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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Economic Growth June 23, 2016
Dan Sullivan, R-AK
"Mr. President, I have been on the floor quite a bit in the past several months talking about a topic I think the vast majority of Americans want us to focus on, and that is the economy. That is, in my opinion, something we don’t do enough here, and certainly the current administration doesn’t do enough. They never even seem to want to talk about the economy, and they do not because the news isn’t good. When they do try to talk about the economy, they typically try to spin the facts and the bad news into good news. For the most part, as has become abundantly clear, when they do this, the media tries to repackage it, put a bow on it, and then the administration sells it back to the American public. Everything is going great, they tell us, or to use the language of the President’s speechwriter and one of his chief spin doctors, in a recent New York Times magazine piece, he stated:"
Additional Statements June 23, 2016
John Boozman, R-AR
"Dr. Hawkins played an instrumental role in restoration projects that are putting communities in Arkansas on the map. She led efforts to restore and open the Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, which has made a small town in Arkansas a tourist destination. In the 2 years since it opened, the site has attracted people from all 50 States and about 30 countries. It is helping improve the economy of the Arkansas Delta."
Our Unconscionable National Debt June 21, 2016
Mike Coffman, R-CO
"Today, it is $19,252,984,535,317.64. We’ve added $8,626,107,486,404.56 to our debt in 6 years. This is over $8.6 trillion in debt our nation, our economy, and our children could have avoided with a balanced budget amendment."
Commerce, Justice, Science, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 June 21, 2016
Dan Sullivan, R-AK
"Mr. President, for months now I have been coming to the floor to talk about an issue that I know the American people want us to talk about, and that is the economy and the importance of growing our economy. I am highlighting what unfortunately has been a very anemic record of economic growth over the last 10 years, highlighting what is called the gross domestic product for the United States. I have been doing that because certainly the Obama administration doesn’t want to do that. When we look at these numbers, we know that these are some of the weakest economic numbers, certainly in the last 7 years—some of the weakest economic numbers in U.S. history. The media doesn’t want to talk about it, so I believe it is important that we come and have a debate on the economy because the American people want us to talk about this."
Inspector General Empowerment Act Of 2016 June 21, 2016
Brenda Lawrence, D-MI
"There is a reason why this bill has so much support: it strengthens the inspectors general, who are the first line of defense against waste, fraud, and abuse in Federal programs. In fiscal year 2014 alone, IGs made recommendations to improve the economy and efficiency of Federal programs that could save $46.5 billion. As my colleague, Mr. Meadows, stated, this is a return of about $18 for every $1 invested in IG budgets."

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