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  • Congratulating the Presiding Officer

    by Senator Barbara Boxer

    Posted on 2015-01-12

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    BOXER. Mr. President, I congratulate the Presiding Officer on his election and welcome him to the Senate.



    The PRESIDING OFFICER. Thank you.

    Mrs. BOXER. Mr. President, I remember when I first came to the Senate and I sat in that chair, it was a moment to really learn a lot about the heartbeat of the Senate--the ebb and flow. So congratulations to you.

    I was a little shocked to hear the majority leader, Senator McConnell, say that the economic uptick coincided with the election of the Republicans in this last election. There is no question that the Republicans won many seats here, and it is clear that the Democrats lost, but to say that is why we are having this economic uptick, I believe, would win my friend, the majority leader, the award for most creative spinner. I see he is here because I think he wants to stop me from speaking at this point.

    Without losing the floor, I yield to my friend.

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