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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Energy And Water Development And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 April 21, 2016
Thomas Carper, D-DE
"Nearly 50 years ago, former Chief Justice Warren Burger, a conservative—I believe he was from California and was appointed or nominated by Dwight Eisenhower, a Republican. Former Chief Justice Warren Burger said, “A sense of confidence in the courts is essential to maintain the fabric of ordered liberty for a free people.”"
Texas Lawman—Officer David Hofer March 3, 2016
Ted Poe, R-TX
"Officer Hofer was 29. He was from Fort Worth, Texas. He was shot and coldly murdered after a gunfire exchange with an outlaw in a nearby park. The criminal who gunned him down was a 22-year-old drug addict who had been released from prison that very day."
Filling The Supreme Court Vacancy February 29, 2016
Harry Reid, D-NV
"In 1937, Chairman Henry Ashurst from Arizona, who was born in Winnemucca, NV, led his committee in standing firm against President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s attempt to pack the Supreme Court. Chairman Ashurst was a Democrat, just like President Roosevelt. Yet Ashurst and his committee maintained their independence, even against the wishes of Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley, a longtime Senator who became Vice President later. Imagine that. He was the Senate majority leader. He was from Kentucky. Imagine that Judiciary Committee chair standing up to a majority leader from Kentucky."
Anti-Muslim Rhetoric And Government Funding September 21, 2015
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Mr. President, at this great cemetery we call Arlington, there is a white headstone, which, like so many others, marks the final resting place of a courageous servicemember who gave his life in combat. The grave belongs to a man by the name of Kareem Khan. He was from New Jersey. He was only 20 years old. He was a Muslim."
Hire More Heroes Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed—Continued July 23, 2015
Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND
"James Levings was commonly called Jimmy. He was from New Town. He was born on October 18, 1948. He served in the Army’s 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade. Jimmy was 19 years old when he was killed May 23, "

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