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Entry Title Date
All Economic Regulations Are Transparent Act Of 2014 February 26, 2014
Spencer Bachus, R-AL
"When we asked why, they said it is because of mercury and arsenic in the air. And we had a map, and it showed no mercury or arsenic around any of our cement plants, and we said, well, where is this mercury and arsenic coming from? China and Mexico."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions September 19, 2013
Susan Collins, R-ME
"Mr. President, today along with Senator Carper, I am introducing the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act. This bill would ensure that we have accurate information about the extent of mercury pollution in our Nation."
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, And Immigration Modernization Act—Continued June 19, 2013
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"This bill will also make our Nation more competitive by helping us to attract the best and brightest from around the world. Two years ago I met with a talented young man named Love Sarin who studied for his doctorate at Brown University and then founded a company in Providence that developed technology to help protect communities from the harm of mercury exposure. But when he applied for a green card, he was denied even though he had been educated at one of our universities, was creating jobs in our country, and was helping to protect our health and environment."
April Is Autism Awareness Month—Moving From Awareness To Action April 26, 2013
Bill Posey, R-FL
"Some believe that toxins like thimerosal, which is 50% ethylmercury, have played a role in the rise in autism and neurodevelopmental disabilities. In 2000 there was near universal agreement that mercury should be removed as a preservative for vaccines. Yet, today, nearly half of all annual flu vaccines, which are recommended for children and pregnant women, still contain mercury as a preservative—not simply trace amounts of mercury. It’s 2013! Why are we still injecting ethylmercury into babies and pregnant women?"
Health Related Matters For My Colleagues In Congress To Consider In 2013 December 31, 2012
Dan Burton, R-IN
"Keep in mind, 1 in 6 women of childbearing age are carrying a higher than normal body burden of mercury, and mercury is the second most toxic substance on the planet. Mercury in all its forms can be harmful especially to babies in the wound and in the first years of life."

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