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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations For The Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2014—Motion To Proceed July 29, 2014
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Mr. President, I now move to proceed to Calendar No. 488, S. 2648, the emergency supplemental appropriations act dealing with the border crisis."
Securing The Sovereignty Of The United States July 29, 2014
Ted Poe, R-TX
"I want to commend the work that the State of Texas is doing to protect and secure the sovereignty of the United States, including the Department of Public Safety, local law enforcement, Parks and Wildlife law enforcement, the Texas Rangers, and soon to be the National Guard. It is obvious to me that they are on the border and they are protecting the sovereignty of our country for all Americans."
Republicans Ignore America’S Problems July 29, 2014
Dina Titus, D-NV
"Apparently, they just don’t care. They don’t care if women get paid less, as long as CEOs get record salaries. They don’t care if children stack up at the border and families are divided, as long as they can sue the President. They don’t care if people struggle to get by on low wages or with no unemployment insurance, as long as corporations can keep their tax loopholes, and they don’t care if the environment is raped, as long as big polluters can continue to circumvent regulations that protect our air and water."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4315, 21St Century Endangered Species Transparency Act July 29, 2014
Jared Polis, D-CO
"Congress should be considering legislation to secure the border or deal with the crisis of unaccompanied minors on our southern border, to balance our budget, to reform our broken immigration system, to deal with wildfires, to raise the minimum wage, to protect workers. But instead, here we are debating partisan changes to a piece of legislation that has, frankly, served us well and our ecosystems well over the prior decades."
Morning Business July 29, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"But we are not like most countries in the Middle East, for example, that have a steady stream of refugees. The United States does not engage in refugee crisis alleviation because of our location and geography and our history. Seldom have we been challenged. But today we are challenged. We are challenged because in the first 6 months of the year 57,000 unaccompanied children—children—presented themselves at the border with Mexico. They were not trying to sneak in. They literally walked across the border and presented themselves to the first person in uniform."

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