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Entry Title Date
Remembering Charley Greene Dixon, Jr. July 21, 2014
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
"Outside of his official duties, Charley continued to work tirelessly to better Knox County. He chaired the Knox County UNITE Coalition an organization that combated illicit drug use through education, law enforcement, and rehabilitation. As chairman he spearheaded events, such as “Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs,” where kids and their families could enjoy themselves in a drug-free environment."
Health Care February 27, 2014
Christopher Murphy, D-CT
"The fact is that without the Affordable Care Act, seniors—over the course of the last 3 years—would have spent $9 billion more on drugs than they have. The number is so big that it is kind of hard to fathom. The Affordable Care Act has saved seniors $9 billion, an average of $1,200 per senior."
Tribute To Charley Greene Dixon, Jr. October 29, 2013
Harold Rogers, R-KY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a dear friend and true leader for southern Kentucky, Charley Greene Dixon, Jr., in honor of his selection as the 2013 Knox County Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year. During his ten-year service as the Knox County Attorney, Charley Greene Dixon witnessed first-hand how the prescription drug abuse epidemic destroyed the lives of countless families in our region. The rapid rate of overdose deaths and repeat drug trafficking offenders funneling through his courtroom stirred a passion within him to do more—to try to save the lives of his neighbors and their children. In response, Charley played a key role in establishing Juvenile, Family and Adult Drug Courts in his hometown, and he remains a steadfast advocate for expanding drug-free education and treatment efforts across our region. I count it an honor to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Charley in this fight for our communities. Outside of the courtroom, Charley Greene Dixon has rallied efforts in our schools and communities, as Chairman of the Knox County UNITE Coalition. Through his dedicated support, thousands of young people have had the opportunity to attend drug-free events like, Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs, a prevention camp, as well as faith-based walks, parades, along with basketball and cheerleading programs. He has undoubtedly inspired countless young people to break the cycle of addiction in their families, encouraging them to dream big and to accomplish great things through a life of sobriety. Additionally, Charley has worked diligently to obtain several instrumental grants for Knox County, including a victim advocate grant, a truancy prevention grant, and an environmental PRIDE award. Those grant dollars have been vital to the growth, security, and health of area communities. Despite his battle with cancer, Charley’s passion for progress in Knox County is still holding strong. He continues to serve as a member of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and President of the region’s Bar Association. He is also very active in his church, serving as an usher for the past 15 years and a trustee for two years."
Continuing Appropriations October 1, 2013
Harry Reid, D-NV
"I repeat what is a fact: The Republicans hated Social Security and they hated Medicare. How do people feel about Social Security and Medicare today? They feel really good. And that is the same with ObamaCare. People understand how good ObamaCare has been already if you are old and want to get a wellness check or if you have to buy pharmaceuticals. In the sparsely populated State of Nevada they have saved millions of dollars on drugs because of ObamaCare. You can stay on your parents’ health insurance until you are 26 years old. That is a pretty good deal. You can finish college, maybe even start your life and not have to worry about that."
The Scourge Of Minor Sex Trafficking September 26, 2013
Ted Poe, R-TX
"She started when she was 11. She was eventually found at a bus stop, apparently strung out on drugs, barely hanging onto life. She was rescued by this organization and treated with the dignity that she deserved. And the process now is a success story. After she was home-schooled by Maria, she began the healing process. And now she’s older, she’s sober, and she’s married, and a child is on the way. That’s a success story of someone that was put into international sex trafficking."

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