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  • Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014--Motion to Proceed--Continued


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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2014-02-26

    SANDERS. Mr. President, let me thank Senators Murray, Durbin, and Blumenthal for their very thoughtful and important remarks regarding the needs of veterans and why it is absolutely imperative we pass...



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    Senator Richard Burr

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-26

    BURR. Mr. President, as Paul Harvey used to say on the radio: Now the rest of the story. We just heard a very glamorous description of bipartisanship and benefits that have been not provided equitably...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-26

    COATS. Mr. President, I did not come to speak on this bill, although I certainly appreciate the remarks of my colleague from North Carolina I also see the chairman is here. I say to the chairman of the...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-26

    COONS. Madam President, I yield 45 minutes of my hour under cloture to Senator Sanders, chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The time is so yielded. Mr. COONS. I suggest...



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    Senator Marco Rubio

    From: FL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-26

    RUBIO. Mr. President, I would like to inquire as to the pending business before the Senate. Is it the veterans bill, the motion to proceed? The PRESIDING OFFICER. It is indeed the motion to proceed...



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    Senator Ted Cruz

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-26

    CRUZ. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent to speak as if in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. CRUZ. Madam President, I rise to commend the words...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-26

    CORNYN. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. CORNYN. Madam President, I wish to...



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    Senator Lindsey Graham

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-26

    GRAHAM. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. GRAHAM. Madam President, I would like...



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    Senator John Boozman

    From: AR

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-26

    BOOZMAN. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. BOOZMAN. Madam President, I stand...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-26

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



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    Senator Roger F. Wicker

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-26

    WICKER. Mr. President, does the Senator yield the floor? Mr. REID. I sure do. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Mississippi. Health Care Mr. WICKER. Mr. President,...



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-26

    MANCHIN. Mr. President, I wish to thank my colleague Senator Wicker for his longstanding concern about Puerto Rico's current status and how they can govern themselves and work independently. As you can...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-26

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I thank the distinguished chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee for [[Page S1166]] his remarks, and for the relentlessness, enthusiasm, and passion which he has pursued...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-25

    REID. Mr. President, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 301. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-25

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, late last week the Obama administration proposed yet another round of drastic cuts to a popular Medicare program used by millions--millions--of American seniors. Not surprisingly,...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2014-02-25

    SANDERS. Madam President, every Veterans Day and every Memorial Day many of us, regardless of our political views, go out into our communities and we speak about our respect and admiration for the veterans...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-25

    CORNYN. Madam President, would the Senator yield for a unanimous consent request? The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? Mr. CORNYN. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent to be recognized following...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-25

    MURRAY. I thank you, Madam President. And I thank the chair of the Veterans' Affairs Committee for putting together this very good piece of legislation we are about to consider. It is no secret that...



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    Senator Richard Burr

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-25

    BURR. Mr. President, may I inquire how much time exists on both the majority and minority sides? The PRESIDING OFFICER. There is 21 minutes remaining on the Republican side, 9\1/2\ minutes remaining...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-25

    DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Florida (Mr. Nelson) is necessarily absent. The yeas and nays resulted--yeas 99, nays 0, as follows: [Rollcall Vote No. 44 Leg.] ...



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    Senator James E. Risch

    From: ID

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-25

    RISCH. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Remembering Mayor Marsha...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-25

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



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    Senator Lindsey Graham

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-25

    GRAHAM. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent to speak for 15 minutes. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. GRAHAM. Madam President, one, I would like to compliment Senator...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-25

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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-24

    REID. Mr. President, I now move to proceed to Calendar No. 301, S. 1982. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-12

    REID. Mr. President, I move to proceed to calendar No. 301, S. 1982. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion to proceed. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-12

    REID. Is the motion to proceed to Calendar No. 301, S. 1982, now pending? The PRESIDING OFFICER. The motion to proceed is pending. Cloture Motion Mr. REID. I have a...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-04

    REID. I move to proceed to Calendar No. 297. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar No. 297, S. 1950, a bill...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-04

    LEAHY. Mr. President, the Record will indicate that I opened the Senate in my role as President pro tempore, and now the distinguished Senator from New Jersey is in the Chair. I wish to respond to...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-04

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, over the past several years, I have often come to the floor of the Senate to draw attention to the Obama administration's radical environmental agenda and the deeply harmful...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-03

    REID. Mr. President, I move to Calendar No. 297, the veterans omnibus bill. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed...