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    A picture of Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, today the House adopted the Department of Homeland Security funding bill without poison pill riders. The bill passed the Senate on Friday, and will fund the Department of Homeland...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-27

    McCONNELL. Madam President, this morning the Senate will complete work on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, and then we will turn to Senator Collins' bill--commonsense legislation that...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-27

    REID. Madam President, we are about 14 hours away from a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security. The Senate will do its part this morning and send the House a clean Homeland Security bill that...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-27

    McCONNELL. Madam President, I thank all Senators for working together to pass this 1-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security. Senators should expect the next vote at 5:30 p.m....



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-27

    REID. Madam President, progress has been made all during the day. I appreciate very much the cooperation of everyone involved. I am confident that the House will pass a 7-day CR tonight and that there...



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    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    BEATTY of ohio in the house of representatives Thursday, February 26, 2015 Mrs. BEATTY. Mr. Speaker, we only have two more...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-26

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, it was good to see Democrats finally bring an end to their weeks-long filibuster of the Homeland Security funding bill. Once the measure we voted on yesterday is complete, the...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-26

    REID. Mr. President, the essential Department of Homeland Security faces a shutdown in less than 48 hours. At 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning the government will be forced to shut down the most essential...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-25

    DURBIN. Mr. President, this week we are deciding whether we are going to shut down the Government of the United States of America again. Again. I think it was about a year and a half ago that the Senator...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-25

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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-24

    DURBIN. Mr. President, by calculation, we have today and 3 more days before the Department of Homeland Security is shut down. Think about what happened this last weekend all across America. It was...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-24

    BOXER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that I may speak for 15 minutes. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mrs. BOXER. Mr. President, before the Senator from Illinois...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-24

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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-23

    COONS. Mr. President, I have come to the floor this evening to speak about the impending shutdown this week of the Federal Department of Homeland Security. At a time when the folks I hear from in Delaware,...



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-23

    MERKLEY. 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. MERKLEY. Mr. President, I rise tonight...



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    Representative Daniel T. Kildee

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-02-13

    KILDEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. KILDEE. Mr. Speaker, I guess it is pretty clear that politics continues. Rather than bringing to the floor of the House...



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-02-13

    PAYNE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, here we go again. It appears that my colleagues on the other side have short memories and do not remember...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, I have come to the floor, with just 16 days left until the Department of Homeland Security shuts down, to again call for Congress to pass a clean full-year bill to fund the Department...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    BLUNT. Mr. President, I heard the remarks earlier today about how we need to move forward with the Department of Homeland Security funding bill without any reaction to the President's Executive actions...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    COATS. 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. COATS. Mr. President, I also ask unanimous...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

    LEE. Mr. President, I stand before this body this afternoon to encourage my colleagues--particularly my colleagues on the other side of the aisle--to take into account the need to fund the Department...



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    CARPER. 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 Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    CARPER. As the Presiding Officer, along with Senator Johnson and myself, met the men and women of the Border Patrol last weekend, including Agent Garza, we heard about their work, and it is hard to ignore...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-12

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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-11

    SCHUMER. Mr. President, we are running out of time until the Department of Homeland Security shuts down, and the majority doesn't seem to have any real plan to avoid it. There are 17 days left--with...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-11

    CORNYN. Mr. President, will my friend from New York yield for a question? Mr. SCHUMER. I will yield for a question when I finish my remarks, just as he was nice enough to yield to me a few days ago. ...



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    Senator Roger F. Wicker

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-11

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    A picture of Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

    Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-02-10

    ROYBAL-ALLARD. Mr. Speaker, the primary responsibility of Congress is to keep our Nation safe. However, we are 133 days into the 2015 fiscal year, and the Department of Homeland Security is without a...



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    Representative Daniel T. Kildee

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-02-10

    KILDEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. KILDEE. Mr. Speaker, there are only 18 days left until the Department of Homeland Security runs out of money and shuts...



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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-10

    CICILLINE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, every single day, our national security personnel work tirelessly to protect Americans from...



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    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-10

    MALONEY of New York asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, a million jobs were created in the last 3 months; the deficit...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-10

    DURBIN. Mr. President, it is only 17 days until the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America runs out of funding-- the Department of Homeland Security. This is the Department...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-10

    THUNE. Mr. President, for the past week Democrats in the Senate have been filibustering a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year. They object to the bill...



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    Senator Martin Heinrich

    From: NM

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-10

    HEINRICH. Mr. President, funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out in 17 days. Rather than working with Democrats to pass a clean Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill, many...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-10

    CARDIN. 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. CARDIN. Mr. President, I rise to urge...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-10

    BOXER. Mr. President, I come to the floor, and I have been trying to get time to do this, because I stand here in amazement that after the Republicans took over on January 6--after they won big in November...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-10

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, despite the fact that we are just days away from the Department of Homeland Security shutting down, we don't yet have an agreement to fund a clean bill to keep the Department...



