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Entry Title Date
House Hunger Caucus March 4, 2015
Jim McGovern, D-MA
"As Members, we don’t have to agree on everything to agree on something, and ending hunger should be something we all can agree on."
H-1B Visa Program February 24, 2015
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"Additionally, H-1B employers may not displace a U.S. worker within the period beginning 90 days before and ending 90 days after the date of filing any H-1B petition by that employer."
End The Department Of Homeland Security Impasse Now February 11, 2015
Mark Takai, D-HI
"Let’s remember that we are talking about some of the most critical security personnel who are working to keep Americans safe—shuttering the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, which would no longer alert and coordinate with local law enforcement agencies, and withholding the Securing the Cities grants that pay for critical nuclear detection capacities in cities across the country; halting research and development work on countermeasures to devastating biological threats, on nuclear detection equipment, and on cargo and passenger screening technologies; crippling FEMA’s preparations for future disasters, furloughing nearly 22 percent of FEMA personnel; and ending FEMA’s training activities with local law enforcement for weapons of mass destruction events."
Keystone Xl Pipeline Act—Continued January 27, 2015
Thom Tillis, R-NC
"(a) In General.—The Secretary sha1l— (1) not later than July 15, 2016, publish and submit to Congress a new proposed oil and gas leasing program prepared under section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1344) for the 5-year period beginning on July 15, 2017 and ending July 15, 2022; and (2) not later than July 15, 2017, approve a final oil and gas leasing program under that section for that period. (b) Inclusion of Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic Planning Areas.—The Secretary shall include in the program described in subsection (a) annual lease sales in both the Mid-Atlantic Planning Area and the South Atlantic Planning Area. (c) Prohibition On Leasing Certain Areas— (1) Petition.—Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b), the leasing of areas within the administrative boundaries of a Mid-Atlantic Producing State or South Atlantic Producing State that are 30 miles or less off the coast of the State shall be prohibited."
Terrorist Attacks In Paris January 12, 2015
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"In a short while the Senate will consider a resolution condemning the series of terrorist attacks that have shaken France, starting with the attack on the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and ending with a siege Friday at a kosher supermarket in Paris. Our resolution expresses our condolences to the families of the victims and our solidarity with the people of France. It also expresses our deep commitment to the universal right of freedom of expression—a freedom for which the writers and artists of Charlie Hebdo gave their lives. I am honored to lead this resolution, along with Senators Murphy of Connecticut and Johnson of Wisconsin."

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