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    Representative Harold Rogers

    From: KY District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-28

    ROGERS of Kentucky. Madam Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 495 and as the designee of the majority leader, I call up the bill (H.R. 1314) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    VAN HOLLEN. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Madam Speaker, I want to start by joining the comments of the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, Mr. Rogers, in congratulating...



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    Representative Pete Sessions

    From: TX District 32

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-28

    SESSIONS. Madam Speaker, last night in the Committee on Rules we looked at this bill. We talked about it and its importance to the Nation. Madam Speaker, first let me say that this is an agreement...



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2015-10-28

    LEVIN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LEVIN. Madam Speaker, first and foremost, this bill takes the important step of protecting the full faith and credit of the...



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    Representative Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

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    Date: 2015-10-28

    FRELINGHUYSEN. Madam Speaker, I will be brief. I rise in support of the agreement before us this afternoon. Madam Speaker, as my colleagues are aware, the Department of Defense and the intelligence...



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    Representative Elijah E. Cummings

    From: MD District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    CUMMINGS. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement. I am very encouraged that this agreement includes provisions from my bill, H.R. 2391, the Medicaid Generic Drug Price...



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    Representative Mac Thornberry

    From: TX District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-28

    THORNBERRY. Madam Speaker, if one takes into account the effects of inflation, we cut our military budget 21 percent from 2010 to 2014. Madam Speaker, I think everybody in this body will acknowledge...



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    Representative Nita M. Lowey

    From: NY District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    LOWEY. Madam Speaker, as ranking member of the Appropriations Committee, I rise to support this bipartisan legislation that ensures the full faith and credit of the United States and sets a path to a...



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    Representative Mario Diaz-Balart

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    Date: 2015-10-28

    DIAZ-BALART. I thank the chairman. Madam Speaker, I, in essence, only want to make four brief points. Number one is that, I, too, have concerns with lots of parts of this bill. There are parts that...



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    Representative Keith Ellison

    From: MN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    ELLISON. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentleman for the time. I plan on voting for this bill, but I am not here to pound and celebrate that. It does things that are good. It lifts the debt ceiling and...



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    Representative Darrell E. Issa

    From: CA District 49

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-28

    ISSA. Madam Speaker, I am a member of the majority. When the majority brings a bill to the floor, you normally start off with ``yes'' and hope to stay there. In this case, I started off with ``likely''...



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    Representative Peter Welch

    From: VT District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    WELCH. I thank the gentleman. Madam Speaker, there are a few reasons why this agreement deserves our support: First, it is good public policy. This finally unleashes the shackles of the sequester...



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    Representative Mark Sanford

    From: SC District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-28

    SANFORD. Madam Speaker, I will say to the chairman from Kentucky that I am absolutely sympathetic in the way that he and others in the leadership are really caught between a rock and a hard place. ...



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    Representative Richard E. Neal

    From: MA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    NEAL. Madam Speaker, today's effort is a moment of satisfaction but not delectation. This stands before us as a testament that Congress cannot be dictated to by a minority of the majority. This institution...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    BLUMENAUER. I appreciate the gentleman's courtesy and his hard work over the years on the budget. Madam Speaker, I am pleased to stand today to support this agreement. It allows us to limp along. There...



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    Representative Chaka Fattah

    From: PA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    FATTAH. Madam Speaker, I am one who comes to this floor to support this agreement. It means the great work that we are doing on the Appropriations Committee--working with my colleagues, like Chairman...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2015-10-28

    PELOSI. I thank the gentleman from Maryland (Mr. Van Hollen) for yielding and for his kind words, and I return the compliment to him. To the staff of the Budget Committee, the staff of the other committees...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    HOYER. I thank the gentlelady. I thank the gentleman from Maryland for yielding. I thank him for his outstanding leadership as ranking member of the Budget Committee on fiscal stability and fiscal...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Ranking Member, let me thank you. And to the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, let me thank you as well. This was a tough call. And I do want to thank the leadership, Speaker...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    LEE. Mr. Ranking Member, let me thank you. And to the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, let me thank you as well. This was a tough call. And I do want to thank the leadership, Speaker Boehner,...



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    Representative Brendan F. Boyle

    From: PA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    BOYLE of Pennsylvania. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentleman. Madam Speaker, for the cynics who believe that nothing can happen in Washington and that we are permanently doomed to disarray, this has...



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    Representative Tom Price

    From: GA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-28

    PRICE of Georgia. Madam Speaker, today the House is scheduled to consider the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 which would increase the discretionary spending caps for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 set in...



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    Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

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    Date: 2015-10-28

    ROYBAL-ALLARD. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015. While I have concerns about portions of the bill, including the impact it may have on some of our hospitals,...



