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Military Construction, The Department Of Veterans Affairs, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Motion To Proceed—Continued October 1, 2015
Kelly Ayotte, R-NH
"This is a fund that, in my home State of New Hampshire, has been used to ensure the public can enjoy our beautiful environment and our natural spaces, from my home city of Nashua, NH, and Mine Falls Park, which I love to run through every morning when I am in New Hampshire, to our beautiful White Mountain National Forest."
National Manufacturing Day October 1, 2015
Jack Reed, D-RI
"Mr. President, today I join with my colleagues, led by Senators Coons and Baldwin, to recognize the significant role manufacturing plays in the United States and in my home State of Rhode Island. According to facts compiled by the National Association of Manufacturers, over 41,000 Rhode Islanders, nearly 9 percent of the workforce, work in manufacturing. Those workers were responsible for $4.1 billion in economic output, just under 8 percent of the State’s total output, in 2013. On average these workers brought in over $67,000 in annual compensation."
Reauthorize The Land And Water Conservation Fund October 1, 2015
Ron Kind, D-WI
"Mr. Speaker, I am here today to speak out in favor of reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund. As you know, the Land and Water Conservation Fund was established fifty years ago and has since become our nation’s most successful conservation program—all without spending a single dime of taxpayer dollars. I wish to show my strong support for reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a crucial component of our nation’s conservation initiatives. As an avid hunter and outdoorsman, I believe that preserving our nation’s natural treasures for future generations is a responsibility that we must take seriously. Not only is stewardship of our lands the right thing to do, but it’s also a sound investment. We know that every dollar spent acquiring LWCF land creates a return of four dollars to local communities. Outdoor recreation activities contribute significantly to our national and state economies. In my home state of Wisconsin, outdoor recreational activities contribute over $9.7 billion to our state economy each year. The Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped to create outdoor recreation opportunities for each and every state. Wisconsin has received $211 million to fund such projects as the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, the Lower St. Croix National Scenic River, and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, where the Land and Water Conservation Fund participated in a highly successful public-private partnership to preserve additional sections of the trail. LWCF’s grant programs have also allowed state and local governments to decide which conservation programs work best for them. The Land and Water Conservation Fund’s highly successful grant program matches federal dollars with state and local contributions to ensure a cooperative approach to conserving our nation’s environment. In Wisconsin, the LWCF has contributed $3,675,681 to match state and local conservation projects and to help us preserve Wisconsin’s beautiful outdoors. For the past fifty years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has played an integral role in achieving our nation’s conservation goals. I urge my colleagues to support reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund so that we can continue to protect our wildlife, create opportunities and access to public lands for sportsmen and women, and provide economic benefits to our state and local communities."
National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2016—Conference Report October 1, 2015
Christopher Coons, D-DE
"Mr. President, it is with a heavy heart that today I rise to honor a friend and a true force for good in my home State of Delaware who recently passed away but whose impact will be felt for many years to come. He was, first and foremost, a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was married to his wife Louise for 68 years and had always been the rock of his family. He was incredibly proud of the many accomplishments of his son Jim, Jr., and his daughter Dr. Patrice Gilliam-Johnson, after instilling in them his own passion of service to others. This man stood as a great leader in the First State. He was a veteran, a trailblazer, a mentor, and to so many of us a trusted adviser and friend."
Tribute To David Wolk October 1, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Mr. President, I want to take a moment to recognize the achievements and contributions of a remarkable educator, a personal friend, and a celebrated leader in my home State of Vermont."

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