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Entry Title Date
Executive Session December 15, 2014
Harry Reid, D-NV
"On the committee on small business, she reduced heavy Federal regulations and created tax relief for small businesses. As chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Mary Landrieu fought for Louisiana’s industry and jobs. Even before she became chair of that committee, she did something that was impossible. People had been trying to do something like this in Louisiana for 50, 60 years, 70 years, 80 years, but she did it—she was able to get New Orleans and the whole State of Louisiana and the gulf coast some financial benefit from the offshore drilling. She did that. That is a legacy she will always have."
Tributes To Departing Senators December 15, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"It was in 2005 that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged the gulf coast, devastating New Orleans. Then in 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oilspill sent millions of barrels of oil into the gulf, coating Louisiana’s beaches and wildlife. During these terrible times Louisiana could have had no better advocate than Senator Landrieu. After Katrina, Senator Landrieu secured more than $120 billion in recovery money to help restore New Orleans and Louisiana’s coast. After the Deepwater Horizon spill, Senator Landrieu worked tirelessly with both Democratic and Republican colleagues to move the RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act through the Senate. Her leadership secured essential reparations from British Petroleum to restore the battered gulf coast."
Nomination Of Vivek Hallegere Murthy To Be Medical Director In The Regular Corps Of The Public Health Service, Subject To Qualifications Therefor As Provided By Law And Regulations, And To Be… December 15, 2014
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"When asked in the Judiciary Committee whether she rejects the President’s unlawful action to unilaterally grant legal residence and work permits to 5 million individuals illegally in the country, Ms. Saldana said she supported the President’s action. Her answer reflects a remarkable disregard for the rule of law that demonstrates the difficulty she will have being the leader of this important agency. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, are immigration enforcement officials. They are hired to work as enforcement officials. As U.S. attorney I worked with Immigration and Customs officers and prosecuted their cases in Mobile, AL, and the gulf coast with shipping issues and immigration issues. That is what they do. But the President has decided to tell them not to follow their duties. Now he has gone so far as to unilaterally direct that those officers not enforce the law. He has established a new office in Crystal City, across the river in Virginia. That office will begin to process millions of claims for executive amnesty. They are hiring 1,000 new employees to do that work. What we are involved in is a situation in which a law enforcement agency is being instructed not to enforce the law—not only that, but the administration has gone beyond that and is actually providing legal status, work permits, and Social Security numbers and photo IDs, Medicare, and Social Security benefits to all of these people who entered the country illegally—which Congress refused to do."
Recognizing The Dedicated Service Of Northwest Florida’S John Hutchinson December 1, 2014
Jeff Miller, R-FL
"Through his dedicated efforts, Mr. Hutchinson helped bolster the company’s job creation, strengthen community relationships and support charitable and civic programs. As Director of Corporate Communications for 22 years, Mr. Hutchinson ensured that Gulf Power stayed connected with the community that it served. His unwavering commitment was particularly important during some of the most challenging times, including Hurricane Ivan, which devastated the Gulf Coast, and, in 2009, he was recognized for his success when he was named the Communicator of the Year by the Florida Public Relations Association."
Approval Of The Keystone Xl Pipeline November 13, 2014
Vance McAllister, R-LA
"Construction will lead to thousands of jobs, well paying jobs at a time when Americans are struggling to find work. Importing an efficient, reliable source of energy has the potential to decrease gas prices in the future, expand oil refineries along the gulf coast, and lessens our dependence on foreign energy sources."

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