Automated Transcript By Speak
For what purpose does the gentleman from California rise?
Madam Clerk, I rise today to nominate her, Kim Jeffries, for Speaker of the house.
The gentleman is recognized.
Vote after vote, Democrats stand united and ready to get to work on behalf of the American people under the leadership of Hakeem Jeffries. Vote after vote, nomination for nomination. Democrats are united just like we were united when we passed the American rescue plan to get our economy back on track. United when we passed the infrastructure law to rebuild America. United when we kept insulin at $35 past historic gun safety legislation and pass the PACT act to help our nations veterans. United when Democrats passed the chips and Science Act to bring manufacturing back to America. United when Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act to reduce our deficit and protect our environment. Democrats are unified to tackle the climate crisis while Republicans are mired in their own leadership crisis. Madam Clerk, House Democrats are ready, willing and able to get to work for the American people. We will do so under leadership of Hakeem Jeffries, who has a plan for the American people. Therefore, as vice chair of the Democratic caucus, I’m directed by the vote of our caucus to present free election to the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 118 Congress representative elect from the state of New York, Hakeem Jeffries.