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    A picture of Senator Dianne Feinstein

    Senator Dianne Feinstein

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    FEINSTEIN. Mr. President, I wish to speak about the importance of recognizing the reality of climate change. The truth is that manmade climate change is real. This past May was the planet's warmest...



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-12

    MARKEY. Mr. President, it is summer. It is supposed to be hot, but if last month felt hotter than past summers, you are right. Last week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, or NOAA, said the...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-12

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, it is an honor for me to follow Senator Markey, who has battled so long and so effectively in this struggle against such odds, and I think we both feel the tide has turned,...



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-11

    MERKLEY. Madam President, I have risen on several occasions to bring attention to the challenges confronting our ``we the people'' system of government that President Abraham Lincoln so eloquently described...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-11

    WHITEHOUSE. Madam President, I will be the final speaker tonight. The point that I want to make is that when we spend this time talking about the web of denial that sabotages America's ability to respond...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-25

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I am back with my increasingly scuffed and battered ``Time to Wake Up'' sign now for the 138th time to urge that we stop sleepwalking through history. Climate change, as we...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-17

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I thank the chairman for giving me this time at the end of the day and congratulate her on the progress that has been made with my senior Senator, Jack Reed, on this bill. ...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-04-20

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I am here for the 134th time to urge the Senate to wake up to the growing threat of global climate change. I am afraid my chart here is getting a little bit beat up after all...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-03-17

    WHITEHOUSE. Madam President, I come to this Chamber for the 131st time to urge this body to break free and wake up to what carbon pollution is doing to our atmosphere and our oceans. Last week, scientists...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-03-17

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    Representative Dan Benishek

    From: MI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-03-01

    BENISHEK asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. BENISHEK. Mr. Speaker, as a lifelong resident of Northern Michigan, I know how important...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-02-09

    WHITEHOUSE. Madam President, investigative author Jane Mayer has written an important piece of journalism--her new book, ``Dark Money''--about the secret but massive influence-buying rightwing billionaires...



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    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-02-09

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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-11

    WHITEHOUSE. Happy new year. Nothing says ``Happy new year'' like the ``Time to Wake Up'' speech, so I will kick off 2016 with my year- opener ``Time to Wake Up'' speech recapping some of last year's climate...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-11

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    A picture of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-15

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, one of the brightest bright spots at the Paris climate talks last week was the robust corporate presence. Leading businesses and executives from around the world were there...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-15

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    Representative Derek Kilmer

    From: WA District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    KILMER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. KILMER. Mr. Speaker, right now, representatives from 195 nations are gathered in Paris to talk about the future of this...



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    Representative John Garamendi

    From: CA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-02

    GARAMENDI. Mr. Speaker, today, the world leaders, more than 100, are gathered in Paris to talk about an existential threat to all of us. This is not just the Syria issue, it is not just Iraq, it is not...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, the eyes of the world are on Paris as it recovers from one tragedy and when 150 world leaders gather to prevent another. They meet to secure a global agreement on climate change. ...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    WHITEHOUSE. Madam President, as the Presiding Officer knows well, every week that I am here and the Senate is in session, I come to the floor to remind us of the damage carbon pollution continues to...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-10

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, it is my habit to give my ``Time to Wake Up'' speeches once a week when the Senate is in session. It is also a practice of mine to go to other States--particularly States that...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-10

    BROWN. Mr. President, I thank Senator Whitehouse. When I introduced Senator Whitehouse to the mayor of Cleveland and to a number of experts in Cleveland, from public health officials, to wind energy...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-27

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, there has been some activity on the Senate floor today regarding the President's Clean Power Plan, with fossil fuel State representatives coming to decry that plan. I would...



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    Representative Michael M. Honda

    From: CA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-26

    HONDA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. HONDA. Mr. Speaker, last week's historic storm, Hurricane Patricia, was the strongest hurricane on record. My thoughts are...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-29

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I rise today for my 113th ``Time to Wake Up'' speech on climate change. They say 13 is unlucky. I don't know what 113 is, but I do know what climate change is. It is very real....



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-21

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, as the Presiding Officer knows, as he has suffered through a considerable number of them, this is the 107th time I have come to the floor to urge my colleagues to wake up to...



