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Entry Title Date
National Civil Rights Museum April 8, 2014
Steve Cohen, D-TN
"As I toured the fabulous museum, I thought about how far America had come and how much farther it needs to go. There are stories about the Voting Rights Act; yet I thought about the Supreme Court’s striking down provisions and about the impossibility of getting sponsors here sufficient to pass a renewed Voting Rights Act, which is so necessary to America’s fulfilling its purpose."
Paycheck Fairness Act—Motion To Proceed—Continued April 8, 2014
Jack Reed, D-RI
"The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island issued a report showing that gender discrimination in pay is even more striking for minority women. In Rhode Island African-American women make 61 cents for every dollar that a white male makes. For Latinas the figure is 51 cents. This gender discrimination pay gap affects women at all educational levels."
Protecting Volunteer Firefighters And Emergency Responders Act Of 2014 April 2, 2014
Al Franken, D-MN
"Today, in McCutcheon, the Court took Citizens United a step further, striking down a law that limited the amount of money people could give directly to candidates and political parties. In doing so, the Court overturned a key holding from Buckley v. Valeo, a case from 1976. Until today, the law said that direct contributions to candidates, parties, and certain PACs could not exceed about $125,000 in the aggregate per election cycle. The law was intended to stem the tide of money in politics and maintain the integrity of our public institutions. But as of this morning, that law has been taken off the books at the Supreme Court’s direction."
Protecting Access To Medicare Act Of 2014 March 31, 2014
Ron Wyden, D-OR
"What was striking was that a lot of the stories about Medicare Part D in the first couple of months resembled the stories we are now seeing about the Affordable Care Act. The Congressional Budget Office has made the comment that Part D has come in more than 25 percent less in terms of projected costs than what CBO saw years ago."
Religious Freedom In The Constitution March 24, 2014
Keith Rothfus, R-PA
"This poster, Mr. Speaker, is striking. This discrepancy is simply indefensible. Looking at these numbers, you would think that this administration thinks that it is more important for an employer to provide abortifacient drug coverage than it is to provide comprehensive health insurance coverage that would cover items such as cancer treatment."

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