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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Transportation Bill And Positive Train Control October 28, 2015
Jerry Moran, R-KS
"There are suggestions that I understand from a number of my colleagues that the extension we are going to presumably be voting on in the next day—that the vote be delayed or that the extension be shortened. I want to express my conviction that it is necessary for Congress to act now, not later. Our Nation’s economy cannot afford—those who work in Kansas in agriculture, including our farmers and ranchers, and those who work in manufacturing, as well as our laborers in the aircraft industry—cannot afford a rail disruption that would occur if we don’t do this extension immediately. We need to extend the deadline. As I say, it could have a devastating impact upon thousands of manufacturers, farmers, ranchers, and certainly the passengers who utilize rail transportation—who use Amtrak and other passenger services across the country."
Adaptation To Changing Crude Oil Markets October 9, 2015
Tim Ryan, D-OH
"One, in Ohio, lifting this ban means 16,000 jobs in Ohio, almost $3 billion in investment. Our friends, the operating engineers and the laborers who are going to do that work, are supportive of this bill."
National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2016—Conference Report October 7, 2015
Barbara Boxer, D-CA
"In September, 68 organizations sent a letter to the House calling on the House to pass the Transportation bill. Look who signed this. I will mention a few: the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Associated General Contractors, the Travel Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Laborers International Union, the American Bus Association, the AAA, the American Trucking Association, the Society of Civil Engineers, the American Public Works Association, the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association. This is pretty amazing. This goes on and on."
Honoring Preet Didbal September 24, 2015
John Garamendi, D-CA
"Whereas, against all odds, Preet Didbal made history when she took the oath of office December 2, 2014 to become the first Sikh American women elected to the Yuba City Council. The daughter of farm laborers, Preet worked alongside her parents in the peach and prune orchards and on the graveyard shift at the local cannery during the summer months. She was the first in her family to attend and graduate college, earning her Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Health Services. She is a health care services manager with the California Department of Corrections."
Tribute To Margo Walsh September 22, 2015
Angus King, I-ME
"Under Margo’s leadership, MaineWorks is strengthening communities and developing infrastructure across our State by providing temporary employment in the industrial construction sector to vulnerable laborers seeking to re-enter the workforce. Margo’s vision has grown MaineWorks into an inclusive and empowering community for recent immigrants, low-income laborers, past nonviolent offenders, military veterans, and other Mainers recovering from substance abuse."

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