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Tribute To Esther Olavarria February 4, 2016
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Esther was an early appointee of the Obama administration, serving first as a member of the President’s transition team on immigration, then as the Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Border Security and later as counselor to Secretary Janet Napolitano. During that time she advocated fixing our Nation’s broken immigration system and the pressing need to provide protection for asylees and refugees, improve detention conditions, and ensure accountability and transparency in immigration enforcement."
Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act Of 2015— Veto Message From The President Of The United States February 2, 2016
John Yarmuth, D-KY
"Mr. Speaker, this measure does absolutely nothing for the American people. Meanwhile, we have a terribly flawed campaign finance system, an unfair justice system, and a broken immigration system. There are so many things we could be doing, rather than passing another messaging bill just to make the opponents of ObamaCare feel good."
The President’S State Of The Union Address January 12, 2016
John Cornyn, R-TX
"First of all, on his Executive order for immigration, there was a lawsuit. A Federal judge issued an injunction, which has been upheld so far. It bars implementation of his Executive order. So what did the President accomplish other than to enrage and polarize people and poison the well when it comes to actually trying to begin the process of solving and fixing some of our broken immigration system? The President has poisoned the well and made it virtually impossible for us to work with him on solving or fixing our broken immigration system because of what? Because of an Executive order that was subsequently enjoined by a Federal court. So he wasn’t able to accomplish his goal, but he was able to kill meaningful immigration reform debate in the Senate."
The President’S Leadership January 11, 2016
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Last month, record car sales were announced for the year 2015. How did it come about? Because President Obama went against the Republicans every step of the way by saving Chrysler and GM and giving Ford a great boost. The most significant car and truck sales in the history of our country occurred last year. Millions of Americans now have health care. The President made sure he fulfilled his promise of getting Osama bin Laden, and he did. He was killed. The President has taken bold action to address our broken immigration system, doubled our country’s production of renewable energy, and expanded access to higher education for millions of Americans."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 712, Sunshine For Regulatory Decrees And Settlements Act Of 2015, And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 1155, Searching For And Cutting Regulations That Are… January 6, 2016
Jared Polis, D-CO
"The American people want us to use their time and their money to address real problems: to fix our broken immigration system and restore order and security to our border, and to help the millions of Americans suffering under an unlivable minimum wage by increasing it. They want us to tackle reforming our archaic Tax Code by getting rid of special interest tax loopholes and giving the American people lower tax rates in return, rather than allowing Americans to avoid taxes by putting assets in overseas shell corporations."

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