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Entry Title Date
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed— Continued August 4, 2015
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"This is really astonishing. Here we are, in which every State—just ask your home State university if climate change is real. You don’t have to go far. Ask the University of Kentucky, ask the University of Louisville, ask your home State university. They know. Everybody knows. The problem is the coal industry and the Koch brothers have this place locked down, and it is ridiculous."
Clean Power Plan August 4, 2015
Harry Reid, D-NV
"It has been disappointing, but not surprising, to see Republicans’ knee-jerk opposition to addressing climate change. It is all the more frustrating because they have no plan of their own, except to let the smoke keep billowing. Instead, Republicans are clamoring to show special interests such as the oil baron Koch brothers how far they are willing to go to kill commonsense protections for our air and public health because it might hurt the bottom line of their coal and energy barons."
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed August 4, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"We know, for example, that the Koch brothers, worth some $85 billion—the second wealthiest family in America—have made public that they intend to spend some $900 million on this election. This is more money than either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party will spend. One family will be spending more money than either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. How do we describe a process in which one multibillion-dollar family spends more money on a campaign than either of the two major political parties? Well, I define that process not as democracy but as oligarchy."
50Th Anniversary Of Medicare And Medicaid July 30, 2015
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Jeb Bush—a frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination—called for “phasing out” Medicare. Where did he do this? At a Koch brothers rally in New Hampshire. Jeb Bush—a frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination—said let’s phase out Medicare. How about that one?"
Prohibiting Federal Funding Of Planned Parenthood Federation Of America—Motion To Proceed July 30, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"It is sad to say, that is no longer the case. Today, powerful political contributors like the Koch brothers are using veterans to push forward anti-worker, anti-union legislation under the guise of caring for veterans. They want to strip away the rights and protections of workers and will use any means necessary to accomplish those goals, even if it means using VA employees who serve veterans every day—and many of whom are veterans themselves—as the target."

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