On September 27, 2013 Rep. John Culberson of Texas asked for and was granted permission to address the United States House of Representatives for one minute regarding the issue of defunding ObamaCare …
Culberson also took that time to argue that the U.S. Senate really wasn’t doing their job properly.
As you can perhaps imagine that raised a few eyebrows in Congress.
“Mr. Speaker, my colleague from Oregon is correct. It is important that the Congress get our work done on making sure that our military is fully funded and paid, that our veterans, the military construction, the bases around the world are taken care of, that Homeland Security is taken care of. But we have done that. It has already been done in the House.”
“The Senate has had our Homeland Security appropriations bills for over 3 months. The Senate has had possession of a military construction and veterans appropriations bill for over 3 months. The Senate has also had the Department of Defense appropriations bill for over 3 months. Yet they have irresponsibly chosen to just sit on them to set them up for this moment, because they know that House Republicans are devoted to delaying and defunding ObamaCare, one of the most destructive pieces of legislation ever passed by Congress that will destroy jobs and cripple this economy and socialize the greatest health care system the world has ever created”, he said.
“We are committed as constitutional conservatives to doing everything in our power to make sure that we delay and defund ObamaCare. But at the same time, we have already done our job in making sure that our military–our men and women in uniform–have everything they need if the Senate will only do their job”, said Rep. Culberson (source: Congressional Record http://thomas.loc.gov).
John Culberson is a powerful and influential member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for funding the federal government. In 2011, Culberson was selected to chair the Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. With the third largest subcommittee budget on the Appropriations Committee. In addition to his leadership roles on two Subcommittees, Culberson also serves on the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee.