"Now is the time to fight": Hern argues against CHIPS, BBB

Press Release

Date: July 28, 2022
Location: Washington, DC

Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) delivered a speech on the House floor this afternoon, urging his colleagues to vote against the Democrats' CHIPS bill, a gateway to their revived Build Back Broke plan.

Remarks as prepared:

I'd like to thank my good friend Mr. Lucas for his leadership on this bill. No one has worked harder on this issue, and the fact that he is willing to stand against it today is a testament to the importance of stopping Build Back Broke.

America is in crisis.

Even Obama's economic advisers agree that wasteful government spending is what got us into this mess. And yet, Democrats continue to push for more.

We're staring down the barrel of another useless, wasteful Build Back Broke plan that will only make our problems worse.

We should not pass one more bill on this floor until we see a bill that reins in government spending, lowers taxes, unleashes American energy, and gets Americans back to work.

When the government spends more, the American people have less. The time to fight is now!

I hope all my colleagues will join me in opposition to this legislation, and I yield back.