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


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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-04-15

    SANDERS. Mr. President, I send to the desk my motion to instruct conferees. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The bill clerk read as follows: The Senator from Vermont...



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    Senator Brian Schatz

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-15

    SCHATZ. Mr. President, I thank the ranking member of the Budget Committee, the Senator from Vermont. Motion to Instruct Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to set aside...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-15

    BROWN. Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Vermont and also the senior Senator from Wyoming for their work. Motion to Instruct Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent...



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-15

    WARREN. Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Vermont. Motion to Instruct I ask unanimous consent that the pending motion be set aside and that my motion be sent to the...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-15

    ENZI. I ask unanimous consent that any time under quorum calls this afternoon be charged equally, regardless of who spoke last. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? Without objection, it is...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-04-15

    SANDERS. I send to the desk my motion to instruct conferees. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection to setting aside the pending motion? Without objection, it is so ordered. The clerk will report...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-15

    ENZI. Mr. President, that passed by a voice vote, which is considered unanimous around here. You cannot get more unanimous than that. I am hoping that out of the 10 to 13 votes we are going to have this...



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    Senator Jeff Flake

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-15

    FLAKE. Mr. President, I rise today to discuss the need for the Senate to pass trade promotion authority legislation. It is no secret that trade matters in the ability of the United States and our businesses...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-15

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



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    Senator Michael F. Bennet

    From: CO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-15

    BENNET. I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The senior assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. BENNET. I ask unanimous consent...



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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-15

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



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    Senator Deb Fischer

    From: NE

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-15

    FISCHER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to set aside the pending motion and call up my motion, which is at the desk. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Which motion...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-15

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Texas (Mr. Cruz) and the Senator from Louisiana (Mr. Vitter). Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Nevada (Mr. Reid)...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-15

    DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Nevada (Mr. Reid) is necessarily absent. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote? The result was announced--yeas...



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    Senator Richard Burr

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-15

    BURR. Mr. President, I rise to offer a motion to instruct conferees that would insist that the final conference report on the budget include a provision to address student loans. This very simple motion...



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    Senator Angus S. King, Jr.

    From: ME

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-04-15

    KING. Mr. President, I rise to support this amendment. This simply simplifies the repayment options for students under the present student loan program, which is, frankly, very confusing--up to nine...



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-15

    WARREN. Mr. President, I support simplifying student loans--the motion that just passed 97 to 0--and I commend Senators King and Burr, but it is not enough. We need to cut the interest rate on student...



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    Senator Bob Corker

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-15

    CORKER. Mr. President, I would like the Record to reflect that had the vote on the Schatz motion to instruct conferees been conducted by a rollcall vote, I would have voted nay. ...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-15

    MURRAY. Thank you, Mr. President. Congress, we have to vote on an economy that works for all of our families, not just the wealthiest few. Today, 43 million Americans do not have access to paid sick...