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  • National Defense Authorization Bill


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    Senator Steve Daines

    From: MT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-16

    DAINES. Mr. President, I wish to enter into a colloquy with my colleague from Arizona. The National Defense Authorization Act which the Senate passed this week is the most critical piece of legislation...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-16

    McCAIN. Mr. President, I strongly agree with my friend from Montana. Elevating Cyber Command is one of the most critical pieces to ensuring our Nation is at the forefront of the rising threats abroad....



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-15

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I am very concerned about section 563 in the Senate-passed fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act related to access by institutions of higher education, IHE, to military...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-15

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, Senator Murray and I rise today to speak about our shared concerns with language included in this year's National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA. Section 578 of this year's...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-15

    MURRAY. Mr. President, I thank the Chairman of the HELP Committee, Senator Alexander, for his comments. I share his concerns that section 578 of the National Defense Authorization Act bill is not the...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-14

    McCAIN. Mr. President, I want to thank the 85 members who voted for the bill, and I would like to criticize the 13 who voted against it. I think this is a good bill. I want to thank Senator Reed for...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-14

    REED. Mr. President, let me commend and thank the chairman on his leadership. He began this process with great deliberation months ago by bringing together experts on defense organization--experts on...



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    Senator David Perdue

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-14

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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-14

    CORNYN. Mr. President, the Senate is demonstrating its serious commitment to supporting our military, and it is a good thing. In passing the Defense authorization bill, a bipartisan piece of legislation,...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-14

    DURBIN. Mr. President, 2 and a half years ago, I chaired a hearing of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee in which the chief executives of the two top rocket makers, the United Launch Alliance and...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-14

    LEAHY. Mr. President, today the Senate approved a Defense authorization bill of tremendous scope and containing a number of harmful provisions. I was against the decision by the majority leader to end...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-10

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, in just a few minutes, the Senate will take another important step toward passing sweeping defense legislation that will support our troops and our national security. It will...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-10

    REID. Mr. President, I appreciate the hard work of Senator Reed and of course of Senator McCain. They have worked very hard on this bill, but it is not a good bill. I am going to vote against cloture...



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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-10

    COLLINS. Madam President, I rise to speak in support of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, a bill upon which we have fortunately invoked cloture today and which I hope will allow...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-10

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



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-09

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, President Obama's approach to national security policy began with unworkable ideas on the campaign trail, and it has been marked by some consistent themes, like inflexible commitments...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-08

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, on another important matter, the issue before us today, there are an array of threats facing our country. As the chairman of the Armed Services Committee recently observed,...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-08

    McCAIN. Mr. President, I would like to make a couple of comments about the progress of the legislation. As it just happened, the majority leader has filed cloture on the bill, which means that if 30...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-08

    REED. Mr. President, I second Senator McCain's comments about the cooperation and collaboration. We hope that tomorrow we can move forward on several amendments, and I want to join him in commending...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-06-06

    McCAIN. Madam President, it is my pleasure to rise with my friend and colleague from Rhode Island to speak about the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. For 54 consecutive years,...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-05-26

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, the men and women who sign up to defend our Nation don't ask for much, but our Nation certainly asks a lot of them. They sacrifice on our behalf every day. They deserve the...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-26

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I rise to highlight a number of important provisions in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. This is the measure in its entirety. It comes with this report....



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-26

    MARKEY. Mr. President, tomorrow President Obama will make a historic visit to Hiroshima, the site of the first atomic bombing. He will become the first sitting President of the United States to do so,...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-05-25

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, after 2 days of needless delay from across the aisle, this morning we will vote to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the National Defense Authorization Act and hopefully...