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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-23

    REID. Mr. President, the Wall Street Journal had a great editorial [[Page S2363]] today. To show you how senseless it was, I will read the headline: ``The GOP uses its advice and consent power to beat...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-21

    DURBIN. Mr. President, it has been 165 days--5\1/2\ months--since the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General was announced. Ms. Lynch has been pending on the Senate Executive Calendar for...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-21

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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-20

    REID. Mr. President, it has been 164 days--164 very long, long days, especially for a woman by the name of Loretta Lynch. Her nomination is languishing here in the Republican limbo that they have created....



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-15

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I cannot believe that Loretta Lynch still sits on this Executive Calendar of the Senate. It is put on our desk every day we are in session. She has been on that calendar for a...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-15

    LEAHY. Mr. President, Loretta Lynch's nomination to be Attorney General has languished on the Senate floor for 48 days. This unnecessary wait time is twice as long as the last seven Attorney General...



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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-15

    COLLINS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to engage in a colloquy with my colleague from Maine. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. JOB CORPS 50TH...



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    Senator Angus S. King, Jr.

    From: ME

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-04-15

    KING. Mr. President, I join the senior Senator from Maine in congratulating Job Corps on 50 years of service to our country's youth. Across the Nation, Job Corps provides training and career skills to...



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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-14

    STABENOW. Mr. President, I think the American people deserve to see the contrast between how nominees were treated in the last decade, during the Bush administration, versus how they are treated in this...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-13

    REID. Mr. President, let's talk a little bit about Loretta Lynch. We have now passed the first 100 days of the Republican-controlled Senate. We all remember the lofty promises made by the Republican...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-13

    LEAHY. Mr. President, while the Senate was in recess, Loretta Lynch, the nominee to be our next Attorney General, announced that her office brought charges against two residents of Queens, NY, for conspiring...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    LEAHY. Mr. President, one great responsibility that distinguishes the U.S. Senate is our constitutional role [[Page S2029]] of advice and consent. We have a solemn duty to consider nominees for positions...



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    Representative Shelley Moore Capito

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-03-24

    CAPITO. Mr. President, before turning to the budget resolution pending before the Senate this week, I would like to first discuss the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. Last week, I...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-23

    LEAHY. Mr. President, Loretta Lynch, the nominee to be our next Attorney General, has now been awaiting a vote on the Senate floor for 25 days. I have spoken many times about her historic nomination,...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-18

    REID. Mr. President, instead of being bogged down in another Republican-contrived fight, I have proposed a path forward that is very simple and very direct. While we work toward an agreement to pass...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-18

    DURBIN. Mr. President, this is the Executive Calendar of the U.S. Senate. This Executive Calendar tells us the nominations that are pending before the U.S. Senate where action is needed. There is one...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-18

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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-16

    LEAHY. Madam President, last week the majority leader announced that he would finally schedule a vote for this week on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be our next Attorney General. But as of today...



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    Senator Tim Kaine

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-12

    KAINE. Mr. President, I rise to speak on behalf of the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States. It is interesting that this is a week when we have been engaged in a dialogue...



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    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    From: PA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-11

    CASEY. Mr. President, I rise today to talk about the nomination that will be before the entire Senate next week, the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the Attorney General of the United States of America,...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-10

    REID. Mr. President, the official mission statement for the U.S. Attorney General reads: To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-09

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I might also reflect on that victory 50 years ago and think about another civil rights milestone that we have an opportunity to act on this week--this week--in Washington. Two...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-09

    CORNYN. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. ____________________ ...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-09

    LEAHY. Madam President, today, in that same spirit, I urge all Senators to come together to confirm Loretta Lynch to be our next Attorney General and the first African-American woman ever to hold this...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-09

    LEAHY. Mr. President, a few minutes ago I was talking about why I had hoped that after 121 days we could finally have a vote on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. She has been...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    LEAHY. Mr. President, nearly 4 months ago--not 4 weeks ago but 4 months ago--President Obama announced his intention to nominate Loretta Lynch to be our country's next Attorney General. I had the privilege...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-04

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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

    REID. Mr. President, today marks the 115th day since President Obama announced he was nominating Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States. That makes her the longest pending Attorney...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    DURBIN. Mr. President, while I am pleased the Senate is moving, and moving quickly, on Ashton Carter, I am troubled that my colleagues across the aisle are delaying consideration of Loretta Lynch, the...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-12

    MURPHY. 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. MURPHY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-10

    LEAHY. Mr. President, almost 2 weeks ago the Attorney General nominee, Loretta Lynch, came before the Senate Judiciary Committee and testified for nearly 8 hours. As one who has heard Attorneys General...