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    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-20

    RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 273, I call up the bill (H.R. 880) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify and make permanent the research credit, and ask...



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    Representative Mike Thompson

    From: CA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-20

    THOMPSON of California. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I just want to start by clarifying one thing. My friend from Wisconsin talked about what it means when you...



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    Representative Kevin Brady

    From: TX District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-20

    BRADY of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. When it comes to research and development initiatives, America is rapidly falling behind our global competitors. Unless the U.S....



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    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-20

    RANGEL. Mr. Speaker, I was listening to the eloquent words of my friend from Texas about the importance of research and development, and I can't think of any member on our committee that could not agree...



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    Representative George Holding

    From: NC District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-20

    HOLDING. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Brady for offering this important piece of legislation. The research and development credit plays a crucial role in the continued economic growth of our...



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    Representative Lloyd Doggett

    From: TX District 35

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-20

    DOGGETT. Mr. Speaker, there is one type of innovation in which these Republicans are truly unexcelled--there is no competition. And that is the innovation in names, in naming these bills. They salute...



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    Representative Erik Paulsen

    From: MN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-20

    PAULSEN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for his leadership on this legislation and on the Ways and Means Committee. Mr. Speaker and Members, America has long been a place where an idea that is...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-20

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the gentleman's courtesy. I was listening to my dear friend, the gentleman from Texas, who is managing the bill for our Republican friends, and I was struck for...



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    Representative Robert J. Dold

    From: IL District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-20

    DOLD. I want to thank my good friend from Texas for his leadership. Mr. Speaker, I want to just address my good friend from Oregon to say, as someone on this side of the aisle, I, too, sense an urgency...



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    Representative Xavier Becerra

    From: CA District 34

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-20

    BECERRA. I thank my friend for yielding. Mr. Speaker, let's make sure we get something straight. I don't think there is a Member here on the floor who doesn't agree that we want to invest in research...



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    Representative Kevin McCarthy

    From: CA District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-20

    McCARTHY. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I want to take a moment to thank the gentleman from Texas for his leadership. Mr. Speaker, I have listened to a lot of speakers on this...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2015-05-20

    PELOSI. I thank the gentleman for yielding. I thank Mr. Thompson and the ranking member, Mr. Levin, and members of the committee for bringing clarity to this debate today. Mr. Speaker, Democrats have...



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    Representative Rick W. Allen

    From: GA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-20

    ALLEN. I thank Mr. Brady for yielding me this time. Mr. Speaker, I would like to remind my colleagues on the other side that, under the leadership of the former presenter, almost a trillion dollars...



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    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-20

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the gentleman from California for yielding me time. I also want to thank Representative Brady for his characterization of my State, the State of Illinois,...



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    Representative Alexander X. Mooney

    From: WV District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-20

    MOONEY of West Virginia. Mr. Speaker, President Ronald Reagan once observed that the government's view of the economy is pretty simple: ``If it moves, tax it.'' Well, today, more than ever, President...



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    Representative Rod Blum

    From: IA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-20

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the gentleman's courtesy. I was listening to my dear friend, the gentleman from Texas, who is managing the bill for our Republican friends, and I was struck for...



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    Representative Richard E. Neal

    From: MA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-20

    NEAL. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill? Mr. NEAL. I am opposed to the bill in its current form. The SPEAKER pro...



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2015-05-20

    LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays. The yeas and nays were ordered. The SPEAKER pro tempore. This is a 5-minute vote. The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas...



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    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-20

    MALONEY of new york in the house of representatives Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker,...