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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions February 11, 2015
Tim Kaine, D-VA
"More specifically, Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act, a state law in effect from 1924 to 1967, stripped the identities of the tribal members of Virginia’s Indian Tribes. The Act changed the racial identifications of those who lacked white ancestry to “colored” on birth certificates during that period. In addition, five of the six courthouses that held the vast majority of the Virginia Indian Tribal records were destroyed in the Civil War. Those records were crucial for documenting the history of the tribes for recognition by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Federal Acknowledgement."
Legislative Session July 22, 2014
Mary Landrieu, D-LA
"I think one of the most important aspects of his background is that after the devastating storms of Rita and Katrina in 2005, Mr. deGravelles was one of the real champions in helping to set up the Louisiana Association for Justice Hurricane Relief Committee which assisted many displaced attorneys who had no place to practice, clients who were distributed all over the country, and courthouses that were closed—to help the wheels of justice move forward during that very difficult time of upheaval and destruction."
District Of Columbia Courts, Public Defender Service, And Court Services And Offender Supervision Agency Act Of 2014 July 14, 2014
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"This bill would allow the Courts to collect debts owed to the Courts by its employees, such as debts from loss or damage to property, improper credit card payments, erroneous payments to employees and the like. The Courts would have to provide employees with at least 30 days’s written notice regarding the debt collection, and employees would have the right to a hearing conducted by an independent officer. The bill would also give the Courts the authority to purchase uniforms to ensure the safety of its building engineers, maintenance workers and main personnel. These service employees must regularly access buildings run by the Courts at all hours. The increase in the number of security incidents in courthouses throughout the country as well as the location of the Courts here in the nation’s capital require visual security and uniformity of staff to help ensure that unauthorized persons do not enter secure areas."
Judicial Nominations June 23, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"I thank the majority leader for bringing these nominations up for a vote and urge Senators to vote to defeat these filibusters and get these nominees working for the American people in courthouses around the Nation. Justice Geoffrey Crawford will serve Vermont well as a Federal district judge, and I look forward to his confirmation."
Honoring City Of Canton, Mississippi June 20, 2014
Bennie Thompson, D-MS
"It is estimated that over $20,000,000 in public and private funding has been invested in the Canton Square District, including the new and old Courthouses."

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