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Entry Title Date
Energy Policy Modernization Act Of 2015 February 1, 2016
Lisa Murkowski, R-AK
"Among others, we agreed to an amendment from Senator Capito and Senator Manchin to study the feasibility of an ethane storage and distribution hub in this country. I think that is a real possibility as a result of the shale gas revolution."
Unanimous Consent Request—S. 145, S. 403, S. 521, S. 593, S. 610, S. 873, S. 1103, S. 1104, S. 1240, S. 1305, And S. 1483 December 18, 2015
Benjamin Cardin, D-MD
"Madam President, reserving the right to object, the bill Senator Flake is referring to, S. 145—a bill I support—is part of a package of 11 bills that have been approved by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee known as the lands bills. By the way, of the 11 bills, 7 of the principal sponsors are Republican and 4 are Democrats. S. 403 by Senator Klobuchar is on that list, which includes the North Country National Scenic Trail; S. 521 that I introduced concerning the President’s Station in Baltimore; S. 593 by Senator Barrasso that includes the Bureau of Reclamation report on their infrastructure assets; S. 610 that I introduced dealing with P.S. 103, which is Thurgood Marshall Elementary School; S. 873 by the chair, Senator Murkowski, to designate wilderness within the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve; two bills, S. 1103 and S. 1104, by Senator Daines extending deadlines; S. 1240 by Senator Heinrich designating the Cerro del Yuta and Rio San Antonio wilderness areas in New Mexico; S. 1305 by Senator Barrasso concerning the Colorado River Storage Project Act; and, lastly, S. 1483 by Senator Alexander that would direct a feasibility study for designating the James K. Polk Home in Columbia, TN, as a unit of the National Park System."
Omnibus Legislation December 17, 2015
John McCain, R-AZ
"I will give you some examples of the pork that has been snuck into this bill. Let me give you a few examples here that I think might interest our constituents. This is in this bill, in law: $3.6 million for 30 vineyards, breweries, and distilleries to build tasting rooms, conduct whiskey production feasibility studies, and other alcohol marketing gimmicks. Yeah, the one thing we really want to do is give money to help alcohol marketing. There is $100,000 in funding to sell goat whey sodas and soft-serve frozen goat yogurt, $247,677 to develop pecan snacks, and $49,750 to introduce Americans to flavored beef bratwurst and beef chili. If there is anything I think the American people need to be educated and introduced to, it is bratwurst and chili. There is $49,990 for spinning raw alpaca fiber into a very fine yarn, $42,000 to produce cheese from buffalo milk, $250,000 to produce and market lamb jerky, $26,270 to determine the feasibility of producing blue cornmeal from Navajo corn, and $200,000 to make apple pies. Now this list goes on and on."
Military Construction And Veterans Affairs And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 December 17, 2015
Devin Nunes, R-CA
"6. Conduct a feasibility study with necessary funding levels regarding how the IC CAE could be better tailored to serve under-resourced schools, and provide such study to the congressional intelligence committees within 180 days of the enactment of this Act;"
In Recognition Of Raymond C. Miller December 8, 2015
Jackie Speier, D-CA
"During his last term as Mayor, Dr. Miller helped restructure the city budget to create a more user-friendly document. He worked with the council to place a business license tax for liquid storage facilities on the ballot, to approve a contract for a hotel feasibility market study for Sierra Point, and to conduct labor negotiations during tough financial times. He also spent many hours as editor of Brisbane’s 50th Anniversary History Book Project."

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