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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-04-11

    REID. Mr. President, last Thursday a Gallup and Healthways survey revealed more good news about the ever-shrinking rate of uninsured Americans. Because of the Affordable Care Act, 91 percent of American...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-03-07

    REID. Madam President, on another subject, last Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services released updated statistics about the number of Americans who now have health insurance. This is...



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    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-02-10

    GREEN of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise to highlight the success of the Affordable...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-02-08

    REID. Madam President, last week marked the end of an open enrollment for the health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act. The numbers are in, and once again millions of Americans signed up for...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    REID. Mr. President, I wonder what my Republican friends do when they are not here in Washington, DC. Do they bother to talk to their constituents? Do they sit down and meet them at townhall meetings...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    REID. Mr. President, my friend the Republican leader has an obsession with the Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare. He cannot give up on this obsession. The share of Americans without insurance is at the...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-29

    REID. Mr. President, yesterday the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families released a stunning report detailing the sharp increase in the number of Nevada children who have health insurance....



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-25

    REID. Mr. President, today in this great country of ours the Affordable Care Act--ObamaCare--has survived the latest partisan attempt to deny health coverage to working families. Millions of working...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-25

    MURPHY. Madam President, hopefully, we can move on. After a Presidential election, two Supreme Court cases, 60-plus votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the House of Representatives, and endless...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-25

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    Senator Tammy Baldwin

    From: WI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-18

    BALDWIN. My colleagues and I gathered here on the floor today to share some good news--something we unfortunately don't get to hear quite enough on the Senate floor. I am here today with Senators Murphy...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-18

    SESSIONS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. SESSIONS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-17

    ISAKSON. Mr. President, before he leaves the floor, I thank the distinguished Senator from Wyoming, a physician himself, not just for his good remarks today but for his litany of good [[Page S4220]] remarks...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-09

    REID. Mr. President, the majority leader can't seem to let the facts as they exist get in the way of his ideology. The facts are that the Affordable Care Act is working, and 16.5 million people are proof...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-04

    REID. Mr. President, my friend the Republican leader can't see the forest for the trees when it comes to health care. I understand that. He has given many speeches denigrating ObamaCare. The facts...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-21

    MURPHY. Mr. President, shown in this picture I have in the Chamber is Christina from Stratford, CT. She is a small business owner, and she has a story that is becoming pretty familiar all across the...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    REID. Mr. President, my friend, the Republican leader, must be in denial to come to the floor and talk [[Page S2899]] about ObamaCare the way he did. He is neglecting the facts. I will only repeat...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-17

    REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that an article that appeared and was posted last night at 7:14 p.m. in the Washington Post be printed in the Record. There being no objection, the material...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-11

    DURBIN. Mr. President, last week I had an opportunity to cross the street into the Supreme Court, and I witnessed the first oral argument I have ever seen. It was a historic moment for me and for our...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-11

    BARRASSO. Mr. President, last Tuesday President Obama met with 10 people at the White House. These are people who had written him letters about the health care law. The White House said it designed this...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-11

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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-10

    DURBIN. Mr. President, we continue to debate the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act, of course, is the effort we passed in the Senate to try to make America a better place for those who need...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-10

    LEAHY. Mr. President, I was listening to what the Senator from Illinois was saying. I could not say it as well as he did, but I agree with every single word he said and I suspect that Vermonters, Republicans...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-05

    MURPHY. Mr. President, the Affordable Care Act is working. It is working better, frankly, than many of us who were there at its inception believed it would at this early stage in its implementation....



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-05

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    Representative Alma S. Adams

    From: NC District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-03

    ADAMS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. ADAMS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Affordable Care Act. One year after...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-11-12

    BROWN. Mr. President, in the days after the election this year, I heard a number of my colleagues--many from my State--in the House of Representatives and in the Senate talk with great exuberance about...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-10

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, I have stepped away from a Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health to come to the floor. The purpose of that hearing is once again to attack the Affordable Care Act, criticisms...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-25

    BLUNT. The other matter I wish to talk about for just a few minutes deals with the disappointing answer Senator Alexander and I got this week from a request we made several days ago about a processing...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-25

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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-12

    CARDIN. Mr. President, I, along with most Americans, celebrated Mother's Day yesterday with my wife, my daughter, and my grandchildren, to express our appreciation for what mothers all over the world...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-12

    NELSON. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Ms. Hirono). Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-03

    REID. Mr. President, no one can dispute that Winston Churchill was a statesman and the most famous in the history of our world. This is what he said: [[Page S2136]] Of this I am quite sure,...



