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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Conference Report On S. 524, Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act Of 2016 July 8, 2016
Buddy Carter, R-GA
"Many of my colleagues have opposed this conference report and this bill because it does not authorize enough money or it doesn’t provide every provision they want. There are things that I would have changed in this bill, but we have all had an opportunity to amend these provisions, and this has created a bipartisan, bicameral piece of legislation. Overall, this should not be the end of this conversation, but this bill is a good bill and addresses many of the problems Americans face with opioid addiction."
Tragedy In America July 8, 2016
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"There have been instances where they were not, and there are some on video where it clearly appears they did terribly wrong and reacted terribly wrong. And when that happens, perpetrators, wrongdoers are to be punished without regard to race, creed, color, gender, national origin. That doesn’t matter."
Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Conference Report—Continued June 28, 2016
Robert Menendez, D-NJ
"Absolutely. The Senator from Vermont is right. I have called this legislation the ultimate neocolonialism we as a Congress would be passing. It treats the citizens of Puerto Rico like subjects, not citizens. It doesn’t allow them to have a voice. They get no one on the control board. Yet the control board can dictate budgets. It can dictate budget cuts. It can dictate what is or is not sufficient for the running of essential services. It will dictate whether the pensions get treated fairly. My colleague is correct."
Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Conference Report June 28, 2016
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"Mr. President, we have just a short time before the vote. The President made a request for emergency funding in the amount of $1.9 billion 4 months ago. This is a time when the Nation has an emergency. It doesn’t matter if it is an earthquake, a flood, a wildfire, a hurricane, or a volcano, we have always stepped forward. If you don’t believe this Zika crisis is an emergency, well, just wait. The tale tell signs are coming."
Puerto Rico June 27, 2016
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"If we pass this legislation, once we get out of this immediate crisis, then all of us must work as hard as we can to push for solutions for some of the other long-term problems Puerto Rico has. This isn’t the end; it is just the beginning. At the same time, we should not look past the achievements in this bill. At the end of the day, this is why this Senator comes down on the side of supporting this legislation. It provides for an orderly process for Puerto Rico to adjust all of its debts, including its general obligation bonds. Those are the bonds held by the hedge funds that are asking for injunctive relief, that they be the ones to get the money first, looking to squeeze the life out of the territory. They are the ones that ran all those ads saying this bill was a bailout. Have you seen those ads? Isn’t it interesting that they are the only ones who have the money to run ads saying it is a bailout. Who is paying for the ads? The hedge funds that hold the bonds because they want their money first, to the exclusion of essential services on the island. Well, this is not a bailout. It doesn’t spend any taxpayer money. But it has the hedge funds on Wall Street running scared because they know that if this passes, they won’t be able to get special treatment and they won’t be able to starve Puerto Rico of its vital resources."

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