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  • Default Prevention Act of 2013--Motion to Proceed


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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    REID. Mr. President, I now move to proceed to Calendar No. 211. 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: 2013-10-16

    McCONNELL. Madam President, this has been a long, challenging few weeks for Congress and for the country. It is my hope that today we can put some of those most urgent issues behind us. After yesterday's...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-16

    McCAIN. Madam President, I think it is obvious we are seeing the end of this agonizing odyssey this body has been put through but, far more importantly, the American people have been put through. It...



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    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    KLOBUCHAR. Madam President, I thank the Senator from Arizona--he brought a very experienced voice to our group--and especially I thank Senator Collins for bringing this group together. I think it shows...



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    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-16

    MURKOWSKI. Madam President, I join my colleague Senator Pryor. I don't think any of us had planned to do anything coordinated at this point in time. I came to the floor and was anticipating the announcement...



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    Senator Joe Donnelly

    From: IN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    DONNELLY. Madam President, I thank Senator Collins, who helped lead our group, Senator Pryor, Senator Manchin, and so many others who helped lead our group as well. This was not Democrats and Republicans,...



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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-16

    COLLINS. Madam President, later today the Senate is likely to consider legislation that would reopen government, avert the default, and put us on a long-term path to come up with a plan to deal with...



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    MANCHIN. Madam President, I am very proud to be a part of a group who truly put their country first. I have been here probably a shorter period of time than most of my colleagues--not quite 3 years....



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    HEITKAMP. Madam President, 5 days ago I wondered why I came to the Senate. I had the same belief the American people had: This is a place which is no longer functioning, stuck in gridlock and not able...



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    Senator Angus S. King, Jr.

    From: ME

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2013-10-16

    KING. Madam President, Winston Churchill once famously observed that Americans will always do the right thing only after they have tried everything else. I think the last 2 weeks demonstrates the wisdom...



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    Senator Dianne Feinstein

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    FEINSTEIN. Thank you very much, Madam President. I am not part of this group of 14, I believe it is, but I wish to thank them. I know a little bit about how hard it is to try to pull something together...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    SHAHEEN. Thank you, Madam President. I am very happy to be able to come to the floor this afternoon to join those who have already spoken to commend the fact that we have finally come to an agreement,...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2013-10-16

    SANDERS. Madam President, this country has gone through over 2 weeks of very difficult times. It is extremely distressful that approximately 1 million Federal employees have not received a paycheck....



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    Senator Kelly Ayotte

    From: NH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-16

    AYOTTE. Madam President, I have come to the floor a number of times during this government shutdown to say how absurd this has been for the American people, that we have found ourselves where we are,...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    NELSON. I wish to speak about the issue at hand. Thank the good Lord we are finally having, as the Good Book says, people who will come let us reason together. I am so grateful, for the hundreds of...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

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



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    Senator Mark R. Warner

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    WARNER. Mr. President, I thank my colleague for his voice throughout this debate. He and I and a number of other colleagues realized early on this self-inflicted crisis of putting our workforce in jeopardy...



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    Senator Tim Kaine

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    KAINE. 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. KAINE. Mr. President, I rise to say a...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    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. Ms. MIKULSKI. I ask unanimous consent...



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    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    From: PA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    CASEY. Mr. President, 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. CASEY. Mr. President, I...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I join my colleague from Pennsylvania in expressing relief and optimism that, finally, it looks as though we are rid of the wasteful and useless government shutdown we have...



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    Senator Marco Rubio

    From: FL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-16

    RUBIO. Mr. President, it now appears that at some point this evening we will reach the end of the latest Washington-manufactured crisis of the month. But, unfortunately, the real crisis facing the country...



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    Senator Thad Cochran

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-16

    COCHRAN. Mr. President, I am optimistic that soon we will be able to enact legislation to reopen our government and affirm the world's longstanding confidence in our financial stability and system of...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    DURBIN. 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. DURBIN. Mr. President, there has been...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    BROWN. Mr. President, I wish to thank Senator Durbin, the assistant majority leader, for his speech. One of the privileges of this job, as the Senator from Connecticut knows, is the learning experience,...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

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



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    MURPHY. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. MURPHY. Sometimes in the Senate we deal with numbers...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-16

    LEE. 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. LEE. Mr. President, here we are again:...



