House Chamber, Washington, D.C. January 19, 2011. M. Speaker:
The Department of Interior issued an announcement yesterday that perfectly illustrates the irrationality of our current approach to water issues.
House Chamber, Washington, D.C. January 18, 2011.
The central promises of Obamacare were that it would bend health costs down and wouldn’t threaten existing plans.
We now know that both these claims were false.
House Chamber, Washington, D.C. January 12, 2011. M. Speaker:
I haven’t gotten to know Gabrielle Giffords yet, and I thank God that by His grace, I haven’t lost the chance to do so.
I didn’t know those Americans who came to speak with her that day.
House Chamber, Washington, D.C. January 7, 2011. M. Speaker:
Much of my district comprises forests managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Over the last two years, I have received a growing volume of complaints protesting the increasingly exclusionary and elitist policies of this agency.
House Chamber, Washington, D.C. January 6, 2011. M. Speaker:
I rise to express the hope that historians will look back on the 112th Congress as the session that restored American prosperity – and to express my strong agreement with the new leaders of this House who have declared that every action of this body must be measured against this goal.
This lame duck session is rapidly descending into farce. I believe this House is now in danger of becoming a caricature of everything the American people rejected in November: incompetence, arrogance, and a complete detachment from reality.
House Chamber, Washington, D.C. December 21, 2010. Mr. Speaker:
On November 2nd, the American people spoke loudly and clearly: stop the spending.
Instead of graciously bowing to the public will, the Left has embarked on a frantic lame-duck spending spree with a majority already turned out of office by the voters.
House Chamber, Washington, D.C. December 16, 2010. M. Speaker: I commend the Senate for passing the tax relief measure yesterday, and I hope that the House passes it today.
According to the CBO, this bill comprises $136 billion in additional spending and $721 billion in tax relief. That means fifteen percent of this bill is spending – the other 85 percent is tax relief:
House Chamber, Washington, D.C. December 14, 2010.
Mr. Speaker: Titles 3 through 6 of the bill purport to settle four water rights claims against the United States by signing away the public’s right to nearly 300 BILLION gallons of water annually AND in perpetuity -- in addition to spending more than $1.2 billion.