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  • Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015--Motion to Proceed--Continued


    A picture of Senator Harry Reid

    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    REID. I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. RUBIO. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent...



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    Senator Marco Rubio

    From: FL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-26

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 Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    SHAHEEN. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mrs. SHAHEEN. Are we in morning business? ...



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    MARKEY. Madam President, a battle has been raging online in the past year. Millions of citizens, companies, innovators, and entrepreneurs have been sounding an alarm calling us to electronic arms. These...



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    Senator Brian Schatz

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    SCHATZ. Mr. President, with 1 day before the funding expires for the Department of Homeland Security, I rise to urge the adoption of a clean funding bill. It seems we are on a path to ensure that,...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-26

    COLLINS. Mr. President, 3 weeks ago I came to the Senate floor to speak on an amendment which I had hoped would provide a framework that would accomplish three goals: First, to provide funding for...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-26

    CORNYN. Mr. President, will the Senator yield for a question? Mr. HOEVEN. The Senator from Texas. Ms. COLLINS. I will be happy to yield to the Senator from Texas. Mr. CORNYN. I appreciate the leadership...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-26

    HOEVEN. The Senator from Texas. Ms. COLLINS. I will be happy to yield to the Senator from Texas. Mr. CORNYN. I appreciate the leadership of the Senator from Maine on this issue, and in her typical...



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    Senator Maria Cantwell

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    CANTWELL. Mr. President, I rise today to speak about a historic decision by the Federal Communications Commission. It was a 3-to-2 decision in a landmark case that will go down as a way to protect an...



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    Senator Cory A. Booker

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    BOOKER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Republicans control the next hour and that the Democrats control the following hour. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? Without objection,...



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    Senator Thad Cochran

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-26

    COCHRAN. Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The senior assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. SESSIONS. Mr....



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-26

    SESSIONS. 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. SESSIONS. Mr. President, on July 14...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-26

    INHOFE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that I be recognized to speak as in morning business for such time as I shall consume. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr....



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

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



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

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



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    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    From: PA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    CASEY. Mr. President, I rise to speak about the same topic Senator Brown just spoke to. I appreciate what my colleague from Ohio brought to this Senate floor today when talking about trade. I especially...



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    MERKLEY. Thank you, Mr. President. I appreciate the points that have been made by my colleagues from Ohio and Pennsylvania and the remarks yet to be made by my colleague from Rhode Island. We are...



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    WARREN. Mr. President, the United States is in the final stages of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive free-trade agreement with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Singapore, and seven other countries. ...



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    MARKEY. Mr. President, I thank Senator Brown for putting this group together to discuss the important trade issues facing our Nation. In Massachusetts, we know what a good trade deal looks like and...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-02-26

    SANDERS. Mr. President, let me congratulate and applaud Senator Brown of Ohio for organizing this colloquy on trade. In my view, if we look at why the middle class of this country has been in decline...



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    Senator Tammy Baldwin

    From: WI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    BALDWIN. Mr. President, as President Obama has noted in his State of the Union, the American economy is growing again. We are creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999, and unemployment is lower than...



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    Senator Al Franken

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    FRANKEN. Mr. President, I rise to talk about the historic vote the FCC took today to preserve Net neutrality and maintain a free and open Internet. But before I turn to that exciting news, I want to...



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

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



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-26

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



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-26

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I yield back all time on the motion to proceed. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? Without objection, it is so ordered. The question is on agreeing to the motion. ...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-25

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to H.R. 240. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar No. 5,...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-25

    McCAIN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that I be allowed such time as I may consume as in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator Lindsey Graham

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-25

    GRAHAM. I thank the Senator from Arizona. What I would like the body to recognize is that our Presiding Officer, who just left, Senator Cotton, was an infantry officer in Iraq, and I can't imagine...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-25

    CORNYN. Mr. President, when given the opportunity four times over the last few weeks to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, while at the same time rolling back the President's unconstitutional...



    A picture of Senator Edward J. Markey

    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-25

    MARKEY. 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. MARKEY. Mr. President, everyone agrees...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-25

    NELSON. Mr. President, I would say to the Senator from Massachusetts, Amen. Amen. We can't play around with our national security by holding somebody's legislative ideal as [[Page S1096]] a means of...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-25

    BLUNT. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mrs. Ernst). Without objection, it is so ordered. The Senator from Missouri. ...



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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-25

    STABENOW. Mr. President, I want to commend both of our leaders, Leader McConnell and Leader Reid, for coming to the floor and agreeing to a path forward to fully fund Homeland Security, and I want to...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-25

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, the distinguished Senator from Michigan has made an eloquent speech about the importance of fully funding the Department of Homeland Security. What is astonishing to me is that...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-25

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I come to the floor to speak about the issue of funding for Homeland Security. However, I wish to note and acknowledge the comments just made by my colleague from Tennessee,...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-25

    McCONNELL. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I appreciate our Democrat...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-25

    REID. Mr. President, the majority leader and I have had very good discussions in the last 24 hours or so. We have agreed that, in order to pass a clean Homeland Security appropriations bill for the remainder...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-25

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, I just want to applaud the vote we just had. A 98-to-2 vote shows very clearly that our colleagues in the Senate want to see funding for Homeland Security. Everybody understands...



