Mar 9, 2021

Tim Ryan House Floor Speech Transcript: “Stop Talking About Dr. Seuss”

Tim Ryan House Floor Speech Transcript: "Stop Talking About Dr. Seuss"
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Rep. Tim Ryan gave a speech about the union bill on the House floor on March 9, 2021, telling GOP members “Stop talking about Dr. Seuss and start working with us.” Read the transcript of his speech remarks here.

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Mr. Speaker: (00:00)
Ohio, Mr. Ryan.

Mr. Ryan: (00:02)
[inaudible 00:00:02] I’ve been sent Mr. Speaker to enter a letter into the record from the Machinists Union.

Mr. Speaker: (00:06)
Without objection and now the gentleman’s recognized for one minute.

Mr. Ryan: (00:09)
Mr. Speaker, one of the earlier speakers said, “This is the most dramatic change in Labor Law in 80 years,” and I say, thank God. In the late 70s, a CEO made 35 times the worker. Today it’s three to 400 times the worker and our friends on the other side, running around with their hair on fire, heaven forbid we pass something that’s going to help the damn workers in the United States of America. Heaven forbid we tilt the balance that has been going in the wrong direction for 50 years. We talk about pensions, you complain. We talk about the minimum wage increase, you complain. We talk about giving them the right to organize, you complain, but if we’re passing a tax cut here, you’d be all getting in line to vote yes for it. Now, stop talking about Dr. Seuss and start working with us on behalf of the American workers. I yield back to [inaudible 00:01:08].

Mr. Speaker: (01:07)
The gentleman yields back.