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Entry Title Date
Funding Bill Is Reflection Of Priorities December 17, 2015
Ruben Gallego, D-AZ
"Mr. Speaker, the people of Puerto Rico are American citizens. They vote in our elections. They swear allegiance to our flag, they fight, and they die in our wars. Yet, at a time when massive bills are coming due, this Congress has turned its back on Puerto Rico."
One-Year Anniversary Of The Release Of Alan Gross December 17, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"He, like so many others, recognized that Alan Gross’s release ushered in a new day in United States-Cuba relations. I will never forget on August 14, standing there when our flag was raised at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, listening to our national anthem played, and I heard Cubans standing just outside the gates of the Embassy cheering when the American flag went up. It was a deeply moving experience to be there on a swelteringly hot day."
Condemning Terrorist Attacks In Paris, France, On November 13, 2015 November 17, 2015
Steny Hoyer, D-MD
"On Friday evening, 129 very bright and vibrant lights were suddenly extinguished, leaving a dark void in the heart of that city and in the hearts of millions across France, America, and the world. Our flag on this Capitol stands at half-staff in memory of those 129 souls."
Iran Deal September 11, 2015
Brian Babin, R-TX
"The Islamic Republic of Iran is the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. They have the blood of thousands of American soldiers on their hands. They lead chants of “death to America,” whom they call the Great Satan, and burn our flag in their streets. They declared just last week, with certainty, that Israel, whom they call the Little Satan, will be wiped off the map in no less than 25 years. This plan allows Iran to build a nuclear bomb in no less than 15 years. You do the math."
Recognizing The 70Th Anniversary Of The End Of World War Ii August 5, 2015
Susan Collins, R-ME
"I am fortunate to be a daughter of that generation. One of my earliest childhood memories is going with my father to the Memorial Day parade in our hometown. He hoisted me high above his head and from the best vantage point along the route—my father’s shoulders—I saw hats go off and hands go over hearts as Caribou paid its respects to our flag and honored our veterans. Some Memorial Days, my father would wear his Army jacket to the parade. As a child, I thought it was just an old jacket. Only as an adult did I learn the price he had paid for it."

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