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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

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Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions November 12, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Mr. President, over the past few years we have seen remarkable progress in one of the defining civil rights issues of our era—ensuring that all lawfully married couples are treated equally under the law. In 2011, when I chaired the first Congressional hearing to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, only five states, including Vermont, recognized same-sex marriage. Following the Supreme Court’s historic decision last month to not review decisions from several circuits striking down same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional, same-sex couples in 35 States and the District of Columbia are, or will soon be, able to marry. This is welcome progress. In modern America, no person should face discrimination based on the one they love."
American Energy Solutions For Lower Costs And More American Jobs Act September 18, 2014
Mark Sanford, R-SC
"Toward that end, I look forward to working with the Committee on Natural Resources to find a way forward on striking a more favorable balance between states’ rights and energy independence."
Remembering Nickolaus Schultz September 18, 2014
Joe Donnelly, D-IN
"On Friday, September 5, 2014, Officer Schultz responded to an unwanted party call at Tempe Lake Condominiums in Merrillville. Upon arriving at the condominium where the suspect was believed to be hiding, Officer Schultz led a group of four Merrillville police officers into the unit. Moments after entering, the officers were ambushed. Two shots were fired at Officer Schultz, with one striking him in the head. Despite the best efforts of his fellow officers, EMTs, and medical personnel, Officer Schultz, 24, succumbed to his wounds on September 7, 2014."
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 September 16, 2014
Robert Wittman, R-VA
"But fully destroying ISIS will require striking at its center of gravity, which includes eliminating safe havens and bases of operation in Syria. Supporting those in Syria who are also committed to this fight is a necessary step."
Unanimous Consent Request To Delete Remarks In Debate August 1, 2014
David Cicilline, D-RI
"There is no requirement that a unanimous consent request be timely. The House can consent unanimously to any course of action. I am asking the House to consent unanimously to striking these particular words from the Congressional Record. There is no requirement under the House rules that it be done contemporaneously, that is, of taking down the words of today."

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