As prepared for delivery during today's hearing:
Our business today is to consider H. Con. Res. 9, sponsored by Representative Salazar of Florida. This concurrent resolution denounces socialism in all its forms and opposes the implementation of socialist policies in the United States.
In recent years, many American politicians have ignored the brutal history of socialism and have openly embraced the label of "socialist" or pushed socialist policies, despite the long history of human rights violations at the hands of socialist or communist regimes in pursuit of their ideology. The resolution before us condemns socialism, grieves the human loss at the hands of socialistic regimes and opposes the implementation of socialist policies in the United States. America is a bastion of freedom and a beacon of hope to the rest of the world, and I hope my colleagues on the other side of the aisle will join us in supporting this resolution.