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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget For Fiscal Year 2016 March 25, 2015
Raúl Grijalva, D-AZ
"You are going to hear from our colleagues on the other side of the aisle what a terrible scourge our people’s budget is on raising taxes and spending, but our budget provides to the American people some very distinct and necessary support: jobs, it creates jobs; security in retirement and in difficult times for the American people; fair wages for a fair day’s work; investments in our collective future: education, environment, children, and job training for the future; income stability and ending income inequality. Those are the priorities within the budget that reflect the needs of the American people. We offer opportunity to Americans who strive for a better life in this budget."
The Battle Wages On: Securing Equal Voting Rights In The United States March 16, 2015
Alma Adams, D-NC
"In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down a major provision of the Voting Rights Act limiting Federal oversight over State voting laws. Sadly, my home State of North Carolina quickly implemented voting laws that disenfranchise voters by making cuts to early voting, reenforcing strict ID requirements, and ending some preregistration programs which did not allow young high school students to be able to register to vote."
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."

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