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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 long has it been since the Senate has confirmed a person to head this critical agency? July 2012 was the last time—more than 2 years—because of repeated objections by the Republicans to filling the vacancy of the person responsible for stopping illegal immigration."
Executive Session December 15, 2014
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"Unfortunately it is not just the blog posts that make me ask that question. The nominee has shown in other contexts that he is first and foremost a political operative rather than a zealous advocate for a client or officer of the court. For example, Mr. Bough has lodged two obviously frivolous and abusive complaints with the Federal Elections Commission against a congressional candidate whom he opposed ideologically. In 2008 the Commission dismissed the first of these complaints in a brief opinion. But in 2012, Mr. Bough redoubled his efforts and filed a second 93-page complaint against the same candidate. This time the Commission responded with a lengthy and meticulous opinion that is striking in its strong language dismissing each of Mr. Bough’s allegations."
Nomination Of Nani A. Coloretti To Be Deputy Secretary Of Department Of Housing And Urban Development—Continued December 2, 2014
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA
"Ms. Coloretti has a distinguished history of public service; she currently is the Assistant Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Treasury, a position she has served in since 2012. Prior to joining the U.S. Treasury, Ms. Coloretti assisted setting up operations at the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, serving as the Acting Chief Operating Officer. Additionally, from 1999 to 2005, Ms. Coloretti served as director of policy, planning and budget for the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and their Families, as well as budget director to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, where she managed the implementation of San Francisco’s $6.2 billion annual budget."
In Recognition Of Mrs. Penny Lukenbill’S Service To Marshall County, Indiana December 2, 2014
Jackie Walorski, R-IN
"Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize Mrs. Penny Lukenbill, for her service and dedication to Marshall County and the State of Indiana for the past 15 years. A resident of Plymouth, Indiana, Penny and her husband Kenneth have been married for 39 years. In 1981 they welcomed their son Adam who is now an attorney and partner in his father’s law firm Lukenbill and Lukenbill. Eager to continue her own education, Mrs. Lukenbill received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana University South Bend in 1995, where she graduated cum laude. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Lukenbill has displayed a constant commitment to serving Hoosiers of Marshall County. In 1999 she was elected to serve as the county treasurer, and held that position until 2007, when she was elected as the Marshall County Auditor. In addition to her duties as auditor, she served as president of both the Association of Indiana Counties and the Indiana County Treasurers Association. Mrs. Lukenbill’s dedication to her community is evident from her past membership on the Plymouth Public Library Board of Trustees, Plymouth Park Board, and the Plymouth Industrial Development Corporation Board. During Mrs. Lukenbill’s distinguished career in public service, she has received multiple awards and recognitions. In 2012, she received Outstanding County Auditor from the Indiana Association of County Commissioners and in 2004, she was awarded the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Public Servant of the Year. These awards are just a small reminder of how much Mrs. Lukenbill’s service has meant to the citizens of Marshall County. Her exemplary dedication to the community is seen in her service as an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth and in leading past Lions Sight mission trips to Mexico. On behalf of Indiana’s Second Congressional District, I am honored to recognize Penny Lukenbill’s service and her unprecedented community involvement throughout Marshall County."
Commodity Exchange Act And Securities Exchange Act Amendments December 2, 2014
Steve Stivers, R-OH
"Mr. Speaker, this bill is the culmination of over 2\1/2\ years’ work. In 2012, Ms. Moore, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Gibson, and I joined together to introduce legislation that clarified rules under the Dodd-Frank Act with regard to margin clearing and reporting requirements of interaffiliate transactions. What that means is a lot of Main Street businesses in various industries, from agriculture to consumer products, that work across international boundaries use this central treasury unit structure to offset competing or offsetting risks, and that way they can decide what their total aggregate risk is and then make it much more affordable for a corporation."

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