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Entry Title Date
Federal Reserve Transparency Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed January 12, 2016
John Barrasso, R-WY
"Mr. President, tonight President Obama will be coming to Congress to deliver his final State of the Union Address. His advisers have been all over television talking about what the President is planning to say. Tonight, I expect President Obama will talk a little about the health care law. Last year in his State of the Union Address, the President bragged—he actually bragged—that more people have insurance now than when he took office. I expect he will probably say something similar tonight."
Obamacare October 28, 2015
Orrin Hatch, R-UT
"Sadly, as I rise to revisit this subject, things haven’t gotten better for ObamaCare. In fact, if the Obama administration’s own estimates are to be believed, things are actually getting much worse. As we all know, this Sunday, November 1, marks the beginning of the 2016 open enrollment period for the ObamaCare health insurance exchanges. This is an important milestone for the health care law in large part because President Obama and his supporters have, since the day the law was passed, repeatedly promised that as Americans become more familiar with how the law works, the more they will grow to love it."
Obamacare October 21, 2015
John Barrasso, R-WY
"Mr. President, I would like to associate myself with the remarks of the majority leader and point out in today’s New York Times, Wednesday, October 21, the big headline—“Insurance Out of Reach for Many, Despite Law.” Despite this law, insurance is out of reach for many. I know my colleagues who were back home visiting with people around their home State last week, listening to what was on constituents’ minds, heard exactly this—the problems of the health care law."
National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2016—Conference Report October 6, 2015
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"The argument goes kind of like this: After all, the Democrats unilaterally abolished the filibuster on nominations, contrary to Senate rules. Well, they will have to live with that come 2017 when the Republican President is inaugurated, as I hope. But just as I think they will live to regret that move, I think those of us on my side of the aisle would ultimately regret the loss of the Senate as a deliberative body if we were to change the cloture rule for legislation. What would the Democrats do with unchecked power? We don’t have to guess. The Democrats briefly had the 60 votes needed to overcome any filibuster, and they promptly ran the unpopular health care law down the throats of an unwilling American public. They dismissed legitimate criticism from Republicans and skepticism from citizens of America. They promised that Americans would like it once it had passed and when we found out what is in it. Well, Americans now know what is in the health care law, and the law hasn’t become any more popular."
Military Construction, The Department Of Veterans Affairs, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Motion To Proceed September 30, 2015
John Barrasso, R-WY
"Mr. President, the American people have gotten used to hearing bad news about their health care ever since the Democrats passed ObamaCare. It seems that each and every day there is another headline about another way that the health care law is hurting people. Last Wednesday there was a remarkable amount of bad news in just 1 day. The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, September 23, had this headline: “Health Insurers Defend Deals.”"

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