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Authority For Committees To Meet November 19, 2015
Susan Collins, R-ME
"Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on November 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. to conduct a hearing entitled “ISIS’s Impacts on the Homeland and Refugee Resettlement.”"
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4038, American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act Of 2015 November 19, 2015
Jim McGovern, D-MA
"Mr. Speaker, those of us on our side have no problem with taking the fight to the thugs. What we have a problem with is taking the fight to orphans, widows, young children, and senior citizens who are fleeing war and terror. To turn our backs on those individuals, to basically shut this process down—and that is what this would do. By the way, the authors of the bill admitted that last night in the Rules Committee. This is not going to stop the refugee resettlement process in its place. But to do that goes against the very best traditions and values of this country."
American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act Of 2015 November 19, 2015
Betty McCollum, D-MN
"I support resettling refugees in the U.S. and I have always welcomed them to Minnesota. The most modem identification technology and intelligence background checks need to be utilized in the resettlement security process. That means this Republican Congress must act responsibly and provide the necessary funding for such a comprehensive screening protocol. I support appropriating full funding for these strict protocols."
President’S Refugee Resettlement Plan November 19, 2015
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"I want to address the economic and security threats imposed by the President’s refugee resettlement plan and talk about it in some detail and explain why the more effective and compassionate solution is to resettle the region’s refugees in safe zones in the region rather than flying them into the United States or Europe or other places around the globe."
Syrian Refugees November 19, 2015
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"The State Department Turns Its Back on Syrian Christians and Other Non-Muslim Refugees” is an article by Nina Shea, November 2. She says: “Over the past 5 years of Syria’s civil war, the United States has admitted a grand total of 53 Syrian Christian refugees, a lone Yazidi, and fewer than 10 Druze, Baha’is, and Zoroastrians combined. That so few of the Syrian refugees coming here are non-Muslim minorities is due to American reliance on a United Nations refugee-resettlement program that disproportionately excludes them. Past absolute totals of Syrian refugees to the United States under this program were small, but as the Obama administration now ramps up refugee quotas by tens of thousands, it would be unconscionable to continue with a process that has consistently forsaken some of the most defenseless and egregiously persecuted of those fleeing Syria."

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