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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Making Continuing Appropriations During A Government Shutdown June 11, 2014
Christopher Coons, D-DE
"As an exercise in cynicism, they get a lot of things wrong. These rules alone, yes, will not halt our rising seas. But, then again, no one is claiming they will alone. But they are a crucial step, and we owe it to posterity, to our country, to our future to take what action we can to send a powerful signal to America’s entrepreneurs and engineers, our innovators and inventors, that this is a challenge we intend to take on. By acting now, we can begin to birth the innovations that will be at the heart of our planet’s clean energy future."
Minimum Wage Fairness Act—Motion To Proceed—Continued April 30, 2014
Orrin Hatch, R-UT
"As public servants, our common allegiance must first be to the rule of law under the Constitution, as it—more than anything else—is what secures the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity."
Legislative Session April 8, 2014
Benjamin Cardin, D-MD
"Our mission as Senators is clearly written in the first few words contained in the preamble of the Constitution. Our mission is to “form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”"
Transparency In Government Act March 13, 2014
Mike Quigley, D-IL
"What we do here in this Chamber matters, so much so that it is written in the very bedrock of American Government. We have been sent here to form a more perfect union, to promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, but how we execute this mission matters."
History Of Washington’S Farewell Address February 24, 2014
Angus King, I-ME
"Of course, one that speaks to us today is his admonition to cherish the public credit and not get into debt, and if you get into debt because of a war, endeavor during peacetime to pay off the debt. I think that is something we really need to take to heart and think about, lest our debt swamp us in the future. He uses a phrase I couldn’t help but emphasize when I read the speech: that we should not ungenerously throw upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear. In other words, we ought to pay our own bill, and right now in this country we are not doing that."

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