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  • Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2014--Motion to Proceed--Continued


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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

    REID. Mr. President, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 488, S. 2648. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The assistant legislative clerk read as follows: Motion...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our Nation's southern border demands a solution. It really just boggles the mind that the President of the United States would rather fund...



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    Senator Deb Fischer

    From: NE

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

    FISCHER. I thank the Chair. Mr. President, I rise today to discuss the need to strengthen American families and enhance workplace flexibility, and I am very pleased to be joined here on the floor of...



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    Senator Angus S. King, Jr.

    From: ME

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2014-07-31

    KING EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2014--MOTION TO PROCEED Mr. REID. Mr. President, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 488, S. 2648. ...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

    LEAHY. Mr. President, I am glad that people have decided to speak about immigration reform. This body passed overwhelmingly--Republicans and Democrats joined together--a comprehensive immigration bill...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

    CARDIN. Mr. President, I thank Senator Leahy for his extraordinary leadership on this issue. He serves on the Appropriations Committee that has brought us this supplemental appropriation. He is also...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

    MIKULSKI. 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. MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I know the...



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    Senator Ron Wyden

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

    WYDEN. Mr. President, the Internet has been possibly the most significant force driving our economy over the past 16 years. It is clearly this century's shipping lane and history's most powerful communications...



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    Senator Cory A. Booker

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

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



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    Senator Dean Heller

    From: NV

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

    HELLER. Madam President, let me begin, if I may, by thanking my friend and colleague, Senator Booker, for partnering with me on this critical piece of legislation that helps our Nation's veterans, especially...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

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



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    Senator David Vitter

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

    VITTER. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Ms. Hirono). Without objection, it is so ordered. Border Security ...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

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



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

    MURPHY. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent to speak as if in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Affordable Care Act Mr....



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

    HATCH. Madam President, I see two of my colleagues who are here, and I want to ask unanimous consent that Senator Barrasso be given 10 minutes, then Senator Sessions be given 3 minutes, and then the...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

    BARRASSO. Madam President, I have come to the floor to discuss some [[Page S5178]] of the issues related to the health care law and the side effects of the health care law. I see my friend and colleague...



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    Senator Mazie K. Hirono

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

    HIRONO. Madam President, I rise today to support S. 2648, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act. I recently led a congressional delegation to McAllen, TX, and to Lackland Air Force Base to...



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    Senator Ted Cruz

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

    CRUZ. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Unanimous Consent Request--H.R....



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    Senator Kelly Ayotte

    From: NH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

    AYOTTE. Madam President, I thank the Senator from Texas for coming to the floor to talk about this incredibly important issue to the American people. I ask the Senator, isn't it true that for 16 years...



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

    HEITKAMP. Reserving the right to object, I want to first make a couple of points, which as we talk about this, I think it is clear to identify who is the taxing authority. The distinguished and very...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

    CORNYN. If the Senator would yield for a unanimous consent request. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Texas. Mr. CORNYN. I ask unanimous consent that following the remarks of the Senator from...



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    Senator Jerry Moran

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

    MORAN. Thank you, Madam President. I wish to speak for a few moments this afternoon on the topic of veterans and veterans affairs, knowing, or at least expecting a vote later today on a piece of legislation...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2014-07-31

    SANDERS. Mr. President, I rise today in strong support of the VA conference committee report, which I expect and hope will be on the floor here in a couple of hours. That conference committee report...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

    BLUNT. Mr. President, early this week I joined with Senator Boxer to introduce the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014. This is an updated version of bipartisan legislation we introduced...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

    BOXER. Mr. President, Israel faces 100 rocket attacks a day from a terrorist organization called Hamas. Israel is trying to cope with getting rid of tunnels that have been built by this terrorist organization,...



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    Senator Bob Corker

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

    CORKER. Mr. President, reserving the right to object, I just want to say the partnership Senator Blunt and Senator Boxer have on this issue is one that I think is spectacular. I have talked to both of...



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    Senator Robert Menendez

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

    MENENDEZ. Mr. President, I came to the floor in the first instance to support Senator Boxer's unanimous consent request on the U.S.-Israel strategic partnership, which, as she has pointed out, has-- in...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-31

    LEE. Madam President, before I get on to my remarks regarding immigration, I wish to echo briefly the sentiments expressed by my friends, Senators Ayotte and Cruz, who spoke on the floor earlier this...



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-31

    CARPER. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that once I finish speaking--I will talk for less than 10 minutes, and I ask that the senior Senator from Utah, Mr. Hatch, be recognized next. The PRESIDING...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    REID. Mr. President, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 488, S. 2648, the emergency appropriations supplemental act. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The assistant legislative...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-30

    McCONNELL. The Obama White House likes to pretend that its war on coal is about protecting the planet. Yet his newest regulations would hardly do a thing to impact global carbon emissions. The President's...



    A picture of Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    MIKULSKI. Madam President, I rise to speak on the pending business before the Senate. The Senate just achieved cloture on the motion to proceed to the emergency supplemental funding bill. Let me explain...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-30

    BLUNT. Madam President, I want to talk principally in the next few minutes about a bill that Senator Boxer and I have introduced this week on Israel and talk about what is going on in Israel, but on...



    A picture of Senator John Thune

    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-30

    THUNE. Madam President, I rise today to talk about the disturbing leadership failure we are seeing out of the White House. Over the past year the President and his administration have seemed increasingly...



    A picture of Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

    CARDIN. Next week, between August 4 and August 6, the United States will welcome leaders from across the African Continent to Washington, DC. I first wish to acknowledge the work of our colleague Senator...



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    Senator Al Franken

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-30

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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-29

    REID. Mr. President, I now move to proceed to Calendar No. 488, S. 2648, the emergency supplemental appropriations act dealing with the border crisis. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-29

    McCONNELL. America makes a promise to every man and woman who puts on the uniform. In exchange for their service, our country pledges they will be well trained, well equipped, and treated with the dignity...



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-29

    MERKLEY. I rise today to address a topic that is vital to seniors in Oregon and to seniors across our Nation, and that is our Medicare program. I know how important Medicare is because I grew up in...



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    Senator Dean Heller

    From: NV

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-29

    HELLER pertaining to the introduction of (S. 2658) are printed in today's Record under ``Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions.'') Mr. HELLER. I yield the floor. EMERGENCY...



    A picture of Senator Thomas R. Carper

    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-29

    CARPER. Mr. President, first let me express my thanks to Senator Grassley for letting me step ahead of him and I thank the Senator as well for a number of courageous votes today. I also express my gratitude...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-29

    REID. Mr. President, the distinguished senior Senator from Delaware and I came to Washington together, and I am so proud of the work he is doing and what he has done. He has been a Member of Congress,...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-28

    REID. Mr. President, I now move to proceed to Calendar No. 488. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The bill clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar No. 488,...



    A picture of Senator Amy Klobuchar

    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-28

    KLOBUCHAR. Mr. President, I rise in support of a simple and straightforward resolution cosponsored by 20 of our colleagues that would simply express the sense of the Senate that climate change is occurring...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-28

    INHOFE. I reserve the right to object. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Oklahoma. Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, I have to say this. The resolution by Senator Klobuchar clearly demonstrates the...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-28

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I appreciate very much having had the opportunity to hear those words from what I can only describe as an alternate reality from the one I inhabit, any way. First, let me say...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-28

    BOXER. Mr. President, I thank Senator Klobuchar from the bottom of my heart for writing such a sensible resolution. People who do not know Amy Klobuchar, as I know her, may not know that she is terrific...