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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Religious Liberty February 4, 2016
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Mr. President, yesterday, President Obama visited a mosque in Baltimore, MD. It was a powerful expression to counter the divisive, hateful rhetoric used by too many Republicans and to emphasize the importance of giving all Americans the respect and dignity they deserve. For years rightwing extremists have attacked the religion of Islam and stoked fear about the presence of Muslims in our country."
American Leadership And Syria February 4, 2016
Lindsey Graham, R-SC
"Well, let’s get a little closer to the region. John McCain and Lindsey Graham have been saying for 3 years now that if we don’t end the war in Syria—which means requiring the Islamic State, or ISIL, to be destroyed with a ground component and not by the air alone—we are going to get hit here at home and a Paris-style attack is coming our way. This strategy to destroy ISIL will never work. President Obama is trying to pass it on to the next the President. We have been begging the President to change his strategy in Iraq and Syria before we get hit here at home."
Financial Institution Customer Protection Act Of 2015 February 4, 2016
Paul Gosar, R-AZ
"One of the ways the Federal Government has abused its powers in the past regarding customers of financial institutions is Operation Choke Point. Operation Choke Point was an unconstitutional program created by the Obama administration that put pressure on banks and payment processors to shut down industries like gun stores and pawn shops that President Obama and the attorney general just didn’t like."
Obama Administration’S Handling Of Iran February 4, 2016
Brian Babin, R-TX
"Shortly before President Obama’s final State of the Union address, news broke that 10 U.S. sailors had been captured by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard."
Annual National Prayer Breakfast February 4, 2016
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"It was the eighth time that President Obama has spoken. This Senator feels it was the best speech at the Prayer Breakfast I have heard President Obama give. It was one of the best speeches that this Senator, after attending Prayer Breakfasts for over three decades, has ever heard. He quoted the Scriptures from the writings of Paul which say that our faith can keep us from fear. The President illustrated that throughout so much of his remarks."

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