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    A picture of Senator James Lankford

    Senator James Lankford

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-10

    LANKFORD. Mr. President, but I have to say this last weekend, as I was going through all the different news and the many things that we track, I was quite surprised last Friday afternoon at the way the...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-04

    HATCH. Mr. President, I wish to address today's vote to override President Obama's veto of the bipartisan Hoeven-Manchin bill to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline. Our economy and North America's...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    MURRAY. 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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. (The remarks of Mrs. Murray...



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    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-04

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    Representative Diane Black

    From: TN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-11

    BLACK asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. BLACK. Mr. Speaker, in the President's State of the Union Address he declared the...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-26

    McCONNELL. This weekend President Obama's Chief of Staff lamented that the Senate has taken several weeks to debate an infrastructure project, the Keystone jobs bill. I agree it is about time to bring...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-26

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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-26

    COONS. Mr. President, I come to the floor this evening to speak about our ongoing debate about the Keystone XL Pipeline and the need for this debate to shift to a much larger conversation. Tonight,...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-21

    BLUNT. Mr. President, I thought last night, as the majority whip just mentioned, that the President once again showed his sense of why the majority in the Congress and the majority of people in the country...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-21

    DURBIN. Mr. President, it is my understanding that we are in morning business and the minority is now entitled to 30 minutes. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator is correct. ...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-21

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I wish to speak in morning business on the pending issue on the floor, and I am glad my friend and colleague from North Dakota, Senator Hoeven, is on the floor as well. Perhaps...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-21

    HOEVEN. Mr. President, I certainly would welcome that opportunity and look forward to joining the Senator from Illinois in that dialogue. Mr. DURBIN. I thank the Senator from North Dakota and warn him...



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    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-21

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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-20

    SCHUMER. Mr. President, this morning I rise in support of two amendments that will make it clear to the American people exactly what this bill to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline is all about and whom...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-20

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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-13

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, Democrats and Republicans cooperated last night to bring the Keystone Pipeline another step closer to construction. Thanks to that bipartisan cloture vote, the Senate can finally...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-12

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, last week the House of Representatives voted on a bipartisan basis to pass a Keystone jobs and infrastructure bill. Meanwhile, the Senate energy committee got the process moving...



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    Senator Patrick J. Toomey

    From: PA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-12

    TOOMEY. Mr. President, first, I congratulate my colleagues Senator Hoeven and Senator Manchin, the cosponsors of this legislation. I also commend the energy committee chair, Senator Murkowski. This is...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-07

    CORNYN. Mr. President, under the direction of our new majority leader, the Senator from Kentucky, we have been entrusted with a great opportunity to lead this new Congress--the 114th Congress--and it...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-07

    HOEVEN. Mr. President, along with Senator Joe Manchin--and actually a total of 60 sponsors--I have filed S. 1, which is the Keystone approval bill. It is a very simple, straightforward bill. This is...



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-07

    MANCHIN. I say to the Senator, he is absolutely correct. I thank him for this opportunity not only to work with him but also to bring the facts forward. We have heard many times: We are all entitled...



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    Senator Steve Daines

    From: MT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-07

    DAINES. Mr. President, I applaud, first of all, the Senator from North Dakota for his leadership on this most important issue and his commitment to making it a priority for this Senate, the first bill...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-07

    BARRASSO. First let me thank and congratulate the Senator from North Dakota for his dogged determination in fighting for these American jobs and for energy security for our country. I am so grateful...



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    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-07

    MURKOWSKI. To my friend and colleague from North Dakota, it is all about infrastructure. In Alaska, my home State, we have boundless supplies of oil and natural gas, but until we were able to build...



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-07

    HEITKAMP. Mr. President, I thank the Senator from North Dakota. I rise to join my colleagues on the other side who represent States that know a little bit about energy and certainly my colleague from...



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    Senator Pat Roberts

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-07

    ROBERTS. I thank my colleague, Senator Hoeven, for leading this colloquy and I thank the distinguished Senator from North Dakota for her remarks. In the Washington Times today, Jack Gerard, the President...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-07

    CARDIN. Thank you, Mr. President. I take this time--and some of my colleagues will be joining me--to express concerns about the first major bill that has been brought to the floor under the Republican...



