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  • Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015


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    Senator Mike Rounds

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-23

    ROUNDS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of Calendar No. 89, H.R. 2353. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill by title. ...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-23

    DURBIN. Mr. President, is there going to be a unanimous consent request made at this point? The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Chair understands there will be. Mr. DURBIN. I will reserve the right to object...



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    Representative Bill Shuster

    From: PA District 9

    Party:

    Date: 2015-05-19

    SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on H.R. 2353. The SPEAKER pro tempore....



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    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Well, here we are again, yet another short-term pass. It is a heck of a way to run a great nation. Our system is falling apart: 140,000...



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    Representative Sam Graves

    From: MO District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-19

    GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I also want to thank, in addition to this patch, I want to thank Chairman Shuster and Chairman Ryan for their very hard work towards a long-term reauthorization of the...



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    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    From: DC District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    NORTON. Mr. Speaker, I thank my good friend for yielding. By July, when this new patch expires, Mr. Speaker, we shall have spent a full year since the last patch, not even trying to make progress toward...



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    Representative Eric A. "Rick" Crawford

    From: AR District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-19

    CRAWFORD. Mr. Speaker, first, let me thank Chairman Shuster and Ranking Member DeFazio for their hard work and to the rest of the committee for the hours of work already done on a long-term transportation...



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    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    NADLER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this bill to extend highway and transit programs for 2 months, but with reservations. The last surface transportation...



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    Representative Bob Gibbs

    From: OH District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-19

    GIBBS. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for yielding. I rise today in support of H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015. Although we must construct a long-term highway bill,...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the gentleman's courtesy, and I appreciate his leadership on this matter. He hit it right on the nail. We are in a situation, I am sad to say, having listened...



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    Representative Cresent Hardy

    From: NV District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-19

    HARDY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of long-term highway funding. I will support the bill on the floor today, but let's be clear. This is a long-term problem that needs to have a long-term solution. ...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    JOHNSON SPORT FISH RESTORATION ACT. Section 4 of the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777c) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a) in the matter preceding paragraph...



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    Representative Brian Babin

    From: TX District 36

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-19

    BABIN. Mr. Speaker, the funding and authorization for our Federal highway program expires in just 12 days. This is a deadline that Congress, the Department of Transportation, and the American people...



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    Representative Corrine Brown

    From: FL District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    BROWN of Florida. Mr. Speaker, here we go again, passing another extension and failing in our duty to provide a world-class transportation system. Transportation programs are much too critical to our...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    HOYER. Mr. Speaker, let me thank Mr. DeFazio for yielding and for the work that he does on this committee. Let me also say to the chairman of the committee, Mr. Shuster, how pleased I am with the kind...



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    Representative Richard M. Nolan

    From: MN District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    NOLAN. Mr. Speaker and Members of the House, this failure to write a long-term, paid-for surface transportation bill for this country has become a national embarrassment. Quite frankly, it is an international...



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    Representative Dina Titus

    From: NV District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    TITUS. Mr. Speaker, why are we debating an extension of the surface transportation authorization instead of doing the right thing and passing a bill that invests in our future? We should be playing the...



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    Representative Lois Frankel

    From: FL District 22

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I just want to start by thanking Mr. Shuster and Mr. DeFazio for their bipartisan leadership. I am going to vote for this 2-month extension for the highway trust fund...



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    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member and the chairman. I am not going to vote for this piece of legislation--not even close. Everyone talks about how we must maintain the roads. If you...



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    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-19

    RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, the highway trust fund has enough money to pay for projects through the end of July, but its legal authority to spend that money expires at the end of this month. I would...



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    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the bill, H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 but with reservations. I support Chairman Shuster's efforts to ensure...



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    Representative Sean Patrick Maloney

    From: NY District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 2353. This bill will mark the thirty-third time we've passed a short-term extension to the Highway bill in eight years. Enough is...



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    Representative Elizabeth H. Esty

    From: CT District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

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



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    Representative Janice Hahn

    From: CA District 44

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-19

    HAHN. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote. A recorded vote was ordered. The SPEAKER pro tempore. This is a 5-minute vote. The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 387, noes...



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    Representative Lois Capps

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-05-19

    CAPPS. Mr. Speaker, I was not able to be present for the following rollcall votes on May 19, 2015 and would like the record to reflect that I would have voted as follows: rollcall No. 243: ``no,'' rollcall...