Speeches and Floor Statements

Oversight Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services, and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs Hearing: "State and Municipal Debt: The Coming Crisis?"

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Today’s hearing is an opportunity to discuss growing concerns over the potential fiscal crisis looming for states and municipalities. Over the past three years we have seen a culture arise where every institution claimed it was “too big to fail.” An all-too-eager President and an all-too-compliant Congress kept putting taxpayers on the hook for trillions of dollars. Our budget deficit has reached an all-time-high, and the national debt is crippling our economy. Read more »

Congressman McHenry's Statement Commending The Iraqi Vote

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I commend the Iraqis for voting this week in their nation’s parliamentary elections. This is compelling evidence that victory in Iraq is not only possible – it’s approaching. Defeatist Democrat Howard Dean said last week that we cannot win the war in Iraq. Dean’s statement was reckless and irresponsible – but not expected – from the chairman of the Democratic Party. It demonstrates how out-of-touc... Read more »

Congressman McHenry Statement and Introduction of Rutherford County Chief Deputy Sheriff Phil Byers on the Methamphetamines Problem

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Below are Congressman McHenry's opening statement and introduction of Rutherford County, North Carolina Chief Deputy Sheriff Phil Byers to the Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Drug Policy, as he gave testimony on the Methamphetamines epidemic. Read more »