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-07

    MARKEY. Mr. President, I seek recognition to speak for 10 minutes. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator is recognized. Mr. MARKEY. Mr. President, the issue we are going to be debating over the next...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-01-07

    SANDERS. Mr. President, the truth is that despite our rather big egos, much of what we do in the Senate is pretty quickly forgotten. People have a hard time remembering what we did 2 months ago or yesterday,...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-07

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. (The remarks of Mr. Alexander, Mr. Bennet,...



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    Representative Virginia Foxx

    From: NC District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-11-19

    FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Senate rejected legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Meanwhile, the House has...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-11-18

    McCONNELL. On an entirely different matter, later today the Senate will vote on whether to send Congressman Cassidy's Keystone jobs bill to the President. It is a vote that is long overdue but certainly...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-11-18

    LEAHY. Would the Republican leader yield for a question? The minority leader will not yield for a question, but I would note, based on his concerns about the bipartisan piece of legislation regarding...



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-11-12

    MANCHIN. I thank the Chair. My good friend, the Senator from Louisiana, has been working on this for many years--I think even before I came up. I have been here 4 years now. When I first came, I talked...



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    Senator Jon Tester

    From: MT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-11-12

    TESTER. I thank the Senator from Louisiana and the Senator from West Virginia. I have a few things to say, and I will do so very quickly. But since this is the first time we have been on the floor since...



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-11-12

    HEITKAMP. Mr. President, I stand with my great colleague and a great champion of this energy renaissance--probably the greatest champion of the energy renaissance here in the Senate, the Senator from...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-11-12

    ALEXANDER. I thank the Presiding Officer and the Senator from Louisiana. ____________________ ...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-11-12

    NELSON. 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. NELSON. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-18

    HOEVEN. Mr. President, tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of the application for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Six years. Six years ago, September 19, 2008, the TransCanada company applied for...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-18

    BARRASSO. Mr. President, I appreciate and want to salute the significant leadership we have seen on this issue from the Senator from North Dakota. He has been a stalwart fighter, very focused on this...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-18

    INHOFE. Mr. President, let me say first of all to leave that chart up, because it shows very clearly that I might have the biggest dog in this fight. I do not know. But I will say that Cushing, OK, has...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-18

    ISAKSON. I am pleased to join with the distinguished Senator from the State of North Dakota, and I am pleased to join with the Senator of Oklahoma. I am pleased to speak as an American from a State...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-07

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    A picture of Representative Mike Quigley

    Representative Mike Quigley

    From: IL District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-26

    QUIGLEY. Madam Speaker, a famous storyteller Mark Twain once said, ``Never let the truth get in the way of a good story,'' and proponents of the Keystone pipeline are following that advice very well....



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    Representative Chris Stewart

    From: UT District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-03-12

    STEWART asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. STEWART. Madam Speaker, every day when I am talking to constituents, their top concern...



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    Representative Bill Shuster

    From: PA District 9

    Party:

    Date: 2014-02-06

    SHUSTER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, for more than 5 years, the Obama administration has played...



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    Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick

    From: PA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-06

    FITZPATRICK asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, if I told you we could create tens of thousands of truly shovel-ready jobs, increase the...



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    Representative Virginia Foxx

    From: NC District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-19

    FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, 5 years--that's how long the Keystone XL pipeline and the 40,000 jobs it's expected to create have been...



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    Representative Glenn Thompson

    From: PA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-23

    THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, during the 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama stated...



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    Representative Roger Williams

    From: TX District 25

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-22

    WILLIAMS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. WILLIAMS. Madam Speaker, it's a rare occasion when Democrats, Republicans, the President, his supporters, and the public...



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    Representative Virginia Foxx

    From: NC District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-22

    FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, parents know all too well the sinking feeling that settles in around the kitchen table when it's time...



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    Representative Tom Marino

    From: PA District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-22

    MARINO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. MARINO. Madam Speaker, today I rise in support of the Keystone XL pipeline and urge passage of H.R. 3, the Northern Route...



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    Representative Scott R. Tipton

    From: CO District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-22

    TIPTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks). Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, I would like today to be able to begin with a quote: ...



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    Representative Steve Cohen

    From: TN District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-17

    COHEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. COHEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to share my grave concern about the Keystone XL pipeline and H.R. 3, the Northern Route...



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    Representative Jeff Denham

    From: CA District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-08

    DENHAM asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. DENHAM. As chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials,...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-30

    HOEVEN. Mr. President, I rise today to advocate for a secure energy future for our Nation. There is no question that we can achieve energy security or energy independence for our country, and I believe...