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    Senator David Perdue

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-21

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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    REID. Mr. President, my heart goes out to the people in Eastern Kentucky, with the devastating floods. The issue before our entire country is that we have storms like this appearing from nowhere, storms...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-08

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, this is the 105th time I have come to the Senate floor to urge my colleagues to wake up to the reality of climate change. I know the Presiding Officer is a veteran of several...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-08

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    A picture of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-02

    WHITEHOUSE. Madam President, today I am here for the 101st time to urge this body to wake up to the threat of climate change. It is real, it is caused by carbon pollution, and it is dangerous. There...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-28

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, the evidence of climate disruption caused by carbon pollution is clear and overwhelming. Yet the Senate is sleepwalking through this history. I am here today for the 97th time...



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    Senator John Boozman

    From: AR

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-28

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    A picture of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-14

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, the distinguished majority leader, the senior Senator from Kentucky, is resolutely opposed to any serious conversation about climate change. Under his leadership, the Republican...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-17

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, to change the subject from sentencing reform to climate change, I come to the floor today for the 93rd consecutive week that the Senate has been in session to urge that my...



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    Senator Steve Daines

    From: MT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-17

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    A picture of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I am back now for the 91st consecutive week the Senate has been in session to urge my colleagues to wake up and pay attention to the threat of climate change. I am delighted...



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    Senator Tammy Baldwin

    From: WI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    BALDWIN. Mr. President, I thank Senator Whitehouse for his commitment to addressing the threats that climate change poses globally, to our country, and to our States. I thank him for highlighting some...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-04

    McCONNELL. 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. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-25

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I am here for the 90th time to urge my colleagues in the Senate to take action on climate change. The science is clearly worthy of our trust, and it is indeed time to wake...



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    Senator Brian Schatz

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-09

    SCHATZ. Madam President, the Keystone legislation is likely to move to the President's desk this week after the House takes it up, and he will veto it. The votes are not there to override a veto, either...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-09

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    A picture of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I am here now for the 88th time to urge this body to wake up to the looming threat of climate change. In the last few weeks, my Republican colleagues have talked about climate...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-02

    GRASSLEY. I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The absence of a quorum is suggested, and the clerk will call the roll. The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. ...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-21

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, this week marks a somewhat dark milestone, which is the 5-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's, in my view, reprehensible decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-07

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, this is my first ``Time to Wake Up'' speech in the Senate as a Member of the minority. Being in the minority will give me the opportunity, for the first time, to use the tools...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-15

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I rise today for the 78th time in my ``Time to Wake Up'' series to urge my Republican colleagues that it is long past time to wake up to the growing threat of global climate...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-15

    BOXER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mrs. BOXER. Mr. President, what is the current...



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    Representative Alan S. Lowenthal

    From: CA District 47

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    LOWENTHAL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. LOWENTHAL. Mr. Speaker, I sit on the Natural Resources Committee here in the House, and through our investigations into...



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    Representative Adam B. Schiff

    From: CA District 28

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-18

    SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan proposed rule. In the face of a Congress that is in denial about climate change, the administration...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-17

    DURBIN. Mr. President, this morning there was a scene on television I had never seen before. In fact, the commentators said they had never seen it either. [[Page S3694]] I might preface this by saying...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-07

    REID. Mr. President, it is not often I agree with what the Koch brothers say or do. Their radical agenda is normally so far out of the mainstream that it makes opposition to their agenda very easy. ...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-07

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I am here now for the 66th consecutive week the Senate has been in session to ask my colleagues to wake up to the threat of climate change. The topic has become taboo for Republicans...



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    Representative Michael M. Honda

    From: CA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-28

    HONDA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. HONDA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to address the state of knowledge about climate change...



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    Representative Alan S. Lowenthal

    From: CA District 47

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-10

    LOWENTHAL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LOWENTHAL. Madam Speaker, last week in the Natural Resources Committee one of my...



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    Representative Julia Brownley

    From: CA District 26

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-02

    BROWNLEY of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. BROWNLEY of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to discuss the severe impact of climate change across...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-13

    MURRAY. Madam President, the issue of climate change is a pressing issue and so I wish to commend the work of my colleagues, and to reiterate my concerns. Climate change is real. Unfortunately, while...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-03-11

    INHOFE. Mr. President, I spoke last night in anticipation of this all-night session that was going to take place. I was not surprised at the general topics that were covered. There are probably five...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-11

    CARDIN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. [[Page S1510]] The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-03-10

    SESSIONS. It has been reported that a number of our colleagues in the Democratic majority in the Senate intend to speak on the Senate floor tonight on the question of climate change. Sometimes they will...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-04

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I am here now for the 60th time to ask my colleagues to wake up to the threats of climate change. To see the damage that is being caused by our shifting climate, we need look...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-12

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, this marks the 58th consecutive week we have been in session where I have [[Page S938]] come to the floor to seek to wake up this Congress to the threat of climate change. ...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-12

    REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Blumenthal). Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Representative Peter Welch

    From: VT District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-28

    WELCH of vermont in the house of representatives Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Mr. WELCH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a member...



