Capitol Words a project of the Sunlight Foundation

  • and

the border

Occurrences over time

  • Embed Dark
  • Embed Light
  1. '96
  2. '98
  3. '00
  4. '02
  5. '04
  6. '06
  7. '08
  8. '10
  9. '12
  10. '15

Mentioned most often by

Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed— Continued August 5, 2015
Rob Portman, R-OH
"To better understand this trend, the subcommittee examined the 2014 merger of Burger King with the Canadian coffee-and-donut chain Tim Hortons—an $11.4 billion tie-up that sent Burger King’s corporate headquarters north of the border. Our review showed that Burger King had strong business reasons to team up with Tim Hortons. But the record shows that when deciding where to locate the new headquarters of the combined company, tax considerations flatly ruled out the U.S. And it wasn’t about the domestic tax rates—it was about international taxation."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions August 5, 2015
Dan Sullivan, R-AK
"Then even issues like—we talk a lot about immigration and how our system is broken and how the border needs to be secured. Absolutely. But we are still the country of the world that other people of the world want to come to. They want to come here."
Hire More Heroes Act Of 2015—Continued July 28, 2015
John Cornyn, R-TX
"Frequently, when we talk about the border, we talk about border security. That is a very important consideration and, frankly, we have not committed the Federal resources we should to border security to make sure we know who is coming into the country and why they are here. Of course, we know that recently, even in the news, people have continued to penetrate our border, even those with criminal records, causing havoc and, indeed, committing crimes against innocent people such as occurred recently in the terrible incident that happened in San Francisco."
Immigration Reform July 23, 2015
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"Well, let me help. Obviously, he is just not up on what the law said. He hadn’t read it as I had. But what it did is it set forward a plan to have a plan made by Homeland Security within so many months. It has been a good while since I looked at it, but they had all kinds of time to put together a plan. And then that would be looked at by GAO, the Government Accountability Office, as I recall, and then they had so much time, a vast amount of time, to analyze that to see if the situational awareness and occupational control would be adequate under the plan that was being proposed by Homeland Security, the very people that have not secured the border so far."
Enforce The Law For Sanctuary Cities Act July 23, 2015
Steve King, R-IA
"I would add that there is much more that I would like to do, much more to do. I would like to move Kate’s Law. Matt Salmon has brought some of that. I would like to make it incremental so it goes from a 5-year mandatory to a 10-year mandatory on second offense and move it up the line. I would like to make E-Verify mandatory. I would like to pass the New IDEA Act so the IRS can help enforce this. I would like to build a fence, a wall, and a fence, Madam Speaker, and I would like to repass the border bill that we did last summer. There are a number of good things."

Popularity by state

Popularity by party