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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Tribute To Gloria Whetstone June 23, 2015
David Young, R-IA
"Throughout her career, Gloria has volunteered in her community as an agent of change. She makes and donates crib sheets for Birthright, helps with funerals at St. Patrick’s Church, makes cookies to send to our U.S. troops overseas, is involved in community events through her local sorority, is an active member of the Pioneer Garden Club, and helps out with the upkeep and maintenance of the neighborhood pool. Gloria and her husband, James, have four children, 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren."
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."

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