“Now is the time to fight”: U.S. Representative Kevin Hern argues against CHIPS, BBB

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Kevin Hern, R-Tulsa, delivered a speech on the House floor this afternoon (Thursday, July 27), urging his colleagues to vote against the Democrats’ CHIPS bill, which he characterized as a gateway to their revived “Build Back Broke” plan.

Hern’s floor speech can be viewed here:

The Tulsa Republican’s prepared remarks are below:

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.

In other news from the Tulsa area’s Member of Congress, Hern released a statement after the Thursday morning announcement that the U.S. Gross Domestic Product shrank in the 2nd quarter, meeting the technical definition of a recession.

“I’m really sad to have been proven right about this recession,” said Rep. Hern.

“This isn’t something anyone wants, but you don’t need a fancy economics degree to have seen this coming. Biden’s spending over the last 18 months is directly responsible for the economic situation we’re in today.

“He’s doubling down on that strategy and planning to push a revived Build Back Broke plan through Congress. Our country can’t handle another recession like we saw in the 70s and 80s. It’s time to stop the spending NOW.”