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  • National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016


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    Representative Mac Thornberry

    From: TX District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-05

    THORNBERRY. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (S. 1356) to clarify that certain provisions of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 will not take effect until after...



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    Representative Adam Smith

    From: WA District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-05

    SMITH of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself 5 minutes. I want to thank the chairman for his hard work on this piece of legislation. As always, I think he correctly described the process and all...



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    Representative Sam Johnson

    From: TX District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-05

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, today I come to the floor on behalf of all our servicemen and -women. As a 29-year Air Force veteran and POW, I know something about what it takes to achieve mission success....



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    Representative Loretta Sanchez

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    Date: 2015-11-05

    SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member and the chairman of the committee. I would also like to thank my counterpart, the chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee,...



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    Representative Joseph J. Heck

    From: NV District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-05

    HECK of Nevada. I thank the chairman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, as chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, I appreciate Chairman Thornberry's efforts to finalize this critical legislation....



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    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-05

    DAVIS of California. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Thornberry and Ranking Member Smith; my colleague from Nevada, Dr. Heck, chair of the subcommittee; along with the committee staff for working...



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    Representative Adam Kinzinger

    From: IL District 16

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-05

    KINZINGER of Illinois. I thank the chairman for yielding, and I thank everyone for their hard work on this bill. Mr. Speaker, there is a lot of negativity out there. In the House, we talk a lot about...



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    Representative Joe Courtney

    From: CT District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-05

    COURTNEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the revised defense bill, which restores the strong, bipartisan tradition of the House Armed Services Committee. In particular, the Seapower portion...



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    Representative Duncan Hunter

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    Date: 2015-11-05

    HUNTER. Mr. Speaker, first off, I want to thank the leadership, Adam Smith from Washington and Mac Thornberry from Texas. We have wise leaders who are going to be here. When the generals term out, when...



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    Representative Steve Stivers

    From: OH District 15

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-05

    STIVERS. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for yielding time. This National Defense Authorization Act is really important. As a Member of Congress and as a member of the military, I have raised my right...



    A picture of Representative Brad R. Wenstrup

    Representative Brad R. Wenstrup

    From: OH District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-05

    WENSTRUP. Mr. Speaker, I have served in the U.S. Army Reserve since 1998. In 2005-2006, I deployed to Iraq for [[Page H8126]] 1 year. There were times during that deployment when we wondered if politicians...



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    Representative James R. Langevin

    From: RI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-05

    LANGEVIN. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I first want to thank the chairman and ranking member, particularly Chairman Wilson and the members of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities...



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    Representative Martha McSally

    From: AZ District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-05

    McSALLY. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate your leadership on this bill over this last year and that, also, of our colleagues, working hard to make sure this is a good bill that gives our troops everything they...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-05

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, as a senior member of the Committees on the Judiciary and Homeland Security, I rise to speak on S. 1356, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2016 Conference Agreement. ...



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    Representative Betty McCollum

    From: MN District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-05

    McCOLLUM of minnesota in the house of representatives Thursday, November 5, 2015 Ms. McCOLLUM. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition...



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    Representative Rick W. Allen

    From: GA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-07

    ALLEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. ALLEN. Mr. Speaker, I come to the floor today to commend my colleagues in the House...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-09

    McCONNELL. Madam President, I ask that the Chair lay before the Senate the House message accompanying H.R. 1735. The Presiding Officer laid before the Senate the following message from the House of...



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    Senator David Vitter

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-09

    VITTER. Madam President, I rise to discuss the very significant issue of sanctuary cities. Obviously, we have all been startled and saddened by the horrific murder in San Francisco that is a direct...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-09

    REED. Madam President, as the Republican leader indicated pursuant to unanimous consent, I will shortly be offering a motion to instruct conferees on the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-09

    COATS. May I ask, is the Senate in morning business? The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senate is on the message to accompany H.R. 1735. Mr. COATS. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent to speak as in...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-09

    McCAIN. 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. McCAIN. Madam President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-09

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Kansas (Mr. Moran), the Senator from Florida (Mr. Rubio), and the Senator from Nebraska (Mr. Sasse). Further, if present and...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-09

    DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Maine (Mr. King) is necessarily absent. I further announce that, if present and voting, the Senator from Maine (Mr. King) would vote ``yea.'' The PRESIDING...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-09

    ENZI. Mr. President, I would ask my colleagues to oppose this motion. We have had this discussion a number of times. This defeats the budget, and this isn't the appropriate place to rehash this or to...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-09

    CARDIN. I ask for the yeas and nays. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second? There is a sufficient second. The clerk will call the roll. The senior assistant legislative clerk called...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-25

    McCAIN. Mr. President, before I make a unanimous consent request, I wish to say, for the information of my colleagues, that, as happens on occasion, the legislation of the National Defense Authorization...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-25

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    A picture of Representative Mac Thornberry

    Representative Mac Thornberry

    From: TX District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    THORNBERRY. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on H.R. 1735. The SPEAKER...



