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Entry Title Date
Let’S Not Waste Precious Time Suing The President July 29, 2014
Nydia Velázquez, D-NY
"Not only is this lawsuit a waste of time, but it is a serious waste of taxpayers’ money. Just as House Republicans spent $2.3 million defending discrimination during the DOMA case, and the $3 million they are spending on the Select Committee on Benghazi, they are now poised to waste yet more money on a political stunt that is deeply unpopular with the American people."
Fighting Hunger Incentive Act Of 2014 July 17, 2014
Richard Neal, D-MA
"The reality is that, in this institution, we have had time for Benghazi. We have had time for the IRS, and guess what, next week and the week after, we are going to find time to sue the President of the United States, but we don’t have time to address the American Tax Code where, as Mr. Van Hollen has just described, 40 companies are lined up to leave."
Highway Trust Fund July 7, 2014
Barbara Boxer, D-CA
"How about Benghazi. We have heard about Benghazi. Republicans blame the President and they continue to politicize this tragedy, even though under President Obama’s leadership the United States has captured the suspected terrorist who is believed to be one of the masterminds behind the killing of these four extremely brave Americans. Benghazi is a tragedy. It is not about a scandal."
Lowering Gasoline Prices To Fuel An America That Works Act Of 2014 June 26, 2014
Ted Deutch, D-FL
"I can’t believe that it was the intention of the drafters of this legislation to put these oil and gas disputes ahead of cases that involve plots to kill Americans, as is the case with the mastermind of the Benghazi attack, individuals who have important civil cases, important criminal cases."
Immigration Reform June 26, 2014
Michael Bennet, D-CO
"In the year since the Senate passed the bill, the House has found the time to vote 17 times to repeal, delay or dismantle the health care bill—54 times in total in the last 4 years. They voted to name 20 post offices and an assortment of 20 other government buildings. They have held five separate House committee hearings. They produced three different public reports and passed one resolution on the topic of Benghazi—a topic that has never come up in most of our town hall meetings."

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