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Tribute To General Richard Cody April 11, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Mr. President, last month, I spoke on the Senate floor about a friend from my hometown of Montpelier, VT, GEN Richard Cody. General Cody left Montpelier—one of our Nation’s smallest State capital—to serve his country, beginning as a student at West Point. He had an outstanding military career serving all over the world and culminating with his service as Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army."
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 11, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"One of our most effective tools to serve and support victims is the Crime Victims Fund. In 1984, the Senate voted to pass the Victims of Crime Act—VOCA—which created the Fund. The Fund is rightfully sustained by criminal fines and penalties, not by taxpayer dollars, and provides funding and support for victim services across the country. These services include funding for victim assistance, and compensation programs to help with medical, funeral, and burial costs, mental health counseling, and lost wages."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget For Fiscal Year 2015 April 10, 2014
Keith Ellison, D-MN
"We do live in a great country. Thank God people before this Congress, before Mr. Ryan’s budget, understood that investing in our Nation’s infrastructure was critical to achieving that greatness."
Recognizing The 45Th Anniversary Of The Minority Business Development Agency April 10, 2014
Joe Garcia, D-FL
"These businesses fuel the economic engine of our country, revitalizing our communities by creating hundreds of new jobs. In my home State of Florida, this agency helped create 2,500 jobs in 2009, including over 800 new jobs in the past year alone."
National Day Of Silence April 10, 2014
Sam Farr, D-CA
"Tomorrow is the 17th year we have commemorated the National Day of Silence. It is a time when students across the country remain silent for a whole day to draw attention to discrimination towards their LGBT peers."

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