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Entry Title Date
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions February 4, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"I would remind my colleagues that several years ago the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found that email was fully protected by the Fourth Amendment. It said that “the Fourth Amendment must keep pace with the inexorable march of technological progress, or its guarantees will wither and perish.” This bill takes up that challenge."
Department Of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015—Motion To Proceed February 4, 2015
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Every student of American history can tell us that anti-immigration parties eventually wither and die. We are a nation of immigrants."
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."

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