Build Back Better Act

Floor Speech

By: Tim Ryan
By: Tim Ryan
Date: Aug. 12, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. RYAN. Madam Speaker, this is an American bill--apple pie; mom; baseball; and red, white, and blue. This is for the exhausted majority of the people in this country: Democrats, Republicans, and Independents versus the extremists.

Madam Speaker, if you think that this town has been spending too much money and we need to reduce the deficit, we do that by hundreds of billions of dollars. If you think seniors are taking it on the chin, we help them with prescription drugs and $35 insulin payments. If you think we need to increase the production of natural gas, that is in this bill to create jobs here, lower costs here, and export to Europe and the rest of the world to knock Putin's knees out from under him.

The most exciting thing in this bill is we double down on finally having an industrial policy in this country to out-compete China. We are going to build things. On top of the infrastructure bill and the CHIPS Act, we are going to build electric vehicles, electric cars, and electric tractors. With batteries, solar, and wind, we are going to rebuild the middle class.

While the other side wants to defund the FBI, we want to fund our kids' future here in the United States.