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Entry Title Date
Executive Session April 23, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"Let me speak about two of those countries that are involved in the TPP; those are Vietnam and Malaysia. We are fighting here—and I understand there are differences of opinion—we are fighting here in the U.S. Congress to raise the minimum wage. I happen to believe a $7.25 minimum wage, which is what it is federally, is a starvation wage. I would like to see it go up over a period of years to $15 an hour. The Presiding Officer may disagree, and there are others who disagree."
Democracy Is In Great Danger April 23, 2015
Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA
"This has played an important part in our whole process. You take that away—which is what these big corporations want to say: Unless you invented it, you can’t make a profit from it. No, no, no. This is a property right, and if they take that away, individual inventors will never be able to raise the money for their own research, individual inventors won’t be able to sell their product. Thus, the number of people who can buy it from them will be so greatly diminished that the value of their patents will be dramatically cut by this bill."
The War On Coal April 16, 2015
Rob Woodall, R-GA
"What is the President asking of us? We are talking about how this is going to raise the cost of producing goods."
Moment Of Silence In Honor Of The Victims Of The Boston Marathon Bombings April 15, 2015
Elizabeth Warren, D-MA
"In the days, weeks, and months after the marathon, families and friends came together to lift each other up, to raise the spirit of our city, and to help us heal."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Continued April 15, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"I have been distressed that in three out of the four major Budget Committee hearings held this year, Republicans invited witnesses who testified in support of cutting Social Security. John Engler, the head of the Business Roundtable, representing the CEOs of some of the largest corporations and Wall Street banks in this country, was one of the Republican witnesses. Mr. Engler and the Business Roundtable are the leaders of corporate America. These are the guys who make millions of dollars a year in salary. These are the guys who have huge retirement benefits. They are asking Congress to cut Social Security COLAs for senior citizens and disabled veterans and to raise the retirement age to 70 years of age."

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