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Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed— Continued August 4, 2015
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"But our Republican friends can’t acknowledge that. They have even said these NASA scientists are in on a hoax. Can you imagine anything more demeaning to the people who put a rover on Mars and shot this picture of Pluto than to say: Oh, they do not know what they are talking about. They are in on a hoax. Forget about it. That is just not true."
Legislative Program July 16, 2015
Steny Hoyer, D-MD
"The majority leader, Mr. Speaker, regularly brings up that sequester started in the White House. He knows I very severely disagree with that. And he voted for a Cut, Cap, and Balance Act which had in that bill—which no Democrat, I think, voted for—sequester. And it was passed 5 days before our Republican friends, Mr. Speaker, alleged that Mr. Lew suggested that to Mr. Reid as a way we could get by the House’s refusal, up to that point in time, to extend the debt limit, which meant we couldn’t pay our bills. But I don’t think that is very useful in discussing how we get by this loggerhead that we have met on the appropriations process."
Legislative Program June 18, 2015
Steny Hoyer, D-MD
"In fact, that is what happened; but if you look at your Cut, Cap, and Balance bill—your bill I voted against—the fallback that you suggested was sequestration. That was about a week before Mr. Lew said to Mr. Reid that maybe that will get our Republican friends to support paying the national debt."
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."

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