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    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 305, I call up the bill (H.R. 1314) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating...



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2015-06-12

    LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I have worked in all my years here to expand trade in ways that spread its benefits to the many, not just to the few. Charlie Rangel and...



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    Representative Lloyd Doggett

    From: TX District 35

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    DOGGETT. Mr. Speaker, some have called Trade Adjustment Assistance ``burial insurance'' since it delivers limited help after a job is dead and buried. At a time when Fast Trackers are claiming that...



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    Representative Devin Nunes

    From: CA District 22

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    NUNES. Mr. Speaker, this is a time when everybody in this body needs to step back and really realize what we are here to do today. This is an historic moment. We will either move forward with our allies,...



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    Representative Ron Kind

    From: WI District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    KIND. I thank my friend for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the legislation before us today, trade promotion authority as well as Trade Adjustment Assistance. What we are debating and...



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    Representative Patrick J. Tiberi

    From: OH District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    TIBERI. Mr. Speaker, it is now my honor to yield 1 minute to the gentleman from Indiana (Mr. Young), a member of the Ways and Means Committee and a great partner in trying to open up and break down barriers...



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    Representative Todd C. Young

    From: IN District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    YOUNG of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, today, I rise in support of H.R. 1314, the Trade Act of 2015, and H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. With 96 percent of the world's customers...



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    Representative Patrick J. Tiberi

    From: OH District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    TIBERI. Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to yield 1 minute to the gentleman from California (Mr. McClintock), one of our leaders here in the Congress on free trade. Mr. McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, I thank...



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    Representative Tom McClintock

    From: CA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman so much for yielding and for his good work. Mr. Speaker, trade means prosperity. In any trade, both sides go away with something of greater value to themselves,...



    A picture of Representative Sander M. Levin

    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2015-06-12

    LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, it is now my pleasure to yield 1\1/2\ minutes to the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Lewis), a member of our committee, the most distinguished Member from Georgia--or I should say the...



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    Representative John Lewis

    From: GA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    LEWIS. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my friend and my ranking member for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to the fast track amendment. Over 20 years ago, I stood on this very House...



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    Representative Erik Paulsen

    From: MN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    PAULSEN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman. It is difficult to overstate the importance of trade with other countries. The benefits of trade are huge and enormous for our economy. If you take all...



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    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman. I rise in strong opposition to the trade bill before us, and I am also in opposition to using 1 cent of Medicare money for anything other than...



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    Representative Adrian Smith

    From: NE District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    SMITH of Nebraska. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Trade Act of 2015. We have the opportunity to remove major trade barriers which make it harder to sell U.S. products to consumers in other...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, Democrats just left a very powerful presentation from the President of the United States to our Members, who simply ask that our Members play it straight: vote for things they...



    A picture of Representative Robert J. Dold

    Representative Robert J. Dold

    From: IL District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    DOLD. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman. Mr. Speaker, we want to make sure that we are moving forward and providing American leadership when it comes to trade. My friend from Oregon here just articulately...



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    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, I will tell you what an innuendo is. It is saying that the jobs that we lose are going to be replaced by just as good or better jobs. Well, here is the record. Remember, you...



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    Representative Patrick Meehan

    From: PA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    MEEHAN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the Trade Act of 2015. Ninety-five percent of the world's market is outside the United States, and selling our goods to...



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    Representative Linda T. Sánchez

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    Date: 2015-06-12

    SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak against this misguided TPA bill. Many of my colleagues have highlighted the reasons to oppose the bill, but I want to focus on two specific fundamental...



    A picture of Representative Peter J. Roskam

    Representative Peter J. Roskam

    From: IL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    ROSKAM. I thank Chairman Tiberi. Mr. Speaker, one of two things is going to happen: we are either going to lean forward and claim the best days of America, which are ahead of us, or we are going to...



    A picture of Representative Donald S. Beyer Jr.

    Representative Donald S. Beyer Jr.

    From: VA District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    BEYER. Mr. Speaker, I rise to stand as tall and as boldly as I can for the American worker. Almost 10 million Americans are unemployed; middle class income wages have been stagnant for decades; almost...



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    Representative Kevin Brady

    From: TX District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    BRADY of Texas. I thank Chairman Tiberi for his leadership on trade and American success. Mr. Speaker, who has the power? This is the question. When your family or your business wants to buy a product,...



    A picture of Representative Marcy Kaptur

    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    KAPTUR. I thank our distinguished ranking member, Mr. Levin of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to this limited fast-track trade debate. Proponents of TPA are trying to lure votes...



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    Representative David G. Reichert

    From: WA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    REICHERT. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, today, Americans find themselves asking this question over and over again: Are things ever going to get better for America? The only answer...