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    Senator Ted Cruz

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-16

    CRUZ. Mr. President, I rise in opposition to the deal that the Senate is getting ready to vote on. This is a terrible deal. This deal embodies everything about the Washington establishment that frustrates...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    SCHUMER. I know the hour is getting late. The passage of this bill is nigh, and so I will be brief, but I wish to make a few points. First, this is hardly a day of exultation and happiness. The sad...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-16

    MURRAY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Unanimous Consent Agreement-- ...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    REID. I move to proceed to Calendar No. 211, S. 1569, the debt limit bill. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The bill clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

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



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    DURBIN. 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. DURBIN. Mr. President, for 2 weeks the...



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    Senator Martin Heinrich

    From: NM

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

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



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    MURPHY. 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. MURPHY. We are now going into week three...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    BLUMENTHAL. I am very pleased to follow my colleague from Connecticut in recounting to this body some of the voices we have been hearing from across our State, some of the individuals whose stories make...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    SCHUMER. Mr. President, I would like to underscore for a brief moment what our leader has said: Default would be devastating to this country. Closing the government is awful for our country. Yesterday...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-15

    McCAIN. Mr. President, I thank my friend from Connecticut. In the last 24 hours a lot has been taking place. A tentative agreement has been reached between both Republican and Democratic leaders. The...



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    Senator Marco Rubio

    From: FL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-15

    RUBIO. Madam President, clearly the issue we are facing with regard to the budget, ObamaCare, the debt ceiling is a very important issue. In the hours and days to come I will have a lot more to say about...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

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



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    REID. I move to proceed to Calendar No. 211, S. 1569. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The assistant legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-14

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, let me echo the remarks of my good friend, the majority leader. We have had an opportunity over the last couple of days to have some very constructive exchanges of views about...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    DURBIN. I suggest the absence of a quorum. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will call the roll. The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mrs. BOXER. Mr. President, I...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    BOXER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mrs. BOXER. Mr. President, I...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    CARDIN. Mr. President, let me say to my friend that she is absolutely right. We have heard from a lot of contractors who employ individuals, from large contractors such as Lockheed to smaller companies...



    A picture of Senator Jeff Merkley

    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    MERKLEY. Mr. President, I rise to continue the series of comments my colleagues have been making about the situation we find ourselves in at this moment, with our government shut down and with the possibility...



    A picture of Senator Richard Blumenthal

    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    BLUMENTHAL. Mr. President, I thank my colleague from Oregon for speaking so forcefully and ably about the real-life stories in his State--stories of people affected very directly by the shutdown and...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    LEAHY. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. LEAHY. Mr. President, I will be speaking...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-14

    HOEVEN. I wish to thank my esteemed colleague from Illinois and take this opportunity to offer some remarks on the debt ceiling and the continuing operations of the government. I come to the floor...



    A picture of Senator Christopher A. Coons

    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    COONS. Mr. President, in just 3 days, barring some action by Congress, the Treasury Department of the United States will run out of options for preventing default on this Nation's debts for the first...



    A picture of Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I am happy to yield and have the Senator from Delaware continue. He is the newest member of the Appropriations Committee. He has really articulated something everybody needs...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-13

    REID. I move to proceed to Calendar No. 211, S. 1569, the debt limit bill. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-13

    DURBIN. I wish to thank the majority leader for his statement. We are hoping there will be positive developments today, and very quickly, relative to the impasse which we have reached. It is time to...



    A picture of Senator Michael B. Enzi

    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-13

    ENZI. Madam President, I appreciate all of the speeches being given, and all of them have a seed of possibility. But evidently we are not going to water them or try to grow them. We are just going to...



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    Senator Mazie K. Hirono

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-13

    HIRONO. Madam President, my colleague, our good friend from Wyoming, has talked about the need to get back to regular order so we can discuss our funding priorities. The fact is, of course, we agree....



