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Entry Title Date
Affordable Care Act February 8, 2016
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Madam President, last week marked the end of an open enrollment for the health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act. The numbers are in, and once again millions of Americans signed up for quality health care. Normally—it is normal now, and each year it keeps going up—nationally almost 13 million Americans selected their plans through health insurance marketplaces. In Nevada, almost 90,000 people enrolled in Nevada’s health exchange. That represents a 20-percent increase over 2015 enrollment numbers."
Legislative Program February 4, 2016
Steny Hoyer, D-MD
"I mention specifically the Affordable Care Act, which I know the gentleman’s party believes is not good policy, whether or not we were going to consider an alternative to do what your party has said it is going to do for the last 5 years, and that is repeal, but replace with policies. I think that would be a useful discussion for us to have and do so in a way that respects the integrity of each person’s view as to what the best interests of our country are."
Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act Of 2015— Veto Message From The President Of The United States February 2, 2016
Chris Van Hollen, D-MD
"Mr. Speaker, facts are stubborn things. Since the Affordable Care Act was passed, which our Republican colleagues said would be a jobs killer, we have actually seen millions and millions of jobs added in the economy, and the unemployment rate has come way down. The notion that the Affordable Care Act was going to wreck the economy is just blatantly false for everybody to see. Just look at the statistics around the country."
Affordable Care Act Is Helping People February 2, 2016
Karen Bass, D-CA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to support the Affordable Care Act and to urge this House to sustain President Obama’s veto of the legislation to repeal it."
Introduction Of The Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act Of 2016 February 2, 2016
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"Mr. Speaker, today, I introduce the Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2016, a bill that would require buildings that are either federally owned or leased to provide designated private and hygienic lactation spaces for nursing mothers. For years, federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have encouraged breastfeeding—the benefits are so great that the Affordable Care Act amended federal law to require employers to provide a designated, non-bathroom space for returning employees to pump breastmilk for their newborns, ensuring that new mothers would be able to continue this essential practice even after returning to work. My bill would extend this requirement to include not just employees, but visitors and guests to federal facilities across the nation."

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