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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Personal Explanation April 21, 2015
Raul Ruiz, D-CA
"This disastrous Republican budget puts an end to Medicare as we know it, turning it into a voucher program that makes health care more expensive and less accessible for seniors. Thousands of seniors in my district rely on Medicare, and this backwards budget proposal threatens the retirement security of seniors living in our desert and across the nation. Our priority should be to strengthen Medicare by reducing health care costs and improving patient outcomes."
A Balanced Budget For A Better America April 14, 2015
Glenn Thompson, R-PA
"Mr. Speaker, the critics of this plan have unashamedly claimed that Republicans “want to end Medicare as we know it.” Well, those accusations could not be further from the truth. Unfortunately, these nearsighted individuals have focused more on partisan attacks rather than looking at the long-term challenges that we, as a country, face together."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget For Fiscal Year 2016 March 25, 2015
Robert Scott, D-VA
"You are not going to repeal Medicare as you know it. We have tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act over 50 times and haven’t been able to do it. It is interesting that they want to repeal the services but not the taxes. There are substantial cuts in Pell grants and increases in student loans. Transportation initiatives are just about zeroed out."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Continued March 25, 2015
Debbie Stabenow, D-MI
"So our country came together and said: We are going to make sure that for seniors in this country, health care will be available to everyone. We have done that. It is extremely successful. I am very, very concerned about what this budget does to Medicare, as well as the budget in the House of Representatives. First of all, let me say that there is no question that Medicare, as with every other public program, was designed to improve and evolve and be strengthened and add new things—certainly for the security of future generations."
Lifting Defense And Nondefense Budget Caps March 24, 2015
Debbie Dingell, D-MI
"The GOP budget ends Medicare as we know it; it cuts Pell grants; it decimates Head Start, and it doubles down on policies that put working families further behind. One thing that we all need to fear in this budget is the harmful, arbitrary budget caps on both our nondefense and defense programs. These caps hurt all Americans and make our military vulnerable."

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