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  • Nomination of Melvin L. Watt to Be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency--Continued


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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-10

    REID. I move to proceed to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the Watt nomination. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The question is on agreeing to the motion. Mr. HATCH. I ask for the yeas...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-10

    HATCH. I ask for the yeas and nays. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second? There appears to be a sufficient second. The clerk will call the roll. The assistant legislative clerk called...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-10

    DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Delaware (Mr. Coons) is necessarily absent. Mr. CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Texas (Mr. Cruz), the Senator from Wisconsin...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-10

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Texas (Mr. Cruz), the Senator from Wisconsin (Mr. Johnson), and the Senator from Illinois (Mr. Kirk). Further, if present and...



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    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-10

    PORTMAN. I ask for the yeas and nays. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second? There appears to be a sufficient second. The clerk will call the roll. The legislative clerk called the...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-10

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I make a point of order that nominations are fully debatable under the rules of the Senate unless three-fifths of Senators chosen and sworn have voted to bring debate to a...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-10

    REID. On the matter now before the Senate, how much of the time that remains is controlled by the Democrats? The PRESIDING OFFICER. There is 147 minutes. Mr. REID. That is a little over 2 hours. How...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-10

    CORNYN. Madam President, 4 years ago Members of both parties came to this Senate floor virtually every day to discuss the problems with America's health care system and offered suggestions for how we...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-10

    BARRASSO. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent to speak as in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. BARRASSO. Madam President, with less than 2 weeks...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-10

    THUNE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. THUNE. Mr. President, once again I come to...



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    Senator David Vitter

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-10

    VITTER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. VITTER. Mr. President, I come to the floor...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-10

    DURBIN. Mr. President, the Senate has considered several well- qualified nominees this week. One of those is Congressman Mel Watt, the President's nominee to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance...



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    Senator Brian Schatz

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-10

    SCHATZ. I ask for the yeas and nays. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second? There appears to be a sufficient second. There is a sufficient second. The clerk will call the roll. The...