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    Representative Joaquin Castro

    From: TX District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-02

    CASTRO of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the subject of my Special Order. ...



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    Representative Loretta Sanchez

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2014-04-02

    SANCHEZ of California. Thank you so much to the gentleman from Texas, San Antonio, and New Braunfels. Mr. Speaker, today, we are talking about the Affordable Care Act. This is so, so important as we...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-02

    JACKSON LEE. Let me thank the convener of this Special Order and the colleagues I have heard since I have come to the floor, like Congresswoman Sanchez. Congressman Castro, thank you very much. Coming...



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    Representative Mark Takano

    From: CA District 41

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-02

    TAKANO. I thank the gentleman from Texas for yielding time. I rise today to stage an intervention, an intervention for Speaker Boehner and the House Republicans. Now, this intervention is not because...



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    Representative Joaquin Castro

    From: TX District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-26

    CASTRO of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the subject of my Special Order. ...



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    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-26

    GREEN of Texas. First of all, I thank my colleague from San Antonio. We are both Texans, and we know the problems. You served a lot of years in the State legislature. I did, too. Frankly, I think a lot...



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    Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2014-03-26

    ROYBAL-ALLARD. I thank the gentleman for yielding and for organizing tonight's Special Order on the Affordable Care Act, which is helping to make health care a reality for millions of Americans across...



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    Representative Tony Cárdenas

    From: CA District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-26

    CARDENAS. I thank my good friend from San Antonio, Texas. Congressman Castro, you are absolutely right. To go back away from the Affordable Care Act means to go back to the old system, and the old system...



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    Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham

    From: NM District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-26

    LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico. Thank you very much, Congressman Joaquin Castro. Muchas gracias, al congresista Joaquin Castro. Thank you so much for calling us together to talk about this critically...



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    Representative Lloyd Doggett

    From: TX District 35

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-26

    DOGGETT. I would just like to thank you for the work that you are doing on this, and I believe our real message is to the many people out there--some of whom may even think that this law has been repealed....



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-12

    MURPHY. Mr. President, I got the chance to meet David Weis, a 22- year-old student at Georgetown University, about a week ago. David's story, unfortunately, although it may sound exceptional, is not....



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-03-11

    CORNYN. Mr. President, I want to talk about a number of subjects starting, of course, with the fact that millions of Americans have lost their health insurances because of the unintended consequences...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-11

    MURRAY. Madam President, I want to take a moment to recognize our Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives who last week cast the 50th vote in their effort to dismantle the Affordable Care...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-06

    MURPHY. Mr. President, we now are in about the sixth month of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We have over 11 million people who have received health care--who previously had not been...



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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-06

    STABENOW. Mr. President, I thank my friend and colleague from Connecticut for his passion and his wonderful advocacy for people who just want to know they have health care for themselves and their families,...



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-06

    MARKEY. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Ms. Heitkamp). Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. MARKEY. Madam President,...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-06

    CARDIN. Madam President, Russia's invasion of Ukraine is one of the most serious breaches of the OSCE principles since the signing of the 1975 Helsinki Final Act. These principles are at the foundation...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-26

    REID. Mr. President, over the last many months millions of Americans have signed up for affordable health insurance, many for the first time ever, many for the first time in many years. Millions of...



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    Representative Mike Quigley

    From: IL District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-11

    QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, all things are subject to interpretation, but as Nietzsche once said: Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is often more a function of power and not truth. ...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-09

    ISAKSON. Mr. President, before I make my remarks, I commend the Senator from South Dakota and underscore what the Senator said regarding the SKILLS Act passed by the House of Representatives. I am...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-18

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I wish to engage for perhaps the next 20 or so minutes with Senator Cantwell, who is arriving shortly. I will begin with some remarks and ask unanimous consent for us to engage...