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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-10

    STABENOW. Mr. President, we are in a countdown of sorts right now, and it is one I am deeply concerned about. On February 27, the funding for the Department of Homeland Security of our country runs out,...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-09

    SESSIONS. Madam President, last Wednesday, President Obama made a statement that is troubling to me. I think those of us who believe in Executive leadership and honest leadership, where leaders talk...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-09

    NELSON. Madam President, the clock is ticking at the Department of Homeland Security, and we are about to run out of money. We will run out of money at the end of this month. If we get into a situation...



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    Senator Dianne Feinstein

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-05

    FEINSTEIN. Madam President, I come today to support legislation to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, without any extraneous or politically controversial policy riders. Let me be clear....



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    Senator Deb Fischer

    From: NE

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-05

    FISCHER. 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 remarks of Mrs. Fischer, Ms. Murkowski,...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-02-05

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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-05

    CORNYN. Mr. President, for the second time in 2 days our friends across the aisle have killed important funding for the Department of Homeland Security, a bill worth about $40 billion that was passed...



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-05

    CARPER. 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. Mr. CARPER. Mr. President,...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-05

    SESSIONS. Mr. President, I am disappointed that earlier today once [[Page S824]] again our Democratic colleagues have--like the palace guard protecting the White House--blocked and filibustered moving...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-05

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    Senator Thad Cochran

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-04

    COCHRAN. Mr. President, I was very disappointed yesterday that the Senate did not vote to proceed to the consideration of the Homeland Security appropriations bill. I hope we will have an opportunity...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-04

    LEE. 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 remarks of Mr. Lee pertaining to the introduction...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-04

    SHAHEEN. Mr. 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. Mr. President, as we continue...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-04

    ISAKSON. Mr. President, I find it tragically ironic that on the same day the Islamic State tragically took the life and murdered a Jordanian pilot that the U.S. Senate failed to get a 60-vote majority...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-04

    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, I ask the...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-02-04

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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-04

    CORNYN. Mr. President, yesterday our friends across the aisle blocked--filibustered, really--a $40 billion funding bill that would have paid the funds necessary to keep the Department of Homeland Security...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-04

    BLUNT. Madam President, I wish to follow up on what the majority whip has been talking about. Clearly the country is and should be concerned by the President's unilateral Executive action on immigration....



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-04

    SCHUMER. Madam President, it is good to follow my good friend, the chairman of the Committee on Rules and Administration, on which I am ranking member. I don't agree with him, but he is a fine man. ...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-04

    NELSON. 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. NELSON. Madam President, I wish to...



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    Senator Mark R. Warner

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-04

    WARNER. Mr. President, the subject of our debate today is that it is wholly inappropriate that at this moment in time some in Congress are deciding that they are going to hold hostage Homeland Security...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-04

    SESSIONS. Mr. President, the House of Representatives has voted to fully fund homeland security, as the President has requested. It sent a bill to the Senate that fully funds all the lawful policies...



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    Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-04

    GILLIBRAND. Mr. President, I rise to urge my colleagues to do the right thing and pass a bill that would fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, without the politically driven riders that are...



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    Senator Brian Schatz

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-04

    SCHATZ. 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. SCHATZ. Mr. President, I rise today...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-04

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Lee). Without objection, it is so ordered. (The remarks of Mr. Alexander...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-04

    SESSIONS. Mr. President, we are in an odd world. Our Democratic colleagues continue to have the gall to suggest and state that the Republicans are blocking funding for homeland security in America when...



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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-04

    STABENOW. Thank you, Mr. President. First, let me say to my friend from Alabama, I couldn't agree more that we need to focus on jobs. There is no question about it. I couldn't agree more that we need...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I come to the floor to call for a vote against the motion to proceed to H.R. 240, the House Homeland Security funding bill. Now, this is a shock--for Senator Barbara Mikulski...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I am pleased to follow my leader on the Appropriations Committee, Senator Mikulski. She and I know what it was like on 9/11/2001 in this building. We were looking out the window...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    LEAHY. Mr. President, later today, the Senate will vote on whether it should proceed to a bill that attempts to link two critical yet independent debates: the day-to-day operations of one of the Nation's...



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    Senator Cory A. Booker

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    BOOKER. Mr. President, I stand to discuss what has been discussed by the previous two Senators, the urgent need for a clean bill to fund our Department of Homeland Security. I wasn't part of this body...



