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  • Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016--Conference Report--Continued


    A picture of Senator Michael B. Enzi

    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-05

    ENZI. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that time under any quorum call be equally divided between the two sides. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-05

    WHITEHOUSE. 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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. WHITEHOUSE. Thank you, Mr. President. ...



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    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-05

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-05

    DURBIN. Mr. President, what is the business pending before the Senate? The PRESIDING OFFICER. The conference report to accompany S. Con. Res. 11, with 10 hours of debate equally divided. Mr. DURBIN....



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    Senator Ron Wyden

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-05

    WYDEN. Mr. President, I rise reluctantly against this budget resolution. I want to pick up exactly where our colleague from Illinois left off with respect to the values that are really important for...



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    Senator Jon Tester

    From: MT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-05

    TESTER. 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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. TESTER. Mr. President, if we look into...



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    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-05

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



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-05

    MERKLEY. Mr. President, I rise today to discuss the budget that is before the Senate, this combined House-Senate Republican budget. In evaluating this budget proposal, my core question has been this:...



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    Senator Dianne Feinstein

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-05

    FEINSTEIN. Mr. President, I wish to speak on the budget resolution conference report that we are considering today. In my view, this is the worst budget resolution that I have seen in my 22 years in...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-05

    REED. Mr. President, the budget conference report before us today charts the wrong course for our country and threatens our economic and national security. During the consideration of the Republican...



    A picture of Senator Steve Daines

    Senator Steve Daines

    From: MT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-05

    DAINES. Mr. President, I rise today to honor Montana's thousands of small businesses and for their contributions to our State's economy. During National Small Business Week, we recognize all of the...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-05

    BARRASSO. Mr. President, today, for the first time in 6 years, Congress will pass a budget, and we are passing a budget that actually balances. This fulfills another basic responsibility of governing...



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-05

    WARREN. Mr. President, a budget is about building for the future. A budget is about what it takes for our families, our businesses, and our economy to grow and prosper. The basics are pretty simple:...



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    Senator Patrick J. Toomey

    From: PA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-05

    TOOMEY. Mr. President, I rise today to speak about the unrest we have seen, especially in Baltimore in the last week and to a lesser extent in several other cities around the country, including the city...



    A picture of Senator Richard Blumenthal

    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-05

    BLUMENTHAL. Madam President, we are here debating choices. They happen to be choices about our budget, about the future of our Nation that will be determined by choices we make about how to invest. ...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-05-05

    SANDERS. Madam President, a budget is a vision of the future, and it clearly appears the two sides have very different visions as to what our country should be and the direction in which we move. At...



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    Senator Jeff Flake

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-05

    FLAKE. Madam President, the Senate will soon vote to adopt the conference report to S. Con. Res. 11, the budget resolution. I supported the budget resolution when we considered it in March, and I plan...



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    Senator Tammy Baldwin

    From: WI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-05

    BALDWIN. Madam President, the American people have consistently and overwhelmingly voiced their concern that our country is moving in the wrong direction, whether that be with regard to wage stagnation,...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-05

    CORNYN. The following Senator is necessarily absent: the Senator from Louisiana (Mr. Vitter). The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Gardner). Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote? The...