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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Zika Virus Funding June 23, 2016
Harry Reid, D-NV
"They cut a half a billion dollars from the Affordable Care Act—ObamaCare. The Republicans have tried 67 times to defund ObamaCare—67 times—and that has failed, but the stripping of Ebola money and ObamaCare money—it gets worse than that."
Economic Growth June 23, 2016
Dan Sullivan, R-AK
"That is not what we were promised by this administration when they put forward their policies, many of which, in the early years of this administration, were supported by the Congress. Remember the stimulus package? Remember the Affordable Care Act? These were all things that were going to stimulate the economy. As a matter of fact, we were told—and these were numbers from the Obama administration—that by 2010, we would see 3 percent GDP growth, and that by 2011 to 2014, we would be at 4.1 percent GDP growth. That would have been good. Four percent is strong. That is what they told us. That is what they predicted with their policies. We never came close, and now they do not talk about that. You never hear the President talk about 3 percent, 4 percent. He sure did a lot early on. But their policies drove us in the other direction."
Social Impact Partnerships To Pay For Results Act June 21, 2016
Sander Levin, D-MI
"Of course, if we are serious about reducing poverty, improving TANF must be part of a broader agenda that seeks to help Americans endeavoring to help themselves. We should substantially increase the minimum wage for hardworking Americans, expanding the earned income tax credit to childless workers, and expanding access to affordable housing. By the way, those are inputs that relate to outputs and outcomes. And we should be building on successful programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Social Services Block Grant, and the Affordable Care Act."
Small Business Health Care Relief Act Of 2016 June 21, 2016
Sander Levin, D-MI
"One of the reforms in the Affordable Care Act banned employer-sponsored health plans from placing annual dollar limits on benefits paid by the plan to a beneficiary. This is good policy, as, for example, we don’t want patients with cancer finding out their insurance company only pays a set amount for their treatment and no more. But it has had the unintended effect of prohibiting stand-alone Health Reimbursement Arrangements because they are employer-sponsored health plans under which benefits are limited to a specified dollar amount."
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017 June 13, 2016
Chris Van Hollen, D-MD
"Funding in the bill has been used to finance the Benghazi Committee, to defend the misnamed “Defense of Marriage Act,” to sue the President over the Affordable Care Act and to fund the witch hunt against Planned Parenthood. Now the Majority wants to use this appropriations bill to order the Library of Congress to use politically charged terminology to refer to classes of people in the United States."

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