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Entry Title Date
Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations The Right To Appeal Act—Motion To Proceed May 6, 2015
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"If we do not act soon to cut carbon pollution, we can reasonably expect the consequences to be dire. Yet, the fossil fuel industry continues its crafty, cynical campaign of denial and delay. Big Coal, Oil and Natural Gas, and related industries, such as the Koch brothers’ companies, profit by offloading the costs of their carbon pollution onto the rest of us. They traffic in products that put health and safety at risk, and they don’t tell the truth about their products. Sound familiar? Well, it should because the fossil fuel industry is using a familiar playbook, one perfected by the tobacco industry. Following this same playbook, Big Tobacco fought for more than four decades to bury the truth about the health effects of its product."
Honoring Israel’S 67Th Independence Day April 27, 2015
Lois Frankel, D-FL
"Israel also perfected seawater desalination which it is sharing today with California to help them during their drought. In fact, an Israeli company is helping to build what will become the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere just north of San Diego."
Protecting Volunteer Firefighters And Emergency Responders Act April 23, 2015
Tim Kaine, D-VA
"But this is fundamentally a negotiation about what Iran must do to get out from under sanctions that Congress has constructed, that Congress has imposed, and that Congress has perfected and approved over the years. If that is the negotiation, there is no way to have an ultimate deal about the unwinding and eventual repeal of a congressional sanctions statute without congressional review. So Congress is necessary to this deal."
The Israeli Prime Minister’S Address To Congress March 3, 2015
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
"In its fight within Iraq, Iran’s proxy Shia militias have gained valuable combat experience on the ground to add to the terrorist tactics of employing IEDs that were perfected against United States forces. The withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq not only led to the abandonment of the Sunni tribes which had allied with us in Anbar Province, it led to a greater reliance upon the Iranians by the Baghdad government."
Health Care September 16, 2014
Christopher Murphy, D-CT
"I get it. This needs to be better. This needs to be perfected. The law still has warts. The Senator sitting in the Presiding Officer’s chair is leading the fight to make this law work even better for people. I look forward to being involved in that conversation. But that is where the conversation should be—perfection, not repeal. And we are reminded again that if Republicans were to win control of this body, at the top of their agenda would be this same old fight—53 different votes in the House of Representatives over the past several years—to repeal the law without any real tangible plan to improve it."

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