[Congressional Record Volume 169, Number 89 (Thursday, May 25, 2023)]
[Page H2622]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                           DEBT LIMIT CRISIS

  (Mr. BLUMENAUER asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute.)
  Mr. BLUMENAUER. Madam Speaker, we have heard claims from Republican 
leadership that they passed a bill to lift the debt ceiling.
  That is laughable. What they did was pass a wish list to reassure 
their most extreme Members. Make no mistake: They have no plan.
  I just consulted with the distinguished ranking member of the 
Appropriations Committee. They haven't even agreed on the top-line 
numbers for this year's appropriations process, let alone move forward 
to implement the extreme cuts that they imagine are going to happen.
  I just left a Trade Subcommittee hearing where a parade of witnesses 
from both parties said we need to invest more in Customs and Border 
Protection to protect Americans from fentanyl.
  Without a plan, they will continue to target the poor and protect the 
privileged and get nothing done.
  America deserves better. Let's pass a clean debt ceiling proposal and 
get back to work.