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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

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American Safe Act January 20, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"I made a point of meeting these Syrian refugees and their families who have made it here. I have invited my Governor in my State of Illinois and my colleagues to do the same: Get beyond the screaming rhetoric of the Presidential campaign and sit down and listen to their stories. They will realize that these are people who are desperate, who are looking for just an opportunity to be safe."
Flooding In The Midwest January 12, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Our thoughts are with the many people today who have lost their loved ones. There were about 25 who died in these floods in the Midwest. We will again stand with them and others as we prepare for the future, to rebuild as the people of Illinois and the United States always do, stronger for the experience."
Gun Violence January 11, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Here is an example of how it happens. In 2014 a man named David Lewisbey of South Holland, IL, was sentenced for illegally trafficking hundreds of guns from Indiana to Chicago. The U.S. attorney’s office said that over a 4-year period, Lewisbey “routinely traveled to various gun shows in Indiana and purchased duffle bags full of guns that he brought back to Chicago.” Lewisbey used a forged signature to procure an Indiana driver’s license, and that was all he needed to fill up the trunk of his car with ammunition and guns and to drive that Skyway over into the State of Illinois and to sell those guns in Chicago to kill innocent people."
The President’S Leadership January 11, 2016
Harry Reid, D-NV
"I can remember the first time I heard Barack Obama’s name. I was in the House gym, where I worked out for many years. Former Members have a little room in the back. Abner Mikva—long-time Congressman from Illinois, top lawyer for President Clinton, appellate court judge, and has had quite a remarkable career himself—was there. While we were getting dressed, he said to me: We have a Senate race in Illinois. And I asked: Well, whom are you supporting? He said: Barack Obama. I thought he was trying to be funny. Barack Obama? Come on. That is basically what I said to him, but I was wrong and he was right. This man with the unusual name was elected President of the United States."
The Pro-Life Movement Is Alive And Well January 7, 2016
Christopher Smith, R-NJ
"I yield to the gentleman from Illinois, Peter Roskam, a great leader on pro-life, first in the legislature in Illinois, and now here in Washington."

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