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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Protecting Volunteer Firefighters And Emergency Responders Act Of 2014 April 2, 2014
Barbara Boxer, D-CA
"I do not know why Republicans want to take that away from people, but then again history is repeating itself. I tell my friends—I have so many friends on the other side of the aisle. We just see the world differently. When we go back to Medicare, you should see what the Republicans said in this Senate about Medicare: Socialism, let it wither on the vine."
Legislative Session March 26, 2014
Barbara Boxer, D-CA
"I want people to understand that when the Republicans vilify the Affordable Care Act, they are doing exactly what they did on Social Security and Medicare. They were on the wrong side of history then and they are on the wrong side of history now. And, of course, Newt Gingrich said Medicare was “going to wither on the vine.” Well, it would, if Republicans controlled this place."
Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development Act Of 2013 March 6, 2014
Hank Johnson, D-GA
"The 2011 Texas drought alone cost farmers and ranchers over $5 billion. How many farmer’s crops must wither on the vine before we face up to the real costs inaction?"
Agricultural Act Of 2014—Conference Report February 4, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Mr. President, this is the conference report for the Agricultural Act of 2014. Senator Stabenow was on the floor earlier. She has stepped off now. She has poured her heart and soul into this document and into this work. Two years ago we passed the farm bill on the floor of the Senate—2 years ago. She did it with Senator Roberts of Kansas. I voted for it, and I thought it was an exceptional effort on her part. It went to the U.S. House of Representatives—as is the custom under the Constitution—to wither and die 2 years ago."
Obamacare November 14, 2013
Barbara Boxer, D-CA
"This is the Republican sentiment about health care being offered to our people. That same year, after leading an effort to raise premiums and costs for seniors, Newt Gingrich predicted that Medicare was “going to wither on the vine.”"

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