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Entry Title Date
Making Continuing Appropriations For Fiscal Year 2014—Motion To Proceed—Continued September 24, 2013
Marco Rubio, R-FL
"We talk about all those policies, but ObamaCare is an example of that. You ask yourself how does ObamaCare undermine the free enterprise system? There are a few examples. First, because of the disruptive costs and rules created by ObamaCare, there are thousands of middle-class jobs that will not be created. These are jobs that were going to be created that someone wanted to create. I met a restaurant owner. I think he was from Louisiana. He testified before the Small Business Committee. He wants to open new restaurants. He has specific sites in mind. He knows he can make it work. He is not going to do it and he cites ObamaCare as the reason why. Those are jobs that were going to be created that do not now exist because of ObamaCare. That undermines the free enterprise system."
Offshore Energy And Jobs Act June 27, 2013
Jeffrey Duncan, R-SC
"I was talking with a gentleman from an ACC school—I know you’re an LSU guy—but he was from Virginia Tech. He said, Go Hokies. I didn’t like that, but he understands that Louisiana is treated unfairly when you compare to what is going on in Wyoming where they got a billion dollars last year in revenue."
Tribute To Ray Lahood June 18, 2013
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Make no mistake, Ray LaHood is a proud Republican. I remember meeting him first when he was a staffer for Bob Michel, who was the Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ray was a behind-the-scenes worker for the Republican minority leader in the House, and I knew he was from Peoria but little else about him. When Bob Michel announced his retirement, Ray LaHood said he was going to run for that position in Congress."
Health Care May 15, 2013
Harry Reid, D-NV
"In my little town of Searchlight, NV, a boy made a decision. Was he going to join the military—he was from a patriotic family—or was he going to go to college? He made the decision that he was going to go to college. His family was not one of means. His mom worked part time in a post office, and his dad worked at a powerplant about 40 miles from Searchlight. They were so happy that this boy was going to go to college. He was the first person in their family to go to college, and he did extremely well."
Immigration Reform April 17, 2013
Juan Vargas, D-CA
"I want to read now from President Ronald Reagan. Again, many of us are very proud of Ronald Reagan. I will give Illinois their due, he was from there originally, but the reality is he’s a Californian. If you look at the statue here in Statuary Hall, he’s here as a Californian. So I’m very proud of him. As a Democrat, I’ve always been very proud of him. I say that, and some of my Democrat friends, they get a little nervous about that. The reality is I’m very proud of him. I didn’t agree with everything, obviously, but I agreed with his humanity."

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