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 Mel Carnahan - “Declining welfare rolls and increasing work participation rates demonstrate that Missouri is moving people away from welfare dependency and into jobs.”
 Russ Carnahan - “We know that in 2001 it was believed 78 stem cell lines existed. But now we know there are only 22 that are viable, and they have been contaminated with mouse stem cells.”
 Russ Carnahan - “In 2003, this House voted to kill a Democratic amendment to add 250 million for port security grants then again, in 2005, against a Democratic proposal calling for an additional 400 million in funding for port security.”
 Russ Carnahan - “From protecting our natural resources to providing maritime security and national defense, the Coast Guard's duties are broad in scope, and the performance of those duties has never been more important.”
 Russ Carnahan - “Does anyone really believe it is possible to make even the most basic ends meet on 5.15 an hour”
 Mel Carnahan - “Preserving and protecting the state tobacco settlement funds is the nation's Governors highest priority.”
 Russ Carnahan - “Five years of Republicans' failed energy policies have resulted in Americans paying twice as much at the pump as they did in 2001, while big oil companies make triple the profits.”
 Russ Carnahan - “The regional security in the Middle East cannot be further compromised by an Iranian loose cannon.”
 Mel Carnahan - “Parents are key when it comes to keeping kids off drugs. Good parenting is the best anti-drug we have.”
 Russ Carnahan - “There is little doubt that Iran is on a mission to rebuild its nuclear weapons and use that capability to wreak havoc and destruction on Israel and others throughout the world.”
 Mel Carnahan - “We are aware that many national farm organizations are putting forth various plans to provide both short- and long-term relief to our nation's agricultural producers. While we believe long-term solutions are essential, the current situation demands a more immediate response.”
 Mel Carnahan - “For the past seven years we have been cracking down on crime in Missouri, passing tougher laws for drug crimes and sex offenses and requiring prisoners to serve more time.”
 Russ Carnahan - “The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act is an important authorization for our country and for our citizens, as we have seen so vividly in the last few weeks.”
 Russ Carnahan - “As winter weather settles in around the country, millions of American families are facing skyrocketing home heating prices with even greater impact if cold temperatures persist into the spring.”
 Russ Carnahan - “It is time this Congress listened to the American people and minimum-wage workers, and it is time that we act.”
 Russ Carnahan - “Congress has not raised the minimum wage since 1997. The minimum wage is now at its lowest level in 50 years adjusted for inflation.”
 Russ Carnahan - “After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America.”
 Mel Carnahan - “For our welfare reform efforts to be successful, we must empower local charitable organizations with the resources to address their local community needs.”
 Russ Carnahan - “The International Relations Committee, on which I sit, has held only two hearings this year regarding Iraq - a woefully insufficient number.”
 Mel Carnahan - “Although our war on drugs must be fortified with the best laws, enforcement efforts and resources, we would not be successful without your individual commitment to this cause.”
 Mel Carnahan - “Quality child care, health insurance coverage, and training make it possible for former welfare recipients to get, and keep, jobs.”
 Russ Carnahan - “I also rise today in strong support of forward movement on the implementation of health information technology, which has the potential to save the United States billions of dollars in health care costs each year.”
 Russ Carnahan - “Americans are also feeling the effects of soaring energy prices at the gas pump. The double burden of these added expenses will be far too much for many families.”
 Russ Carnahan - “6.6 million people will benefit from a rise in the minimum wage.”
 Russ Carnahan - “Americans rightly asked, if this is the way our government responds to a natural disaster it knew about days in advance, how would it respond to a surprise terrorist attack How would it respond to an earthquake”

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