    A picture of Senator Bernard Sanders

    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-02-25

    SANDERS. Mr. President, I do not agree with Speaker of the House John Boehner on very much, but I do agree that it is an excellent idea for there to be a joint session of Congress in the fall to hear...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-25

    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. Mr. LEAHY. Mr. President, somebody asked...



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    Senator Robert Menendez

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-25

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



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-24

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to H.R. 240. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-24

    REID. Mr. President, I do appreciate--and that is an understatement--what the majority leader has to go through to try to please the extreme voices on his side. The fact remains we are 4 very short...



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    Senator Michael F. Bennet

    From: CO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-24

    BENNET. I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The senior assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. BROWN. Mr. President, I ask...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-24

    BROWN. 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. BROWN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-24

    CORNYN. Mr. President, as my colleagues know, for weeks now Senate Democrats have repeatedly blocked the Senate from even considering a $40 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-24

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I listened carefully to the remarks of my friend and my colleague from Texas. If my friend has a moment as he walks out this door, he should take a sharp left and stop at the...



    A picture of Senator Patty Murray

    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-24

    MURRAY. Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Illinois for his passionate remarks. That rings so true to all of us. I thank him for all his work on the DREAM Act and making sure young people who are...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-24

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



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-24

    SESSIONS. Madam President, a number of things have been happening today with regard to the funding for the Department of Homeland Security. There has been a lot of spin that somehow the Republicans are...



    A picture of Senator Maria Cantwell

    Senator Maria Cantwell

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-24

    CANTWELL. Mr. President, I rise today to applaud the President's veto of legislation that would have rubberstamped the construction of the Keystone Pipeline. This legislation allowed a circumvention...



    A picture of Senator Rob Portman

    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-24

    PORTMAN. Mr. President, I wish I could rise today to talk about the underlying legislation we are supposed to be talking about, which is a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, and also address...



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    Senator Al Franken

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-24

    FRANKEN. Mr. President, I rise today to talk about the funding for the Department of Homeland Security and the continuing need for immigration reform. We need to fund the Department of Homeland Security...



    A picture of Senator Michael F. Bennet

    Senator Michael F. Bennet

    From: CO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-24

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



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    Senator Bill Cassidy

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-24

    CASSIDY. Mr. President, I rise today in support of the House- passed Homeland Security appropriations bill. This bill is not just about whether we should fund the Department of Homeland Security to carry...



    A picture of Senator Thomas R. Carper

    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-24

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



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-23

    McCONNELL. Madam President, in just a few minutes Democrats will have another opportunity to end their weeks-long filibuster of Homeland Security. It will be the first opportunity our friends on the...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-23

    REID. Madam President, in just a few days--5 to be exact--the Department of Homeland Security will run out of money. This unique entity was established right after 9/11. President Bush believed there...



    A picture of Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    From: PA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-23

    CASEY. Madam President, I rise to speak as in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Tribute to JoAnne A. Epps Mr. CASEY. Madam President,...



    A picture of Senator John Barrasso

    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-23

    BARRASSO. 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. BARRASSO. Madam President, as I...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-23

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, today the Senate will vote for the fourth time on a procedural vote to take up the House Homeland Security funding bill. We are going to be voting on the cloture of the motion...



    A picture of Senator Amy Klobuchar

    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-23

    KLOBUCHAR. Mr. President, I thank Senator Mikulski. She has been joined by Senator Shaheen, both of whom have been leading this very important bill to pass this funding for Homeland Security. I thought...



    A picture of Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-23

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, I applaud Senator Klobuchar for her comments and for pointing out there are real threats that we heard this weekend from al-Shabaab against the Mall of America. I heard a news...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-23

    NELSON. Will the Senator yield for a question? Mrs. SHAHEEN. I yield to the Senator. Mr. NELSON. Would the Senator believe that if the Department of Homeland Security is shut down that essential personnel...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-23

    HOEVEN. Mr. President, I am pleased to follow my esteemed colleagues from the State of Florida and the State of New Hampshire in discussing the legislation before this body. I worked with the Senator...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-23

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator [[Page S1028]] from South Carolina (Mr. Graham), the Senator from Illinois (Mr. Kirk), the Senator from Florida (Mr. Rubio), the Senator...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-23

    DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from New Mexico (Mr. Heinrich) and the Senator from Michigan (Mr. Peters) are necessarily absent. I further announce that, if present and voting, the Senator from...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to H.R. 240. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The assistant legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar...



    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I have been trying to understand what has been holding up the funding for the Department of Homeland Security. The Department of Homeland Security is the agency we created after...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, for 2 weeks now Democrats have continued to filibuster funding for the Department of Homeland Security. They are filibustering Homeland Security for one reason, and that is...



    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    DURBIN. I object. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Objection is heard. The acting minority leader. Mr. DURBIN. Mr. President, I don't understand why the Republicans in the House and the Senate have decided...



