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    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-18

    RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 321, I call up the bill (H.R. 2146) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Federal law enforcement officers, firefighters, and...



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2015-06-18

    LEVIN. I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, it is said that we should write the rules, not China. But make no mistake, the ``we'' is not Congress, leaving us with only a ``yes''...



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    Representative Kevin Brady

    From: TX District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-18

    BRADY of Texas. I thank Chairman Ryan for his leadership. Mr. Speaker, free trade is economic freedom. It is the freedom to buy and sell and compete around the world with as little government interference...



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    Representative Xavier Becerra

    From: CA District 34

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-18

    BECERRA. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, this trade promotion authority legislation, as we have heard, is all about writing the rules, writing the rules on trade. It is about who will...



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    Representative Ron Kind

    From: WI District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-18

    KIND. I thank my friend for yielding. Mr. Speaker, last week, in a bipartisan majority, this House granted this administration trade promotion authority so that it can begin to elevate standards and...



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    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-18

    PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That seems to be the approach on trade. Despite the fact that TPA passed the House last week by only eight votes, at no point did...



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    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-18

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I was thinking what a difference a week does not make. The vast majority of the people in my congressional district were opposed to fast track last week, and they are...



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    Representative Henry Cuellar

    From: TX District 28

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-18

    CUELLAR. I thank the gentleman for yielding. I support TPA to give the President the authority to negotiate this agreement. It is very simple. A lot of those countries are already able to send their...



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    Representative David Scott

    From: GA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-18

    SCOTT of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, the people of this great Nation are watching us today, and they are begging and pleading with us to please vote down this bill. Who knows better than the American people...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-18

    LEE. Mr. Speaker, first, I thank the ranking member for yielding and, once again, for his tremendous leadership. I rise in strong opposition to this bill and to once again say ``no'' to fast track....



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    Representative Brad Sherman

    From: CA District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-18

    SHERMAN. Mr. Speaker, if you vote for this bill, you get fast track without Trade Adjustment Assistance. There is no assurance Trade Adjustment Assistance will come to this floor or that it will come...



    A picture of Representative Patrick J. Tiberi

    Representative Patrick J. Tiberi

    From: OH District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-18

    TIBERI. Mr. Speaker, read the bill. I have got it right here. The only thing different is the number at the top has changed. The content is the same. [[Page H4523]] TPA is not a trade deal. It is...



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    Representative Karen Bass

    From: CA District 37

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-18

    BASS. Mr. Speaker, last week I spoke in favor of H.R. 1891, the AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015. In the middle of tremendous controversy and tension over TPA, it was encouraging to have legislation...



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    Representative Nydia M. Velázquez

    From: NY District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-18

    VELAZQUEZ. Mr. Speaker, once again, we are being asked to vote for an agreement that will cost jobs, undermine environmental protections, and erode workers' rights, all in the name of so-called free...



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    Representative Lloyd Doggett

    From: TX District 35

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-18

    DOGGETT. Mr. Speaker, in Washington we never seem to lack for self-certified smart people. They are the folks who know what is best for you and your family. While they, today, are insisting on railroading...



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    Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    From: OR District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-18

    BONAMICI. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 2146, the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. For the past several [[Page H4524]] years I have had many conversations about trade with the...



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2015-06-18

    PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 374 I would have voted ``no'' on passage. Had I been present, I would have voted ``no.'' Mr. YOHO. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 374 I intended to vote ``no.'' ...



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    Representative Ted S. Yoho

    From: FL District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-18

    YOHO. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 374 I intended to vote ``no.'' ____________________ ...



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    Representative David G. Reichert

    From: WA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-12

    REICHERT. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 2146) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Federal law enforcement officers, firefighters, and air traffic controllers...



    A picture of Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-12

    PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I want to thank Mr. Reichert for all the work he has done on this legislation to bring it to the floor this evening. We are talking...



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    Representative Erik Paulsen

    From: MN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-12

    PAULSEN. Mr. Speaker and Members, I rise in support of this very commonsense bill, as Mr. Pascrell just laid out, to correct an inequity that exists within the retirement system for Federal law enforcement...



    A picture of Representative Brenda L. Lawrence

    Representative Brenda L. Lawrence

    From: MI District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-12

    LAWRENCE. Mr. Speaker, as we vote on H.R. 2146 in the House today, I would like to share with you the dire reality facing our brave first responders who put their lives on the line for the safety of...