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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

    CORNYN. Mr. President, I start by making an obvious point that every Member of the Senate is dedicated to helping law enforcement officials get dangerous criminals off the street and deliver justice...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

    SESSIONS. I would ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The clerk will report the nomination. The assistant...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-10

    COONS. Mr. President, I would like to start this afternoon by thanking Chairman Murray for her tireless work on the Budget Committee--on which I serve--to develop and pass a bipartisan budget, a budget...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

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 Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Tim Kaine

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-10

    KAINE. Madam President, I rise today to speak on behalf of S. 1074, the Thomasina Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2013. This is a bill granting Federal recognition to six...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

    McCAIN. I ask unanimous consent to speak as in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Rwanda and Syria Mr. McCAIN. Today we commemorate...



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-10

    MANCHIN. I thank my good friend Senator Pat Toomey from my neighboring State of Pennsylvania--I am from West Virginia--for working with me on this vital issue to make sure our kids remain safe in every...



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    Senator Patrick J. Toomey

    From: PA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

    TOOMEY. Madam President, I thank my colleague from West Virginia, Senator Manchin, for his terrific efforts on this legislation. I also want to thank our other cosponsors, Senators McConnell and Inhofe,...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

    ALEXANDER. Madam President, I support the Senator from Iowa and his request that this bill go to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. In the Republican Conference, we talk a lot about...



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-10

    WARREN. Madam President, 1 year ago I rose to speak in this Chamber. I rose with a heart heavy with mourning and yet filled with gratitude because 1 year ago cowards set off bombs at our beloved Boston...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-10

    MURPHY. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. MURPHY. Thank you, Madam President. ...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-10

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



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

    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. The Senator from Utah. ...



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    Senator Jeff Flake

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

    FLAKE. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The Senator from Arizona. Mr. FLAKE. I ask unanimous consent...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-10

    DURBIN. Would the Senator yield for a question? Mr. FLAKE. I yield to the Senator. Mr. DURBIN. I will make a statement in the nature of a question since we discussed this this morning. We had a lengthy...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-10

    REID. Madam President, I move to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent Senators, and I ask for the yeas and nays. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second? There...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

    GRASSLEY addressed the Chair. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Iowa. Mr. GRASSLEY. Reserving the right to object, and I would offer an alternative; but before I do that, I wish to say to my...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

    McCONNELL. I think it is important to put all of this in context. My good friend, the majority leader, broke his word last year when he said we had settled the issue of what the rules were going to be...



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    Senator Mark R. Warner

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-10

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    A picture of Senator Lamar Alexander

    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senator from North Carolina and I be allowed to engage in a colloquy for 20 minutes, and following that the Senator from Iowa be recognized. ...



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    Senator Richard Burr

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

    BURR. Let me say to my good friend, the Senator from Tennessee-- who not only was a walk-on track member at Vanderbilt, but was the president of the University of Tennessee, the Governor of Tennessee,...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

    GRASSLEY. Mr. President, 25 years ago today the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 was signed into law. To mark that anniversary, I come to the floor to discuss some of the history that led to that...



    A picture of Senator Amy Klobuchar

    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-10

    KLOBUCHAR. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. STOP Identity Theft...



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    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-10

    PORTMAN. I would ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. PORTMAN. I wish to speak as if in morning business. ...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-10

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