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Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions August 5, 2015
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"In 2012, four companies tried and failed to find oil. But recently, an Angolan company has ramped up plans to drill in late 2016. We are simply not prepared to protect U.S. interests from an oil spill off Cuba. The loop current that saved South Florida from the brunt of the damage from Deepwater Horizon becomes the Florida current as it runs between the Keys and Cuba and then those waters enter the Gulf Stream hugging the coast of Florida and heading north along the eastern seaboard. An oil spill in Cuban waters would almost certainly follow that same path."
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed August 5, 2015
Susan Collins, R-ME
"Three years ago, when I stood on the Senate floor with Senator Joe Lieberman to urge the passage of the Cyber Security Act of 2012, which we wrote, I quoted the then-NSA chief, General Keith Alexander, who said that we are in the midst of the greatest transfer of wealth in our Nation’s history. Yet this transfer of wealth continues and accelerates. Information sharing remains fragmented, and the private sector is still hesitant about sharing and receiving information with government. We have lost 3 years and endured endless, expensive data breaches since the Senate refused to stop a filibuster on our cyber bill in 2012. I urge my colleagues: Let’s not make the same mistake today."
Finance Committee’S Report On Its Investigation Of The Irs August 5, 2015
Orrin Hatch, R-UT
"Ms. Lerner orchestrated a process that subjected applicants to multiple levels of review by numerous components within the IRS, thereby ensuring they would suffer long delays and be required to answer burdensome and unnecessary questions. Lerner showed little concern for conservative applicants, even when Members of Congress inquired on their behalf, allowing their applications to languish in the IRS bureaucracy for as long as 2 years with little or no action. The IRS began to resolve these applications only after some of the problems became public in 2012, but, of course, by that time the damage had been done."
Recognizing Red Arrow Workshop August 4, 2015
David Vitter, R-LA
"Jillian Johnson and her husband Jason Brown spent years “planning, plotting, and scheming” before opening Red Arrow Workshop in August 2012. Jillian was well-known for her creativity, kindness, and generosity, which translated directly into the success of her family-owned small business. Red Arrow Workshop is a locally owned-and-operated gift, apparel, accessories, and toy shop showcasing a variety of products unavailable anywhere else in Acadiana. The shop also showcases the local, specialty t-shirt line Parish Ink—of which Jillian was a creative partner. After 2 successful years in Lafayette, she and Jason expanded their thriving business, opening a second shop on Magazine Street in New Orleans, LA."
Marine Corps Audit August 4, 2015
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"The first two, 2010 and 2011, were unsuccessful. The Marine Corps was not ready. The third one was the 2012 audit, which is finally finished."

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