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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
American Energy Solutions For Lower Costs And More American Jobs Act September 18, 2014
Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY
"We failed to enact comprehensive immigration reform, fixing a broken immigration system, giving life to the American Dream for those who are otherwise now living in the shadows."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 2, American Energy Solutions For Lower Costs And More American Jobs Act; Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4, Jobs For America Act; And Providing For… September 18, 2014
Jared Polis, D-CO
"Now, we could have shown the American people that Congress could end on a positive note, that we could come together and address our broken immigration system, that we could come together to address our deficit; but instead, we are providing yet another example of why Congress continues to have record low approval ratings: rehashed, repackaged, partisan bills costing taxpayers $574 billion, enriching the special interests in corporations, and then going on vacation. And people wonder why the American people aren’t thrilled with the United States Congress."
Unfinished Business September 18, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Finally, the Senate is not the only Chamber that needs to get right back to work after the election. I have spoken at length before about the need for the House to allow a vote on the Senate-passed immigration bill. I hope that once they return to Washington, the House Republican leadership will finally put election year politicking and pandering aside and simply allow a vote on S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. That bill passed the Senate more than a year ago on a strong bipartisan vote, and the urgent need to pass this practical legislative fix for our broken immigration system increases with every passing day. It would immediately spur our economy and take away the pressing need for the President to act through Executive order."
Strengthen The Economy September 17, 2014
Brad Schneider, D-IL
"Throughout these visits, I have heard several recurring themes, including concerns about our growing skills gap, our aging infrastructure, the need to reform our broken immigration system, and the need to modernize our Tax Code to successfully compete in a global economy."
Legislative Session September 17, 2014
John Cornyn, R-TX
"Immigration continues to be among the most pressing issues we face, especially given this year’s record surge of unaccompanied children coming from Central America and pouring across our southwest border. We understand that one of America’s top priorities is to make sure our laws are being enforced and our border is secure. We share that priority and we will keep advocating the necessary reforms, along with other reforms, to fix our broken immigration system."

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