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Entry Title Date
Honoring James “Jim” E. Tudor June 24, 2015
Lynn Westmoreland, R-GA
"In 2000, Jim Tudor was honored with the Liberty Award from Brown & Williamson, a now-retired American tobacco company responsible for producing many of the United States’ popular cigarette brands. Jim has also received various Pigeon Awards presented by The Pigeon Committee, a group of fellow Georgia lobbyists. Namely, in 2012, Jim received the annual Pigeon Award for his work towards the legalization of Sunday alcohol sales in Georgia. Mr. Tudor was again recognized by James Magazine as one of the Top 10 Lobbyists and Associations in Georgia for three consecutive years, 2012, 2013 and 2014."
Recognizing Jim Tudor June 24, 2015
Hank Johnson, D-GA
"Jim was recognized by James Magazine as one of the Top Ten Lobbyists or Trade Organizations for 3 straight years: 2012-2013-2014."
Ratepayer Protection Act Of 2015 June 24, 2015
Dan Newhouse, R-WA
"Additionally, the EPA’s plan uses the year 2012 as its baseline for each State’s carbon reduction goals, and this will also negatively impact my home State and others in the Northwest."
Government Waste, Fraud, And Abuse June 24, 2015
Marsha Blackburn, R-TN
"Total waste (70 agencies) = $105.7 billion Average waste of the 70 agencies = $1.5 billion Waste by year: Our findings 2011 = $20.1 billion 2012 = $19.5 billion 2013 = $40.9 billion 2014 = $25.2 billion Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity & Efficiency 2011 = $17.2 billion 2012 = $12.8 billion 2013 = $35.1 billion 2014 = n/a 11 agencies accumulated over $1 billion in waste over the 4 years: 1. Dept. of Defense—$38.2 billion 2. Dept. of Health & Human Services—$10.3 billion 3. Dept. of Agriculture—$9.2 billion 4. Social Security Administration—$9.1 billion 5. HUD—$ 7.7 billion 6. Dept. of Energy—$7.7 billion 7. Dept. of Homeland Security—$5.9 billion 8. VA—$3.9 billion 9. Dept. of Education—$3.2 billion 10. Railroad Retirement Board—$2.5 billion 11. Dept. of State—$1.1 billion Top 10 in 2014 Total Waste 1. Dept. of Defense—$10.4 billion 2. HUD—$2.9 billion 3. Dept. Health & Human Services—$2.7 billion 4. Dept. of Energy—$2.6 billion S. Social Security Administration—$2.5 billion 6. Dept. of Agriculture—$992.7 million 7. VA—$957.1 million 8. Dept. of Homeland Security—$345.5 million 9. Dept. of Education—$273.4 million 10. Dept. of State—$264.8 million 11. Agency for International Development—$202.9 million Top 10 in 2013 Total Waste 1. Dept. of Defense—$23.9 billion 2. HUD—$2.9 billion 3. Dept. of Energy—$2.6 billion 4. Dept. of Health and Human Services—$2.5 billion 5. Railroad Retirement Board—$2.2 billion 6. Dept. of Homeland Security—$1.6 billion 7. Dept. of Agriculture—$1.5 billion 8. Social Security Administration—$1.4 billion 9. Dept. of Education—$606.6 million 10. Dept. of State—$266.1 million Top 10 in 2012 Total Waste 1. Social Security Administration—$3.4 billion 2. Dept. of Defense—$3.0 billion 3. Dept. of Homeland Security—$2.3 billion 4. Dept. of Health & Human Services—$2.3 billion 5. Dept. of Agriculture—$2.0 billion 6. HUD—$1.4 billion 7. Dept. of Energy—$1.2 billion 8. Dept. of Education—$999.4 million 9. Securities and Exchange Commission—$557.1 million 10. Treasury Inspector General on Tax Administration— $404.2 million Top 10 in 2011 Total Waste 1. Dept. of Agriculture—$4.7 billion 2. Dept. of Health & Human Services—$2.9 billion 3. VA—$2.8 billion 4. Social Security Administration—$1.8 billion 5. Dept. of Homeland Security—$1.6 billion 6. Dept. of Education—$1.3 billion 7. Dept. of Energy—$1.2 billion 8. Dept. of Defense—$979 million 9. Securities and Exchange Commission—$566.9 million 10. HUD—$395.9 million Other agencies total waste 2011-2014 (no particular order). "
Gun Violence June 24, 2015
Mike Quigley, D-IL
"With that logic, we couldn’t talk about solutions when 13 people were killed and 8 were injured during the shooting in the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard; or after a person opened fire during a midnight screening of a film, “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012, killing 12 and injuring 58 others; or when 28 people were shot and killed, including 20 innocent children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School; or when a man shot 3 people and killed 7 others at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; or when 14 people were shot and 6 were killed in 2011 during a constituent meeting hosted by our colleague, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, in a supermarket parking lot in Tucson; or when a man opened fire in Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009, killing 13 people, injuring 30 others; or in 2008 when a man opened fired at a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University, shooting 21 students and killing 6; or when a senior at Virginia Tech went on a shooting rampage on campus in 2007, killing 33 people and injuring 23 others; or when 2 seniors at Columbine High School attacked their classmates and teachers, wounding 24 and killing 15; or in Chicago and cities across the country which experience gun tragedies every day."

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