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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
End Of Aerial Drug Fumigation In Colombia May 20, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Since the beginning of Plan Colombia 15 years ago, the United States, at huge cost, has financed a fleet of aircraft, fuel, herbicide, and pilots to spray coca fields in Colombia. When this first began we were told that in 5 years the spraying, along with billions of dollars in U.S. military and other aid, would cut by half the flow of cocaine coming to the United States."
Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations The Right To Appeal Act—Continued May 19, 2015
Jeff Merkley, D-OR
"If there are human rights violations or labor violations in Colombia and I don’t want to buy Colombia meat until they fix their labor negotiations, I should have the right to use my dollar to buy my meat from the United States of America and not meat grown in Colombia. But that has been struck down because we gave away previously a chunk of our sovereignty. That is the danger of giving away the sovereignty of the United States of America to an international group that strikes down fundamental rights that every one of us should have. So let’s fix that."
Trade Promotion Authority May 12, 2015
Peter DeFazio, D-OR
"Well, I have read that chapter. I can’t talk about it. It is classified. But I can say this. It will be as effective in dealing with the abuses—and, Brunei is even worse than Vietnam—in Brunei or Vietnam, in terms of their labor and working conditions, as the recent U.S. Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Guess what? In Colombia, they still kill people who try and form unions, and we have no recourse against them. So it is not going to fix that problem."
Farc Demands Immunity April 23, 2015
Carlos Curbelo, R-FL
"Just this past weekend, reports from Colombia claim that a naval convoy delivering medical and humanitarian care to remote communities in Colombia‘s Amazon region twice came under attack by FARC forces. Attacking medical personnel is considered a war crime by international law."
Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act Of 2015 April 15, 2015
Jason Chaffetz, R-UT
"Can we do things better? Yes. Part of that is weeding out the bad apples. If you are sitting there watching pornography on your computer 4 hours a day, then you should be fired. If you are a DEA agent down serving in Colombia and you have sex slaves coming before you paid by them, then you should fire them. If you are a Federal worker thumbing your nose at the Federal Government, not paying your taxes, then you should be eligible to be fired by the supervisor. That supervisor, don’t we trust them to make that decision and say: You know what? This person is so vital, they do such good work, we are going to keep them?"

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