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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Zika Virus May 16, 2016
John Cornyn, R-TX
"When the Affordable Care Act—or ObamaCare, as it has come to be known—was passed, it included a provision for the Prevention and Public Health Fund. This, again, was part of the Affordable Care Act. The purpose that was stated in the legislation was “to provide for expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs.” In other words, it could have been tailor-made to deal with this potential Zika crisis."
Income Inequality May 16, 2016
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"Discouraging individuals from entering the labor force, taking on more work hours, gaining extra experience, or learning new skills, is a recipe for stagnate incomes and increased income disparity. But, far from seeking to address these work disincentive effects, President Obama has made it worse for millions of workers. Take the premium tax credit enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act for instance. CBO estimates it will raise marginal tax rates by an estimated 12 percentage points for recipients."
Recognizing Dr. David R. Stone On His Retirement May 12, 2016
Adam Smith, D-WA
"Dr. Stone has committed his entire career to nonprofit community mental health. For the past 27 years, he has served as Chief Executive Officer of Sound Mental Health, which is one of King County’s most comprehensive mental health providers. Services provided include mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral health services to children, men, and women. Following the passage of the Affordable Care Act, under Dr. Stone’s leadership, Sound Mental Health successfully facilitated the integration of behavioral health with primary care, realizing tremendous growth from this alignment. His unrelenting dedication to mental health services resulted in Sound Mental Health growing to 80-plus programs, supporting more than 20,000 people, and generating annual revenue in the millions of dollars."
Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act April 27, 2016
Randy Weber, R-TX
"First, the President violated the Constitution by unilaterally changing sections of the Affordable Care Act at least 23 times without having congressional approval. That is Public Law 111-148. Even though he said, probably, on some 20 occasions that he didn’t have constitutional authority to do things, he still did them."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 1206, No Hires For The Delinquent Irs Act, And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4885, Irs Oversight While Eliminating Spending (Owes) Act Of 2016 April 19, 2016
Pete Sessions, R-TX
"So, historically, the user fee account has primarily supported taxpayer services in the past. However, the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight found that, in fiscal year 2015, the IRS deliberately diverted resources away from taxpayer services toward other agency functions, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act."

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