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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Faa Reauthorization Bill April 20, 2016
Mitch McConnell, R-KY
"As the Washington Post reminded us, this is “the second major transportation bill approved by the Senate within five months.”"
America’S Small Business Tax Relief Act Of 2015 April 14, 2016
Amy Klobuchar, D-MN
"In recent years, gridlock has hobbled the ability of the legislative branch to function. Although we have made some progress in starting to turn that around with the passage of the recent Transportation bill, the Education bill, and the budget, we also have had some very difficult times—fiscal cliff, the government shutdown. We cannot take that dysfunction to the third—as was called by James Madison—department of government, which is the judiciary. We cannot have a Supreme Court that doesn’t function, which is exactly what is happening as some continue to obstruct the process, when all we want is a hearing."
America’S Small Business Tax Relief Act Of 2015 April 13, 2016
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Mr. President, the Federal Aviation Administration is now operating under its second extension. Like too many important issues, we just keep patching up the system. Last year, the Senate worked together to pass a 5-year transportation bill. Finally, after 30 patches of a national transportation program, both parties came together to pass the first long-term bill in over 10 years. This was an important step for the Nation and for my State of Illinois."
Senate Accomplishments And Filling The Supreme Court Vacancy February 25, 2016
John Cornyn, R-TX
"One is the first major overhaul to education reform since No Child Left Behind. We also passed a major long-term Transportation bill. I know it seems like a small thing in isolation, but it really does make a difference to fast-growing States such as mine—Texas—to be able to plan ahead when it comes to maintaining and operating our transportation infrastructure. Frankly, it saves taxpayer money when you can plan on the long haul rather than in a series of starts and stops."
Energy Policy Modernization Bill February 2, 2016
John Thune, R-SD
"Last year we passed a number of significant bipartisan bills, including a major reform of No Child Left Behind and a multiyear transportation bill that will strengthen our infrastructure and put Americans to work."

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