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Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019

Floor Speech

Date: March 27, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. SCHWEIKERT. Mr. Speaker, think of this: Doesn't it feel like it was just yesterday the Federal Reserve Chairman was telling us we were in the Goldilocks economy? The wage growth for the working poor was the best in modern economic times.

I will argue we need to find a path back to that. That economic growth was moral. It was an amazing thing. Good things were happening. And then we hit this black swan.

This is ripping my heart out because there are things in this bill that just don't belong there. I consider them--well, I can't say that word in front of a microphone. We all have these moments in our political lives where we walk up in front of this microphone and we are going to say: I am going to have to vote for something that has things in it that break my heart.

But we must do the right thing. We must get back to that economic growth. We must get back to that prosperity that was enveloping this country. And, hopefully, we will look back, do a great postmortem, understand the things we did wrong, and fix them in the future.

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