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Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Conference Report—Continued June 28, 2016
Robert Menendez, D-NJ
"Well, first of all, not all of them did. Congressman Gutierrez of Chicago voted against the bill. But you have to read the statements of my colleagues, for whom I have the deepest, deepest respect. I served with them in the House. I know their passion as it relates to Puerto Rico. I know their commitment to the people of Puerto Rico. But you have to read their statements. They were tortured, really, as they were coming to this conclusion on the vote."
Gun Violence June 21, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"So far this year, over 1,700 men, women, and children have been wounded or killed by gunfire in the city of Chicago. I will keep the victims and their families and loved ones in my thoughts and prayers, but thoughts and prayers are not enough. As lawmakers, it is our responsibility to do everything in our power to protect the people we represent and to stop the killing in the neighborhoods of America."
Tribute To Charles L. Rice June 21, 2016
Barbara Mikulski, D-MD
"Dr. Rice was professor and vice chairman, University of Washington Department of Surgery. Before that, he was director of the intensive care unit at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. Prior to Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Rice was assistant professor of surgery at the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago. Dr. Rice has had extensive training with the U.S. Navy Medical Corps in Bethesda and in San Diego."
National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017 June 13, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Hundreds of men, women, and children are shot every day in America, and on average 91 of those victims die. It is an epidemic of gun violence that has devastated families and communities in every State. No community has been hit harder than the city of Chicago—the city I am honored to represent and the city I love and a city where this past weekend, 44 people were shot, 7 of them fatally. More than 1,650 people have been shot so far this year in Chicago, with at least 282 victims dying from their wounds."
Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 May 19, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"We have all seen the footage of people waiting to go through security screening at major airports, particularly in the city of Chicago at both O’Hare and Midway. The lines are so long that people have had to wait 2 to 3 hours—2 to 3 hours to go through a security checkpoint."

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