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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Fast-Track Authority May 21, 2015
Barbara Boxer, D-CA
"Do you remember NAFTA? Let’s do NAFTA. It is going to raise the standard of living in Mexico, and the Mexican people won’t come across the border. We had all those factory jobs leave. And in this, Mexico is part of this deal."
Congressional Role In Trade Policy May 21, 2015
Sander Levin, D-MI
"Implementing bills typically make changes to U.S. tariff laws to comply with the tariff obligations of trade agreements, but some implementing bills make more substantial, behind-the-border changes to U.S. laws to comply with the obligations in our trade agreements. That has been true of changes to U.S. patent laws and changes to the Immigration and Nationality Act."
Syria May 20, 2015
Adam Kinzinger, R-IL
"Mr. Speaker, I remember a few years ago visiting Israel, standing in the Golan Heights and looking to the border of Syria. At this time, our guide began talking about the peaceful protests in Syria, the beginning of an era of discontent."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions May 19, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"This legislation provides another important benefit: It will lay the groundwork to expand U.S. preclearance operations in Canada—thereby enhancing national security and facilitating commerce and tourism with our largest trading partner. The U.S. currently stations U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP, Officers in select locations in Canada to inspect passengers and cargo bound for the United States before they leave Canada. These operations relieve congestion at U.S. airports, improve commerce, save money, and provide national security benefits. Earlier this year, Secretary Johnson was joined in Washington by Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, Steven Blaney, for the signing of a new preclearance agreement that was negotiated under the Beyond the Border Action Plan. That agreement sets the stage for expansion of preclearance capacity for traffic in the marine, land, air and rail sectors between the United States and Canada. But one barrier in these discussions is that the United States lacks legal authority to prosecute U.S. officials engaged in preclearance operations if they commit crimes while stationed in Canada. CEJA would ensure that the U.S. has legal authority to hold our own officials accountable if they engage in wrongdoing, and thereby help pave the way to fully implementing the expanded Canada preclearance agreement."
National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2016 May 15, 2015
Debbie Dingell, D-MI
"She tried to cross the border at Saudi Arabia and got turned back into hostile areas because she did not have a man traveling with her. Ultimately, she ended up on a private fishing boat, going with no food or water on board."

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