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Student Loan Debt February 4, 2016
Patty Murray, D-WA
"It has been just one week since I asked students and families to submit their stories online to us, and I want to hear from many more because I know there are so many people out there who are struggling. But I must admit, I was taken aback by the constant theme that showed up in so many of the experiences that I have seen so far. I heard story after story from people who said they felt hopeless. They feel buried under student debt, and they see no end in sight. It shouldn’t have to be this way. Democrats are offering solutions, and I sincerely hope our Republican friends will join us."
Providing For Congressional Disapproval Of A Rule Submitted By The Environmental Protection Agency November 17, 2015
Barbara Boxer, D-CA
"We have to take reasonable steps to reduce carbon pollution, as with the Clean Power Plan. And all we see from our Republican friends, God bless them—I am very close with a lot of them—is attack after attack after attack on the environment, attacks against the Clean Water Act, attacks against the Clean Air Act, attacks against the Safe Drinking Water Act."
Affordable Care Act October 29, 2015
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Again, I say to my friends, the Republicans: Let’s start working together to improve health care. We want to work with you. If there is a problem you see with ObamaCare, let’s work together. We have been able to make some improvements in this law, and we want to make more improvements. We just need cooperation from our Republican friends."
Default Prevention Act October 21, 2015
Steny Hoyer, D-MD
"But one of the first things our Republican friends did was they negated pay-for, and they certainly wouldn’t have it apply to tax cuts. Almost every responsible economist I have talked with says there is no way you can do this without effectively having default."
Homebuyers Assistance Act October 7, 2015
Nancy Pelosi, D-CA
"So with Dodd-Frank, we had something that was really a breakthrough to protect the consumers, that Financial Consumer Protection Agency, and there is something really important, to protect average people, consumers. So when the regulations are released and the private sector said they needed more time, take more time. The administrator of the agency said: Okay, take more time. Then our Republican friends said: Oh, no, let’s bring it to the floor and turn it into a bill to take more time. But then, to put this, like a Trojan horse, this bill comes in here with this underbelly of taking away the right of private action for a consumer."

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