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  • Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act--Motion to Proceed


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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    REED. Mr. President, it has been 11 days since Federal unemployment insurance expired for 1.3 million Americans, and every day more Americans lose their benefits as their 26 weeks of State benefits expire. ...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    DURBIN. Will the Senator yield for a question? Mr. REED. I would be happy to. Mr. DURBIN. I would like to ask a question of the Senator from Rhode Island through the Chair. There has been a debate...



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    Senator Jerry Moran

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    MORAN. Madam President, I appreciate the opportunity to be here on the Senate floor this morning since I am intruding on the discussion about unemployment insurance extension. However, I wish to take...



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    MARKEY. Madam President, 1.3 million people already have not had a happy new year. That is because, when we tried to extend the emergency unemployment insurance before the holidays, the Republican leadership...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    BLUNT. Madam President, first of all, on the bill before us, we should be sure to continue to remember, if you are an employee and do lose your job today or tomorrow or in coming weeks, in every State...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    CORNYN. Madam President, despite the differences between the different sides of the aisle on the underlying legislation-- particularly on the refusal so far of the majority leader to actually pay for...



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    Senator Joe Donnelly

    From: IN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    DONNELLY. Madam President, family is important to Hoosiers. We work hard every day to care and to provide for our loved ones and to give our children and grandchildren the opportunity to live healthy...



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    Senator Deb Fischer

    From: NE

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    FISCHER. As we begin a new year, the Senate returns with many significant challenges before us. One such challenge is the security of our citizens' private information. Just before Christmas, news...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    LEAHY. While the distinguished Senator from Nebraska is still on the floor, I found much to agree with in her comments. I hope that after we introduce the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act she...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    COONS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. COONS. Madam President, 50 years ago today...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    MIKULSKI. Madam President, I rise to speak on actually two topics; one on extending the unemployment benefit program that is so essential to the people of Maryland and to other fellow Americans and also...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    MURRAY. Madam President, I come to the floor this afternoon to talk about the fact that 50 years ago today President Lyndon Johnson made his first State of the Union Address. He used that date--January...



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    Senator Mazie K. Hirono

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    HIRONO. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Ms. HIRONO. Madam President, 50 years...



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    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    PORTMAN. 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. PORTMAN. Madam President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, over the past several years those of us who are fortunate enough to serve have engaged in many fierce debates. Some have been forced upon us by external events, including a...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I congratulate the Republican leader for his remarks. Without being presumptuous, I think I could express the hope that all of us feel that he will help us restore the Senate...



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    Senator Roger F. Wicker

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    WICKER. 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. THUNE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

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



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    WARREN. Mr. President, I rise to support the Truth in Settlements Act. This bipartisan legislation, which I introduced earlier today with my colleague from Oklahoma, Dr. Coburn, will help the public...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

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



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    MURPHY. Mr. President, when the history books are written about those who fought hardest against poverty, who stood up for those with no voice, with very little power and an increasingly unfair economy,...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2014-01-08

    SANDERS. Mr. President, hopefully later this evening or tomorrow there will be a very important vote regarding the extension of long- term unemployment benefits. What that vote is about is to make it...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

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



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-07

    DURBIN. Mr. President, on the side supporting the pending motion, there is 15 minutes under the unanimous consent agreement and a similar amount of time on the other side. If all time is used, I would...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-07

    REED. Mr. President, could the Presiding Officer instruct me when I reach the 4-minute mark? The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. REED. Mr. President, I rise with my colleagues...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-07

    SCHUMER. I thank my friends from Illinois and Rhode Island. How much time is remaining on our side? The PRESIDING OFFICER. There is 1 minute 30 seconds. Mr. SCHUMER. Mr. President, I see what is...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-07

    ISAKSON. I yield back all time on the Republican side. ____________________ ...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-06

    REED. Mr. President, I rise today to urge my colleagues to vote in favor of the Reed-Heller bill, which would extend unemployment insurance for 1.3 million Americans--very critical--for 3 months, because...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-06

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