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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Rep. Gallego One Minute Speech On GOP Dysfunction

September 18, 2015
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Mr. Speaker, 

Time and time again, House Republicans have proven their inability to govern.  
With only 11 legislative days left until the budget deadline, Republicans are still refusing to come to the table to negotiate a responsible budget and avert yet another government shutdown.  
Some House Republicans even pledged to torpedo the budget unless we take away funding used to provide critical medical services to women. 

Mr. Speaker, the GOP’s dysfunction has real consequences for the hard-working Americans who elected us and are trying to make ends meet for their families. Rather than pass a long-term highway bill that invests in our crumbling infrastructure and creates job, Republicans instead keep catering to the most of radical elements of their base.

Mr. Speaker, this is irresponsible. The American people deserve better. It’s time for the Republican Congress to come to their senses and for this Congress to come together for the good of the people that elected us. 

Thank you.