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Entry Title Date
Enlist Act April 23, 2015
Jeffrey Denham, R-CA
"This is an act of patriotism. This is an opportunity to create a greater national defense and an opportunity for those kids who know of no other country to call home to actually pledge allegiance and be patriots of this great Nation."
The 67Th Anniversary Of Israel’S Independence Day April 23, 2015
Nita Lowey, D-NY
"This year’s Yom Ha’atzmaut is an opportunity to celebrate the ties that unite us and recommit ourselves to working together on the many challenges currently facing both our great countries."
Executive Session April 23, 2015
Harry Reid, D-NV
"I have heard some Senators want to offer amendments really to hurt this bill. I hope that, in fact, is not the case. I hope people are trying to be constructive. Regardless of that, the leader has assured us that there will be an open amendment process. So no matter how a person feels about this bill, they will have an opportunity to offer amendments. In my opinion, we need to support the Corker-Cardin agreement. Those Senators worked so we can get the bill passed as soon as possible."
Legislative Program April 23, 2015
Steny Hoyer, D-MD
"I thank the gentleman. I don’t know whether the gentleman had an opportunity to read an article—it may have been an op-ed, I have got the clip—but I am not sure where it appeared in the paper. But the former Speaker, Newt Gingrich, wrote an article that essentially stood for the proposition that Republicans and Democrats about a decade or a little over a decade ago were able to come together and to take advantage of the research opportunities that Speaker Gingrich, former Speaker Gingrich, said were apparent and possible in today’s day. I share that view."
Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act April 23, 2015
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
"We should not be negotiating away the leverage previous sanctions have given our country for a bad deal especially agreed to for agreement’s sake. Look, no piece of legislation is perfect. Senators who would like to see this bill strengthened, as I would, will have that chance during a robust amendment process that we will soon have right here on this floor. This bill will be open for amendment. Those who seek to improve it will have an opportunity to do that. But what we do know is that this bipartisan bill is underlined by a very solid principle and a lot of hard work. It represents a real opportunity to give the American people more of a say on this important issue. We look forward to a vigorous debate on it next week."

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