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  • Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016--Motion to Proceed


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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-05

    COLLINS. Mr. President, I come before the Senate to express my strong support for proceeding to the fiscal year 2016 Defense appropriations bill. This bill provides vital funding for the men and women...



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    Senator Steve Daines

    From: MT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-05

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-05

    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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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, at 11 o'clock...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-05

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Thad Cochran

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-05

    COCHRAN. Mr. President, I compliment the distinguished Senator from Tennessee for his remarks. I extend my appreciation for his strong leadership in developing and bringing to the floor of the Senate...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-05

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from South Carolina (Mr. Graham), the Senator from Florida (Mr. Rubio), and the Senator from Louisiana (Mr. Vitter). Mr. DURBIN. I...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-05

    McCONNELL. Madam President, I enter a motion to reconsider the cloture vote on the motion to proceed to the Defense appropriations bill. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The motion is entered. Mr. McCONNELL....



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to H.R. 2685. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed...



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    Senator Ted Cruz

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    CRUZ. Mr. President, our country does many things well, but our government in Washington often fails the people whom it exists to protect. One of the best examples is the Obama administration's failure...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-04

    REID. Mr. President, reserving the right to object. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Democratic leader. Mr. REID. Mr. President, the new mandatory minimum sentences this bill would create would have a crippling...



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    Senator Dianne Feinstein

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-04

    FEINSTEIN. Mr. President, reserving the right to object, and this is the first time I will have objected, I would like--since my name was raised and a communication of mine was read--to explain the circumstances. ...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    GRASSLEY. Before I speak on the main subject for which I came to the floor, I want to compliment the Senator from Texas for both of the points he has made about the renaming of the street by the Chinese...



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    Senator Ron Johnson

    From: WI

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    JOHNSON. Mr. President, I rise today to urge passage of S. 579, the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2015. I want to thank my friend, Senator Grassley, who just spoke, for his work on this bill and...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    ISAKSON. Mr. President, 36 years ago today, 53 Americans in the American Embassy in Tehran were captured, beaten, held hostage, and tortured. As I speak on the floor of the Senate today, in the streets...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    HATCH. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Religious Liberty In...



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    Senator John Boozman

    From: AR

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    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. Waters of the United...



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    Senator Thom Tillis

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    TILLIS. Mr. President, I hate to sound like a broken record, but unfortunately that is the scenario the Obama administration and the minority leader have led me to today. When I sought this position...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    BLUNT. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the cosponsors of the resolution I am about to call up and I be allowed to engage in a colloquy. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 118, H.R. 2685. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The bill clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar...



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    Senator Ben Sasse

    From: NE

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    SASSE. Mr. President, I rise to speak from the floor for the first time. I have never been in politics before, and I intentionally waited to speak here. I wish to talk about the historic purposes and...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, that was a wise speech. It was a speech that made me think of the comment someone once said--that the Senate was the one authentic piece of genius in the American political...



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    Senator Joni Ernst

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    ERNST. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Waters of the United...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    BLUNT. Mr. President, I rise in strong support of this effort to turn back this rule. The rule has been well explained by the Senator from Iowa. Her efforts are about all that Congress can currently...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-16

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 118, H.R. 2685. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The bill clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-16

    REID. Mr. President, I have for many, many years--every Thursday, when we are in session, I have what I call ``Welcome to Washington.'' I look forward to those Thursday mornings at 8:30 visiting with...