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  • Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3, Keystone XL Pipeline Act, and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 30, Save American Workers Act of 2015


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    Representative Michael C. Burgess

    From: TX District 26

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-08

    BURGESS. Madam Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 19 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: ...



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    Representative Jared Polis

    From: CO District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-08

    POLIS. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume, and I thank the gentleman from Texas for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. Madam Speaker, I rise today in opposition to the rule...



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    Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr.

    From: WI District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-08

    SENSENBRENNER. Madam Speaker, this rule and the underlying bill should pass. If the underlying bill doesn't pass or gets vetoed, the Canadians will sell their product someplace else. That is what the...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-08

    McGOVERN. Madam Speaker, it appears that the more things change, the more they stay the same. The Republican majority talks a good game. They talk about an open process, but when push comes to shove,...



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    Representative Joe Courtney

    From: CT District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-08

    COURTNEY. Madam Speaker, I rise in opposition to the rule and both underlying bills, particularly the misnamed Save American Workers Act. I would like to just cite very quickly from the Congressional...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-08

    JACKSON LEE. I thank the gentleman from California and the gentleman from Texas. Madam Speaker, I wonder: Does anyone know who Lisa Gray is? Or the many Lisa Grays across America? Lisa Gray is a woman...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-08

    LEE. I thank the gentleman from California and the gentleman from Texas. Madam Speaker, I wonder: Does anyone know who Lisa Gray is? Or the many Lisa Grays across America? Lisa Gray is a woman who,...



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    Representative Candice S. Miller

    From: MI District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-08

    MILLER of Michigan. I certainly thank the gentleman for yielding. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of the combined rule, but specifically I want to talk in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which...



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    Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    From: IL District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-08

    SCHAKOWSKY. Madam Speaker, today the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 30, which is really more properly called the ``Sabotage American Workers Act,'' a bill to provide a major change in ACA's requirement...



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    Representative Gene Green

    From: TX District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-08

    GREEN of Texas asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas. Madam Speaker, I rise today to express my opposition both to the rule and also to the underlying...



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    Representative Joaquin Castro

    From: TX District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-08

    CASTRO of Texas. Thank you, Congressman Polis. Mr. Speaker, Democrats have said all along that we understand that when you have a bill that is this wide in scope, whether it is hundreds of pages or...



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    Representative John Shimkus

    From: IL District 15

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-08

    SHIMKUS. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my friend. This is a debate that we shouldn't even have to have had since this should have been approved 6 years ago. If you understand how Keystone was supposed...



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    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-08

    CONNOLLY. Mr. Speaker, I would just say to my friend from Illinois that, yes, this is politicized all right, and now we have got Congress in the business of permitting. And if we are going to go down...



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    Representative Donald S. Beyer Jr.

    From: VA District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-08

    BEYER. Mr. Speaker, today I rise in opposition to the rule. With my brother, I have owned and managed a small business for 40 years, and I know well that the most important asset of any business is...



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    Representative Randy K. Weber Sr.

    From: TX District 14

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-08

    WEBER of Texas. I thank the gentleman. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the rule and of the two underlying bills, one of which is H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which comes into my district. ...



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    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-08

    DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this bill. By cutting full-time workers from 40 hours per week to 39, an employer could escape having to pay for health care. This bill would put millions...



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    Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    From: FL District 23

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-08

    WASSERMAN SCHULTZ was allowed to speak out of order.) Moment of Silence on Tucson Shootings' 4-Year Anniversary Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise...