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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Immigration Reform November 19, 2014
Patty Murray, D-WA
"Mr. President, I have come to the floor to talk about one of the most important issues facing our Nation as we have been hearing for the past 15 minutes; that is, our longstanding, desperate need to finally fix our Nation’s broken immigration system."
Immigration Reform November 19, 2014
Debbie Stabenow, D-MI
"There is a lot of talk here in Washington and across our country right now about how to fix a very broken immigration system. The message the American people sent us earlier this month was very clear. I don’t think anybody should miss it. They want us to work together, and they want us to get things done for the country and move things forward. They know we can still do big things when we put aside partisan politics and sit down together and work in the best interests of the country."
Immigration November 19, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"What a terrible moment in the history of this Nation. The President of the United States, having waited for a year and a half, having heard all of the promises of the House Republicans, that they would move forward and finally call this bill, having been promised privately and even publicly by many of those Republicans that they were going to do something, now the President has said: I am going to use my authority, my authority under the law, to try to fix at least some part of this broken immigration system."
Immigration Reform November 19, 2014
John Cornyn, R-TX
"Madam President, I am glad I got to the floor to listen to my friend, the Senator from Illinois, the majority whip, make his remarks. It reminds me of his great passion and commitment to the DREAMers and to the cause of repairing our broken immigration system."
Immigration November 19, 2014
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"Johnson said the administration has concluded it has “wide latitude” to take action. “It can’t be that we are not allowed to lift a finger to fix our broken immigration system,” he said. “And we will.”"

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