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    A picture of Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    HEITKAMP. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent for the following Senators to speak about the importance of the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. I ask that Senator Coons be recognized for...



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    Senator Angus S. King, Jr.

    From: ME

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-09-22

    KING. Mr. President, as the Senator from North Dakota just mentioned, we are here on the floor to talk about the importance of the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. There are a lot of issues...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    COONS. Mr. President, I wish to address the issue of the Export- Import Bank reauthorization, if I might, for a few moments. My colleague, the Senator from the State of Maine, has just spoken to it, and...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I would like to take a moment to share a story with Members of the Senate and those following us this evening. It is an amazing story of the selfless courage of a young Illinois...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

    HATCH. Mr. President, this is a historic week in Washington, DC. Later today Pope Francis will arrive in Washington for a 2-day visit. During his time here, the Holy Father will meet with President Obama,...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

    McCAIN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that following my remarks, the Senator from Alaska be recognized. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Pain-Capable...



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    Senator Daniel Sullivan

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

    SULLIVAN. Mr. President, listening to the last two speakers, I am reminded what a privilege and honor it is to be able to serve in the Senate alongside great Americans--the President pro tempore, the...



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    Senator Thom Tillis

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

    TILLIS. Mr. President, I thank my colleague from the great State of Alaska for his comments. I wish to be associated with those comments. I also thank him not only for his service in the Senate but for...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    NELSON. Mr. President, Volkswagen has become part of the lexicon of the American economy, American culture. Volkswagen Beetles, at the time when I was growing up as a kid, were all a part of the America...



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    Senator Cory A. Booker

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    BOOKER. Mr. President, in the coming days we know that we are going to have an extraordinary visit. This is a historic occasion. We are going to gather both Houses of Congress to hear from Pope Francis....



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    REID. Mr. President, I know my friend, the distinguished Senator from Vermont, has been waiting, and so I will be very quick with the statement that I am going to give. Remembering...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-09-22

    SANDERS. Mr. President, I am delighted that Pope Francis will be addressing a joint session of Congress on Thursday. The Pope has played, in my view, an extraordinary role since he assumed his position...



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    Senator Kelly Ayotte

    From: NH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

    AYOTTE. Mr. President, I rise to speak about a very important issue. It is a fundamental constitutional issue for this body and part of our duty in the Senate and the Congress; that is, to ensure next...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

    BARRASSO. 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. ...



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    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    KLOBUCHAR. Madam President, I rise today to talk about a critical issue that I think the Pope's arrival today in Washington really highlights, and I am hopeful we will be addressing it in this Chamber. ...



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    Senator Deb Fischer

    From: NE

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

    FISCHER. Madam President, I rise to reiterate the importance of providing necessary resources to our men and women in uniform. We are rapidly approaching the end of the fiscal year, and there are many...



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    MERKLEY. Madam President, today Pope Francis arrives in Washington. In 2 days, he will be speaking to a joint meeting of Congress, where he will undoubtedly remind us all to remember what he has termed...



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    Senator David Perdue

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

    PERDUE. Madam President, I want to thank the majority leader for bringing the Defense appropriations bill to the floor for a vote and remind everyone that the Senate Appropriations Committee has put...



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    Senator Robert Menendez

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    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. Puerto Rico ...



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    Senator Mazie K. Hirono

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    HIRONO. 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. HIRONO. Mr. President, we are on the...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

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    A picture of Senator Edward J. Markey

    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-16

    MARKEY. Mr. President, there is a proposal that is going to be made before the House of Representatives and before the Senate. That proposal will lift the ban on the exportation of American oil--oil...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-16

    CORNYN. Mr. President, yesterday evening our Democratic friends across the aisle, led by the minority leader, again refused to allow the Senate to cast an up-or-down vote on a resolution that would make...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-16

    SESSIONS. Mr. President, the Iranian deal--this executive agreement dealing with nuclear weapons and their policy in Iran that has been executed between the President of the United States and Iran's...



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    Senator Angus S. King, Jr.

    From: ME

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-09-16

    KING. Mr. President, what is the status of the session at this point? Are we in a quorum call? The PRESIDING OFFICER. We are not in a quorum call. Mr. KING. I ask unanimous consent to address the...



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    Senator Daniel Sullivan

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-16

    SULLIVAN. Mr. President, I rise to express my deep disappointment that what has transpired at the end of everything we debated with regard to the Iran deal is that we have chosen, as a body--a minority...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-16

    ENZI. Mr. President, I want to supplement my remarks from last week with some insights from Alan [[Page S6685]] Dershowitz's book ``The Case Against the Iran Deal.'' All of us received a copy of this...



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    Senator Mike Crapo

    From: ID

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-16

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



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    Representative Shelley Moore Capito

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-09-16

    CAPITO. Thank you, Mr. President. I want to thank my colleague for his speech. I will be echoing a lot of the same points that he has made. I think that it is a critical time. This is important. It...



