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  • Nomination of Leon Rodriguez to Be Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security


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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-24

    CORNYN. Madam President, there are two things I wish to address here briefly on the floor of the Senate. The first, strangely enough, has to do with an editorial that appeared in the New York Times this...



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-24

    CARPER. Madam President, I thank the Senator from Texas for his thoughtful comments. When I was Governor, and long before that, and certainly in the Senate, I have liked to focus on underlying causes,...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-24

    SESSIONS. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. SESSIONS. Colleagues, there is an...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-24

    GRASSLEY. 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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. GRASSLEY. Mr. President, today, I...



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    Senator Jeff Flake

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-24

    FLAKE. Mr. President, later this afternoon the Senate will vote on Leon Rodriguez as head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. While I am unable to support this nomination, this is the prime...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-24

    BARRASSO. 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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. BARRASSO. I ask unanimous consent...



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    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-24

    MURKOWSKI. I appreciate that my friend and colleague from Wyoming is helping to lead this discussion about the Keystone XL Pipeline and really to encourage the Senate to move on it, to do something on...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-24

    HOEVEN. Mr. President, I thank the esteemed Senator from Wyoming not only for being here today to talk about this important issue but for his tremendous leadership on energy issues. Wyoming produces...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-24

    INHOFE. Mr. President, I do appreciate that. I might elaborate a little bit. Oklahoma is not just the place where they first started hydraulic fracturing, it was done in Oklahoma in 1948, and, according...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-24

    BOXER. Reserving the right to object. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from California. Mrs. BOXER. What time do we have the vote? The PRESIDING OFFICER. At 4:30. Mrs. BOXER. That is the reason...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-24

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, I appreciate my colleague from California giving me an opportunity to respond. As those of us on the floor probably remember, several weeks ago we were talking about trying...



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-24

    HEITKAMP. Will the Senator from New Hampshire yield for a question? Mrs. SHAHEEN. Happily. Ms. HEITKAMP. I am obviously not as schooled in the procedures of the Senate, but I want to better understand...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-24

    LEAHY. Mr. President, I applaud the Senate today for voting on the confirmation of Leon Rodriguez to be Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS. This is a vital leadership...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-24

    DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Arkansas (Mr. Pryor) and the Senator from Hawaii (Mr. Schatz) are necessarily absent. Mr. CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator...