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Honoring The Memory Of Larry Scanlon March 4, 2015
Cheri Bustos, D-IL
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the memory of Larry Scanlon, who was taken from us tragically on February 27th, 2015, after over 40 years of dedicated service to our nation’s hardworking families. Mr. Scanlon served as the longtime Political Director for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). In this role, he fought to raise the minimum wage, protect Social Security, and add a voice for middle class families in our government and national discussion. Larry recognized that our country’s success is tied to the economic health of the middle class. In this vein, he sought to make this country greater by fighting to give families the fair shot that they deserve at the American dream. Mr. Speaker, I am grateful for Larry’s contributions as a fighter for the middle class, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."
Dodd-Frank And Other Financial Services Bills March 4, 2015
Andy Barr, R-KY
"The Volcker rule has made U.S. capital markets less competitive internationally, creating unnecessary obstacles for U.S. companies to raise the funds they need to grow their businesses and create jobs."
Providing For Congressional Disapproval Of A Rule Submitted By The National Labor Relations Board March 4, 2015
Barbara Boxer, D-CA
"They aren’t here to raise the minimum wage. They aren’t here to expand the child care tax credit. They aren’t here to ensure equal pay for equal work. They aren’t here to try to make college more affordable for middle-class families. They aren’t here to help workers get health care—we know that because right now Republicans are suing to take away health care from more than 8 million Americans."
Providing For Congressional Disapproval Of A Rule Submitted By The National Labor Relations Board March 3, 2015
Debbie Stabenow, D-MI
"There is a lot more we could and should be doing. We are going to continue to raise the issues that middle-class families care about. We are going to continue to fight for middle-class families every single day, and we are going to continue to oppose those who want to keep a rigged system against the middle class."
Honoring The Service Of Sergeant Michael Strank February 24, 2015
Keith Rothfus, R-PA
"Sergeant Michael Strank, from Franklin Borough, Pennsylvania, was one of six men in this iconic photo who helped to raise the flag. Sergeant Strank was part of the Greatest Generation, a generation that rolled back a dark totalitarian tide that broke upon the world in the first half of the 20th century."

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