Congressman Keller on House Floor: “Reopen the Capitol building, reopen the economy, and restore freedom and power to the American people.”

June 24, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) spoke on the House Floor calling for a full reopening of the economy and the restoration of Americans’ God-given freedoms.

 

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Transcript:

 

Mr. / Madam Speaker,

 

One of the greatest threats that emerged from this pandemic is an expanding government unwilling to relinquish control and restore Americans’ God-given freedoms.

 

We see it all across our country—President Biden and liberal governors tout the “follow the science” talking point while failing to follow the science themselves, keeping in place pandemic restrictions while knowing full well that our economy can fully reopen.

 

While the left virtue-signals, pushing radical policies like vaccine passports and critical race theory, American families are still struggling to make ends meet, tens of thousands of businesses have closed their doors for good, and our children have fallen behind because they were denied in-person learning.

 

Some federal agencies are still not operating at pre-pandemic levels. 

 

We have American veterans who cannot access the records they need for treatment and benefits they earned because of career bureaucrats who can’t be bothered to go back to work.

 

This is wrong and completely avoidable.

 

Here in Congress, we see the hypocrisy of the left on display. Speaker Pelosi lifts the mask mandate for the House Floor but keeps the People’s House closed to the public.

 

We even have members of this body not showing up to vote in-person.

 

The people that we represent go to work every day, and they expect us to do the same. 

 

America has never been—and never will be—a nation ruled by fear and control.

 

Reopen the Capitol building, reopen our country, and restore freedom and power to the American people.

 

Thank you, I yield back.

 

 

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