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Entry Title Date
Highway And Transportation Funding Act Of 2015 May 19, 2015
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"Mr. Speaker, the States have already scaled back their plans for 2015 that would have created jobs. This self-inflicted crisis is threatening other jobs, too—many Federal employees in my district and thousands of others throughout the country. If Congress fails to take action by May 31, many Federal employees will be furloughed; Federal reimbursements will stop, and the highway and transit programs will shut down. The hidden costs are even worse, the many economic development projects in the country that can’t be started until roads, bridges, and transit to accommodate them are done."
National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2016 May 15, 2015
Madeleine Bordallo, D-GU
"The amendment would restrict the use of reverse auctions on procurement of certain items for the protection of Federal employees or members of the Armed Forces. Such broad language could include items that are more appropriately procured through reverse auctions. There is also no evidence that reverse auctions have been harmful in the procurement of any personal safety devices including bullet-proof vests."
Public Service Recognition Week May 7, 2015
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"I say thank you to Senator Carper. It is appropriate to thank Federal employees for their work. Not counting the Army Reserve time, I have quite a few years myself in Federal service and love the people I have had the honor to work with."
Introduction Of The United States Commission On An Open Society With Security Act Of 2015 April 28, 2015
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"When we have faced unprecedented and perplexing issues in the past, we have had the good sense to investigate them deeply before moving to resolve them. Examples include the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9/11 Commission), the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (also known as the Silberman-Robb Commission), and the Kerner Commission, which investigated the riots that swept American cities in the 1960s and 1970s. In the aftermath of the 2013 Navy Yard shooting, I wrote to the President of the United States requesting the establishment of an independent panel to investigate issues raised by that tragedy and to evaluate how to secure federal employees who work in facilities like the Navy Yard that are a part of a residential or business community. However, this bill seeks a commission that would act not in the wake of a tragedy but before a crisis and before erosion of basic freedoms takes hold and becomes entrenched. Because global terrorism is likely to be long lasting, we cannot afford to allow the proliferation of security measures that neither require nor are subject to civilian oversight or an analysis of alternatives and repercussions on freedom and commerce."
Justice For Victims Of Trafficking Act Of 2015—Continued April 21, 2015
Daniel Coats, R-IN
"This week’s “Waste of the Week” involves the Federal Employees‘ Compensation Act, also known as FECA. This law was enacted in 1916—well intended, I think, to provide workers’ compensation benefits to civilian Federal employees who sustained injuries while employed by the Federal Government and includes funds for vocational rehabilitation and medical benefits."

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