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Staff Sergeant Nicholas J. Reid Post Office Building March 24, 2014
Louise Slaughter, D-NY
"It was in this role that Nicholas suffered fatal injuries when an improvised explosive device detonated in Sperwan village, Afghanistan, on December 9, 2012. Seventeen days later, the town of Brockport honored Nicholas’ heroic life when his body returned home. “We are here to make sure he receives the welcome home that he deserves,” said one community member who stood in the cold winter wind and under gray skies to welcome Staff Sergeant Nicholas J. Reid home."
Food And Drug Administration Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 October 7, 2013
Michael Burgess, R-TX
"Mr. Speaker, the Food and Drug Administration historically has been one of the bipartisan efforts that this House has enjoyed. In fact, a little over a year ago, the Food and Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act passed both the House and the Senate, went to a conference committee, was signed by the President of the United States on July 9, 2012, in the middle of an election year when partisanship was at its fever pitch, and yet this House came together and passed that reauthorization bill."
Continuing Appropriations October 5, 2013
Jack Reed, D-RI
"But Greece, for example—it is very difficult to compare the two economies. I do not want to suggest that our experience will mimic their experience. It is a much smaller economy. It does not have an independent currency. It is tied to the euro. But their debt in 2012 was basically challenged. While the intent of restructuring was to avoid default that would require payment of credit default swaps on Greek debt, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association in 2012 determined that they had technically defaulted on their sovereign debt. This would trigger credit default swaps being called. One estimate of the net notional value of the Greek credit default swap outstanding at the time was about $3.2 billion, but in that economy it was a significant number and according to a Forbes article on March 9, 2012:"
Honoring Our Armed Forces July 10, 2013
Barbara Boxer, D-CA
"SPC Daniel L. Carlson, 21, of Running Springs, CA, died November 9, 2012, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Specialist Carlson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Airfield, HI;"
Immigration Reform June 17, 2013
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"That is the kind of situation we are in today. Then, on November 9, 2012, last November, the entire agency was directed to halt all background checks. It is unknown how long USCIS stopped conducting background checks, but apparently they did. They may still be approving applications without background checks."

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