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    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-15

    DURBIN. Mr. President, 2 years ago Members of the Senate did something that doesn't happen very often. We broke through the gridlock and came together to pass meaningful bipartisan legislation that was...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-15

    LEAHY. Mr. President, will the Senator yield to me for just a moment? Mr. DURBIN. I am happy to yield to my friend and colleague from Vermont. Mr. LEAHY. Mr. President, I hope both Senators and Members...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-15

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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-11-19

    ENZI. Madam President, I rise to voice my continued support for the enactment of the Marketplace Fairness Act this year. There have been a number of editorials and letters and emails and other messages...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-11-19

    ALEXANDER. Senator Enzi has been a leading proponent of the Marketplace Fairness Act. I congratulate him for his persistence in recognizing its importance. I will make three points in support of what...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-11-19

    REID. I know the block of time for the majority leader starts at 2 o'clock, but I wanted to say while Senator Enzi and the senior Senator from Tennessee are on the floor how much I appreciate and admire...



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    Representative Jim Bridenstine

    From: OK District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-09

    BRIDENSTINE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. BRIDENSTINE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to oppose H.R. 684, the Marketplace Fairness...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-07

    ENZI. Madam President, the Marketplace Fairness Act is about States' rights and giving States the right to decide to collect or not collect taxes that are already owed. Critics have claimed that we are...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-07

    ALEXANDER. Madam President, I thank Senator Enzi for this opportunity, and in fact there is a Federal moratorium that prohibits State taxes on access to the Internet. I was in the middle of that debate...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-07

    DURBIN. Madam President, first, let me thank my colleagues Senator Enzi, Senator Alexander, and Senator Heitkamp for their work on this important issue. Senator Alexander is right about the Federal...



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-07

    HEITKAMP. Madam President, I thank Senator Enzi, Senator Durbin, and Senator Alexander for their leadership on the Marketplace Fairness Act and am proud to join them to address an issue I have been working...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-06

    ENZI. Mr. President, I rise today to urge my colleagues to vote for the Marketplace Fairness Act in just over an hour or so from now. I have said many times over the past few weeks--and, in fact, I have...



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    Senator Ron Wyden

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-06

    WYDEN. Mr. President, today the Senate is voting on whether to take a few more inches off the little guy. I say that because we can tell what this debate is all about by looking at the morning newspaper....



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-06

    DURBIN. I thank my friend and colleague from Oregon for coming to the floor and stating his position on the bill. For those who follow the Senate, we are about to see something that is historic, precedent...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-06

    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. Mr. ALEXANDER. Mr. President, we have...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-06

    DURBIN. Mr. President, in the closing 10 minutes, the four proponents who will speak will be first Senator Heitkamp of North Dakota, followed by Senator Alexander of Tennessee, myself, and then Senator...



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-06

    HEITKAMP. Mr. President, this is a day that has been 20 years in the making. You have heard argument after argument here about how this bill has been rushed, how it is not ready, how we have not yet...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-06

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I ask I be notified when I have consumed 2\1/2\ minutes. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator will be notified. Mr. ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I congratulate the Senator from...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-06

    ENZI. Mr. President, I thank all of the people who have participated, particularly Senator Durbin who has helped to coalesce things, Senator Alexander who came up with the idea for having a shorter...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-25

    REID. Mr. President, the Senate operates by cooperation and consent. So it is unfortunate that we could not reach an agreement yesterday to consider amendments to the Marketplace Fairness Act, a measure...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-25

    SHAHEEN. Madam President, I really came down to the floor today to continue my opposition to the Internet sales tax legislation that is before us. The proponents of this legislation claim it is about...



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    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-25

    MURKOWSKI. Madam President, I appreciate being here in the Chamber to hear the comments from my friend the Senator from New Hampshire. As she has noted, there is a small handful of States that for a...



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    Senator Marco Rubio

    From: FL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-25

    RUBIO. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. RUBIO. Madam President, are we in morning...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-24

    REID. Mr. President, I had a number of meetings yesterday with Democratic and Republican proponents of the Marketplace Fairness Act. This [[Page S2910]] is a piece of legislation that is overwhelmingly...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-23

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, this week, the Senate is debating a bill that would authorize States to require retailers to collect taxes on remote sales. I recognize there are a range of views on this bill,...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-23

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I know Senator Barrasso is coming, but until he does, I wish to make a few comments about the Marketplace Fairness Act, which is the legislation before us today, and especially,...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-22

    DURBIN. I note Senator Enzi is on the floor. At 5:30 p.m. we are voting on a measure which will affect literally millions of Americans. I will provide some illustration about this bill. A close friend...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-22

    ENZI. I thank the Senator from Illinois, Mr. Durbin, for his interest and participation in this issue, his ability to explain it, and for the way he has brought a lot of people along in helping out with...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-22

    REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent for a moment of silence and that the Senator from Wyoming then be again recognized. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-22

    ENZI. To return to the discussion on marketplace fairness, I mentioned that most consumers are aware they are supposed to pay the tax on purchases that the retailer does not choose to collect at the...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-22

    WHITEHOUSE. 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. WHITEHOUSE. I am here on the floor...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-22

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



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    Senator Ron Wyden

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-22

    WYDEN. Mr. President, the Senate is on course to consider profoundly misguided legislation. This proposal is known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, but it is anything but fair. The Marketplace Fairness...



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    Senator Kelly Ayotte

    From: NH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-22

    AYOTTE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that after I finish speaking, my colleague from Tennessee, Senator Alexander, be permitted to speak. [[Page S2830]] The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-22

    DURBIN. Reserving the right to object, if the vote is at 5:30, could we allocate time so that each of us could have some time before 5:30? If the Senator would be willing to do that at this point, I...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-22

    ALEXANDER. I thank the Senator from New Hampshire for her courtesy. I am perfectly agreeable, following her speech, to dividing it, if Senator Durbin wishes to suggest an allocation of time. Mr. DURBIN....



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-22

    HATCH. Mr. President, over the last few months I have come to the floor several times to discuss the need for the Senate to return to regular order. If the last several years taught us anything, it is...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-22

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I understand that unanimous consent was given earlier to have printed in the Record an op-ed from the Wall Street Journal by Arthur B. Laffer entitled ``Tax Internet Sales Stimulate...