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Bernard S.
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  • Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014—Motion to Proceed—Continued

    by Senator Bernard Sanders

    Posted on 2014-01-16

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    SANDERS. Mr. President, as chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, I take a moment to thank all the members of that committee for their hard work over the last year. At a time when there is obviously an enormous amount of divisiveness and partisanship here in the Senate, I am happy to report that by and large there has been a great deal of bipartisan effort being made in the Veterans' Affairs Committee, and I think very productive work as well.

    (The remarks of Mr. Sanders and Mr. Blumenthal pertaining to the introduction of S. 1950 are located in today's Record under ``Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions.'') Thanks to Patrick Kilcur Mr. REID. Mr. President, I spend long periods of time on the floor compared to most Senators. That is my job. In doing so, I get to know people more than probably a lot of people. Over these many years, I have talked about a Senate family, and it really is a Senate family and, for me, it really is my family. I know I am being way too protective, and a lot of people say it isn't my business, but that is how I feel. When people leave, I really feel badly because you get to know people and you feel comfortable with the people you know.

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