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  • American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013--Motion to Proceed


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    Senator Kelly Ayotte

    From: NH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-28

    AYOTTE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that in addition to the two cloture votes on bills dealing with the sequester today, there be set a time, to be determined by the majority leader in consultation...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-28

    REID. Mr. President, I reserve the right to object and will say just a few things. Unless we act by midnight tomorrow, Friday, across-the-board cuts will kick in. They are going to start kind of slowly,...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-28

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I would say to my friend the majority leader that I would object. He can either propound such a consent or not, whatever he chooses, but I would object. The ACTING PRESIDENT...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-28

    McCAIN. Mr. President, obviously we regret that we have not been able to reach an agreement. I am especially disappointed that we are unable to consider the Ayotte amendment, which is an alternative...



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    Senator Lindsey Graham

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-28

    GRAHAM. I thank the Senator from New Hampshire who authored this amendment which Senator McCain and I support. She spent a lot of time and effort trying to fix sequestration in the first year and trying...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-28

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, if I may interject, I believe I have the floor. Mr. McCAIN. I have the right to ask a question from the person who has the floor. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-28

    INHOFE. Reserving the right to object, I don't need to be in this lineup. I will be talking later on. I only wanted to ask one question of Senator Ayotte when she has the floor. Mr. WHITEHOUSE. The...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-28

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I rise to speak on behalf of the Democratic alternative that would cancel the sequester for this year. Before the Senator from New Hampshire leaves, I would like to take a minute...



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    Senator Patrick J. Toomey

    From: PA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-28

    TOOMEY. Madam President, would the Senator from Rhode Island yield for a question? Mr. WHITEHOUSE. I yield for a question. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Pennsylvania. Mr. TOOMEY. I thank...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-28

    LEAHY. Madam President, I thank the distinguished Senator from Pennsylvania for allowing me to go first. I assure him I will be very brief. I know the distinguished Senator from Washington State is here....



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-28

    MURRAY. Madam President, in the last 2 weeks we have learned more and more what the across-the-board cuts for sequestration really mean for our families and our communities that we all represent. We...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-28

    COATS. Madam President, as I look at my watch, the clock is ticking toward midnight. Midnight becomes March 1, and that is the point at which the sequester kicks in, which is the across-the-board cuts--hardly...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-28

    DURBIN. Mr. President, will the Senator from Indiana yield for a unanimous consent request? I will yield the floor right back. Mr. COATS. I am happy to do that. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Heinrich)....



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-28

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, I come to the floor this afternoon to applaud the passage by the House, just a little while ago, of the Violence Against Women Act. I wish to also congratulate my colleagues,...



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    Senator Mike Crapo

    From: ID

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-28

    CRAPO. Mr. President, I too want to stand to congratulate the House for their passage of the Violence Against Women Act. I thank the Senator from New Hampshire for her kind remarks. I am honored to...



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    Senator Bob Corker

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-28

    CORKER. Mr. President, I rise to speak about the vote we are going to have today at 2:30 regarding sequestration, and I wish to strongly support the notion of giving the executive branch the flexibility...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-28

    SESSIONS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. SESSIONS. Mr. President, we have heard...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-28

    HATCH. Mr. President, today, as we debate proposals for avoiding the so-called sequester, we find ourselves in a uniquely awkward position. Not only is there general disagreement about what brought us...