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    Representative Adam Smith

    From: WA District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 5 minutes. Mr. Chairman, I want to congratulate the chairman--this is his first year as chairman--on his hard work on this bill, and there are a lot...



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    Representative Robert J. Wittman

    From: VA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    WITTMAN. Mr. Chairman, I want to commend Chairman Thornberry and the members of the Armed Services Committee on a very strong mark. I want to especially thank my distinguished ranking member, Madeleine...



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    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    DAVIS of California. Mr. Chairman, I want to thank Dr. Heck and the committee staff for working in a bipartisan manner to develop this bill, and I also want to thank Chairman Thornberry and Ranking Member...



    A picture of Representative J. Randy Forbes

    Representative J. Randy Forbes

    From: VA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    FORBES. Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. I want to commend the leadership of Chairman Thornberry in bringing this bill to the floor. His...



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    Representative Jackie Speier

    From: CA District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    SPEIER. Mr. Chairman, I want to thank the chairman and the ranking member for their accepting amendments to address military sexual assault, increase oversight, transgender rights, whistleblower protection,...



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    Representative Joe Wilson

    From: SC District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong support of the National Defense Authorization Act and also to thank Chairman Mac Thornberry for his leadership and hard work to bring this important...



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    Representative Joe Courtney

    From: CT District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    COURTNEY. Mr. Chairman, at the outset, I want to extend my compliments to the chairman of the committee for his first NDAA bill and for the way he conducted a 19-hour markup that went until close to...



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    Representative Michael R. Turner

    From: OH District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    TURNER. Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. I had the privilege of serving as the chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces...



    A picture of Representative Madeleine Z. Bordallo

    Representative Madeleine Z. Bordallo

    From: GU District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    BORDALLO. Mr. Chairman, I want to thank Ranking Member Adam Smith and my dear friend, Chairman Wittman, for working collaboratively with me on the readiness section of the NDAA. I believe that this...



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    Representative Mike Rogers

    From: AL District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Chairman, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 1735, the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, the 54th consecutive Defense Authorization Act, which recently passed...



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    Representative Vicky Hartzler

    From: MO District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    HARTZLER. Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of the fiscal year 2016 NDAA, and I want to thank Chairman Thornberry for bringing this important bill to the floor. We have a proud tradition in the Armed...



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    Representative Joseph J. Heck

    From: NV District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    HECK of Nevada. Mr. Chairman, the military personnel provisions of H.R. 1735 are the product of an open, bipartisan process. The mark provides our warfighters, retirees, and their families the care and...



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    Representative Trent Franks

    From: AZ District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    FRANKS of Arizona. I thank the gentleman for yielding me the time. Mr. Chairman, I rise today to join in this chorus of support for the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. I want to...



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    Representative Doug Lamborn

    From: CO District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    LAMBORN. I thank the chairman of the committee for his great work on this bill and for yielding me this time. Mr. Chairman, I rise today in support of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016....



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    Representative Elise M. Stefanik

    From: NY District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    STEFANIK. Mr. Chairman, I rise today in support of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, and I would like to first thank and applaud Chairman Thornberry on his leadership and commitment...



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    Representative Thomas MacArthur

    From: NJ District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-13

    Congressional Record, Volume 161 Issue 73 (Wednesday, May 13, 2015) [Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 73 (Wednesday, May 13, 2015)] [House] [Pages H2940-H2948] From the Congressional Record...



    A picture of Representative Madeleine Z. Bordallo

    Representative Madeleine Z. Bordallo

    From: GU District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    BORDALLO of guam in the house of representatives Wednesday, May 13, 2015 The House in Committee of the Whole House...



    A picture of Representative James R. Langevin

    Representative James R. Langevin

    From: RI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    LANGEVIN of rhode island in the house of representatives Wednesday, May 13, 2015 The House in Committee of the Whole House...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-13

    VAN HOLLEN of maryland in the house of representatives Wednesday, May 13, 2015 The House in Committee of the Whole House...