In this Congress we can’t spend one additional penny to feed hungry children or create a single job or build a single bridge without finding an offset.
Yet when it comes to war there are no offsets, no new revenue – just another blank check. Something is terribly wrong with this picture.
Finally, I would remind my colleagues here in this House that we are all responsible for this war. And we are complicit in the silence, lack of debate and lack of oversight.
That is wrong. We owe our servicemen and women so much better. We owe this country better. End the war and bring our troops home. Now.