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    Representative Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr.

    From: GA District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-27

    JOHNSON of Georgia asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, as a member of the Safe Climate Caucus,...



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    Representative Jerry McNerney

    From: CA District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-16

    McNERNEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. McNERNEY. Mr. Speaker, the evidence for climate change is overwhelming, be it superstorms,...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-17

    WHITEHOUSE. Madam President, this is my 53rd time for consecutive weeks we are in session that I have come to the floor to speak about climate change and to urge my colleagues that it is time to wake...



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    Representative Doris O. Matsui

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-12-03

    MATSUI asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. MATSUI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a member of the Safe Climate Caucus to highlight...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-20

    WHITEHOUSE. I am back again for now the 51st consecutive week that the Senate has been in session to urge Congress to wake up to the effects of carbon pollution on the Earth. Today I wish to talk about...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-06

    WHITEHOUSE. I am here today for what is now the 49th straight week in which the Senate has been in session to urge that we wake up to the effects of carbon pollution on the Earth's oceans and climate,...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-30

    LEE of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, as a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition and the Safe...



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    Representative Ed Perlmutter

    From: CO District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-29

    PERLMUTTER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. PERLMUTTER. Mr. Speaker, as a member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environmental Coalition, I rise today to recognize...



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    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-29

    DAVIS of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. DAVIS of California. Mr. Speaker, as a member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition,...



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    Representative Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr.

    From: GA District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-27

    JOHNSON of Georgia asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a member of the Safe...



    A picture of Representative Doris O. Matsui

    Representative Doris O. Matsui

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-09-20

    MATSUI asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. MATSUI. Madam Speaker, I rise today as a member of the Safe Climate Caucus to commend...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-19

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, as the House Republicans prepare to shut down the government and threaten the global economy with debt ceiling blackmail, it's ironic that they refuse to allow their Members...



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    Representative Paul Tonko

    From: NY District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-12

    TONKO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. TONKO. Madam Speaker, recent superstorms like Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-08-02

    LEE of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of the Safe Climate Caucus to once again direct our attention...



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    Representative Keith Ellison

    From: MN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-08-01

    ELLISON. Mr. Speaker, I want to talk today about important issues involving climate change going on all over America, all over this world. But specifically today, I want to talk about our urban communities....



    A picture of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-31

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I rise again for the 41st time to ask my colleagues to wake up to the threat of climate change. Today I come to discuss the serious risks that climate change poses to our energy...



    A picture of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-24

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I am here once again, actually now for the 40th time, to urge my colleagues to wake up to the threat of climate change. I am very pleased to be joined today by our colleague...



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    Senator Brian Schatz

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-24

    SCHATZ. Thank you, Mr. President. I want to thank the Senator from Rhode Island for his kind words. He is a real expert and a leader on climate change, and I look forward to continuing to work together...



    A picture of Senator Richard Blumenthal

    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-24

    BLUMENTHAL. I wish to join with my two very good friends and colleagues who have highlighted an issue that concerns the whole country, not just Hawaii, Rhode Island--and no two States are farther apart...



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    Representative Ben Ray Luján

    From: NM District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-18

    LUJAN of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, as fires across the West grow more intense and superstorms in the United States do more damage, it is clear that the cost of inaction on climate change is growing....



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-28

    LEE of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, as a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition and the Safe...



    A picture of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-27

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, it has been an extraordinary day in the Senate. It shows the kind of progress that can be made even on bedeviling issues when persistence and optimism are brought to bear....



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    Representative Jerry McNerney

    From: CA District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-26

    McNERNEY. Mr. Speaker, the impacts of climate change can no longer be denied--superstorm hurricanes, massive tornados, record- breaking droughts and heat spells, accelerating melting of glaciers, and...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-25

    LEAHY. Mr. President, I agree with the President that climate change represents one of the greatest challenges of our time, but it is also a challenge uniquely suited to our strengths as a country. Our...



    A picture of Representative Ben Ray Luján

    Representative Ben Ray Luján

    From: NM District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-19

    LUJAN of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, as we come to the House floor this morning, many communities across the West suffer from severe wildfires, and they're having a more devastating impact due to extreme...



    A picture of Representative Doris O. Matsui

    Representative Doris O. Matsui

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-06-14

    MATSUI asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. MATSUI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a member of the Safe Climate Caucus to highlight...



