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    Senator Tom Cotton

    From: AR

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    COTTON. Mr. President, it has been nearly 2 years since the Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad attacked his own people with sarin gas, crossing President Obama's so-called red line. At the time, President...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that at 1 p.m. today, the Senate proceed to executive session to consider Executive Calendar No. 80, the nomination of Sally Yates to be Deputy Attorney...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak for up to 15 minutes as in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Climate...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. Nomination of Sally...



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    Senator Robert Menendez

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. Amtrak Train Derailment ...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, this morning, I restated my commitment to working with Senators in a serious way to move our country ahead on trade in the economy of the 21st century. I said that we need to...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    REID. Reserving the right to object, Mr. President. First of all, I want to take just a very brief minute and express my appreciation to all my Democratic colleagues who have been understanding and...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    ISAKSON. While I do not rise with the intention of objecting, may I propound a question to the majority leader? Mr. REID. Why don't we get the approval first. Mr. ISAKSON. I would prefer to propound...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    COONS. Mr. President, I thank my colleague Senator Isakson of Georgia and express my shared concern that if we are going to proceed to a long-term renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which...



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    Senator Ron Wyden

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    WYDEN. Mr. President, before the Senator leaves the floor, I want to thank the Senate majority leader for working with us in a constructive fashion to make it possible for all of the vital parts of the...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    BROWN. Mr. President, would the Senator from Oregon yield for a moment? Mr. WYDEN. I would be happy to. Mr. BROWN. I want to thank Senator Wyden for his work on the Customs bill that we will be debating,...



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    Senator James Lankford

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    LANKFORD. Mr. President, I have a concern. It is not about trade. Quite frankly, trade is one of the things we have done as a nation all along. We were free traders before we were a nation. One of...



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    Senator Cory A. Booker

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    BOOKER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Amtrak Train Derailment ...



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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    STABENOW. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Ms. STABENOW. Mr. President, I rise today...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    GRASSLEY. 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 Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    HATCH. 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. HATCH. Mr. President, we have all now...



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    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    PORTMAN. Mr. President, I appreciate the opportunity to come to the floor to talk a little about the customs legislation that is now before us. As my colleague from Ohio just talked about, there are...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-12

    McCONNELL. I ask unanimous consent that Senators be permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, well, what...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-12

    REID. Mr. President, my friend, the majority leader, has one person to blame for our not being on the floor now debating this important piece of legislation, and that person is the majority leader. The...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-12

    CORNYN. Mr. President, will the Senator briefly yield for a unanimous consent request? The PRESIDING OFFICER. Does the Senator yield? The Senator from Texas. Mr. CORNYN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Ron Wyden

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-12

    WYDEN. Mr. President, the majority leader has entered a motion to reconsider the trade legislation. I want to be clear, both for the majority leader and all our colleagues here, that I am very interested...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-12

    HATCH. Mr. President, I thank my colleague for his kindness in doing that. I listened to the debate, and I have to say I am very disappointed. Everybody knew that Senator Schumer accommodated us--the...



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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-12

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    A picture of Senator Mitch McConnell

    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-07

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to H.R. 1314. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-07

    REED. Mr. President, I am honored to be here today to welcome His [[Page S2700]] Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia. Since 1995, His Holiness has served as the leader of Armenian...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-07

    REID. Mr. President, if I could ask the distinguished majority leader if he would be willing to go into a quorum call for a brief conversation. I suggest the absence of a quorum. The ACTING PRESIDENT...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-07

    COATS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. Mr. REID. I object. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Objection is heard. Mr. COATS. Mr. President, may I ask...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-07

    CORNYN. Thank you, Mr. President. Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Before my colleagues leave the floor, let me just offer my congratulations to the Senator from Tennessee and...



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    Senator Tim Scott

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-07

    SCOTT. Mr. President, today is the National Day of Prayer. It is a day where we as a nation have an opportunity simply to get on our knees and ask God for Divine intervention and ask the Lord for help. ...



    A picture of Senator Mitch McConnell

    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-07

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