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Entry Title Date
The Budget March 26, 2015
Harry Reid, D-NV
"On the floor is the senior Senator from the State of Illinois. I have heard him speak here on the floor about what a difficult time the people at NIH are having because they don’t have enough money to do basic research. The sequestration that was put upon us last time caused the NIH to stop their research on a universal flu vaccine. Hundreds of thousands of people die around the world every year, and tens of thousands of people die every year in the United States because of flu. They were close to having a universal flu vaccine that would take care of this."
Medicare Access And Chip Reauthorization Act Of 2015 March 26, 2015
Sander Levin, D-MI
"DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, it takes a lot of time, energy, effort, hard work, and study to become a physician. I think they ought to be adequately compensated for the services they provide, especially when they serve the most needy health population in our country—our senior citizens."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Continued March 25, 2015
Jerry Moran, R-KS
"I have said this before on the Senate floor. As a House Member before coming to the Senate, I represented a congressional district made up of tens of thousands of square miles, larger than the State of Illinois. There is no VA hospital within that congressional district. We worked hard to create outpatient clinics where routine services could be provided closer to home for those veterans. Now we are saying: If you can’t access the care that is more than 40 miles from your home, the VA is going to give you the option of seeing your hometown doctor, being admitted to your hometown hospital. But here is one of the problems: If there is an outpatient clinic within that 40 miles, even though it doesn’t provide the service you as a veteran need, the VA says you don’t qualify for the choice act."
Honoring Cathy Perkowitz For Outstanding Service March 24, 2015
Peter Roskam, R-IL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Cathy Perkowitz, an extraordinary woman from the sixth district of Illinois. Recently, the Alzheimer’s Association named Cathy the 2015 Outstanding Advocate of the Year. This award is given to an advocate who has a deep commitment and strong passion for the Alzheimer’s cause. Cathy’s husband, Bill, was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s in 2006 at the age of fifty two. Cathy has been actively involved with the Alzheimer’s Association since 2009. Since then, she has dedicated herself to caring for her husband and advocating on behalf of those with Alzheimer’s disease. She has been an Alzheimer’s Ambassador since the program’s inception in 2010 and recently traveled to Springfield, Illinois to attend her sixth straight lobby day on behalf of the Alzheimer’s cause. During her time as an Alzheimer’s advocate, Cathy has worked to develop strong personal relationships with elected officials. I can personally speak to this. Cathy was kind enough to invite me to visit her husband Bill in his long-term care facility. This was a special experience for me, and I am grateful for Cathy and her family’s willingness to help me understand what it’s like to live with and care for someone with Alzheimer’s. Not many people are willing to open their lives up that way. Cathy’s involvement also stretches beyond the advocacy field. She is active in a local younger-onset caregiver support group since 2006, when there were less than twelve contributors. Now, Cathy is one of seventy. She also participates in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and her team has been the top fundraiser for the past three years. Since that fateful news in 2006, she has dedicated her life to the Alzheimer’s cause. Cathy is the true definition of an advocate. Mr. Speaker, and distinguished colleagues, please join me in congratulating Cathy Perkowitz on receiving this distinct honor and wishing her and her family many future successes as they continue their advocacy on behalf of those with Alzheimer’s disease."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Continued March 24, 2015
John McCain, R-AZ
"Mr. President, on Sunday, I was in the city of Chicago. I had been invited by the Ukrainian-American community to speak to a large gathering. There are many Ukrainian Americans who have chosen the city of Chicago to live in and work. They have made an enormous contribution to the city and to the State of Illinois."

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