November 29, 2023

Reschenthaler Manages Rule Debate on H.R. 5283, H.R. 5961, and S.J. Res. 32

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chief Deputy Whip Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) delivered the following remarks on the House floor when he managed the Rule Debate on H.R. 5283, the Protecting our Communities from Failure to Secure the Border Act, H.R. 5961, the No Funds for Iranian Terrorism Act, and S.J. Res. 32, providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) relating to Small Business Lending Under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

As prepared for delivery:

“Mr. Speaker, since President Joe Biden took office, there have been 7.8 million illegal immigrant encounters, 1.7 million known gotaways, and hundreds of individuals on the terror watchlist stopped at the southern border. 

Instead of fixing this issue, the Biden Administration places illegal immigrants in our public schools, airports, police departments, and now, our federal lands. 

In New York City, the Biden Administration and far-left New York Democrats are housing hundreds of illegal migrants on National Park Service land. 

H.R. 5283 protects our national parks and federal lands from becoming tent cities. 

Additionally, the underlying legislation blocks President Biden’s $6 billion ransom gift to the Iranian Regime. 

As an Iraq War veteran, I have seen firsthand Iran’s death and destruction in the Middle East.

They are responsible for the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans in the Middle East. 

Since Hamas’ October 7th terrorist attack against Israel, Iranian-backed proxies have attacked U.S. forces over 70 times in Iraq and Syria. 

It is unthinkable, on the 22nd Anniversary of 9/11, that the Biden Administration announced $6 billion in sanctions relief for Iran. 

These billions in sanction relief will undoubtedly lead to more attacks against Americans and innocent Israelis. 

That is why House Republicans will take action to refreeze this funding to the Ayatollah. 

Lastly, the underlying legislation we will consider this week addresses the Biden Administration’s CFPB guidance that places burdensome regulations on lenders and small businesses. 

This new CFPB regulation will result in more compliance costs, create privacy concerns for small businesses, and adds to the bureaucratic regulatory environment that is hindering hardworking Americans.

I urge my colleagues to support this rule and reserve the balance of my time.”