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The Battle Wages On: Securing Equal Voting Rights In The United States March 16, 2015
Gwen Moore, D-WI
"I would urge my colleagues here in this body to do more than hold hands and sing, “We Shall Overcome,” but to really pass laws to strengthen the Voting Rights Act."
Providing For Congressional Disapproval Of A Rule Submitted By The National Labor Relations Board March 4, 2015
Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH
"However, as my colleagues have pointed out so eloquently, across the globe countless millions of women continue to face not only the denial of basic human and civil rights, but outright violence and bondage. We would like to think of slavery as a thing of the past, particularly here in America. But the tragic reality is that this scourge continues to thrive in the 21st century. We are here this morning to shine a spotlight on the modern slave trade and to encourage all of our colleagues here in the Senate to work with us to end it."
Bridging The Divide: Observations On Race And Justice In America March 2, 2015
Stacey Plaskett, D-VI
"As we commend the 50th anniversary of the March on Selma this week, and the subsequent passage of the Voting Rights Act, I want to once again call to the attention of my colleagues here in Congress that there are still American citizens today who do not have equal voting rights. While we may discuss the irrational and truly illogical mechanism which has excluded those who have been convicted of felonies from society for voting, I want to discuss another group which has been disenfranchised, that is some 4 million people to be exact. These are citizens of America’s island territories—the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Northern Marianas—American citizens who willingly risk life and limb in defense of a great nation for which they do not have a vote. American citizens who, in their great patriotism, have paid the ultimate sacrifice, the sacrifice of their lives, and in this last conflict in Iraq and Iran, have died at a rate of seven times the national average."
Celebrating West Coast Ports And Ilwu, Pma Deal February 25, 2015
Janice Hahn, D-CA
"Many of my colleagues here in Congress were calling me daily for updates because the workers, the farmers, the businesses, and the consumers in their districts were also impacted by what happens on the west coast ports."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 527, Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act Of 2015, And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 50, Unfunded Mandates Information And Transparency… February 4, 2015
Virginia Foxx, R-NC
"As a testament to this fact, the bill is cosponsored by two of my Democratic colleagues here in the House, Representatives Collin Peterson and Loretta Sanchez. I owe them a debt of gratitude for their efforts in promoting this commonsense bill."

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