    A picture of Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    SHAHEEN. If I could ask my colleague a question, isn't it true, I say to Senator Durbin, that the bill you are talking about, the clean bill Senator Mikulski and I have introduced, is the legislation...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-11

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to H.R. 240. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar No....



    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-11

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I am standing in today for the Democratic leader, Senator Reid, who is absent for a medical procedure. He was with us yesterday and will be returning after the break. We wish him...



    A picture of Senator Rand Paul

    Senator Rand Paul

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-02-11

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



    A picture of Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-11

    LEAHY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to proceed as in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Barry Goldwater Statue Dedication ...



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    Senator Marco Rubio

    From: FL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-11

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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-10

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to H.R. 240. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar No. 5,...



    A picture of Senator Harry Reid

    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-10

    REID. Mr. President, I am not going to be able to be here the rest of the week. More than likely I have a personal matter I have to deal with. [[Page S874]] Tribute to Kathie...



    A picture of Senator John Cornyn

    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-09

    CORNYN. Mr. President, I move to proceed to H.R. 240. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The assistant legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar...



    A picture of Senator Harry Reid

    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-09

    REID. Mr. President, the American people can get their news in various fashions, whether it is a blog, the nightly news or in a newspaper. They are very concerned. They are concerned about the threat...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-05

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to H.R. 240. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar No. 5,...



    A picture of Senator Harry Reid

    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-05

    REID. Mr. President, reserving the right to object, there is bipartisan objection to the request by the majority leader. It is worth our spending a minute or two hearing what Republicans Senators have...



    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-05

    DURBIN. Mr. President, the Calendar of Business has been put on the desk of Senators. The Calendar of Business makes reference on page 12 to S. 272. That is a bill that has been introduced by Senator...



    A picture of Senator Susan M. Collins

    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-05

    COLLINS. Mr. President, in light of the eloquent remarks from the assistant Democratic leader who is my friend, I hope he will listen carefully to the proposal I am about to outline. In just over 3...



    A picture of Senator Charles E. Schumer

    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-05

    SCHUMER. Mr. President, first I want to compliment once again my colleague, the senior Senator from Maine. She is always looking for a compromise. She is always looking to try to work in a constructive...



    A picture of Senator Michael B. Enzi

    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-05

    ENZI. Mr. President, I wish to encourage the Senate to start debate on H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015. I am puzzled by my colleagues on the other side of the...



    A picture of Senator Jeff Sessions

    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-05

    SESSIONS. Mr. President, how much time remains on this side? The PRESIDING OFFICER. There is 10\1/2\ minutes. Mr. SESSIONS. Mr. President, I ask to be notified after 7 minutes. The PRESIDING OFFICER....



    A picture of Senator John Hoeven

    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-05

    HOEVEN. Mr. President, I thank my colleagues, both from Alabama and from Maine, for coming down to the floor and saying: Let's do the work of the Senate. Let's advance to this Department of Homeland...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-05

    SHAHEEN. I certainly want to give my colleague time to finish his remarks. I just want to make sure there would be an opportunity for me to also speak before the vote. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-05

    LEE. Madam President, Republicans in the Senate are ready to begin debating the bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. But in order to do that, we must first vote to proceed to the bill, and...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-04

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to H.R. 240. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The assistant legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-04

    DURBIN. Mr. President, yesterday we were informed of another barbaric act by ISIS--literally burning a Jordanian pilot to death in a cage. This follows news reports of beheadings of Japanese citizens,...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-04

    MIKULSKI. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the time until 2:45 p.m. be equally divided in the usual form, with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The PRESIDING OFFICER....



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-04

    SHAHEEN. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mrs. SHAHEEN. Thank you, Madam President. ...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-04

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



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-04

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to the motion to reconsider the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 240. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The question is on agreeing to the...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-03

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to H.R. 240. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar No. 5,...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    REID. Mr. President, the record held by the Republicans dealing with Cabinet officers is not one they should be proud of. For example, during a time of the War on Terror, the Republicans held up the...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, as we begin this debate on funding for the Department of Homeland Security, we face some fundamental questions: Are we going to prioritize the safety and security of the American...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-03

    HOEVEN. Mr. President, I rise to highlight the importance of voting yes to proceed to the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill for 2015, H.R. 240. This bill, which has passed the House,...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-03

    CORNYN. The following Senator is necessarily absent: the Senator from Illinois (Mr. Kirk). The PRESIDING OFFICER. Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote? The yeas and nays resulted--yeas...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-03

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I enter a motion to reconsider the vote. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The motion is entered. The majority whip. Mr. CORNYN. Mr. President, yesterday President Obama, as part...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    SCHUMER. Mr. President, will my colleague from Texas yield for a question? Mr. CORNYN. I will not yield at this time, Mr. President. I will be glad to yield at the conclusion of my remarks if the Senator...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-03

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I call for the regular order with respect to the motion to proceed to H.R. 240. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The motion is pending. Cloture Motion ...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-02

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to H.R. 240. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar No. 5,...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-30

    McCONNELL. Madam President, I move to proceed to H.R. 240. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar No....



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-30

    SESSIONS. 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. SESSIONS. Madam President, we are...