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  • Federal Water Quality Protection Act--Motion to Proceed


    A picture of Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-03

    LEAHY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak as in morning business. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, it is so ordered. Tribute to Senator Charles Grassley's 12,000th...



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    Senator Joni Ernst

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    ERNST. Mr. President, I rise today to congratulate my friend, colleague, and Iowa's outstanding senior Senator on casting his 12,000th vote in the wee early hours of this last Friday morning. In fact,...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    GRASSLEY. Mr. President, I thank all my colleagues, in particular my colleague from Iowa but also the people who are very senior leaders of this body: Senator McConnell, Senator Reid, and my friend on...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I thank the people of Iowa for sending us Chuck Grassley and want to say he does not just represent Iowa, he personifies it. I know of no Senator who better personifies his...



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    Senator Bob Corker

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    CORKER. Mr. President, I rise to share my voice with Lamar Alexander's at the loss of a great Tennessean and a great American. I appreciate so much Senator Alexander's chronologically going through much...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-03

    BOXER. Mr. President, first, I ask unanimous consent that Senator Cardin manage our side. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mrs. BOXER. Mr. President, I am going...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    INHOFE. Mr. President, I wish to do three things quickly. One is a request, one is an apology, and one is the truth. The privileges of the floor request will appear in another section of the Record. ...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-03

    CARDIN. Mr. President, let me make it clear what this legislation would do. It is true it would stop the final rule on the waters of the United States that has been issued, but it would also change the...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    BARRASSO. Mr. President, I appreciate the opportunity today to move this legislation. It is bipartisan, and it protects our environment and helps small businesses all across the country. S. 1140, the...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-03

    WHITEHOUSE: Mr. President, the famous Republican Senator from Rhode Island John Chafee, who was one of the authors of the Clean Water Act, would be sorry to see what has become of his party today and...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-03

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I wish to join my colleagues in support of the clean water rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers and in opposition to efforts to...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-03

    REED. Mr. President, today I join many of my colleagues in opposing S. 1140 and S.J. Res. 22. These measures would block or nullify the clean water rule, which seeks to safeguard our water and restore...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    HOEVEN. Mr. President, I rise today in support of bipartisan legislation to fix intrusive regulation that will hurt job growth and that threatens to place a large share of our Nation's farmers, ranchers,...



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    Senator Jeff Flake

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    FLAKE. Mr. President, I come before the Senate to talk about the waters of the United States rule and the legislation pending before us, S. 1140. I hope we can proceed to the bill. This is an important...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    THUNE. Mr. President, Americans have had a tough time during the Obama administration with a sluggish economic recovery that is barely worthy of the name, stagnant wages for middle-class families, a...



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    Senator Joe Donnelly

    From: IN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-03

    DONNELLY. Mr. President, whether you are a farmer or a small [[Page S7692]] business owner, a Republican, a Democrat or someone who works at the EPA, we all want clean water. If we are going to ensure...



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-03

    MANCHIN. Mr. President, first of all I want to thank my colleague, who has been working so hard on this. It affects Indiana, West Virginia, and every State in the Union. I hope people realize what is...



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-03

    MARKEY. Mr. President, Boston's sports teams have had their share of great moments. After a win, you can hear the crowd celebrating by singing a song by the Standells that goes like this: Yeah,...



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-03

    HEITKAMP. Mr. President, listening to this, you would think that people who want some commonsense regulation don't believe in clean water. You would think that if we do this, somehow the Charles River...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-30

    McCONNELL. Madam President, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 153, S. 1140. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows: ...