WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (MA-5) took to the House Floor to condemn Republicans’ baseless motion to censure Congressman Jamaal Bowman (NY-16). Below is a transcript of her remarks:

“As we speak here today, conflicts are raging around the globe — and the American people have told us exactly what they want us to do. Democracy is under siege. Putin is salivating at the prospect that Republicans might abandon Ukraine. 70,000 child care centers are on the verge of shutting down — because the GOP let vital funding expire. We don’t even have a budget — despite the fact that we voted for topline numbers back in June. And this ridiculous censure is how Republicans are spending the time of this Chamber and the time of the American people?

“This MAGA Majority should be profoundly embarrassed — if they’re still capable of shame. Republicans filed this censure the same day they decided to shield the identities of January 6th rioters.

“I do have to hand it to the Majority. They have managed to both push an extreme agenda and be a do-nothing Majority. They’ve done nothing to make families freer, safer, or more confident in their future. Instead, they have voted against lowering the cost of insulin, affordable housing, and gun safety. They’ve done nothing to promote freedom — but they do not miss an opportunity to vote for abortion bans, book bans, and tax cheats.

“Just last week, the Majority’s leadership said no to holding George Santos accountable after a motion to expel was made by the Republican Chairman of the Ethics [Committee]. But today, they bring this to the Floor? A censure isn’t a substitute for a policy agenda. It isn’t filler when you have nothing to offer the American people. Vote no on this sham process.”

To watch the complete floor speech, click HERE.

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