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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-11

    REID. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar No. 206, H.R. 3230; that all after [[Page S3565]] the enacting clause be stricken and the text...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-11

    McCAIN. Madam President, we have not completed this legislation, and we may be subject to a budget point of order. It is not clear yet whether there will be one, but according to this unanimous consent...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2014-06-11

    SANDERS. Madam President, the Senator from Arizona has been too modest. He deserves a great deal of credit for stepping to the plate when we needed him to step to the plate. He understands that we have...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-11

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 Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Cory A. Booker

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-11

    BOOKER. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. College Affordability ...



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    Senator Ron Wyden

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-11

    WYDEN. Madam President, I come to the floor today as we get ready to vote on the veterans bill to make several points and would like to begin by commending Senators Sanders and McCain. They have obviously...



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    Senator Maria Cantwell

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-11

    CANTWELL. Madam President, I rise to express my disappointment in today's earlier vote, that we weren't able to pass the student refinancing legislation. I thank my colleague Senator Warren for sponsoring...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-11

    HATCH. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. [[Page S3580]] Federal Employee...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-11

    COATS. Madam President, last week our Nation commemorated the 70th anniversary of D-day. Leo Scheer of Huntington County, IN, is one of those courageous veterans who survived the outlying assault on...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-11

    CORNYN. Mr. President, I thank my friend from Indiana for his remarks about our military service men and women and our obligation to provide them the care they have earned for their service. I look forward...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-11

    DURBIN. Mr. President, the Senator from Texas just spoke on the floor about the number of children coming across the border into the United States, and the numbers are frightening, they are so large. ...



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    Senator John Boozman

    From: AR

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-11

    BOOZMAN. Mr. President, as the son of an Air Force master sergeant and a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, I take very seriously my responsibility to represent the interests of those...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-11

    MURRAY. Mr. President, I come to the floor today to say that this compromise is really an excellent example of what Congress can do when we work together to put our veterans first and work toward substantive...



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    Senator David Vitter

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-11

    VITTER. Mr. President, I stand in strong support of the veterans bill we are about to vote on as well. I commend everyone who worked on it on both sides of the aisle, certainly including Senator McCain,...



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-11

    MARKEY. Mr. President, Massachusetts is the Bay State, but we are also the ``Brave State.'' But being first in freedom is not enough if we don't put our veterans, their families, and the families of...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-11

    CARDIN. Mr. President, I rise today on behalf of the 470,000 Maryland veterans in order to thank my colleagues for making veterans health care a priority by passing S. 2450, the Veterans' Access to Care...



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    Senator Claire McCaskill

    From: MO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-11

    McCASKILL. Mr. President, today I rise in strong support of S. 2450, a bill I have proudly cosponsored that would make critically needed reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs. As we all know,...



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    Senator Dianne Feinstein

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-11

    FEINSTEIN. Mr. President, I rise today to state my strong support for the legislation on the floor that addresses the current healthcare crisis facing our nation's veterans. This bill, the Veterans'...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-11

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I come to the floor today in support of S. 2450, the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. The preliminary VA inspector general's...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-11

    SESSIONS. Mr. President, I appreciate the work of my colleagues on this legislation. They have accomplished some very good things. We need legislation to pass to help our veterans. The needs are real,...



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    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-11

    PORTMAN. I ask for the yeas and nays. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second? There is a sufficient second. The clerk will call the roll. The bill clerk called the roll. Mr. DURBIN....



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    Senator Jon Tester

    From: MT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-11

    TESTER. I ask unanimous consent that the title amendment to H.R. 3230, which is at the desk, be agreed to. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? Mr. INHOFE. Reserving the right to object, let...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-11

    INHOFE. Reserving the right to object, let me inquire of the Senator if it is his intent to speak on that tonight. Mr. TESTER. In a moment I am going to ask unanimous consent to go into morning business,...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-11

    GRASSLEY. May I ask the Senator a question. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Iowa. Mr. GRASSLEY. How much time is the colloquy going to take? Mr. LEVIN. I would say about 7 or 8 minutes. ...