Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2022

Floor Speech

Date: Sept. 29, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. PERRY. Mr. Speaker, I would just ask my colleagues, how many more times do we need to see it, the abuse of power by the Department of Justice?

I am sure, just like I do, you travel your district, you talk to people. Some agree with you; some don't agree with you. You know what not one person has said to me? Agree or disagree, not one person has said to me: You know what we need, Perry, we need more money for the Department of Justice. Not one. I don't know why that is, but maybe it is because of the abuse of power.

I appreciate my colleagues that want to do something with Big Tech. I sure want to do something, too.

In about 3 months, the folks who are destroying this country are not going to be in charge around here, and then we can do something meaningful. We don't have to take the bad to get a couple good things. We can just do the good things and leave the bad things out in 3 more months.

We do a lot of things in good faith around here, Mr. Speaker. We do a lot of things in good faith. I am tired of having those things abused.

People will say: Well, what are you talking about, Perry?

I will give you an example. President Biden used the HEROES Act--the HEROES Act made after 9/11 to support people that were called to duty to go and get their education, but they were called to duty. He used that to forgive the loans of all these people that incurred student debt. It is an abuse.

First of all, it is not forgiveness. It is Marxism, right?

Because you are not forgiven, you are paying for it. It is not forgiveness.

How many more times do we need to see it? In good faith. In good faith.

In 3 months, Mr. Speaker, under new management here, we can get a great bill instead of some mediocre thing where we have got to accept something terrible, $280 million a year, $1\1/2\ billion more for the abuse of power.

Two dozen agents raid a guy's home, a pastor, 7:00 in the morning in Bucks County.

Oh, yeah, DOJ needs more money for that, right?

You know what they could have done?

They could have saved a lot of money. They could have picked up the phone, called the magistrate. The magistrate could have called the pastor and said, You know what, the Federal Government is going to charge you. Show up down here at the office, we need to charge you. And I bet he would have shown up. The guy is not a criminal.

More money for that? No way, Mr. President.

I urge a ``no'' vote.