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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Justice For Victims Of Trafficking Act Of 2015 March 12, 2015
David Vitter, R-LA
"All this week I have come to the floor to talk about this issue of birthright citizenship and to offer my amendment that would end that policy. I come to the floor again on that issue."
Human Trafficking Legislation March 12, 2015
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"As the ranking member of the constitution subcommittee on the Judiciary Committee, let me begin with the obvious for my colleagues in the Senate: Birthright citizenship is a constitutional right. Congress can’t amend that amendment with a statute. I would think that every Senator knows that. To put this provision before us is merely to try to provoke a debate on a bill which has no impact on the Constitution."
Immigration November 19, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"It is fair. It is just. It recognizes our birthright as Americans, as a nation of immigrants. It says we are willing to stand and fight for fairness. I would hope—I would just hope that a few Republicans will stand and acknowledge this. I hope a few of them will join us in a bipartisan recognition that our broken immigration system cannot be fixed if the Congress of the United States—particularly the Republican House—refuses to even call the bill for a year and a half."
Kentucky Coal Jobs September 17, 2014
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
"So I am going to fight for that Kentucky coal miner to hold on to our State’s birthright. This war on coal is not over, not by a long shot."
School Certification September 10, 2014
Benjamin Cardin, D-MD
"These are just a few of Priscilla’s accomplishments. Suffice it to say that young children across America too numerous to count now have access to dental care, thanks to Priscilla Ross, although they will never know her name. Suffice it to say that seniors across America will be saved from premature death by preventive health screenings, thanks to Priscilla Ross, although they will never know her name. Because of Priscilla, we are closer to a more perfect union, which is the birthright of each and every American, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status."

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