Most people don’t read the Congressional Record for kicks. This is what happens in Congress that you missed.
``I AM JAZZ'' (Ms. SPEIER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. SPEIER. Madam Speaker, today I have the great honor of reading again along with my colleague, Angie Craig, ``I Am Jazz.'' It is a book about a transsexual young boy who becomes a young girl. ``I am Jazz. ``For as long as I can remember, my favorite color has been pink. My second-favorite color is silver and my third favorite color is green. ``Here are some of my other favorite things: dancing, singing, back flips, drawing, soccer, swimming, makeup, and pretending I'm a pop star. ``Most of all, I love mermaids. Sometimes I even wear a mermaid tail in the pool. ``My best friends are Samantha and Casey. We always have fun together. We like high heels and princess gowns, or cartwheels and trampolines. ``But I am not exactly like Samantha and Casey. ``I have a girl brain but a boy body. This is called transgender. I was born this way.''
Why the Democratic representative from California’s 14 District read this into the Congressional Record is unclear, but this is your government at work and woke, and whatever problems exist for the majority of Americans, they can wait. Personally, I look forward to Rep. Speier reading “Hugs” by Alice McLerran, or maybe “Pat the Bunny” when next she takes the floor.