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Congressman Lewis' Floor Statement Opposing Second House Vote on H.R. 1 Conference Report

December 20, 2017
Press Release

Congressman John Lewis made the following statement on the House Floor opposing the second House consideration of the conference report to H.R. 1, the Republican tax bill (WATCH VIDEO):

"Mr. Speaker, yesterday taxpayers stood up and spoke out against Republicans lining the pockets of their donors by any means necessary.

"Did you hear their cries?  Can you feel their pain? 

"You did not, Mr. Speaker!  You chose to turn a deaf ear and a blind eye to their hopes and their dreams.

"This bill is a shame and a disgrace! 

"I urge each of you to be on the side of the people, on the side of history, and vote against this bill."


HOUSE:  House Ways and Means Committee Markup → House Rules Committee → House Floor Debate

SENATE: Senate Finance Committee Markup Resources → Senate Budget Committee Resources → Senate Floor Debate

CONFERENCE: Conference Committee → Conference Report

Rep. Lewis' Public Statements about H.R. 1

Rep. Lewis' Missed Opportunities Bills

Rep. Lewis' Proposed Amendments to H.R. 1

Official Non-Partisan Analysis of H.R. 1