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Recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the Minority Leader. Thank you Mr. Speaker. At this time, I would yield such time as he may consume to my friend from our state, King. Thank you Mr. Speaker. Thank the gentleman from Texas for yielding to me here this afternoon. And I come to the floor here at the United States House of Representatives with a specific purpose today. And that's to address an issue that's become a controversy. I regret that I made a freshman mistake a week ago today when I took a call from a reporter from the New York Times. And that was a 56-minute interview without a tape that resulted in a long article. And that article were snippets of the 56-minute interview. Part of that inquiry was about the history of immigration policy in this country for over the last say 18 or so years, which I have been a significant part, especially in Iowa, as we have a voice to shape policy and help these presidential candidates move on to the Oval Office. I'm grateful that much of the policy that was debated then is in the oval office today and it's being debated all over this country. But one phrase in that long article has created an unnecessary controversy. That was my mistake, Mr. Speaker, and so I want to start this out with some context of that discussion. And that is this, that if you can control the language, you can control the policy. Labels have been hurled in this country at people like we have never seen in the history of America. I made a point on this and a September 12th tweet that I set out as a component of this broader dialogue. And here is the tweet verbatim,...