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Energy And Water Development And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Motion To Proceed October 7, 2015
Jon Tester, D-MT
"There was a Republican gentleman who served in the Presidency of this great country some time ago—Teddy Roosevelt—who called on Americans to cherish our Nation’s vast natural resources and to ensure that we safely pass them on to future generations. After all, they are the birthright of every American. That is what the Land and Water Conservation Fund is all about."
Tribute To Captain Joseph Ogle September 24, 2015
Mike Bost, R-IL
"But perhaps Captain Ogle’s greatest legacy is that of his family. A father of nine children, Captain Ogle’s descendants, many of whom still live in St. Clair and Monroe Counties, Illinois, number in the thousands and have carried on the patriotism and pioneer spirit as their birthright."
228Th Anniversary Of The Constitution September 17, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"We must uphold this promise of equality for the vulnerable and the voiceless as well. We are a nation of immigrants with a long, proud history of opening our doors and welcoming people from around the world. After all, the Statue of Liberty has long proclaimed America’s welcome: “Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free… . Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” That is what America has long stood for and what we should continue to represent. Instead, I have seen ugly partisan rhetoric about changing the 14th Amendment of our Constitution to remove birthright citizenship specifically to target immigrants. We should be a nation that embraces and lifts our most vulnerable, not a nation that acts out of spite or malice."
Hispanic Heritage Month September 15, 2015
Harry Reid, D-NV
"We also supported President Obama’s Executive actions, which, as we speak, are protecting immigrant families from the threat of deportation and taking criminals off the streets. Meanwhile, Republicans are doing everything in their power to undermine Hispanic families. A person need only watch 5 minutes of a Republican Presidential debate to see how Republicans really feel about America’s Latino communities. Republicans are clamoring to amend the Constitution to repeal birthright citizenship. Republicans want to roll back President Obama’s Executive actions that are keeping families together and preventing DREAMers from being deported."
Hire More Heroes Act Of 2015 July 24, 2015
Orrin Hatch, R-UT
"President George W. Bush said in his proclamation on his Religious Freedom Day that religious freedom is the foundation of a healthy and hopeful society, the birthright of every man, woman, and child throughout the world, one of our Nation’s most cherished values, one of our fundamental freedoms, and a cornerstone of our Republic."

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