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  • Default Prevention Act of 2013--Motion to Proceed--Continued


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    Senator David Vitter

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-15

    VITTER. Madam President, I rise to concur with the House of Representatives to consider and pass what they seem to be focused on, which is a compromise resolution to the crisis before us which includes...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    BROWN. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. BROWN. Madam President, we still remain...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    MIKULSKI. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Manchin). Without objection, it is so ordered. Ms. MIKULSKI. What is the pending status...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-15

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Kelly Ayotte

    From: NH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-15

    AYOTTE. Mr. President, I ask that the senior Senator from South Carolina, the senior Senator from Georgia, if he comes to the floor, as well, and I be permitted to enter into a colloquy for up to 20...



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    Senator Lindsey Graham

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-15

    GRAHAM. Mr. President, I want to thank my colleague from New Hampshire who has been one of the strongest voices since the day she got here in the Senate to talk about the difference between fighting...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    LEAHY. Mr. President, if I might for a moment, we have had dozens and dozens of terrorists who have been arrested. We had the so-called Underwear Bomber, a member of Osama bin Laden's family, and many...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, yesterday we heard very optimistic news about steering away from the brink of American default before it became too late. Majority leader Harry Reid came to the floor and gave...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    DURBIN. Will the Senator yield for a question? Mr. VITTER. I will in a second. Again, I congratulate the House for doing exactly that, for doing exactly that. Again, I would point out, assuming the...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-15

    THUNE. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. THUNE. I ask consent to talk for up to 15...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    BOXER. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent to use as much time as I might consume. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mrs. BOXER. Madam President, the Senator from South...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    NELSON. Would the Senator yield? Mrs. BOXER. Yes, I am delighted to yield. Mr. NELSON. If the Senator will yield on that point. Mrs. BOXER. Yes. I can yield for as much time as my colleague wants. ...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-15

    SCHUMER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Casey). Without objection, it is so ordered. [[Page S7500]] ...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-12

    REID. Madam President, it is very hard to comprehend that 4 days from today, unless and until a few extremist Republicans--we hope it is a few--too radical to compromise, could force a default on the...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-12

    DURBIN. Madam President, at 12 o'clock noon we will vote on the motion to proceed to S. 1569. It is barely 1 page, but it is of more significance than anyone can imagine. It basically is an opportunity...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-12

    LEAHY. Madam President, I hope the country listens to what the senior Senator from Illinois has said about the ramifications of this shutdown. This is not a political exercise. This is not a bumper sticker...



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    Senator Mark R. Warner

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-12

    WARNER. Madam President, I first of all want to thank my colleague, the Senator from Vermont, for his comments and his relentless voicing of the concerns of folks who are not often heard in the halls...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-12

    SCHUMER. Madam President, I thank my colleague from Virginia for his outstanding work. He knows this from a business perspective, an economic perspective, and a political perspective, and has been such...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-12

    BOXER. Madam President, I thank my colleague from Louisiana. I am so appreciative of her because she is telling it like it is. She is sincere. She cares about her State. Let me reassure her, she and...



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-12

    MERKLEY. The word's ``fiscal responsibility'' have echoed in this Chamber time after time and they have been put forward in defense of a series of strategies this year that can only be described as incredibly...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-12

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Oklahoma (Mr. Coburn) and the Senator from Oklahoma (Mr. Inhofe). The yeas and nays resulted--yeas 53, nays 45, as follows: ...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-12

    INHOFE. Mr. President, I am opposed to S. 1569. Our national debt is nearly $17 trillion and has nearly doubled since the beginning of the Obama administration. If we allow the Nation to continue on...



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    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    From: PA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-12

    CASEY. I commend the words of our chairman, the senior Senator from Iowa, for his warnings about the impact of sequestration and the across-the-board indiscriminate cuts. We are grateful for that because...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-12

    REID. Mr. President, I appreciate the kind words of the Senator from Louisiana, but I want the Record spread with the work she has done that I have seen in our years together in the Senate. No one has...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-11

    CARDIN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that Senators be permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. CARDIN. Mr. President,...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2013-10-11

    SANDERS. 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. SANDERS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-11

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



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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-11

    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. Ms. STABENOW. Mr. President, there are...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-11

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



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-11

    NELSON. Mr. President, I am not going to wait to speak, but if I might ask the distinguished Senator from Indiana a question, and then certainly agree to however much time he wants. The PRESIDING OFFICER....



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    Senator Tim Kaine

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-11

    KAINE. Mr. President, I rise to deliver a status report on what the government shutdown has meant to Virginia this week. I gave one last week, and I am back on the floor to share some additional news. ...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-11

    CORNYN. Mr. President, tomorrow morning--unless it has otherwise changed--we will be voting on the request from the majority leader and the President to raise the debt ceiling by more than $1 trillion....



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-11

    HEITKAMP. Mr. President, yesterday I came to the Senate floor to talk about how the government shutdown is affecting North Dakota ranchers and farmers, particularly my ranchers who were hit by last weekend's...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-11

    THUNE. Madam President, a week ago today western South Dakota was preparing for a coming storm, but [[Page S7403]] no one had any idea it would be one of the worst and most devastating snowstorms in...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-11

    SHAHEEN. Madam President, we are now in the 11th day of this unnecessary government shutdown. Just as my colleague from South Dakota, Senator Thune, pointed out, there are some impacts in South Dakota...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-11

    BOXER. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Ms. Baldwin). Without objection, it is so ordered. Mrs. BOXER. Madam President,...



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    Senator Tim Scott

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-11

    SCOTT. Madam President, I have enjoyed--well, not really, but I listened to my colleagues from the left talk about just reopening the government. I think to myself as she used the analogy of saving someone's...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-10

    REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the time until 6 p.m. be equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees, and that the Democrats be limited to 10 minutes each....



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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-10

    STABENOW. Mr. President, we are hearing a lot of discussion right now about the role of government and the role of the public sector. We know there is a minority in the House of Representatives who...



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    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-10

    PORTMAN. Mr. President, I just listened to my colleague from Michigan talking about the need to reopen the government and the need to deal with the debt. Of course, I agree with that, as do my colleagues...



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-10

    HEITKAMP. Mr. President, October 1 was a significant day. Two things happened to the constituents in my State. The first we talk a lot about here, and that is basically the shutdown of the government,...



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    Senator Robert Menendez

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-10

    MENENDEZ. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak for up to 15 minutes. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. MENENDEZ. Here we are again at the same crossroads....



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-10

    GRASSLEY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The Senator from Iowa is recognized. ...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-10

    COONS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the time until 7 p.m be equally divided between the two leaders or their designees, with Senators on the majority side limited to 10 minutes each. ...



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    Senator John Boozman

    From: AR

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-10-10

    BOOZMAN. 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. BOOZMAN. Mr. President, this past weekend...