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  • Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013--Motion to Proceed-- Continued


    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I respect my friend from Arizona. He is my friend, and we have worked together on a bipartisan basis. I respect his right as a Senator and his responsibility as a Senator to speak...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-13

    McCAIN. Mr. President, could I ask my friend a question while he is on that subject? Mr. DURBIN. Mr. President, I ask permission to engage in a dialogue with my friend from Arizona. The ACTING PRESIDENT...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    REID. Mr. President, as I said yesterday on the floor, I have nothing but the highest respect for my friend from Arizona. I know he looks into things very deeply, and I appreciate his peacemaking. Even...



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    Senator Richard C. Shelby

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-12

    SHELBY. Madam President, I just want to follow up on some of the comments the Senator from Louisiana has made--very positive comments about research and the role of the Federal Government in all aspects...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-12

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-12

    REID. Mr. President, I am somewhat amazed and stunned. You would think that someone who is given an answer to the question--yes--should pretty much be satisfied. We have been trying to keep the government...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-12

    McCAIN. Mr. President, along with the Senator from Oklahoma, I intend to object. I think the Senator made the case. I will remind my colleagues that 1 week ago Senator Coburn and I sent a letter to Senator...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-12

    DURBIN. Mr. President, let me thank the Senators from Maryland and Alabama for their leadership on this bill. I might say to my friend, the Senator from Arizona, that I have a new assignment in the Appropriations...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-12

    LEAHY. Mr. President, I will not engage the Senator from Arizona with questions. I don't want to delay his reading time. I appreciate the work the distinguished chair of the Appropriations Committee...



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    Senator Marco Rubio

    From: FL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-12

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



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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-12

    STABENOW. Madam President, as I rise to talk about the budget that was released in the House of Representatives, I want to first commend our chair Senator Mikulski and ranking member Senator Shelby for...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-12

    COATS. 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. COATS. Madam President, when I go back...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-12

    BLUMENTHAL. 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. BLUMENTHAL. Madam President, in...



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    Representative Harold Rogers

    From: KY District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-06

    ROGERS of Kentucky. I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the consideration of H.R. 933 and...



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    Representative Nita M. Lowey

    From: NY District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Before us is a defense bill and a Military Construction-Veterans Affairs bill adjusting the FY 2012 funding levels to meet FY 2013 needs. ...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    HOYER asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. HOYER. I agree with the gentlelady who has just spoken, but I want to say to my friend, Mr. McKeon, this is neither regular...



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    Representative John Abney Culberson

    From: TX District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-06

    CULBERSON. Mr. Speaker, why are House conservatives so determined to cut the budget and move towards a balanced budget? Every 5 years, the Joint Chiefs of Staff get together and they do a strategic...



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    Representative David E. Price

    From: NC District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    PRICE of North Carolina. Mr. Speaker, there is a blizzard of evidence against this continuing resolution; yet the Republican majority keeps skidding ahead like an out-of-control snowplow. Instead of...



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    Representative Mac Thornberry

    From: TX District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-06

    THORNBERRY. I appreciate the chairman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I've got to observe that I wish that all of the Members on both sides of the aisle who decry sequestration today had voted with those...



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    Representative José E. Serrano

    From: NY District 15

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    SERRANO. I thank the ranking member. As the ranking member of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, I wanted to outline several areas of concern in this section...



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    Representative Bill Shuster

    From: PA District 9

    Party:

    Date: 2013-03-06

    SHUSTER. Thank you, Chairman Rogers, and I do want to engage in a quick colloquy on the Medium Extended Air Defense System, known as MEADS. As you are aware, the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization...



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    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    KAPTUR. I thank Ranking Member Lowey. Mr. Speaker, I rise to express my appreciation that we are considering this continuing resolution today and not on the precipice of another government shutdown....



    A picture of Representative Darrell E. Issa

    Representative Darrell E. Issa

    From: CA District 49

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-06

    ISSA. Mr. Chairman, it is my understanding that the Office of Management and Budget submitted a list of proposed anomalies for the pending continuing resolution. Is that correct, and can you tell me...



    A picture of Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    DeLAURO. I rise in strong opposition to this continuing resolution. It makes permanent, deep, indiscriminate, and harmful across-the-board cuts--cuts that will cost our country hundreds of thousands...



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    Representative Sam Farr

    From: CA District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    FARR. I thank the gentlewoman for yielding. I've been in Congress 20 years, and on the Appropriations Committee not quite that long. And never in my life have I seen us in such disarray. This institution...



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    Representative Sanford D. Bishop Jr.

    From: GA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    BISHOP of Georgia. I thank the gentlelady for yielding. Mr. Speaker, today this body is voting on two updated bills that reflect the needs of FY 2013 and 10 outdated plans with outdated spending levels...



    A picture of Representative Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

    Representative Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-03-06

    FRELINGHUYSEN. I thank the gentleman for yielding. I rise in support of the resolution and urge its adoption. I would like to commend the chairman of the full Appropriations Committee, Mr. Rogers,...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-03-06

    PELOSI. I thank my colleague, Congresswoman Lowey, for her leadership and for yielding time on this important debate. I listened, too, attentively to Mr. Frelinghuysen and the distinguished chairman...



    A picture of Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    From: FL District 23

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise with grave concerns over the continuing resolution that we are considering today. While we all support any effort to prevent a government shutdown, we await a...



    A picture of Representative Peter J. Visclosky

    Representative Peter J. Visclosky

    From: IN District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    VISCLOSKY. I appreciate the time and, first of all, want to thank Chairman Young of the Defense Subcommittee for his very good work. I want to thank the members of all of the subcommittees for their...



    A picture of Representative Barbara Lee

    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    LEE of California. Let me thank our ranking member for yielding and for her tremendous leadership. First of all, let me just make this point. This bill--actually, this CR--reaffirms sequestration,...



    A picture of Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I oppose H.R. 933, which appropriates money for the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and funds the rest of the government until the end of...



    A picture of Representative James A. Himes

    Representative James A. Himes

    From: CT District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    HIMES. Mr. Speaker, while I supported today's continuing resolution in an effort to ensure that essential governmental operations are funded beyond March 27, there remain many questions about the application...



    A picture of Representative Beto O'Rourke

    Representative Beto O'Rourke

    From: TX District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    O'ROURKE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to explain my vote for the Continuing Resolution, H.R. 933. It is a deeply flawed bill that fails to adequately address the mindless cuts of the sequester; however,...



    A picture of Representative Chris Van Hollen

    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, today presents our last chance this month to deal with the harmful effects of sequestration, and yet the bill on the floor does nothing to address this critical issue. This week,...



    A picture of Representative Earl Blumenauer

    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, I oppose this legislation. In Congress, we continue to talk past ourselves on how to get to fundamental financial sustainability. If flexibility is necessary for some agencies,...



    A picture of Representative Scott H. Peters

    Representative Scott H. Peters

    From: CA District 52

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    PETERS of California. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill? Mr. PETERS of California. I am opposed to the bill in its...



    A picture of Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-06

    PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, today, March 6th, I missed a rollcall vote. Had I been present I would have voted: Rollcall vote 62-``nay''- Final Passage of H.R. 922--Department of Defense, Military Construction...