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    Senator David Vitter

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-03

    VITTER. Mr. President, I rise in strong support of moving to the Homeland Security appropriations bill. I hope we do that with a vote today. This is very important in terms of governing and in terms...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-03

    GRASSLEY. Mr. President, elections in our representative form of government are supposed to have consequences, and if they don't have consequences, there is not much point of having elections. One...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    SCHUMER. Mr. President, the distinguished majority leader has stated that it is possible within the procedures of this Senate to pass a homeland security bill, as negotiated by our Committee on Homeland...



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    Senator Claire McCaskill

    From: MO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    McCASKILL. Mr. President, I have to say that I am a little confused about what is happening right now. The Republican Party is in charge--totally in charge of Congress. I am sure Speaker Boehner's and...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, I appreciate the remarks from the Senators from Missouri and New York because I think they reflect my sentiments as well. The senior Senator from Texas suggested that we don't...



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    Senator Tom Udall

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-02-03

    UDALL. Mr. President, let me thank Senator Shaheen for her leadership on the Homeland Security bill. She has taken that over this year and learned it, knows the ins and outs of it. She is someone who...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-03

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



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    MANCHIN. 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. MANCHIN. Madam President, I rise...



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    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    KLOBUCHAR. Madam President, I come to the floor to join my colleagues to call for an end to any political gamesmanship being played over this bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. I thank...



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    Senator Jerry Moran

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-03

    MORAN. 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. Mr. MORAN. Mr. President,...



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    Senator Tammy Baldwin

    From: WI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    BALDWIN. Mr. President, it is no secret we are living in dangerous times and that we face a variety of threats. We face the threat of ISIL, a barbaric and despicable terrorist organization. We face...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    REID. Mr. President, there is an issue that is now before this body. It is an important issue. All we need to look at is what is going on around the world--terrorism attack in Australia; terrorism attack...



    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    DURBIN. Mr. President, of all things, the Department of Homeland [[Page S679]] Security, created to protect America from terrorism, is a Department that is underfunded by Republican design. The Republicans...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    REID. Will my friend yield for a question? Mr. DURBIN. I will be happy to yield for a question. Mr. REID. My friend is modest, my friend the senior Senator from Illinois. But tell those within the...



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    Senator Tim Kaine

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    KAINE. Mr. President, I rise today because I wish to speak about the importance of this DHS funding bill that is going to be before the body in the coming days. In particular, I wish to emphasize what...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-02

    LEE. Mr. President, tomorrow afternoon the Senate will vote to begin consideration of the bill called H.R. 240. This is a bill that authorizes funding for the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS....



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    Senator Daniel Sullivan

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-02

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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-02

    SESSIONS. Mr. President, tomorrow we will vote on whether to proceed to the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill, which fully funds the Department of Homeland Security and includes the...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-29

    DURBIN. Mr. President, 29 days from today, on February 27, the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America will run out of money. The only way to prevent this is for Congress to pass...



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-29

    CARPER. Mr. President, I urge my colleagues to bring a clean fiscal year 2015 bill for the Department of Homeland Security to the Senate floor as soon as possible. Earlier this month the world watched...



    A picture of Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-29

    CARDIN. Mr. President, let me first thank Senator Carper for his comments on the need for us to pass a homeland security appropriations bill. I think our constituents would be surprised to learn that...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-29

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I come to the floor as the ranking member of the Appropriations Committee, and I come to ask my colleagues to bring to the floor and pass a clean Homeland Security appropriations...



    A picture of Senator John Boozman

    Senator John Boozman

    From: AR

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-29

    BOOZMAN addressed the Chair. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Will the Senator withhold? Ms. MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I would say to the Senator from Arkansas, my time was delayed. I hope I have not slowed...



    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-28

    DURBIN. Mr. President, 30 days from today, on February 27, the Department of Homeland Security, the [[Page S550]] lead agency in protecting America from terrorism, will run out of money. The only way...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-28

    BLUMENTHAL. Mr. President, I am very pleased to be here today to speak to my colleagues about funding for the Department of Homeland Security and to be followed by one of my most valued colleagues, Senator...



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    Senator Robert Menendez

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-28

    MENENDEZ. 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. MENENDEZ. Mr. President, as we approach...



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    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-28

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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-27

    DURBIN. Mr. President, in a little more than a month the Department [[Page S496]] of Homeland Security in Washington, DC, will run out of money. It is hard to imagine that the agency responsible for...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-22

    DURBIN. Mr. President, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks around the world--particularly in Paris--the American people know that terrorism, sadly, is a threat to us even to this day. We count...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-22

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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-21

    DURBIN. Mr. President, in the aftermath of the recent terror attacks in France, it is tough to know what the House of Representatives is thinking. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives threatened...



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    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-13

    DAVIS of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. DAVIS of California. Mr. Speaker, in December, Congress passed a spending bill to keep the government open,...



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    Representative Marc A. Veasey

    From: TX District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-13

    VEASEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. VEASEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to call on my Republican colleagues to just stop...