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Entry Title Date
Refugees December 7, 2015
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"In closing, some of the suggestions being made as these Republican Presidential candidates try to out-trump one another are very sad. They reflect the ignorance of history and a willingness to ignore the values of this country. When I hear some of the awful things being said about people of the Islamic faith—I think about a dinner I went to Saturday night. It was in Chicago; it was by the Children’s Heart Research Foundation. They were saluting a number of doctors in the Chicago area who were extraordinary in saving the lives of children. One of them is a current surgeon. He started with Children’s Memorial Hospital; he is now with the Advocate hospital system. He is considered to be the best in Chicago. If your baby—and 1 out of 100 are—is born with a congenital heart defect, this is the doctor you want to see the child; this is the surgeon you want to save your child’s life. This doctor is a Muslim. He is an American. He is an important part of America. Those who are making negative statements about all people in the Islamic faith, calling for registration or exclusion or whatever it may be—their statements and views are not consistent with who we are as Americans. The President said as much last night, and I agree."
Recognizing Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week February 10, 2015
Billy Long, R-MO
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize congenital heart defect Awareness Week, which is February 7th through 14th, 2015."
Protect Women’S Health From Corporate Interference Act July 16, 2014
Tom Coburn, R-OK
"I have spent 25 years of my life caring for women. There is not a complication of pregnancy I have not handled. I have seen every aspect of it. I have delivered babies the size of my little finger and watched them move their little arms, not yet far enough along to survive. I have cared for women in the midst of lost pregnancies and the tragedy and trauma and the heartbreak. I have cared for women who have had abortions and the complications that has completed and exacerbated in their own lives from psychological to real physical problems. I have actually performed abortions to save women’s lives who had severe congenital heart defects and would have died had their pregnancy continued."
National Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month April 10, 2014
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"Approximately 40 percent of babies born with CDH will have other birth defects in addition to CDH. The most common is a congenital heart defect."
Affordable Care Act April 2, 2014
Joaquin Castro, D-TX
"The biggest reason for personal bankruptcies before the Affordable Care Act was the fact that people were racking up these huge health care bills that they couldn’t pay, and this happened for a few reasons. Sometimes people just couldn’t afford the insurance for their primary care physicians—the doctors they would go see—or emergency room doctors, not doctors in some clinic or private practice. Sometimes, even if they could afford insurance, they were hitting lifetime caps—somebody with cancer, somebody with MS—somebody like my grandmother and my mother with diabetes, who suffer from complications. My grandmother, before she passed away from congenital heart failure because of diabetes, had her leg amputated."

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