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  • Military Construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Motion to Proceed--Continued


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    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    MURKOWSKI. Madam President, I am here this morning to speak about the issue that is before this body, the motion to proceed to H.R. 2029, or what we refer to as the MILCON-VA appropriations bill. I...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    BLUMENTHAL. Madam President, I thank my colleague from Alaska for yielding and giving me this opportunity to discuss two measures that ought to be beyond debate or discussion on this floor as well as...



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    Senator Jeff Flake

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

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    Senator Kelly Ayotte

    From: NH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    AYOTTE. Madam President, I come to the floor today to ask for an extension of a very important program to my State--the Land and Water Conservation Fund--and because of that I ask unanimous consent that...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    LEE. I object. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Objection is heard. The Senator from New Hampshire. Ms. AYOTTE. Madam President, I am very disappointed that last night the Land and Water Conservation Fund...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    BLUNT. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. BLUNT. Madam President, I want to talk...



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    Senator Mark Kirk

    From: IL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    KIRK. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. KIRK. Madam President, I come to the...



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    Senator Thom Tillis

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    TILLIS. Madam President, I rise today to speak about a subject matter I touched on about a month ago regarding current trade negotiations. I don't blame elected officials for pushing legislation, policy...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, for 50 years the Land and Water Conservation Fund has done amazing work protecting our land, waterways, forests, State parks, and critical wildlife habitats. This is particularly...



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    Senator James Lankford

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    LANKFORD. Mr. President, reserving the right to object, I do object to this bill moving forward by unanimous consent today. The issue is that this bill needs reform. I enjoy our national parks. My children...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    COONS. Mr. President, confirmation and expiration are issues before us today. As we have heard from the Member from New Hampshire, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on which we both serve, months...



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    Senator Tom Cotton

    From: AR

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    COTTON. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak for up to 5 minutes, after which point I will be followed by the Senator from Montana. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator Jon Tester

    From: MT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    TESTER. Mr. President, I do wish to go back to the comments of the good Senator from New Hampshire on the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and I want to associate myself with those remarks. I also...



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    Senator Richard Burr

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    BURR. 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. BURR. Mr. President, I yield back all...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Texas (Mr. Cruz), the Senator from South Carolina (Mr. Graham), the Senator from Arizona (Mr. McCain), the Senator from Florida...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from California (Mrs. Boxer) is necessarily absent. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Hoeven). Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote? The yeas...



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    Senator David Perdue

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    PERDUE. Mr. President, I rise to speak about the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and related agencies appropriations bill. I am very encouraged that has finally come before the U.S. Senate....



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 98, H.R. 2029. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows: ...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    THUNE. Mr. President, I rise on a subject of urgency and importance to our Nation's economy. The looming deadline for implementing a new railroad safety technology known as positive train control, or...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

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



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

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



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-30

    NELSON. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Sea Level Rise In South...



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    Senator Steve Daines

    From: MT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    DAINES. 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. DAINES. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Kelly Ayotte

    From: NH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    AYOTTE. Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Montana for his incredible support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. I love the picture showing the Senator from Montana and his wife because,...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I salute Senator Daines. Since his arrival in the Senate, he has been a strong fighter for the great American outdoors, which he enjoys so much in the beautiful State of Montana. ...



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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    COLLINS. Thank you, Mr. President. It is such a pleasure to join my colleagues in supporting legislation that would provide a short-term extension for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and I think...



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    Senator Richard Burr

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    BURR. Mr. President, I thank Senator Daines and my colleagues who have come to the floor and spoken. It was my intention to come and ask unanimous consent for the Senate to consider a 60-day extension...



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    Senator Tom Udall

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-09-30

    UDALL. Mr. President, I wish to join several Senators who have come to the floor to talk about the Land and Water Conservation Fund. I know Senator Burr and Senator Daines have spoken, and I think there...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    BARRASSO. Mr. President, the American people have gotten used to hearing bad news about their health care ever since the Democrats passed ObamaCare. It seems that each and every day there is another...



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    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    From: PA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-30

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



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    Senator Tammy Baldwin

    From: WI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-30

    BALDWIN. Mr. President, while it appears we will avert a government shutdown, another serious deadline with serious consequences looms over this body. Tonight, unless the Senate acts by midnight, the...



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    Senator Ron Johnson

    From: WI

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    JOHNSON. Mr. President, I come today to the floor first to thank the Senator from Tennessee for taking my call last night as we discussed his objection to extending this, which, from my standpoint, for...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    COATS. Mr. President, as many of my colleagues know, I have been coming to the floor for 22 weeks now--every time the Senate has been in session during this cycle--to address another waste of the week,...



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-30

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



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    Senator Cory Gardner

    From: CO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    GARDNER. Mr. President, today marks a pivotal day for veterans in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Just minutes ago, the House of Representatives approved the Senate bill to extend several important...



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    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-30

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



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    Senator Jon Tester

    From: MT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-30

    TESTER. 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. TESTER. Mr. President, I want to talk...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-30

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



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    GRASSLEY. Mr. President, I don't know how many times I have [[Page S7041]] come to the floor in the last several years or maybe in the last several days to talk about energy. In the process of talking...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-30

    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 understand...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

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



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    Senator Martin Heinrich

    From: NM

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-30

    HEINRICH. Mr. President, from coast to coast the Land and Water Conservation Fund is the primary tool that our Nation uses to fund the protection of our natural and our cultural heritage. In my home...



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    Senator James Lankford

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    LANKFORD. Mr. President, I also wish to speak to the issue of the objection on this, the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Twenty-nine percent of all the land in the United States is already under...