[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 178 (Thursday, November 17, 2022)]
[Page H8549]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                     CRISIS AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair recognizes the gentleman from 
Tennessee (Mr. Rose) for 5 minutes.
  Mr. ROSE. Madam Speaker, there is no denying that the crisis at our 
southern border was caused by President Biden and his administration's 
open-border policies.
  Since President Biden took office, more than 3.8 million illegal 
immigrants have been apprehended at our southern border. Meanwhile, the 
commissioner of Customs and Border Protection was falling asleep during 
meetings while this crisis continued on his watch.
  This is exactly why, around 2 weeks ago, I joined 15 of my fellow 
House Republicans, led by Congressman Hice, in calling on CBP 
Commissioner Magnus to resign. Thankfully, he did, and now our country 
and its national security are better off.
  Already, before Republicans even officially take the majority, we are 
holding the Biden administration accountable.
  I promise that come January 3, when the new Congress is sworn in, you 
can expect more accountability where that came from.

           President Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Handout

  Mr. ROSE. Madam Speaker, the Congressional Budget Office has 
confirmed what most Tennesseans already knew. President Biden's plan to 
give a handout to millions of college-educated Americans will be paid 
for with even more deficit spending than anticipated, around $400 
billion in deficit spending to be exact.
  This is just as shocking: The President thinks it is acceptable and 
legal to spend this kind of money without congressional approval. But 
it is neither.
  We hear $10,000 per borrower thrown around a lot, but the CBO says 24 
million people would receive $20,000 in debt forgiveness under the 
plan. That is basically a 2022 Hyundai Elantra or a Kia Soul or a 
brand-new Nissan Sentra.
  I ask my Democrat colleagues: How are you okay with giving away the 
equivalent of a new car to 24 million people and asking those without 
student debt to foot the bill, asking Tennessee plumbers to foot the 
bill for Harvard-educated lawyers, asking America's blue-collar workers 
to give a subsidy to some of the best-educated people and best-paid 
people in this country?
  This administration must reverse course on this wrong-headed, 
regressive policy.