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  • Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act--Motion to Proceed


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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-11

    REID. Mr. President, I would ask the Chair at this time to recognize the Senator from Hawaii, Mr. Schatz, who replaced Senator Inouye. I understand he is going to give his maiden speech in the Senate...



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    Senator Brian Schatz

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-11

    SCHATZ. Mr. President, today, June 11, marks a public holiday in the State of Hawaii, King Kamehameha Day, celebrated since 1872. We hold a statewide festival and mark the day with lei draping ceremonies,...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-11

    SESSIONS. I yield to Senator Cornyn such time as he would consume. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Texas. Mr. CORNYN. Mr. President, this afternoon we will have an important vote,...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-11

    CORNYN. Mr. President, this afternoon we will have an important vote, some might say even historic vote, on the motion to proceed to the immigration reform bill. I was here in 2007, the last time that...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-11

    COONS. Mr. President, I rise today to speak to the bill that will soon be before us, a bill to allow us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle the complex challenges facing us in comprehensive...



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    Senator Marco Rubio

    From: FL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-11

    RUBIO. 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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. RUBIO. Mr. President, I am happy to be...



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    Senator Tim Kaine

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-11

    KAINE. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that I be permitted to deliver a floor speech on immigration reform in Spanish and that the Spanish and English versions be printed in the Record. The...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-11

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Oklahoma (Mr. Coburn), the Senator from Arizona (Mr. McCain), and the Senator from Alaska (Ms. Murkowski). Further, if present...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-11

    SCHUMER. Mr. President, I rise today to speak about the comprehensive immigration reform bill we will begin debating later today and for the rest of the month. I thank my colleagues for voting yes...



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    Senator Ted Cruz

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-11

    CRUZ. Mr. President, I very much want commonsense immigration reform to pass. This bill is going to pass the Senate. But, as written, this bill will not pass the House. As written, this bill will not...



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    Senator Robert Menendez

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-11

    MENENDEZ. Mr. President, I have a more robust statement that I intend to make later. But since I understand the time is truncated, I will wait for that because I am not going to equivocate on something...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-11

    GRASSLEY. Mr. President, I rise to talk about four claims this bill makes, these four claims that are on the chart, to disprove those claims under certain circumstances. Before I do that, everybody...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-10

    LEAHY. Mr. President, when the Senate Judiciary Committee held lengthy and extensive markup sessions to consider the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, or S. 744--the...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-10

    GRASSLEY. 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. GRASSLEY. Mr. President, as we look...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-10

    LEE. Mr. President, our current immigration system is a travesty. It is inefficient, uncompassionate, and dangerous. It doesn't serve America's economic or social interests, and it undermines respect...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-10

    DURBIN. 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. DURBIN. Mr. President, this week we...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-10

    CORNYN. Mr. President, we have been working on immigration reform ever since I came to the Senate about 10 years ago. I have sponsored legislation--most notably with the former Senator Jon Kyl in 2005-- called...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-10

    SESSIONS. Madam President, I wish to express my appreciation to the Senator from Texas. He is a superb member of the Judiciary Committee. He offered an amendment to this effect in the committee. I thought...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-10

    REID. At 4:30. The Senator can talk until 4:30. Go ahead and talk until 4:30. Mr. SESSIONS. In a 2009 Department of Homeland Security report, prepared by the research arm for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-06

    REID. Mr. President, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 80, S. 744. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The assistant legislative clerk read as follows: Motion...