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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Murthy Nomination December 15, 2014
Sherrod Brown, D-OH
"Earlier today, the U.S. Senate held a series of votes in order to confirm Dr. Vivek H. Murthy as Surgeon General of the United States. The first vote was held to invoke cloture on his nomination, the second to confirm. Dr. Murthy was successfully confirmed by a vote of 51-43."
Executive Orders November 19, 2014
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"This shouldn’t only concern constitutional scholars and lawyers. It is no exaggeration to say that the freedom of the American people is at stake. That is what the Framers believed. Listen to Federalist Paper 51. James Madison wrote that “separate and distinct exercise of different powers of government” is “essential to the preservation of liberty.”"
Remembering Perry Renn November 13, 2014
Joe Donnelly, D-IN
"On Saturday, July 5, 2014, Officer Renn responded to a report of shots fired on the northeast side of Indianapolis, the district where he was a patrolman throughout his career with IMPD. When Officer Renn arrived, he joined another IMPD officer already on the scene, and they approached a group of individuals standing in a nearby alley. As they approached the group, one of the individuals brandished a gun and began shooting at the officers. Despite the fact that he was wearing a protective vest, Officer Renn was struck by the gunfire. After additional officers arrived and detained the shooter, Officer Renn was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. Sadly, despite the best efforts of his fellow officers, EMTs, and medical personnel, Officer Renn, 51, succumbed to his wounds."
Child Care And Development Block Grant Of 2014—Resumed November 13, 2014
Mary Landrieu, D-LA
"In the old days we could pass bills with just 51 votes, and some people want to go back to that. I have mixed feelings about it, but it would be great if we could pass things by a simple majority. But the rules of the Senate which we operate under—and have not requested to change, and I don’t believe will change any time in the near future—requires us to have 60 votes."
Iron Bill November 12, 2014
Ted Poe, R-TX
"Captain EMT Matthew Renaud, 35, of Station 51;"

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