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Entry Title Date
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4315, 21St Century Endangered Species Transparency Act July 29, 2014
Jared Polis, D-CO
"Congress should be considering legislation to secure the border or deal with the crisis of unaccompanied minors on our southern border, to balance our budget, to reform our broken immigration system, to deal with wildfires, to raise the minimum wage, to protect workers. But instead, here we are debating partisan changes to a piece of legislation that has, frankly, served us well and our ecosystems well over the prior decades."
Cancel The August Recess To Do The People’S Work July 24, 2014
Dan Kildee, D-MI
"Legislation awaiting action in an up-or-down vote is piling up: legislation to raise the minimum wage; to renew emergency unemployment insurance; to pass comprehensive immigration reform; to rebuild our crumbling roads, bridges, and ports; enacting a manufacturing policy so that we can make things in America; and voting on paycheck fairness to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work."
Bring Jobs Home Act—Motion To Proceed July 24, 2014
Jack Reed, D-RI
"Indeed, we have seen Republicans block several measures that would help strengthen our economic recovery. As I discussed earlier, House Republicans refused to act on restoring emergency unemployment insurance, despite the fact that the Congressional Budget Office estimates that a year-long extension would generate 200,000 new jobs. Republicans have also blocked our efforts to raise the minimum wage, let borrowers refinance their student loans, pass a paycheck fairness bill or an energy efficiency bill. We need long-term solutions to all of these issues."
Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act July 17, 2014
Tim Johnson, D-SD
"We were careful, however, in reaching this compromise not to raise the trigger, which would drive small insurers out of the market and reduce the availability and affordability of coverage for businesses nationwide. This bipartisan bill also does not pick what modes of terrorist attacks should get preferential treatment over other forms of attacks."
Bring Jobs Back Home Act—Motion To Proceed—Continued July 17, 2014
Kelly Ayotte, R-NH
"I wish to raise the issue as following: There is an investigation going on. We don’t know yet who is responsible or if anyone is responsible. The facts will come forward as to why this plane went down. But it has been widely reported that the plane was, in fact, shot down. Some of the reports have said it was done by a medium-range surface-to-air missile system."

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