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Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Conference Report—Continued June 28, 2016
Robert Menendez, D-NJ
"So that continues all the way through June of this year. To me, as someone who started in September of last year to raise the alarm bells—and not only to do that but to then come up with a legislative proposal that was embraced by all of the elected leadership of Puerto Rico, by all of the major parties in Puerto Rico, by the members of their legislature, the Governor and others who all put out statements saying that this was a pathway that would respect the citizens of Puerto Rico and give them the tools they need to restructure their debt, become fiscally responsible, and realize the hopes and aspirations of the people of Puerto Rico. So I not only raised the alarm bells as of September of last year, I created a legislative solution for it so that we could have an informed debate."
Preventing Irs Abuse And Protecting Free Speech Act June 14, 2016
Sander Levin, D-MI
"Further, the Republican leadership has refused to give sufficient funds to combat the Zika virus, risking the health and well-being of Americans. They have refused to raise the minimum wage to help working families improve their quality of life and have advanced efforts to reduce access to school meals for low-income children."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 5053, Preventing Irs Abuse And Protecting Free Speech Act; And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. June 14, 2016
Jim McGovern, D-MA
"He was also going to raise the issue about whether or not we can revisit legislation that would call for a ban on assault weapons. The weapon that this killer used was an assault weapon, and it was perfectly legal for him to buy. Is it worth a discussion as to whether or not we ought to place limits on the purchase of such weapons?"
Tibet June 13, 2016
Jim McGovern, D-MA
"I have long raised concerns about China’s human rights record in Tibet. As the first congressional delegation to enter Tibet since the 2008 unrest, our trip was an important opportunity to raise the voices of the Tibetan people, and we did just that. Everywhere we went, in every meeting we had, we talked about Tibet. We talked about the Dalai Lama and his strong bipartisan support in Congress. We talked about the importance of respect for people’s cultures and religions, and we talked about the need to strengthen and protect all of the human rights of the Tibetan people."
Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act Of 2016 May 13, 2016
Frank Pallone, D-NJ
"In the committee, Democrats voted to raise the cap to 500 patients for qualifying physicians with appropriate credentials. Additionally, committee Democrats and Republicans voted unanimously to permanently allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to treat patients with bupe."

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