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    Senator Maria Cantwell

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-18

    CANTWELL. Mr. President, I come to the floor to join my colleague from Rhode Island. I applaud him for his diligence, making sure this debate happened today, and for his leadership on this issue. It...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-18

    BLUMENTHAL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Heinrich). Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. BLUMENTHAL. Mr....



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    Senator Roger F. Wicker

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-18

    WICKER. Mr. President, I would point out that the distinguished Senator from Delaware was on his way to speak and has graciously offered to defer for moment or two while I make my brief remarks. ...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-16

    COATS. I know we will be voting shortly. The narrative out of the White House is that this health care plan is starting to work. That is not what I am hearing from home, and many are questioning this. ...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-16

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    Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-12-04

    ROYBAL-ALLARD asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD. Mr. Speaker, I rise to highlight the positive impact [[Page...



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    Representative Ed Perlmutter

    From: CO District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-04

    PERLMUTTER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. PERLMUTTER. Mr. Speaker, today, I rise to tell the story of the Montez Family, who live in my congressional district...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Party:

    Date: 2013-12-04

    PELOSI asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, today, the President put forth some conversation about the Affordable...



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    Representative Michael T. McCaul

    From: TX District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-03

    McCAUL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. McCAUL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak about the Affordable Care Act. As the American people know, Members of Congress...



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    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-20

    DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I want to share with you another letter I received from a constituent about the Affordable Care Act. He writes: About 9 months ago, my wife was forced to leave her job, in...



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    Representative James R. Langevin

    From: RI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-20

    LANGEVIN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LANGEVIN. Mr. Speaker, many of my colleagues have highlighted the challenges of...



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    Representative Janice Hahn

    From: CA District 44

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-19

    HAHN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, even with the difficulties of the health care Web site, we are seeing great things coming out of this...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-13

    BLUNT. It has been less than 6 weeks since the President's health care initiative, the Affordable Care Act, was launched. The Web site is still not working, but the Web site will work. Actually, the...



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    Representative David P. Roe

    From: TN District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-12

    ROE of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, we are here for the next hour to discuss the Affordable Care Act with my colleagues and my cochair of the Doctors Caucus, Dr. Gingrey, a fellow OB/GYN from Georgia. I thank...



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    Representative Andy Harris

    From: MD District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-12

    HARRIS. I want to thank the gentleman from Tennessee for yielding. The gentleman from Tennessee is absolutely right. In fact, in Maryland, in a front-page article 2 weeks ago, in our leading newspaper...



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    Representative H. Morgan Griffith

    From: VA District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-07

    GRIFFITH of Virginia asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. GRIFFITH of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, earlier today, I received an email from a woman who runs a small business...



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    Representative Kevin Yoder

    From: KS District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-04

    YODER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. YODER. Mr. Speaker, it is no secret that there is plenty to disagree about in Washington, D.C. The House majority continues...



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    Representative James E. Clyburn

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-10-03

    CLYBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CLYBURN. Mr. Speaker, I would like to acquaint you and my colleagues with Mr. Butch Matthews, a 61-year-old former small...



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    Representative Louie Gohmert

    From: TX District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-03

    GOHMERT. Mr. Speaker, I always enjoy my friends on the other side of the aisle, some really terrific public speakers. I also enjoyed particularly the question from my friend across the aisle who said:...



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    Senator Cory Gardner

    From: CO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-26

    GARDNER. Mr. Speaker, when the President began his push to pass the partisan Affordable Care Act, he did so with two primary promises: the promise that if you like your health care plan, you will be...



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    Senator Brian Schatz

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-18

    SCHATZ. Mr. President, I rise to speak on the Affordable Care Act. At home in Hawaii we have a saying, ``Lucky you live Hawaii.'' That can [[Page S6552]] mean a lot of different things to different...



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-18

    MARKEY. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Ms. Heitkamp). Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. MARKEY. I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-17

    REID. Mr. President, we have to return to the business at hand. Since the moment President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, making it the law of the land and ensuring every American has access to...



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    Senator Jerry Moran

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-31

    MORAN. Mr. President, 3 years ago Congress passed a massive health insurance law which didn't have a single Republican vote, and it had significant opposition by the public. In an administration proclaiming...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-31

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    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    JEFFRIES. Madam Speaker, later on this afternoon, the House will vote for the 37th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Speaker of the House of Representatives has already been on record saying...