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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

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Democracy Spring: Money In Politics April 20, 2016
Jan Schakowsky, D-IL
"In the 2014 elections, the top 100 donors to super-PACs gave nearly as much as 4.75 million small donors combined. This election cycle, the Koch brothers alone have pledged to spend almost $900 million."
Merrick Garland Nomination April 18, 2016
Harry Reid, D-NV
"While that achievement may earn the Republicans a slap on the back from the Koch brothers and Senator McConnell—who, by the way, is the proud “guardian of gridlock,” as he says—Americans take no pleasure in this record-setting obstruction. Instead, Americans want Republicans in the Senate to do their job and give Merrick Garland a hearing."
America’S Small Business Tax Relief Act Of 2015 April 13, 2016
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"Even more amazing, listen to what a Koch brothers operative said last week: “Charles has said the climate is changing. So, the climate is changing.” That was Sheryl Corrigan speaking, of Koch Industries, the massive fuel conglomerate led by Charles and David Koch, and the Charles was Charles Koch."
America’S Small Business Tax Relief Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed April 6, 2016
Harry Reid, D-NV
"I say to the senior Senator from Iowa, Justice Roberts isn’t the one who needs healing. What needs mending is the Judiciary Committee under his chairmanship, which he has annexed as a political arm of the Republican leader’s office. Senator Grassley has sacrificed the historical independence of the Judiciary Committee to do the bidding of the tea party and obviously the Koch brothers."
Filling The Supreme Court Vacancy April 5, 2016
Harry Reid, D-NV
"This is a good man. Judge Garland is a good man. In every court he goes to, Democrats and Republicans speak highly of him—Chief Justice Roberts, among others. So I was disappointed last week when some Republican Senators, such as Murkowski and Moran, abandoned their previous support for agreeing to consider Judge Garland’s nomination. Senator Moran’s backtracking is especially alarming because it appears to be the result of a multimillion dollar campaign urging the Senator to reverse his support for a hearing for Judge Garland. As has been reported by the Topeka Capital-Journal, Senator Moran’s about-face came in response to a backlash from the Koch brothers. I quote directly from the article:"

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