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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Legislative Session July 22, 2014
Tom Harkin, D-IA
"This spring I was in Colombia—Cartagena—on a trip with other Senators, Congressmen, and I remember our colleague Senator Johnson from South Dakota and his wife were there. I remember Mrs. Johnson—Barbara—saying: Boy, I can’t wait to get back to the United States because it is hard for Tim using his wheelchair to get around anywhere."
Colombia July 16, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"I know from my own conversations with Members of Congress that President Santos has the support of people here of both parties. Since 2000, the Congress has supported billions of dollars in aid for social and economic development, counternarcotics, military, and humanitarian programs in Colombia. While there have been disagreements in some areas, particularly the slow pace of Colombia’s justice system in holding accountable members of the security forces and paramilitaries who have been implicated in massacres of civilians and other human rights crimes, our support for Colombia has remained strong."
A Tribute To Sonia Clayton May 9, 2014
Ted Poe, R-TX
"Sonia was born in Colombia, where she spent the first part of her childhood, before moving to Venezuela and eventually the United States. Growing up, Sonia said life was not easy. She had no father figure, and grew up poor in an underdeveloped country. She said that living without a paternal figure, she had to figure things out on her own and learn how to survive. It is during this time that Sonia learned how to “think outside the box,” as she put it."
Paycheck Fairness Act—Motion To Proceed—Continued April 7, 2014
Robert Menendez, D-NJ
"Mr. President, I come to the floor to speak to two issues, both in the Western Hemisphere, that I think are incredibly important. I come to the floor to speak about labor rights in Colombia and labor rights of workers around the world."
Peace Corps Dc Commemorative Work Act January 13, 2014
Raúl Grijalva, D-AZ
"Mr. Speaker, I yield as much time as he may consume to the gentleman from California (Mr. Farr), another returned Peace Corps volunteer, who served his 2 years in Colombia and who has sponsored this legislation in previous Congresses."

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