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Entry Title Date
Water Problems In The City Of Flint, Michigan October 8, 2015
Dan Kildee, D-MI
"Sadly, while this may seem like an extreme case, it is a pretty consistent tale all across this country, but especially in the Northeast and Midwestern United States. But in the South and West as well, there are older cities that have, in the past, contributed greatly to economic growth in this country and have been allowed—in some ways, encouraged—to wither, to be hollowed out, and we can’t let this continue."
Land And Water Conservation Fund October 6, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"We have watched conservation funding wither across the country while developments encroach our precious national parks and while the real threat of climate change draws closer and closer. Now is not the time to break a commitment to conserve our natural resources, our heritage, and the legacy we will hand to our children and grandchildren. We must value and protect our heritage by renewing the Land and Water Conservation Fund."
American Samoa Minimum Wage Increase Postponement September 28, 2015
Amata Radewagen, R-AS
"Until we begin to safeguard our fishery interests in the region, American Samoa’s tuna fisheries will continue to wither, creating economic ruin in American Samoa, the other Pacific territories, and even Hawaii, leaving the United States as a passive observer in the world’s largest tuna fishery, leaving other nations such as China to run roughshod over fisheries to the detriment of not only the people, but the environment as well."
Cloture Motion June 23, 2015
Ron Wyden, D-OR
"We have talked a lot about a race to the bottom. My view is that if our country doesn’t fight to protect worker rights and the environment with tough, enforceable trade agreements, those priorities are going to wither away. China is certainly not going to take up the banner for American values in trade. So if you believe America should stop a race to the bottom on labor rights, environmental safeguards, and human rights, this legislation is our chance to lift up global standards."
Usa Freedom Act Of 2015—Motion To Proceed—Continued May 31, 2015
Martin Heinrich, D-NM
"That is why it passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 338 to 88. And let’s be blunt, many of those who voted against it didn’t do so because they support bulk collection. They did so because they want to see section 215 wither and die in its entirety. That is the political reality we face today, and we need to accept it rather than demanding a continuation of a program that the appeals court has determined is illegal."

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