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American Research And Competitiveness Act Of 2015 May 20, 2015
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"I was listening to my dear friend, the gentleman from Texas, who is managing the bill for our Republican friends, and I was struck for a moment when he talked about the disadvantage vis-a-vis China, how—in a few years—we are going to slip behind China in R&D development."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Conference Report May 5, 2015
Charles Schumer, D-NY
"Cap student loan payments? There are 30- and 40-year-olds with huge burdens of debt. They cannot even buy a home. Maybe they even put off having kids. In this budget, our Republican friends are saying we should eliminate and cut programs so we can reduce some of that debt burden. Wow. What world are you folks living in? It sure isn’t the world of reality. It is an ideological house of mirrors. It is a budget document of willful ignorance."
General Leave April 16, 2015
Richard Neal, D-MA
"Yesterday was the 100th day of the 114th Congress. It is 100 days up, 100 days down, and we are no closer to making tax reform a reality. Our Republican friends have wasted 4 months of valuable time and have nothing to show for it. They have whiffed on the 10 permanent tax extender bills that they have passed this year. Not one of these bills has become law nor will any become law. The President has made that clear, and he has issued a veto threat on every one of these bills."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 March 24, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"I believe we need a budget that strengthens health care in America, not decimates it. I believe we need a budget that doesn’t force us to choose between a seriously ill child and a pregnant woman with small children at home. These are false choices which a great nation such as ours should not be forced to make, especially at a time, as Senator Boxer mentioned, when we have the wealthiest 14 people in this country seeing their wealth increase in the last 2 years by $157 billion. Our Republican friends say: No, these people should not be asked to pay more in taxes, but we should balance the budget by taking millions of people off of health insurance. I don’t think anybody in America thinks those priorities make any sense at all."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Continued March 24, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"Point No. 2: Do we have to cut benefits in order to save Social Security? The answer is, obviously, yes. But we are back to the same old question we debate all day here. Our Republican friends seem absolutely determined not to ask the wealthiest people in this country who are doing phenomenally well to contribute to the well-being of the American people. That is this overall budget. But on the issue of Social Security, what we have to do is raise the cap, which is now at $118,000, and start it at $250,000. Just doing that will enable us to expand Social Security to the year 2065 and expand benefits for lower income seniors."

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