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Entry Title Date
Executive Session December 15, 2014
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"It is not only the children we have turned our backs on. Increasingly we are turning our backs on senior citizens as well. It has distressed me for a number of years to be hearing many of my Republican friends and some Democrats talking about the need to cut Social Security—to cut Social Security. There are various schemes out there—some of them have to do with the so-called chained CPI—which would reformulate how we determine cost-of-living adjustments for seniors. This means, in fact, over a period of years significant reductions in what seniors and disabled veterans would get."
Nomination Of Robert S. Adler To Be A Commissioner Of The Consumer Product Safety Commission—Continued December 2, 2014
Robert Menendez, D-NJ
"Mr. President, I come to the floor to speak about the President’s Executive order on immigration. I have been listening to my colleagues, both here and on the other side of the Capitol, and I rise in amazement. It is almost incredulous that our Republican friends are against the President taking the same action Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush took to defer deportation to solve a critical problem that we all know exists in the country—a problem that impacts millions. When President Obama exercises the same Executive authority—the same—they are on the air, on television, on talk shows, on Twitter, fear-mongering, calling it illegal, calling it amnesty, a constitutional crisis. Where was all of that when Presidents Reagan and Bush did it?"
Unconstitutional Actions By President Obama December 2, 2014
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"Well, it seemed very clear to me, and as I told my Republican friends, no, they are going to prevent the supercommittee from reaching agreement if we pass this bill because they want the cuts to Medicare because they cut over $700 billion of Medicare funding in ObamaCare without a single Republican vote."
Equality For All December 1, 2014
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"And some say, “Well, it’s just ridiculous to think there’s any fraud,” and then you find out there are still people in Louisiana telling Democrats to go out and vote again. And that is why I have, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, urged my Republican friends that there is no group, no matter that they vote traditionally well over 90 percent for Democrats, we can’t just assume they should always vote Democrats. We need to be going after the deceased vote. Just because dead people may vote Republican, they shouldn’t always vote Democrat after they pass away. Republicans should have a share of those."
Secret Science Reform Act Of 2014 November 19, 2014
Jim McGovern, D-MA
"Mr. Chairman, there used to be a time when our Republican friends respected science. There used to be a time when people like Vern Ehlers, a physicist from Michigan, was welcomed in the Republican Conference. Sadly, those times are long gone. If we can’t agree on basic scientific principles, then there isn’t much hope for us to agree on much else."

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