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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Legislative Program April 16, 2015
Steny Hoyer, D-MD
"So the gentleman contemplates going beyond reconciliation instructions on the Affordable Care Act to other matters? For instance, in the House budget, we replace seniors’ Medicare guarantee with a premium support voucher. Would the majority leader expect a reconciliation instruction on replacing seniors’ Medicare guarantee with such a premium support voucher?"
Authority For Committees To Meet April 15, 2015
Michael Enzi, R-WY
"Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on April 15, 2015, at 10 a.m., to conduct a hearing entitled “IRS Challenges in Implementing the Affordable Care Act.”"
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 April 15, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"What the Affordable Care Act attempted to do—and maybe we made some progress, as Senator Enzi pointed out, last night with the so-called doc fix—is to make Medicare more efficient. What is wrong with that? What is wrong with saving money? What the American people want us to do is make programs more efficient. In fact, Senator Enzi was talking about that a moment ago. He is right. But the idea, the implication, that those cuts resulted in benefit cuts is not accurate."
The Budget April 15, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"When we talk about the needs of America, the most significant need and the most significant economic problem we face is that for 40 years the American middle class has been in decline. Today we have over 40 million Americans living in poverty, almost more than at any time in the modern history of America. Our real unemployment is not 5\1/2\ percent; real unemployment is 11 percent. And despite the modest gains of the Affordable Care Act, we still have 35 million Americans who have no health insurance."
Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act Of 2015 April 15, 2015
Steny Hoyer, D-MD
"I will tell you this: that is not the way to treat people. We didn’t send them home because we didn’t have the money to pay for them. We didn’t send them home because America was bankrupt. We sent them home because we disagreed with a policy the President was pursuing or we wanted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, over which they had no control. But we sent them home without pay. Very frankly, those who were critical employees we kept working, but we didn’t pay them. What way is that to run any organization, much less the greatest country on the face of the Earth?"

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