIVATE PARTNERS WHO WANT TO INVEST $700 MILLION IN CHICAGO’S NEW AIRPORT AND I’M PROUD AND HAPPY THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA AND ILLINOIS GOVERNOR QUINN HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING THAT PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP ARE CAPABLE, INDEED, NECESSARY IN FINANCING AND OPERATING WORLD-CLASS AIRPORTS THAT WILL EXPAND THE AVIATION CAPACITY WITHOUT USING TAXPAYER DOLLARS THAN ANYTHING THIS CONGRESS CAN DO MANY OF US ARE FEELING THE PRESSURE TO CREATE JOBS AND REBUILD AMERICA OR AS THE PRESIDENT SAID, IT’S TIME FOR US TO TAKE OFF OUR SLIPPERS, PUT ON OUR MARCHING SHOES, STOP COMPLAINING, STOP CHINAING, WE HAVE WORK TO DO I WANT TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO SHOW YOU HOW THIS PLAN WOULD WORK AND HOW THIS FINANCIAL MODEL WOULD BE BETTER THAN THE ONE THAT EXISTS AT VIRTUALLY EVERY AIRPORT IN THE UNITED STATES GATES THE CONCEPT IS CALLED COMMON USE IT MEANS THAT AIRLINES NO LONGER BUILD TERMINALS SO THEREFORE,

THEY CAN NO LONGER CONTROL THE GATES INSTEAD THE GATES ARE BIMENT AND CONTROLLED BY A PRIVATE COMPANY THAT HAS EXPERTISE IN RUNNING AIRPORTS FOR AIRLINES, IT MEANS ALL GATES CAN BE USED BY ANY AIRLINE AND SO THAT THEY USE TO UNLOAD OFF PASSENGERS, RELOAD AND THEN TAKE THE COMMON-USE GATE CONCEPT, WHICH IS USED AT MODERN AIRPORTS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES MEANS TERMINALS NEED LESS SPACE, WHICH MEANS THEY COST LESS MONEY ULTIMATELY COMMON-USE GATES MONEY SHOULD SAVE TRAVELERS TIME AND IN CLOSING, I’M PROUD TO REPORT THAT THE COMMISSION, ALONG WITH ITS 21 MUNICIPAL MEMBERS AND OUR PRIVATE DEVELOPERS HAVE DEVELOPED A FULLY VETTED, COST-EFFECTIVE PLAB TO EXPAND OUR NATION’S INFRASTRUCTURE WHICH COST TAXPAYERS NOTHING, BUT WILL CREATE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS THIS AIRPORT IS BIGGER THAN JUST AN AIRPORT FOR MY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND FOR CHICAGO’S SOUTHLAND THIS AIRPORT WOULD CHANGE THE WAY WE BUILD THINGS IN THE UNITED STATES AND WILL HAVE NATIONAL AND GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE THIS REPUBLICAN-LED CONGRESS HASN’T BEEN HELPFUL TO PRESIDENT OBAMA IN FACT, THIS CONGRESS IS DETERMINED NOT TO PASS A SINGLE PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT WILL HELP PUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BACK TO WORK SINCE THE PRESIDENT IS SHOING EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GO AROUND THIS REPUBLICAN-LED CONGRESS, THE BEAUTY OF THE JACKSON PLAN IS WE DON’T NEED CONGRESS OR THE ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE TO VOTE ON OR APPROVE ANYTHING WE JUST NEED THE SIGNATURE OF THE GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS ON A LAND LEASE SO WHAT I NEED YOU TO DO IS CALL THE GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS, 312-814-4121 AND TELL HIM TO LEAST LAND TO THE LINCOLN COMMISSION SO WE CAN GIVE PRESIDENT OBAMA A VICTORY AND PUT THE AMERICA CANAL PEOPLE BACK TO — AMERICAN PEOPLE BACK TO WORK MAY I INQUIRE AS TO HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE LEFT? THE GENTLEMAN HAS 29 MINUTES LEFT FANTASTIC I THANK THE GENTLEMAN