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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
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."
Tribute To Diane Skvarla January 28, 2014
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
"The entire Senate family is grateful to Diane for her many years of devoted service to this institution. Through her work, she has helped preserve and bring to life the shared objects of our collective history as a people—precious objects that belong to all Americans and to our posterity. Her legacy is literally all around us."
Climate Change Deniers January 9, 2014
Hank Johnson, D-GA
"The maddening denial of the link between air quality and climate change is reckless, and it is a denial of scientific fact. Our posterity deserves more. We know, and 95 percent of scientists agree, that climate change leads to more severe weather overall, and the evidence is overwhelming."

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