Transcript of Speaker Pelosi’s Remarks at Bill Enrollment Photo Opportunity for Congressional Review Act Resolutions S. J.Res. 13, 14 and 15

Jun 29, 2021
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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats held a bill enrollment photo opportunity today for Congressional Review Act (CRA) Disapproval Resolutions S.J.Res. 13 to strengthen the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s ability to protect working people against discrimination, S.J.Res. 14 to restore Obama-era protections against dangerous methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, and S.J.Res. 15 to eliminate the Trump Administration’s predatory ‘True Lender’ rule.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:
 
Speaker Pelosi.  Good afternoon, everyone.  This afternoon, by act of Congress, we are reversing damage inflicted on the families’ health and financial security – the damage caused by the last Administration.  And we're reasserting the power of the People's House to deliver For The People, reclaiming the authority under the Constitution and upholding the balance of power that is the basis of our democracy and the genius of our Constitution. 
 
I want to acknowledge the leadership of the Members who are here for making this day possible.  I want to recognize Chair Bobby Scott of Education and Labor Committee, and [the] appropriate Subcommittee Chair Representative Suzanne Bonamici, for combating discrimination in the workplace and strengthening the EEOC as we do this important CRA S.J.Res. 13.  
 
Also, S.J.Res. 14 improves public health and fights the climate crisis by restoring Obama-era methane pollution standards.  Mr. Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Mr. Frank Pallone – Diana DeGette, Paul Tonko, the Chair of the Subcommittee of jurisdiction I understand, and Representative Scott Peters, who has been a champion on protecting [the] environment, all of them.  Thank you, Diana.  Thank you all. 
 
And S.J.Res.15 protects consumers from sky-high interest rates and predatory lenders.  The two persons responsible for that, Chairwoman Maxine Waters, who will probably be with us in a moment.  Here she is.  She came right on time.  Her name was mentioned, and she walked in the door.  Thank you, Madam Chair, as well as the – Representative Chuy García, who was a leader in this fight as well.   
 
With these actions, Democrats continue our fight For The People – advancing the public interest, not the special interests.  With this legislation – now, with the signing, this legislation will go to President Biden for his signature to become the law of the land.  
 
I'm so proud of our Members and the votes that we had.  Thank you all very much.  
 
So, we’ll do this quickly, and it’ll go onward to the President.  Come on, come, come closer. 
 
I like to write it big so they can see the House. 
 
[Laughter] 
Okay, let’s do this.  Here we go.  So this is – this is providing the Congressional Disapproval of Chapter 8, of Title 5: resolved, that the Senate and the House of Representatives, that Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission relating to an ‘Update of Commission's Conciliation Procedures.’
 
Thank you, Bobby Scott.  Thank you, Suzanne Bonamici.  
 
We usually don’t do three bills at once.  We’re very excited about this. 
 
Let me sign this first so that – and this is: resolved, that the Senate and House of Representatives assembled, that Congress disapproves of the rule submitted by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding to ‘Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review.’   And this is the Methane CRA. 
 
Frank, come in here.  Scott.  There we go.  This methane – it is so hard to imagine how they could have done this, with all the knowledge that we have about the environment. 
 
Okay, here we are.  Now, this is Maxine.  Come forward, Maxine.  I said that Chuy García was part of this as well.  Madam Chair led the debate on the Floor on this, as well as the campaign to get this passed. 
 
This is now – the Joint Resolution, House and Senate, that Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of Currency regarding to national banks and federal lenders. 
 
Thank you for saving us from those lenders. 
 
We’ll take all three.  We’ll put this one here, and here.  There you go.  Getting the job done.  
 
These are the CRA, Congressional Review Act, act of Congress, House and Senate, able to reverse regulations and damage caused by the previous Administration in these three areas, for now.  
 
Thank you all very much. 
 
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