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    Senator Bob Corker

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-13

    CORKER. I thank the Senator from Louisiana for her desire to see this to a conclusion. I appreciate the many ways we have been able to work together on so many issues. Look, I do not rise to blame...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-13

    SESSIONS. Madam President, I thank the Chair for the opportunity to share some thoughts, and I thank Senator Corker for his commitment and leadership on these difficult budget issues. As a businessman...



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-13

    HEITKAMP. Madam President, I was presiding during the last exchange between the great Senators from Louisiana and Tennessee. I was struck because as a junior member of this body I get an opportunity...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-13

    BOXER. Madam President, we are in the 13th day of a self- inflicted crisis brought to us by the Republicans. Why did this happen? Why are we in the 13th day of a shutdown, the 13th day of the American...



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    Senator Brian Schatz

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-13

    SCHATZ. Madam President, yesterday Senate Republicans rejected a cloture motion on a strictly party-line basis for a simple measure to prevent default for the United States of America. This bears repeating....



    A picture of Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-13

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, I am pleased to join my colleague from Hawaii Senator Schatz and share his points. I think most of the American people share his perspective this is an awful mess and it is way...



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    Senator Al Franken

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-13

    FRANKEN. I ask unanimous consent to speak for up to 20 minutes. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. FRANKEN. Mr. President, I rise today to talk about...



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-13

    MERKLEY. Mr. President, I am pleased to be here with my colleagues from Montana and Alaska to talk about some of the impacts in our various States. I thought I would share six or seven different aspects...



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    Senator Jon Tester

    From: MT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-13

    TESTER. I thank my colleague from Oregon and the Senator from Alaska. For many years my Republican colleagues have railed against government. We find ourselves in an interesting time right now where...



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    Senator Claire McCaskill

    From: MO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-13

    McCASKILL. Madam President, I wish to thank my colleagues for what I think was a very vivid way in which they laid out the severe damage that is occurring because of the shutdown and the potential that...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-12

    REID. I move to proceed to Calendar No. 211, S. 1569, the debt limit bill. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The assistant legislative clerk read as follows: Motion...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-11

    REID. I move to proceed to Calendar No. 211, S. 1569, the debt limit bill. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-11

    McCONNELL. Shortly I will join my Republican colleagues at the White House. It will be a good time to engage in a frank exchange of ideas with the President, if that is what he is looking for. But if...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-10

    REID. I move to proceed to Calendar No. 211, S. 1569, the debt limit bill. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-10

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I would like to start this morning by quoting something my good friend the majority leader said back in 2007--back when Congress was weighing whether to raise the debt ceiling....



    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-10

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I received an email this morning from an old friend. He is the father of a disabled veteran. This veteran is a quadriplegic--a victim of a roadside bomb in Iraq. He has gone through...



    A picture of Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-10

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I think one of the things we ought to be observing, here at least, is courteous rules among ourselves. This is meant to be the greatest deliberative body in the world. If we...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-10

    BARRASSO. Mr. President, I appreciate the comments by the distinguished chair of the Appropriations Committee. As she said, she is ready to meet, ready to negotiate, ready to compromise, ready to work...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-10

    CORNYN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. CORNYN. Mr. President, yesterday...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-10

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak in morning business for up to 15 minutes. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-10

    ISAKSON. Mr. President, I ask to be recognized for up to 8 minutes. [[Page S7365]] The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. QRM Rule Mr. ISAKSON....



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    Senator Mike Crapo

    From: ID

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-10

    CRAPO. Madam President, I rise today to discuss the multiple issues that have now presented themselves to us in the Senate and to the U.S. Congress and, frankly, the American people. I have been in...



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    Senator Marco Rubio

    From: FL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-10

    RUBIO. Madam President, may I inquire, under the previous order, how much time remains for the minority? The PRESIDING OFFICER. There is 8\1/2\ minutes remaining for the Republicans. Mr. RUBIO. I...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-10

    NELSON. Madam President, mindful of the hour and that the Senate is about to recess, I want to say to my colleague from Florida, who is my friend, that I have optimism and I have faith in our country...