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Entry Title Date
Fast Track And Marriage Equality April 23, 2015
Steny Hoyer, D-MD
"In my lifetime, Martin Luther King, Jr., brought that compellingly to America’s attention. In his lifetime, the President whom the majority leader in this House just last week heralded as one of the great figures, great giants in American history, Abraham Lincoln, called the attention of his generation to the gulf between the promise and the practice in America."
Protecting Volunteer Firefighters And Emergency Responders Act April 23, 2015
Tom Cotton, R-AR
"Third, we will see a nuclear arms race throughout the Middle East. As many Senators in this institution have heard from senior government officials of Sunni states throughout the gulf, they cannot tolerate a Persian Shiite nuclear power. Whether they develop with their indigenous capabilities, in some instances, or whether they purchase it from overseas, we will see the world’s most dangerous and volatile region strung with nuclear tripwires."
San Jacinto Day April 21, 2015
Ted Poe, R-TX
"San Jacinto Day is based upon Texas history that occurred on April 21, 1836—179 years ago. That was the day that the Battle of San Jacinto took place on the marshy plains where Buffalo Bayou meets the San Jacinto River, near the Gulf of Mexico, in a place that we now call Harrisburg, which is near Houston, Texas. It was a battle that was successful for liberty and freedom for people who lived in Texas."
Five-Year Anniversary Of The Deepwater Horizon Tragedy April 20, 2015
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"At around 9:40 that evening, drilling mud began gushing out onto the rig. The well had kicked. The crew activated the rig’s blowout preventer 1 mile below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, down at the bottom of the gulf. Tragically, the blowout preventer failed. At 9:49 p.m., there was an explosion on the rig floor. The Deepwater Horizon rig quickly became an inferno. Eleven men died. Eleven families were changed forever."
Moment Of Silence For The Victims Of The Deepwater Horizon Tragedy April 20, 2015
David Vitter, R-LA
"Madam President, I rise today to solemnly observe the 5-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oilspill, also known as the BP disaster. It was a major and deeply tragic incident that resulted in the loss of 11 lives in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond that really devastated the gulf region."

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