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Entry Title Date
Nomination Of Vivek Hallegere Murthy To Be Medical Director In The Regular Corps Of The Public Health Service, Subject To Qualifications Therefor As Provided By Law And Regulations, And To Be… December 15, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"How many speeches have we heard on the floor of the Senate that the No. 1 priority on the Republican side is border enforcement? How many times have we heard over and over again that before we can have any conversation about those in the United States, we have to seal our borders from the illegal immigrants coming into our country? I have heard it from the beginning. In fact, I heard it every time a Republican Member initiated a conversation about immigration. Isn’t this interesting."
Executive Session December 15, 2014
John Hoeven, R-ND
"Mr. President, I am here today to discuss the Tax Increase Prevention Act. We are now getting down to the end of the year. It is important that we get our work done. An important part of that work is passing the Tax Increase Prevention Act. It is often referred to as the tax extenders package. What it really does is it extends tax credits and deductions used by small businesses across this country. The Tax Increase Prevention Act will extend for 1 year 55 different tax credits and deductions that expired either at the end of 2013 or during 2014."
Omnibus Appropriations Bill December 15, 2014
Jack Reed, D-RI
"I am also troubled by language that would set aside the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Hours of Service regulation in order to have further study of the rule, which has been in effect for nearly 1\1/2\ years. While I welcome additional studies on driver safety, I don’t think it is appropriate to simply set aside a rule that has been the subject of more than a decade of work and legal review. What concerns me most is that it could force truck drivers, who have one of the most grueling jobs in the country, to work longer hours, potentially increasing fatigue and putting more people at risk on our roadways."
Tribute To Departing Senators December 15, 2014
Harry Reid, D-NV
"He served in the House of Representatives where he was stellar. But it is the work in the Senate where his greatest feats have been accomplished. In 2013 there were storms in Colorado and there was catastrophic flooding. It was very bad. Lives were lost, homes washed away. The people of Colorado needed help, and Mark would not stop. He held up legislation until the people of Colorado got what they deserved. He helped secure nearly $1 billion in Federal assistance for the people of his State, money to rebuild homes, bridges, roads, and reestablish lives."
Personal Explanation December 2, 2014
Sam Graves, R-MO
"Mr. Speaker, on Monday, December 1, I missed a series of Roll Call votes. Had I been present, I would have voted “YEA” on #532 and #533."

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