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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
National Association Of Letter Carriers March 26, 2014
Joyce Beatty, D-OH
"In light of the fiscal challenges faced by the United States Postal Service, a number of postal workers have been presented that they could potentially be downgraded; thus we would downgrade Postal Services, hurt postal workers, and shutter post offices."
Reducing Regulatory Burden March 13, 2014
James Lankford, R-OK
"They won’t give them proactive advice. They won’t actually help them in advance, but they will show up at the end of it and be able to downgrade them if they made the wrong decision."
America’S Military Strength March 5, 2014
Joe Wilson, R-SC
"At a time when threats are increasing and countries on nearly every continent are in turmoil, it is naive for the President to downgrade our military strength. Maintaining our national defense is the primary function of the national government."
Ukraine Crisis March 4, 2014
Daniel Coats, R-IN
"The United States should not maintain the current status of diplomatic relations with Russia at current levels. We could downgrade our diplomatic representation while retaining its efficacy by announcing that we will not send our new Ambassador to Moscow. Instead, we could dispatch an experienced professional diplomat to Ukraine to serve as charge d’affaires to handle the crisis. We could also reduce the diplomatic presence to focus exclusively on crisis management, not business as usual. We could close consulates general and require Russia to make reciprocal steps to close their consulates in the United States."
Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center February 11, 2014
Maxine Waters, D-CA
"The value of our 401(k)s and IRAs would plummet, significantly hurting those saving for retirement. For consumers, a default would make credit cards, mortgages, and student and automobile loans all more expensive. Default would lead to a U.S. credit rating downgrade, making it harder for new businesses to hire new employees and our cities and States to finance schools, hospitals, roads, and bridges."

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