4:33 PM EDT
Zoe Lofgren, D-CA 16th

Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California. Mr. Speaker, I think this is a disappointing day at a time when we look for leadership on the part of the majority to bring us together. Instead, we have a partisan bill before us.

We have 54 cosponsors on the bill that we've introduced. The remarkable thing is that we have support across the entire breadth of the Democratic Caucus for STEM visas. The things that have been said about the Diversity Visa today are simply wrong.

They remind me of the warnings we got a short while ago about the ``terror babies'' who would somehow emerge after 21 years. It's absurd.

We need to vote against this bill, but I think we can quickly reconvene and get to the bipartisan effort that this country deserves.