    A picture of Senator Richard Blumenthal

    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-16

    BLUMENTHAL. Mr. President, I am always a little more than awed and inspired to be here on the floor of the United States Senate, a place that my father never could have predicted that I would be when...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-16

    GRASSLEY. I yield the floor. I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Lee). The clerk will call the roll. The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. WHITEHOUSE....



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-16

    WHITEHOUSE. 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. The Senator from Rhode...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-16

    LEE. Mr. President, last week I began a thorough examination of the facts in the case of Planned Parenthood and the scandal that is now engulfing our Nation's largest provider of abortions. Today I wish...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the next 40 minutes be under the control of the Democratic side and that the time be equally divided among the following Senators: Reid, Boxer, Whitehouse,...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, let me take a moment to commend the leadership of our minority leader on this issue. He has made it a priority in the caucus. He has seen its effects at home in Nevada, and...



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    Senator Brian Schatz

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    SCHATZ. Mr. President, I want to talk a little about the particulars of the Clean Power Plan and address some of the questions that have been raised by some of the opponents. I think the first premise...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    BOXER. Mr. President, before the Senator from Hawaii leaves the floor, I just want to say what a breath of fresh air he is. That is something we say to compliment somebody, but in this case he is fighting...



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    MARKEY. Mr. President, we are at a crossroads. We have a catastrophe that is looming for our planet. We have the world looking at the United States wondering if we are going to lead. We have the Pope...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    CARDIN. Mr. President, man made climate change has evolved from a critical threat to an unavoidable reality. The reality of climate change has already shown its grim effects on our environment and our...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-29

    CORNYN. Mr. President, we are continuing to make substantial progress on passing a multiyear highway bill. Thanks to the developments of the recent day--I guess it was yesterday--we learned that the...



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

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



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-29

    GRASSLEY. Madam President, I often come to the floor to honor whistleblowers but more importantly to talk about their very important role in making government function. On July 30, 1778, the Continental...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-29

    ENZI. I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The bill clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. BROWN. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

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



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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-29

    COLLINS. 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. COLLINS. Mr. President, I rise in support...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    MURRAY. Mr. President, I am delighted to join the Senator from Maine on the floor today to speak about this critical infrastructure program called TIGER. She and I have worked together for many years...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    REED. Mr. President, let me begin by commending Senator Collins and Senator Murray for their extraordinary leadership on this TIGER program in particular but in so many different aspects, particularly...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    LEAHY. Mr. President, I thank the distinguished Senator from California. I am sure I won't take that long. Planned Parenthood Mr. President, I will speak further on the...



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    Representative Shelley Moore Capito

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-07-29

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



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-29

    COATS. Mr. President, once again, I am on the floor for the ``Waste of the Week.'' Each week since February, I have come to the floor to discuss an issue of waste, fraud, and abuse--misspent taxpayer...



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    Senator Steve Daines

    From: MT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-29

    DAINES. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Tragedy on Crow Reservation ...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-29

    THUNE. 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. THUNE. Mr. President, I want to speak...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    BLUMENTHAL. Mr. President, I am proud to join my colleague from Washington State, a very distinguished and dedicated colleague, and others such as she who are championing this cause of defending Planned...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-29

    ISAKSON. Mr. President, I will be joined on the floor by the distinguished Senator from Connecticut, Mr. Blumenthal, who is the ranking member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee; Senator McCain of Arizona,...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-29

    McCAIN. Mr. President, I want to thank Senator Blumenthal and also my friend from Georgia, the distinguished chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, who is ensuring we continue strong oversight...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-29

    BLUNT. Mr. President, I join Senator McCain in thanking Senators Isakson and Blumenthal for the package we are putting together and talking about. And I join them in thanking Senator McCain for coming...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    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. Planned Parenthood ...



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    Senator Gary Peters

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

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



    A picture of Senator Dianne Feinstein

    Senator Dianne Feinstein

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    FEINSTEIN. Mr. President, I come to the floor to speak about the importance of protecting women's health and protecting their access to their health care, in other words, their choice. I strongly oppose...



    A picture of Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-28

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, this Friday, July 31, the authorization for the highway trust fund will expire and the fund itself will be nearly out of money. That means that unless Congress acts, projects...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-28

    HOEVEN. 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. HOEVEN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-28

    BARRASSO. 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. BARRASSO. I ask unanimous consent...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-28

    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. Mr. CORNYN. Mr. President, we all know the...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-28

    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. Planned Parenthood ...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-28

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



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-28

    INHOFE. 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. INHOFE. Madam President, while I would...



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    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-28

    PORTMAN. Madam President, thank you. To the chair of the committee, congratulations, Mr. Inhofe, on the progress made so far with regard to the highway bill, indicating that we will pass something on...



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    Senator Bob Corker

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-28

    CORKER. 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. CORKER. Mr. President,...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-28

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



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-28

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