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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
The Appropriations Process April 20, 2016
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
"We are about to consider one of those funding bills out here on the floor. The Energy and Water appropriations bill is thoughtful, bipartisan legislation that will ensure a fiscally responsible approach to a variety of issues—things such as national security, energy innovation, waterways, and economic development."
Energy Policy Modernization Act Of 2015 April 19, 2016
Maria Cantwell, D-WA
"I thank Senator Franken. He was out here on the floor, and he was a key proponent of the Department of Energy science and investment in the areas of energy storage and generation, and he has been a very strong voice on why storage is so important. And as I mentioned, Washington being a hydro State and having a variety of renewable energies, having storage capability is very important for us in the Pacific Northwest."
America’S Small Business Tax Relief Act Of 2015 April 13, 2016
Rob Portman, R-OH
"I am going to do everything in my power to protect the people of Ohio, even if that means continuing to come out here on the floor every week and continuing to do everything I can, including making calls, as I did yesterday, over to the House of Representatives; including talking to my colleagues personally; and including telling some of these stories I have told today. People’s lives are at stake. We have to move this legislation. We need to get it to the President’s desk. He will sign it. And it can then begin to make a real difference for the families we represent who are so affected by this epidemic."
National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act Of 2015 March 15, 2016
Jeff Merkley, D-OR
"She is right. She is absolutely right. It is whether or not there they are considered safe. This isn’t a scientific debate. There is science of concerns—science that I have laid out here on the floor. There is also science about benefits. But that is not the issue. The issue is a citizen’s right to make their own decision. If they are concerned about the massive increase in herbicides and the destruction it does to the soil, they have a right to exercise that in the marketplace. If they are concerned about the massive amount of runoff of herbicides affecting the basic food chains in our streams and rivers, they have that right. If they are concerned about the fact that there has been some movement of genes from crops to related weeds that then become resistant to herbicides, that is their business. If they are concerned that Bt corn is producing superbugs resistant to the pesticide, that is their business."
Defining Certain Atrocities As War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, And Genocide March 14, 2016
Jeff Fortenberry, R-NE
"We are living in a time when our country looks at Congress and sees stagnation, anger, and gridlock and not being able to get things done. What we have before us today is a transpartisan resolution. It has risen above the petty and difficult differences that we often work out here on the floor of the House of Representatives. It has risen above it because of its essential nature. Not only is there a grave injustice happening in the Middle East to the people, to the Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities who have as much a right to be in their ancient homeland as anyone else, but this is a threat against civilization itself."

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