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Nomination Of Vivek Hallegere Murthy To Be Medical Director In The Regular Corps Of The Public Health Service, Subject To Qualifications Therefor As Provided By Law And Regulations, And To Be… December 15, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"The first choice is to continue this broken immigration system in America and do nothing, which is the position taken by the House Republicans. They have done nothing for a year and a half. So that is the first choice. We could leave it as is—a broken system that we know has 11 million undocumented people in the United States with no registration, no guarantee they are paying taxes, and no criminal background checks. That is choice No. 1."
Nomination Of Robert S. Adler To Be A Commissioner Of The Consumer Product Safety Commission—Continued December 2, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"But that effort was not good enough for Republican leaders in the House. They would not even allow a vote on the bill. Today, they are batting zero when it comes to addressing the broken immigration system."
Nomination Of Robert S. Adler To Be A Commissioner Of The Consumer Product Safety Commission—Continued December 2, 2014
Robert Menendez, D-NJ
"On immigration reform, our Republican friends—particularly on the other side of the Capitol—have become the poster children for double standards. On the one hand, they know the political ramifications of the demographic reality. On the other, they refuse to catch up with history and fix our broken immigration system. They are sailing against the headwinds of history, and now they want to prevent the President from pulling them to shore, saving them from their own immobility, their own inaction. They are also sailing against the headwinds of what the American people want. In poll after poll we have seen that the American people want to fix our broken immigration system, and that which the Senate passed—and I was honored to be one of the Group of 8 who put it together 1\1/2\ years ago—and passed with an overwhelming bipartisan vote, still has the highest rating among the American people. It has been sitting in the House of Representatives for the last 1\1/2\ years."
Immigration December 1, 2014
Harry Reid, D-NV
"That is why the Executive action taken by the President is so very important. It helps mend our Nation’s broken immigration system, gets criminals off the streets, strengthens our border security, and spurs our economy. It spurs our economy. Underline and underscore that."
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."

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