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    Representative Brad Ashford

    From: NE District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    ASHFORD. I thank the ranking member. I believe, Mr. Speaker, that this is a vote for the ages. My constituents in Nebraska are asking me: ``Brad, can we govern? Can we come together? Can we move this...



    A picture of Representative Charles W. Boustany Jr.

    Representative Charles W. Boustany Jr.

    From: LA District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    BOUSTANY. I thank the chairman. Mr. Speaker, after 1945, the U.S. set up a global trading system, and countries around the world are taking advantage of it. The world is not sitting still. Hundreds...



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    Representative Nydia M. Velázquez

    From: NY District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    VELAZQUEZ. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, time and again, we are promised trade deals create opportunity. Time and again, instead, they send jobs abroad. In the first 7 years of NAFTA,...



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    Representative Kristi L. Noem

    From: SD District 0

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    NOEM. Mr. Speaker, South Dakota tells the true story of what the benefits of trade can bring. When we have a trade agreement with another country, we sell 11\1/2\ times more goods to that country than...



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    Representative David E. Price

    From: NC District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    PRICE of North Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend for yielding. Over the past 2 years, I have been a part of efforts, good-faith efforts, to write the strongest possible fast-track bill. But...



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    Representative Jason Smith

    From: MO District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    SMITH of Nebraska. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Trade Act of 2015. We have the opportunity to remove major trade barriers which make it harder to sell U.S. products to consumers in other...



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    Representative Brad Sherman

    From: CA District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    SHERMAN. Mr. Speaker, the proponents of this bill have not played it straight as far as legislative procedure. They took a Senate bill that should be a ``yes'' or ``no'' vote on this floor and split...



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    Representative Henry Cuellar

    From: TX District 28

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    CUELLAR. I thank the ranking member for yielding me this time. Mr. Speaker, President John F. Kennedy once said: ``The U.S. did not rise to greatness waiting for others to lead. Economic isolation and...



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    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, the debate today is about one issue; it comes down to one question: Do we support hard-working Americans or do we abandon them? A vote for these bills is a vote against jobs, and...



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    Representative Andy Barr

    From: KY District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    BARR. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for the opportunity to speak in favor of this important legislation for jobs, our economy, transparency, and accountability. Free trade is critical for my constituents...



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    Representative Mark Pocan

    From: WI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    POCAN. I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time. Mr. Speaker, I grew up in an auto town, where almost everyone had a family member who worked in the industry, but today there are no cars made...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, today's vote on the trade package that includes trade adjustment assistance and trade promotion authority, also known as fast track, represents a flawed and hurried process to...



    A picture of Representative Peter J. Visclosky

    Representative Peter J. Visclosky

    From: IN District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 1314, which allows for fast track Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for trade agreements entered into prior to July 1, 2021, including the prospective...



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    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-12

    NADLER. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the Trade Act of 2015 (H.R. 1314), which would ``fast-track'' trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), by allowing them to pass Congress...



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2015-06-12

    LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote. A recorded vote was ordered. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XX, this 15- minute vote on the second portion of the divided question...



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    Representative Andre Carson

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    Date: 2015-06-12

    CARSON of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 361, had I been present, I would have voted ``no.'' Mr. LaMALFA. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 361 I was unavoidably detained in office meeting on the...



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    Representative Doug LaMalfa

    From: CA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    LaMALFA. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 361 I was unavoidably detained in office meeting on the legislation and the roll was closed upon entrance to the House floor. Had I been present, I would have voted...



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    Representative Kevin McCarthy

    From: CA District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    McCARTHY. Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an announcement. Members are advised that we are proceeding to votes on the remaining two motions. I would advise the Members that the world is watching,...



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    Representative John A. Boehner

    From: OH District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-12

    BOEHNER, BUCSHON, HARPER, JENKINS of West Virginia, CHABOT, Ms. GRANGER, Messrs. PITTENGER, BUTTERFIELD, RUSH, and DENHAM changed their vote from ``aye'' to ``no.'' Mr. McKINLEY changed his vote from...



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    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-15

    RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 1314) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse...



    A picture of Representative Patrick Meehan

    Representative Patrick Meehan

    From: PA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-15

    MEEHAN. I thank the chairman for his recognition and support of this very, very--once again--thematically important bill. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of what is commonsense legislation, H.R....



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    Representative John Lewis

    From: GA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-15

    LEWIS. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 1314. Currently, not all 501(c) organizations are able to appeal decisions regarding the application...



    A picture of Representative Peter J. Roskam

    Representative Peter J. Roskam

    From: IL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-15

    ROSKAM. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for yielding. This is a classic example of the IRS basically putting the American taxpayers in a nice little cul de sac. They would come in; you would have...