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Entry Title Date
Affordable Care Act March 26, 2014
Joaquin Castro, D-TX
"I would also point out, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard mentioned something that is very significant because Republicans have tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act now—I think it is about 51 times—50, 51 times."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4138, Executive Needs To Faithfully Observe And Respect Congressional Enactments Of The Law Act Of 2014, And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3973, Faithful… March 12, 2014
Jim McGovern, D-MA
"Somehow, they find the time to take 51 votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, 51 votes. Now, I get it, you don’t like it, so you vote to repeal it once; you can vote to repeal it twice, maybe five times, okay. But 51 times that we have wasted the taxpayers’ money debating a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, it is ludicrous. It is unreal. People don’t understand this behavior outside of the beltway."
Cut Spending, Cap Spending, And Balance The Budget July 19, 2011
Bobby Schilling, R-IL
"Congress has raised the debt ceiling 51 times since 1978, and look where we are today. How can we see these next 2 weeks as anything but an opportunity to put our great country on a better fiscal path?"
Debt Limit July 12, 2011
Bobby Schilling, R-IL
"Madam Speaker, I come before the floor of the House this morning to talk about the top issue of the Illinois 17th Congressional District, and that is the debt limit. The debt limit has been raised 51 times since 1978. Mr. Geithner has indicated that doing the same thing over and over again is insanity, and I tend to agree with him."
America’S Debt Crisis May 31, 2011
Bobby Schilling, R-IL
"Secretary Geithner has said that it would be insane not to raise the debt limit. I believe the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The debt limit has been raised 51 times since 1978. Today we are facing a crushing debt of more than $14 trillion. The insanity must stop here."

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