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“With Israel’s citizens once again under assault, our bipartisan resolve to stand by Israel is firm and unwavering. I am pleased the House acted unanimously to reaffirm our support for Israel’s right to defend itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from Hamas."
Friday, July 11, 2014
“It’s a recognition that the American people are very talented. It’s a recognition that the private sector stands ready to work with the workforce to provide the training. We have the talent, we have many – our workers have many skills. They need specific training to be a match, to meet the needs that the Speaker talked about, about those job vacancies. So this is really important in making sure we have a workforce for the 21st century – skilled and trained to meet the needs of the private sector and the entrepreneurial spirit of America."
Friday, July 11, 2014
“With rising temperatures and record droughts across the country, we could be headed into one of the worst wildfire seasons in our history. But with fires raging across the west, the money is running out – and House Republicans can’t be bothered to act."
Friday, July 11, 2014
"And then, of course, we have the Supplemental, which is the subject at hand – something which should be brought up immediately, voted upon, and recognized as the emergency that it is. During the break I visited Brownsville, Texas, and saw the challenge that we are facing there. Little children. Little children coming across the border. And it is not a question of the border not being secure. These people are turning themselves in. They are not being captured. They are turning themselves in. So whatever you think of it, it is a humanitarian need."
Thursday, July 10, 2014
“Instead of working to create jobs, instead of working to strengthen the middle class or addressing any of the urgent issues facing our nation, Republicans are wasting taxpayer dollars on another toxic partisan stunt."
Thursday, July 10, 2014
“The Commonwealth Fund study is just the latest evidence of the overwhelming success of the Affordable Care Act. Thanks to this historic law, millions of American students, workers and families are discovering newfound health security, and the personal and economic freedom that comes with it."
Thursday, July 10, 2014
“These transcripts prove that Republicans’ Select Committee to Exploit the Benghazi Tragedy is nothing more than a circus to inflame the most extreme and conspiracy-obsessed elements of their party while raising campaign funds off the deaths of four Americans."
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
“Even in the deepest darkness of hate, there shine stars of hope, compassion, and courage. Armed only with diplomatic papers and his own creativity and determination, Raoul Wallenberg helped thousands escape the Holocaust in the chaotic and brutal final month of World War Two."
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
“It is no surprise that even after reviewing hundreds of candidates, we found the perfect nominee within the ranks of UCSF itself. From his work as a researcher and teacher to his present positions as Dean of the Medical School and interim Chancellor, Dr. Sam Hawgood has embodied UCSF’s culture of excellence. He is a dedicated educator, a proven leader, and a terrific choice for chancellor of UCSF."
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
“Avoiding a strike on the Long Island Rail Road should be a priority for all levels of government. It is my hope that all parties involved will be able reach a fair resolution, and that we can avoid the disruption of a strike that would have a negative impact on commuters."
Wednesday, July 9, 2014