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Entry Title Date
Medicare Access And Chip Reauthorization Act Of 2015 March 26, 2015
Steny Hoyer, D-MD
"I am also glad that this bill includes a robust reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, which has been a bipartisan success story. This is an issue, Mr. Speaker, I worked hard on when I was majority leader, and I am glad that we are moving forward today in a bipartisan way that recognizes how important the CHIP program is for children and for families."
Making Available Funds For The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, 2006 March 3, 2006
Trent Lott, R-MS
"I plead with our leaders to come up with an agreement. I have never seen this happen before—never. Not one time when I was majority leader did the minority leader and I not come to an agreement on a number to go to conference with."
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act For Defense, The Global War On Terror, And Tsunami Relief Act, 2005—Conference Report—Continued May 10, 2005
Robert Byrd, D-WV
"Mr. President, there were some problems in conference, most notably the recessing at the call of the Chair and not returning, which left some of our members unable to offer motions. During the recess, 55 pages of modified REAL ID immigration legislation were inserted into the conference report, sight unseen, by the conferees. Now, can you imagine that? That would not have happened when I was chairman of the Appropriations Committee. That would not have happened when I was majority leader of the Senate. I will tell you, I don’t blame our chairman or any committee members for this situation, but I do acknowledge that there were problems."
The Sabbath October 9, 2004
Robert Byrd, D-WV
"Mr. President, I don’t see why we can’t have the vote today, or if not today, move it over until Monday. That could be done. The majority leader can easily do this, no question about it. I could do it when I was majority leader. I respect the majority leader, and I respect his doing whatever he has to do, but I am saying that a stitch in time would save nine."
National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2005—Continued June 15, 2004
Thomas Daschle, D-SD
"This is not the first time the Senate has voted to strengthen existing federal protections against hate crimes. I brought these same protections to the Senate floor when I was majority leader in 2002. They were first introduced in 1997 and passed by the Senate in 1999. In 2000, majorities in both the House and Senate supported hate crimes legislation—only to have the provisions stripped out behind the closed doors of a conference committee at the insistence of the far right."

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