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Entry Title Date
Protect Women’S Health From Corporate Interference Act July 16, 2014
Martin Heinrich, D-NM
"Instead of attacking the President, Senate Republicans should work with them to address the issue, and they should demand that their colleagues in the House act to fix our broken immigration system."
Executive Session July 16, 2014
John Cornyn, R-TX
"This is, I hasten to add, not a complete fix to our broken immigration system, but it does target this particular crisis and offers a commonsense solution."
Legislative Session July 15, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"I want to say one thing in closing. We need to solve this problem, but God forbid that is the end of the conversation. We passed an immigration bill, a comprehensive immigration bill, to clean up this broken immigration system over a year ago on the Senate floor. Democrats and Republicans agreed on it, and we sent it to the House of Representatives. But for over a year they have refused to even call the bill, refused to even debate the bill, refused to even come up with a substitute to the bill. They are ignoring the broken immigration system in America and criticizing this President when the breakdown is obvious."
Bipartisan Sportsmen’S Act Of 2014—Motion To Proceed June 26, 2014
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Today marks the 365th day that the tea party-driven House of Representatives has sat on their hands refusing to fix our broken immigration system. The Senate was able to pass immigration reform 52 weeks ago because both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate understood the urgent need to amend our Nation’s immigration laws. Yet for 12 months—52 weeks—radical Republicans in the House have refused to address the real issues affecting the American immigration system. Instead of obsessing over the President’s deportation policies, they should pass this legislation. They have made it clear they will not act on immigration reform until they can trust the President—whatever that means—to enforce the law."
Immigration Reform June 26, 2014
Patty Murray, D-WA
"So 1 year ago this week when each Member of the Senate came to the Chamber, we did something we don’t normally do: We honored an old Senate tradition and actually cast our votes from our desks. That night, we finally passed comprehensive immigration reform through the Senate. I well remember the optimism we all shared that night. After years of trying, we had finally passed—with votes from both Republicans and Democrats—legislation that would finally start to fix our broken immigration system. It would strengthen our borders, support our businesses and, most importantly, provide a real path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants who are forced to live in the shadows as Americans in all but name. The Congressional Budget Office even estimated that the Senate bill would grow our economy and reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion over the next 2 decades."

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