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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Immigration November 19, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"If we chart immigration as an issue in the course of America, we will find something very interesting. Political parties that become anti-immigrant parties eventually wither and disappear. Why? Because they are denying the fundamentals of America. They are saying that we are going to close the doors and pull up the ladder, and we don’t need any more of those people."
Safe Climate Caucus May 6, 2014
Henry Waxman, D-CA
"The other path is to deny the science and ignore the growing threat of climate change. We can watch our coastlines flood, our forests burn, and our crops wither. We can let the Chinese and other countries dominate the trillion-dollar market for the clean, renewable energy of the future."
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?"

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