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Entry Title Date
Ratepayer Protection Act Of 2015 June 24, 2015
Frank Pallone, D-NJ
"The EPA is regulating based on laws that were passed by Congress—that is what an agency does—but many of my colleagues on the Republican side continue to raise the false specter of job losses and high economic costs in order to try to block the President and the EPA from implementing the clean power plan to curb power plant carbon pollution."
The Missing Black Male June 23, 2015
Barbara Lee, D-CA
"We also need to raise the minimum wage—and fight for a living wage because too many Americans are working full time and still struggling to make ends meet."
In Honor Of Mr. Edwin D. Hill June 17, 2015
Donald Norcross, D-NJ
"An innovator, Ed was always in search of new ways for members to address the changing economic environment and for IBEW to raise the working standards and overall quality of electrical construction. I join my IBEW brothers and sisters in wishing him a happy retirement and thank him, once again, for his outstanding contributions to the industry."
Repeal The Medical Device Tax June 17, 2015
Michael Fitzpatrick, R-PA
"But, unfortunately, it is becoming clear that the reporting system for faulty and deadly devices is broken. A recent Wall Street Journal story highlighted how, in 2006, a doctor from central Pennsylvania started to raise the alarm and asked questions about power morcellators. He was seeing an alarming number of cancerous tissues arriving at his lab that were coming in from morcellation surgeries. He estimated the occurrence at somewhere in the range of 1 in 300."
Transportation Funding June 15, 2015
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"Well, we have got a major problem that is staring us in the face right now. We are in the midst of the 33rd short-term transportation funding extension that is a result of our inability to pay for 2015 infrastructure with 1993 dollars. That is because of our inability to raise the gas tax since 1993."

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