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    Representative Judy Chu

    From: CA District 27

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-04

    CHU. I rise today to bring much-needed attention to a serious threat to our Nation: climate change. There are those of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle that routinely dismiss this threat...



    A picture of Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-22

    DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, last month, two scientists from Oregon State University, Shawn Marcott and Alan Mix, published a peer-reviewed study in collaboration with scientists at Harvard reviewing 11,300...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-22

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, recently research has shown that fish populations are not waiting for climate change to make their habitat impossible for them to live. They're moving. That's right: fish all...



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    Representative Lois Capps

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    Date: 2013-05-21

    CAPPS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. CAPPS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to call attention to the growing threats that climate...



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    Representative Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr.

    From: GA District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-17

    JOHNSON of Georgia asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I implore my colleagues to address the...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    BLUMENAUER. Madam Speaker, a few days ago, the world's atmosphere passed 400 million parts per million level of carbon, higher than anything we have seen in the atmosphere for over 3 million years. This...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I am back again to remind this body and the American people for what I think is perhaps the 32nd speech on this subject that I have been giving weekly, that it is time, indeed...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-22

    COONS. Mr. President, today is Earth Day, so I wanted to come to the floor and reflect on some of the changes our Earth is experiencing and to talk at some length about how those changes are affecting...



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    Senator Ron Wyden

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-22

    WYDEN. 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. WYDEN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Representative Bobby L. Rush

    From: IL District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-16

    RUSH. Mr. Speaker, Ranking Member Waxman and I have sent 24 letters to Chairman Upton of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Chairman Whitfield of the Energy and Power Committee since May 2011 requesting...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-11

    LEE of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) [[Page H1933]] Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in solidarity with my colleagues from the Safe...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-20

    LEAHY. Mr. President, during the past 50 years there has been significant progress in improving living standards in developing countries. Some of the successes have been particularly noteworthy: eradicating...



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    Representative Raúl M. Grijalva

    From: AZ District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-19

    GRIJALVA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. GRIJALVA. Later today, we're going to begin consideration of the Republican budget, a plan that not only voucherizes...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-11

    BOXER. Mr. President, I am very pleased to see that we have confirmed a couple of judges. We have judges all over this country, nominees waiting to be confirmed and judicial emergencies all over the...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-07

    WHITEHOUSE. I am back to again urge my colleagues to wake up to the stark reality of climate change. We often hear in this Chamber colleagues extolling the virtues of the marketplace. Indeed, a fair...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-07

    COONS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Whitehouse). Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-07

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I would like to add to the remarks I made a moment ago about climate change to respond to some statements that have been made recently on the Senate floor on this subject. ...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-04

    BOXER. Now I wish to talk about climate change. It is one of the most serious threats facing our Nation. All you really have to do is look out the window to see it is already happening. I would like...



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    Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-04

    GILLIBRAND. I yield the floor. I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. REID. Mr. President,...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-04

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    Representative Ben Ray Luján

    From: NM District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-27

    LUJAN of New Mexico. Madam Speaker, in recent years we've seen an increase in major weather events, especially in the continental United States. From record-setting superstorms to severe droughts and...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-27

    WHITEHOUSE. I am here, actually, Mr. President, to once again urge Congress that we have to wake up to the growing threat of climate change. The alarm bells are ringing. The signs are all around us....



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-27

    REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The Republican leader is recognized. ...



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    Representative Tulsi Gabbard

    From: HI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-26

    GABBARD asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. GABBARD. Mr. Speaker, the effects of the sequester are broad and far reaching. Up to 2,600 NOAA employees expect to...



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    Representative Lois Capps

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    Date: 2013-02-15

    CAPPS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. CAPPS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to join my colleagues in addressing the immediate...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-30

    WHITEHOUSE. So on the subject of what we leave to our children and grandchildren, let me turn to the point of my remarks, which is that it is time to wake up in this body to the reality of what we are...



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    Senator Maria Cantwell

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-30

    CANTWELL. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-22

    INHOFE. Mr. President, yesterday President Obama made a beautiful speech. I think everyone agrees that he is a very persuasive speaker. Although I didn't agree with anything he said, it was said beautifully. ...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    WHITEHOUSE. What I am here to talk about is not the topic of the day because the fiscal cliff is the topic of the day. What I am here to address is never the topic of the day. It is the unmentionable...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    ENZI. Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Merkley). The clerk will call the roll. The bill clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. MERKLEY. Mr. President, I...



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    MERKLEY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Brown of Ohio). Without objection, it is so ordered. ...