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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Confederate Flag June 23, 2015
Robert Pittenger, R-NC
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today in full support of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina statehouse grounds, and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s call to discontinue State-issued Confederate flag license plates."
Moment Of Silence For Victims Of Shooting At Emanuel Ame Church, Charleston, South Carolina June 23, 2015
Mark Sanford, R-SC
"Mr. Speaker, in just a moment, I will request a moment of silence, but before I do, I stand here with other Members of the South Carolina delegation to say our colleague Jim Clyburn, who right now is back home visiting with aggrieved families on the coast of South Carolina, and many of us, like Senator Scott and others, will be going back during this week to visit with those same families."
Trade Facilitation And Trade Enforcement Act Of 2015 June 23, 2015
Harry Reid, D-NV
"It is hard to fathom that even as the community of Charleston grapples with the devastation of this hateful act, African-American men and women have to walk under a Confederate flag when they step on the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia, SC."
Tragedy In Charleston, South Carolina June 22, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"I am not the Governor of South Carolina, I am not in the South Carolina legislature, and I do not live in South Carolina, but I do believe the time is long overdue for the people of South Carolina to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds in Columbia. That flag is a relic of our Nation’s stained racial history. It should come down. If any good can come of the terrible tragedy in Charleston, it is that the people of South Carolina now have the opportunity to finally turn a page on our past. Frankly, the Confederate flag does not belong on statehouse grounds, it belongs in a museum."
Providing For Consideration Of The Senate Amendment To H.R. 2146, Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act June 18, 2015
Pete Sessions, R-TX
"Mr. Speaker, I, too, rise with a sad heart regarding the occurrences and the things which happened in South Carolina last night. I know, I join the gentlewoman as well as all the Members of this body to express our condolences and our sorrow with the things that have happened. I know that later in the day we will take time to offer those formally by the members of the South Carolina delegation."

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