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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act July 24, 2014
John Kline, R-MN
"Madam Chair, there is quite a bit of difference in the Mississippi River between the gentleman’s district and Minnesota. In fact, you can step across the Mississippi River in Minnesota, and I don’t think that is true—in fact, I am absolutely positive that it is not true—anywhere else. It is always interesting when we have guests come to our great State. When we ask them if they would like to step across the river, they are disbelieving until we take them up there to Itasca. Literally, it is no wider than this desk."
Wrrda Conference Report May 22, 2014
Amy Klobuchar, D-MN
"I support this legislation because it will keep invasive carp out of Minnesota’s northern lakes. It will help towns across the country advance critical flood protection projects. It will address overdue port and harbor maintenance on the Great Lakes. It will also ensure that navigation will remain strong on the inland waterways system, including the powerful and important Mississippi River, which of course starts in my State in Itasca State Park, where one can literally walk over the mighty Mississippi."
Morning Business March 10, 2014
Amy Klobuchar, D-MN
"This isn’t just a problem for Lake Superior; it is also a critical issue impacting the shipping industry on the Mississippi River. The Mississippi moves hundreds of millions of tons of goods, such as corn, grain, coal, and petroleum. The Mississippi River starts in Minnesota. In Minnesota one can actually walk over the Mississippi at Itasca State Park. The 2012 drought led to low water conditions which made barge travel down the Mississippi very difficult. If shipping were completely cut off, as was possible, the economic repercussions would be severe. If barge traffic is disrupted, cargo valued at over $7 billion could experience shipping delays, including 300 million bushels of farm products, 3.8 million tons of coal, and 5 million barrels of domestically produced crude oil. A prolonged shipping delay would be devastating to the bottom lines of farmers, businesses, and common citizens. These are just a few examples of the economic costs of climate change."
Equal Pay Day April 9, 2013
Tammy Duckworth, D-IL
"Pay discrimination doesn’t just hurt women; it hurts working families in towns like Itasca and Elgin, Illinois. I know that my neighbors in the Eighth Congressional District believe that their daughters deserve better than this."
Sequestration February 27, 2013
Tammy Duckworth, D-IL
"In Itasca, veterans who would sacrifice everything for our Nation wonder why Congress can’t come together and stop the cuts that will hurt this country they love so much. They didn’t go home until they got their mission accomplished, and we shouldn’t go home until we revolve this self-inflicted crisis."

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