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Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 April 15, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"At a time when the wealthiest 400 Americans—400 Americans—paid a tax rate of 16.7 percent in 2012, at a time when hedge fund managers pay a lower effective tax rate than working families, truckdrivers, and nurses, what the Republican budget does based on an amendment they did abolishes the estate tax. The estate tax provides a $269 billion tax break. For whom? For the middle class? Good. Low-income people? That is great. Not so. This repeal of the estate tax applies to the wealthiest—not 1 percent, but the top two-tenths of 1 percent. Republicans passed a tax proposal which impacts the top two-tenths of 1 percent and leaves nothing for 99.8 percent of Americans. Cut education, cut health care, cut nutrition, and give the tax breaks to billionaires. By repealing the estate tax, the average tax breaks for multimillionaires and billionaires would be about $3 million."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions January 6, 2015
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA
"The most disturbing example is that of elephants and rhinoceroses. A recent study estimates that over 100,000 elephants were illegally poached in Africa from 2010 to 2012. At this rate, the African elephant is being killed faster than the species can reproduce, putting it at risk of being wiped off the face of the earth."
Honoring Neil Armstrong July 25, 2014
Jim Jordan, R-OH
"Mr. Speaker, on Sunday we marked the 45th anniversary of Ohio’s native son Neil Armstrong taking what he famously called “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong was born in 1930 on a farm near Wapakoneta. He earned his student’s pilot license at age 16, reached the rank of Eagle Scout, and graduated from Blume High School before enrolling at Purdue University on a Navy scholarship. He was called to active duty by the Navy in 1949, serving as a naval aviator until 1952. He later served 17 years as an engineer, test pilot, astronaut, and administrator for NASA and its predecessor agency. Despite his lifetime of service, he is best remembered for one day: July 20, 1969, when he capped a 240,000-mile journey through space, stepped off the “Eagle,” and became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. Neil Armstrong died in 2012 at the age of 82, but the impact of his journey is still felt today—in rural Auglaize County, Ohio, and throughout the world. Mr. Speaker, we honor Neil Armstrong for his service and sacrifice—this day and always."
Nomination Of Pamela Harris To Be United States Circuit Judge For The Fourth Circuit—Continued July 24, 2014
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
"As a result of the new government’s actions, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was released from house arrest after spending 15—15—of the previous 21 years in detention. Since her release from House arrest, Daw Suu has been permitted to travel abroad. Moreover, a by-election was held in April 2012 and she was elected as a member of Parliament along with a number of her National League for Democracy colleagues. In fact, when she did travel abroad back in 2012, at my invitation she came to Louisville, KY. It was an incredible experience to have her in our State and in our country."
Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office June 17, 2014
Mark Meadows, R-NC
"On November 29, 2012, at just 31 years of age, he was tragically killed while trying to prevent a suicide."

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