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  • Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013--Motion to Proceed--Continued


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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-23

    REED. Madam President, are we in regular order? The PRESIDING OFFICER. We are considering the motion to proceed. Mr. REED. Madam President, I rise today in support of the Marketplace Fairness Act....



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    Senator Mazie K. Hirono

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-23

    HIRONO. Madam President, I join my colleague Senator Reed of Rhode Island and I thank Senators Enzi and Durbin for their hard work on S. 743. I rise to speak in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act....



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-23

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-23

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I thank my colleague from Tennessee for coming to the floor. He has been here with some frequency together with the Republican Senator from Wyoming to discuss the matter which...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-23

    ENZI. Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Tennessee, Mr. Alexander, and the Senator from Illinois, Mr. Durbin, for this discussion they have had where I think they cleared up a lot of the confusion...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-23

    CARDIN. Mr. President, first let me thank Senator Enzi and Senator Alexander. I completely agree with their position. I had a chance to talk about this issue when we were debating it on the budget...



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    Senator Kelly Ayotte

    From: NH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-23

    AYOTTE. Mr. President, yesterday I came to the floor to oppose the cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act. I, of course, would like to, I think properly, name...



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    Senator Al Franken

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-23

    FRANKEN. Mr. President, I rise today in support of the legislation that will level the playing field for brick-and-mortar retailers in Minnesota and across our Nation. I join my bipartisan group of...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-23

    BLUNT. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak as in morning business as my remarks will not relate to the business at hand. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr....



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-23

    HEITKAMP. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. [[Page S2885]] Ms. HEITKAMP. Mr. President,...



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    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-23

    KLOBUCHAR. Mr. President, I rise today in strong support of the Marketplace Fairness Act. I would like to thank Chairman Rockefeller. I would like to thank the two major sponsors of this bill, Senator...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-23

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



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-23

    SCHUMER. I rise in strong support of the proposal by our Democratic leader. We all know that sequestration was a blunt instrument, and now it is beginning to hurt. There is delay after delay at airports...