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Entry Title Date
Bipartisan Sportsmen’S Act Of 2014—Motion To Proceed July 7, 2014
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Would it be good for the middle class to raise the minimum wage? Of course. It would be great. Would it be good for the American public to have it so my daughter, for instance, if she does the same job your son does, that they get paid the same amount of money? They filibustered that. They stopped that. How about student loans? Student loans are the highest debt in America today—almost $1.3 trillion—and we tried to remedy that, make it better for students and of course their families who are paying and have paid over the years for these large loans. Filibuster; extended unemployment benefits, filibuster."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4899, Lowering Gasoline Prices To Fuel An America That Works Act Of 2014; Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4923, Energy And Water Development And Related… June 25, 2014
Alcee Hastings, D-FL
"We need to raise the minimum wage in this country, and we need to protect voting rights and secure equal pay."
Nomination Of Leon Rodriguez To Be Director Of The United States Citizenship And Immigration Services, Department Of Homeland Security June 24, 2014
Barbara Boxer, D-CA
"The minority leader, the Republican leader Senator McConnell, said it over the years over and over. Whenever there is controversy, if people feel it is controversial, have a 60-vote threshold. He said that I don’t know how many times, but I have the quotes. All of a sudden, when it comes to repealing President Obama’s Climate Action Plan or Keystone, somehow that doesn’t qualify as controversial from his point of view, but the thing about “controversial” is it is in the eye of the beholder. I don’t think it is controversial to raise the minimum wage. It hasn’t been raised in years, but my friends on the other side don’t like it. They demand 60 votes. So we had a 60-vote threshold."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 6, Domestic Prosperity And Global Freedom Act; And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3301, North American Energy Infrastructure Act June 24, 2014
Jim McGovern, D-MA
"We are trying to raise the minimum wage so that we are not subsidizing McDonald’s or Wendy’s, which pay their workers minimum wage. We are trying to give people a raise so that work actually pays in this country. We can’t even get a minimum wage bill to this House floor for a vote. We can’t even debate it, and we can’t have a vote on it. They are blocking it."
Domestic Prosperity And Global Freedom Act June 24, 2014
Henry Waxman, D-CA
"A lot of manufacturers in this country are worried that, if we are exporting our LNG, that is going to raise the price of natural gas here at home. Well, of course it will. It will go to a lower price of LNG here at home to eventually a world price, if it could be freely exported around the world the way we have for oil. If that happens, they are afraid that this boom we have seen in manufacturing in the United States may be curtailed."

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