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Entry Title Date
Legislative Program April 16, 2015
Kevin McCarthy, R-CA
"As the gentleman knows, I do not like to get ahead of the conferees. I will let them work forward and see what comes back. As soon as their work is done, we will notify everyone and have it back on to the floor."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Continued April 15, 2015
Michael Enzi, R-WY
"I will reiterate that I had about 4 weeks to put it together and 4 months to get it done. We have not done one in 8 years, so it was quite a challenge. We are getting closer now, and today we will have an opportunity to voice some concerns. I am glad we are at this point. I look forward to working with the conferees."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Continued April 15, 2015
Sherrod Brown, D-OH
"Mr. President, this amendment, about which I asked to instruct the conferees, passed by a voice vote, and I appreciate the acceptance of it by Senator Enzi and Senator Sanders during the vote 2 weeks ago. We know too big to fail is still with us. We know that it is really all about those megabanks that are over $500 billion in total assets. That is what my amendment speaks to."
Human Trafficking Legislation And The Budget April 15, 2015
Harry Reid, D-NV
"There will be no meeting of the conferees. There will be no debate in open session as to how the budget should be changed. The Republicans will get to conference. There will be meetings held by the Republicans. Democrats will not be invited. If they are invited, it is pro forma: Here is what we have decided to do. The conferences, as we used to do them around here, do not exist. It is a rare occasion when they do."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 April 15, 2015
Michael Enzi, R-WY
"So that is what I am counting on. In the coming weeks, hard-working taxpayers will get to see something they have not had the chance to experience in the last 8 years, and that is an open and transparent legislative process. We are starting that process today with the appointment of the conferees for the conference committees, and we will have amendments this afternoon. Members of Congress from both the House and the Senate will come together as part of the Senate-House budget committee to create a balanced budget that will boost our Nation’s economic output and help restore the promise of a government that is more effective and that will put more people to work."

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