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  • Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report-- Continued


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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    SCHUMER. Mr. President, I rise this afternoon to talk about the pace of judicial confirmations with my friends, the Senator from Hawaii and the Senator from Massachusetts, who have been real leaders...



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    Senator Thom Tillis

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-13

    TILLIS. Mr. President, reserving the right to object--and, of course, I will. I would like to put all this in perspective and talk about the theatrics that we sometimes call the discussion on the Senate...



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    WARREN. Mr. President, Donald Trump spent years pedaling Trump University, a sham college that his own former employees refer to as one big, fraudulent scheme. Now he is being sued for fraud and, worse,...



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    Senator Mazie K. Hirono

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    HIRONO. Mr. President, I thank Senators Schumer, Warren, and others for their efforts to get some movement on these neglected judicial nominees. When we talk about the Senate doing its job, of course...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    REID. Mr. President, I reserve the right to object, and I am going to say a few words. I say to my friend, the junior Senator from North Carolina, this is the first time I have ever heard anyone say...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-13

    LEE. Mr. President, I would like to give a few remarks about how I first became involved in the cause of sentencing reform within our Federal criminal justice system. I will never forget when I first...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    DURBIN. Mr. President, Senator Booker from New Jersey is on the floor. The three of us asked to come to the floor at 3, because the rollcall was delayed. I ask unanimous consent, if it is all right...



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    Senator Cory A. Booker

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    BOOKER. Mr. President, I want to thank Mike Lee for coming to the floor and speaking with such heart and conviction. Also, I want to thank Senator Durbin for his stand on the floor today. Please understand,...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-13

    GRASSLEY. Mr. President, I rise because I continue to believe that the Senate should take up the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. There is still time this year for both the Senate and the other...



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    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-13

    PORTMAN. Mr. President, I rise to talk about the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. We had a good vote earlier today on proceeding to that legislation, and it is my expectation and hope that we...



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    Senator Tim Scott

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-13

    SCOTT. Mr. President, I rise today to give my second speech this week discussing the issues we are facing as a nation following last week's tragedies in Dallas, Minnesota, and Baton Rouge. This speech...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    BOXER. Mr. President, before Senator Scott leaves the floor, let me say to my colleague how much I appreciate his frank discussion today. We are so blessed to have you and Cory Booker here. We don't...



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    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-13

    MURKOWSKI. Mr. President, there is a great deal of discussion this week on very difficult and hard issues. The comments of the Senator from California, which were preceded by the comments of our colleague...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-13

    INHOFE. Mr. President, today we have the opportunity to vote on an important piece of legislation that will support efforts to combat the opioid epidemic our country is facing. In my home State of Oklahoma,...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    COONS. Mr. President, tomorrow will mark 1 year since the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, and Iran reached an agreement to prevent Iran from obtaining or developing...



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    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    From: PA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    CASEY. Mr. President, this week we are marking the 1-year anniversary of the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. This week, 1 year ago, my colleagues and I began the enormous task of reading,...



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    Representative Shelley Moore Capito

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2016-07-13

    CAPITO. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that notwithstanding rule XXII, the only remaining postcloture time be the following: Capito-Baldwin, 15 minutes; Carper, 10 minutes; Markey, 10 minutes;...



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    Senator Tammy Baldwin

    From: WI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    BALDWIN. Mr. President, Congress is taking a critical first step to combat our country's opioid crisis and a major step in providing safer, more effective, and higher quality care for America's veterans. ...



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    CARPER. Mr. President, before I talk a bit about the 1-year anniversary of the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, plus...



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-13

    MARKEY. Mr. President, I would like to start my remarks on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act with a story I received from one of my constituents, David. He is a patient at Hope House in Boston....



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-13

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I ask for the yeas and nays. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second? There appears to be a sufficient second. The clerk will call the roll. Mr. CORNYN. The...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-13

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Mississippi (Mr. Cochran), the Senator from Oklahoma (Mr. Inhofe), the Senator from Kansas (Mr. Roberts), the Senator from South...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-12

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask that the Chair lay before the Senate the conference report to accompany S. 524. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the conference report to accompany S. 524. ...



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    Senator Tammy Baldwin

    From: WI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-12

    BALDWIN. Mr. President, the American public is well aware that there is a vacancy on our U.S. Supreme Court and, in addition, that there is obstruction going on in terms of our path to do what the Senate...



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-12

    MANCHIN. Mr. President, I rise today in defense of the bipartisan Miners Protection Act. This is a little bit of a history class that is going to be rolled into the facts of what we are dealing with...



    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-12

    DURBIN. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Ms. Ayotte). Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-12

    GRASSLEY. Madam President, we all want safety, security, health and well-being for all of our fellow Americans. But it sometimes seems impossible for us to agree on how best to achieve them. So when...



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    Senator Gary Peters

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-12

    PETERS. Madam President, I rise with a heavy heart to address devastating tragedies that have shaken communities in Michigan and across this country. Just yesterday, the community of St. Joseph, MI,...



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    Senator Brian Schatz

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-12

    SCHATZ. Madam President, I hate conspiracy theories. I believe most of the suspicious, confusing, frustrating, or unknowable things in the world are the way they are not because there are 12 people in...



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    Senator Al Franken

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-12

    FRANKEN. Mr. President, I rise today to join my colleagues to expose those who continue to deny the science of climate change and try to deceive the American people. This is important because climate...



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    Senator Bill Cassidy

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-12

    CASSIDY. Mr. President, I come as a Senator, but actually I come wearing two different hats right now--two more hats aside from being a Senator. One of them is a teacher. I still teach at the LSU Medical...



    A picture of Senator Martin Heinrich

    Senator Martin Heinrich

    From: NM

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-12

    HEINRICH. Mr. President, I rise to join my colleagues from the Senate Climate Action Task Force on the floor to bring attention to the well-funded network of organizations that are deliberately misleading...



    A picture of Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-12

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, I rise today to join my colleagues in speaking out against what I believe is the misleading and dangerous campaign of some in the fossil fuel industry to undermine this Nation's...



    A picture of Senator Jack Reed

    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-12

    REED. Mr. President, today I join many of my colleagues here in encouraging the Senate to continue working on solutions to protect our planet from the growing threats of climate change. [[Page S4990]] ...



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    Senator Tom Cotton

    From: AR

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-12

    COTTON. Mr. President, the Senate will pass legislation renaming Post Office 620 Central Avenue in Hot Springs National Park after CPO Adam Brown. I have visited that post office many times as a child,...



    A picture of Senator Richard Blumenthal

    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-12

    BLUMENTHAL. Mr. President, I come to the floor today to speak, along with a number of my colleagues, about groups that have spun a web of denial and to fight back against the regressive, fallacious,...