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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
The Progressive Caucus September 10, 2014
Mark Pocan, D-WI
"Mr. Lowenthal went through all the numbers for the State of California. It has the same effect in my State of Wisconsin. When you look at it, if you raise that minimum wage to $10.10, as the bill from Senator Harkin does and the one that Representative George Miller from California has introduced in this body, not only is it 28 million people in this country that will get a raise, but it is half a million people just in my home State of Wisconsin, a half million people."
H.R. 5078—Waters Of The United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act September 10, 2014
Kathy Castor, D-FL
"Federal regulations to close the existing loophole and protect water quality are especially important to my home state of Florida which depends on a healthy environment for a prosperous economy. As the loophole stands, nearly 30 percent of Florida’s streams and millions of wetlands are at risk of unchecked pollution and development and threatens the drinking water for 1.7 Floridians. More than 80 percent of the lakes and reservoirs that have been tested in Florida have failed basic water quality standards. Densely populated Hillsborough County, where my district is located, ranks first in Florida for miles of streams unprotected by the Clean Water Act. The rule would improve Florida’s waters by closing the existing loophole. Unfortunately, this piece of legislation before us would prevent the government from cleaning our polluted waters. The President threatened to veto this legislation for good reason, noting that “this bill is not an act of good government.”"
Proposing An Amendment To The Constitution Of The United States Relating To Contributions And Expenditures Intended To Affect Elections—Motion To Proceed September 10, 2014
Jon Tester, D-MT
"If the Congress needs inspiration, they should look at my home State of Montana. More than 100 years ago Montanans voted to limit the influence of Big Money elections. We were ahead of the curve. We called for fair elections after wealthy mining corporations bought influence, support, and even a U.S. Senate seat—and our laws worked pretty well for those 100 years. But 2 years ago the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Montana’s law, citing its own Citizens United decision."
Additional Statements August 5, 2014
Benjamin Cardin, D-MD
"Bob graduated in 1974 from Cornell University with a bachelor of science degree in natural resources and then received his master’s degree in planning and public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. After Bob graduated from Syracuse, he began his career in public service with the Baltimore City Planning Department in 1976, eventually becoming the city’s assistant director for planning in 1986. Later, he served as the Maryland secretary of the environment. It was during his service in my home State of Maryland that I first had the opportunity to know and work with Bob, particularly as he worked on an issue near and dear to me—protecting the Chesapeake Bay."
Introduction Of A Resolution “Expressing The Sense That The United States Postal Service Shall Take All Appropriate Measures To Ensure The Continuation Of Door Delivery For All” August 1, 2014
Susan Davis, D-CA
"In my home state of California, residents in newly planned communities are already witnessing the end of traditional mail delivery."

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