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Entry Title Date
Baseline Reform Act Of 2013 April 8, 2014
Cheri Bustos, D-IL
"Madam Speaker, when I am home traveling in my district every weekend, I hear from people who this bill would harm: young people who are trying to better themselves through higher education but struggling to afford the rising cost of college; veterans who are caught in the VA backlog and trying to just get the care that they need; seniors who worked hard and played by the rules their entire lives, who deserve to live out their golden years in dignity; and law enforcement officers, like my husband, Gerry, a captain with the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department and commander of the Quad Cities Bomb Squad, who rely on programs like the COPS program to help keep our community safe."
Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act Of 2013 March 13, 2014
Charles Schumer, D-NY
"This is a very important day for the people of New York. We have thousands of homeowners who either have had their flood insurance rise or are fearful of their flood insurance rising. Most of them are middle-class people in places such as Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Rockaways, out to the southern shore of Long Island and up the Hudson River. To be a homeowner is to have your little piece of the rock if you are a middle-class person. Basically, it is all you own. To have that taken away from you by an irrational Washington force called Biggert-Waters made no sense. Yet, when people’s flood insurance bills would go up from $500 to $4,000, when they were told if they sold their house it might go up to $10,000, their piece of the rock—their home—was in true jeopardy."
Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act Of 2014 January 30, 2014
Charles Schumer, D-NY
"A home is the middle class’s piece of the rock. People struggle long and hard to pay that mortgage, and when they are in their later years, fifties, sixties, seventies—I guess fifties isn’t later years these days—this is what they have. Their nest egg is their home. To all of a sudden pull the rug out from under them and say when you sell your home, the next person is going to have to pay $15,000 or $20,000 a year in flood insurance, which makes the value of that home plummet, is so unfair."
Honoring Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church December 5, 2013
Bennie Thompson, D-MS
"The membership is proud of its rich history and Christian traditions. We will continue to celebrate the accomplishments of our forefathers, but more importantly, we are dedicated to embracing God’s call to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to win souls to Christ through love, dedication, loyalty, and service to mankind. We humbly thank God for more than 150 years of service and we pray for His continued blessings and divine guidance as we demonstrate to the world that Bethlehem is the place where “Our Feet are on the Rock and Our Names are on Heaven’s Roll.”"
Default Prevention Act Of 2013—Motion To Proceed October 16, 2013
Mark Warner, D-VA
"America has been ranked by the credit agencies as the most secure credit in the world. That is why, when there are crises around the world, investors buy dollars. It gets into sophisticated finance, but it means everything we do in America is a little bit cheaper because we are viewed—to paraphrase a company term—like the rock."

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