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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Bank On Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act—Motion To Proceed September 11, 2014
Carl Levin, D-MI
"Posterity vindicates the moments in our Nation’s history when Congress simply did what was right. We honor those who voted to ensure that the right to vote cannot be denied based on race, color, previous condition of servitude or gender. We honor those who voted to ensure that a poll tax could never again prohibit an American from voting for their own representatives. I urge my colleagues to act in this tradition, to simply do what is right, and to join me in supporting this proposed amendment to the Constitution."
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."

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