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    Senator Ron Johnson

    From: WI

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-14

    JOHNSON. Mr. President, I rise today to ask my colleagues to honor the life of Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick by passing a bill to strengthen whistleblower protections. Last year the Center for Investigative...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    REID. Mr. President, reserving the right to object. We, as the Republicans, want to work to improve veterans' benefits. It is so very important. They give a lot, and we don't take good enough care of...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-14

    CORNYN. Mr. President, I share the regret of my colleague from Wisconsin that our friends across the aisle--the dysfunction that characterized the last Congress, when they were in charge, is unfortunately...



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    CARPER. Mr. President, for more than a year now, I have come again and again to the Senate floor to highlight some of the remarkable work that is being done by the men and women who work at the Department...



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    Senator Tim Scott

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-14

    SCOTT. Mr. President, I rise today for the final time this week. This has been a very emotional time for all of us and I believe a pivotal time for our Nation. For me personally, I believe our brightest...



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    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    From: PA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    CASEY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak as in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. CASSIDY). Without objection, it is so ordered. Commending the Junior Senator from...



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    Senator James Lankford

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-14

    LANKFORD. Mr. President, 2 days ago, five police officers were shot and killed and others were very seriously wounded in the middle of a rally trying to bring people together, trying to allow Americans...



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    Senator Gary Peters

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    PETERS. Mr. President, I rise today to speak about the need to pass the Water Resources Development Act of 2016, also known as WRDA. Despite strong, bipartisan support, the Senate has yet to take a vote...



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    Senator Marco Rubio

    From: FL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-14

    RUBIO. Mr. President, with all that has occurred in our country over the past few weeks, I wanted to take a moment to bring everyone's attention to something that had a profound impact in my home State...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-14

    COATS. Mr. President, it is time once again for the waste of the week. This is ``Waste of the Week'' No. 48. For 48 weeks I have been coming to the Senate floor during this Senate session, a 2-year session,...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    BLUMENTHAL. Mr. President, as we leave Washington for our summer recess, we are also marking the 1-year anniversary of the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA, by the P5+1. A number...



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    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-14

    MURKOWSKI. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Honoring Senior Corporal...



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    Senator Tom Cotton

    From: AR

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-14

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



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-14

    REID. Mr. President, we would be happy to pass this bill as soon as the Republicans schedule and pass a bill to close the terror gun loophole. In that I don't see that is going to happen in the next...