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  • Minimum Wage Fairness Act--Motion to Proceed--Continued


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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-30

    CORNYN. Madam President, I think people listening to the debate on the minimum wage issue may be a little bit confused, because we all want to see hard-working American families work their way toward...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-30

    CARDIN. Thank you, Madam President. I have been on the floor several times, and many of my colleagues, particularly on this side of the aisle, have been here to talk about a growing trend in America;...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-30

    ENZI. Thank you, Madam President. I rise to offer rebuttal to the claims my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are making about their proposals to enact an unprecedented increase in the Federal...



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    Senator Michael F. Bennet

    From: CO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-30

    BENNET. Madam President, I say to my colleague from Wyoming that I disagree with him on this issue, but I do agree wholeheartedly with his observation about the importance of training people for this...



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    Senator David Vitter

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-30

    VITTER. Madam President, I believe our side has 38 seconds left, and I ask unanimous consent for an additional 60 seconds. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? Mr. HARKIN. Reserving the right...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-30

    SCHUMER. Madam President, we believe that every American who works 40 hours a week deserves a fair shot at getting out of poverty. Under the present minimum-wage law, that doesn't happen. A person can...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-30

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I wish to express my strong support for increasing the minimum wage. It is outrageous that this Congress will not help middle-class workers. This Congress needs to do two things...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-30

    DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Arkansas (Mr. Pryor) is necessarily absent. Mr. CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Arkansas (Mr. Boozman), the Senator...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-30

    REID. I enter a motion to reconsider the vote on which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to S. 2223. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The motion is entered. Mr. MORAN. I suggest the absence of...



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    Senator Jerry Moran

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-30

    MORAN. I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The bill clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-30

    INHOFE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. 225th Anniversary of George Washington's...



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-30

    WARREN. 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. WARREN. Mr. President, it has been 7...



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    Senator Angus S. King, Jr.

    From: ME

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2014-04-30

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



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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-30

    COLLINS. Madam President, I am very pleased to join my colleague from Maine, Senator King, in supporting the nomination of Justice Jon [[Page S2548]] Levy to the U.S. District Court for the State of...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-30

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



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    Senator Maria Cantwell

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-30

    CANTWELL. Madam President, I rise today to express my support for the nomination of Stanley Bastian to be a district judge for the Eastern District of Washington. Stan Bastian is exactly the kind of...



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    Senator Tom Udall

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2014-04-29

    UDALL of New Mexico. Madam President, I rise to join my colleagues to urge support for increasing the Federal minimum wage. Today's minimum wage of $7.25 falls short and working families are falling...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-29

    SHAHEEN. Thank you, Madam President. I came to the floor to join Senator Harkin, Senator Udall, and Senator Boxer in supporting the increase in the minimum wage that would give 28 million American...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-29

    BOXER. Madam President, it is my honor to rise today to support this very important bill, the Minimum Wage Fairness Act of 2014. I am very proud of my colleagues who have just spoken, and particularly,...



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    Senator Tammy Baldwin

    From: WI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-29

    BALDWIN. 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. Ms. BALDWIN. Mr. President,...



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    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-29

    KLOBUCHAR. Mr. President, I rise today to speak about the importance of raising the minimum wage. People truly deserve a fair shot at the American dream, and it is time to come together to raise the...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-29

    MURRAY. Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Minnesota for her really important statement. I come here today to join her and talk about this one small idea that stands for a huge difference in the...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-29

    NELSON. Mr. President, if you live along the southeastern coast of the United States, you know the sea level is rising. We have a lot of people who would question the reason for this rise of the sea...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-29

    WHITEHOUSE. I understand the time is controlled now by the Republicans. When Senator Hoeven arrives, I will yield the floor to him. But in the meantime, I thank Senator Nelson for his leadership in this...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    HOEVEN. I rise to discuss the Keystone XL Pipeline project. I will be joined by a number of my colleagues, whom I will thank at the beginning for joining me. They will come today with the same message...



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    Senator Pat Roberts

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    ROBERTS. Thank you, Mr. President. I would be more than happy to respond to my good friend and colleague. Thank you for your leadership, thank you for your bill, and thank you for your statement....



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    GRASSLEY. It is a jobs bill, it is an energy bill, it is a national security issue, and it sends the message around the world that we are not going to be dependent upon the rest of the world for our...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    SESSIONS. I thank Senator Hoeven. The Senator is exactly right; it will do all of those things. It is a step in the right direction in every area. I appreciate my leader on the Judiciary Committee...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    THUNE. Let me just say to my colleague from North Dakota that we would like to have more North Dakota energy in South Dakota, of course, and have the direct benefit of that, but we focus in our State...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    INHOFE. I appreciate the Senator from Texas yielding at this time. Every time I hear people talking about the jobs at stake here I think about my State of Oklahoma, which probably has more jobs at...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    CORNYN. Mr. President, I appreciate the leadership from the Senator from North Dakota. He has been a champion of this important program that enjoys the support of huge bipartisan majorities all across...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    BLUNT. Mr. President, I thank my friend for leading this colloquy. I think the Senator from South Carolina, Mr. Scott, is going to speak for a few minutes before I do, and then I will be glad to enter...



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    Senator Tim Scott

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    SCOTT. I thank the Senator from North Dakota for his strong leadership on that which is obvious to most of us, which is the need to move forward on the Keystone Pipeline. I was a businessman before...



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    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    MURKOWSKI. I wish to thank my colleague from North Dakota. I have had an opportunity to go to North Dakota and see firsthand how, in Senator Hoeven's State, they are embracing this energy renaissance...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    ENZI. Mr. President, I rise today to again express my great disappointment about a matter of importance to our Nation--the administration's decision to put off a decision to start building the Keystone...



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    Senator Lindsey Graham

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    GRAHAM. Mr. President, I thank you. I have been to the Canadian oil sands that I would recommend every person in this body go visit. The Canadians are being very environmentally responsible when it...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    ISAKSON. Mr. President, I thank the Senator from North Dakota, and I acknowledge and thank the distinguished majority whip for allowing us extra time to talk about a subject he would probably prefer...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    BARRASSO. Mr. President, it seems the President's decision is absurd, to delay the Keystone XL Pipeline. That is not just me saying that. That is the Washington Post, Thursday morning, April 24: ``Keystone...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-29

    DURBIN. Madam President, I have listened, as my friends--and they are my friends--and colleagues have come to the floor to talk about the Keystone XL Pipeline. It turns out that what America needs...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-29

    BLUMENTHAL. Madam President, I think many of my colleagues feel very at home with this image, which is a reminder of a household name-- Ramona and her father. It is a great story written by Beverly Cleary....



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    Senator Ted Cruz

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-29

    CRUZ. Madam President, I rise today to address the idea of raising the Federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. But first I wish to spend a few moments talking about the state of the...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-29

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