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  • Nomination of Patricia M. Wald to Be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I yield back the majority's time on this nomination. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The time is yielded back. The Senator from Ohio. Mr. PORTMAN. Mr. President, I would...



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    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    PORTMAN. Mr. President, I would like to speak on the nomination. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator is recognized. Mr. PORTMAN. Mr. President, I am glad to have this opportunity to come...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    HOEVEN. Madam President, I thank the esteemed Senator from Ohio for his remarks and express my support for his remarks as well. Myself and other colleagues have been on the floor today talking about...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    THUNE. Thank you, Madam President. I thank my colleague from North Dakota--both colleagues from North Dakota who are here in the Chamber--and I appreciate his leadership as a former Governor, understanding...



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    Senator Rand Paul

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-12-11

    PAUL. Madam President, as we enter into the Christmas season, I think it is a good time to talk about stories to describe sort of pastorally where the Senate is. So I have a story today I would like...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    INHOFE. I thank my good friend from Kentucky. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Oklahoma. Mr. INHOFE. Since he was talking about the EPA, the overregulations there, I happen to have been privileged...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    McCAIN. I ask unanimous consent to engage in a colloquy with my friend from Oklahoma. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. McCAIN. First, I thank the Senator from Oklahoma...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I realize Democrats want to deflect attention of the impact of ObamaCare from our constituents. That is one of [[Page S8747]] the reasons we are having these nominee votes....



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    BLUNT. Mr. President, I wish to share a couple letters I received just today. I was talking earlier in the day on some of these situations and again what happens when one side thinks they can do whatever...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    GRASSLEY. Mr. President, there is more wrong with the Affordable Care Act than just the Web site not working. In fact, the Web site is just a symptom of bigger problems. Similar to my colleagues, I...



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    Senator Jerry Moran

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    MORAN. Mr. President, part of our job as Members of the U.S. Senate is to help people who have problems. This has been a very difficult time for many Americans and difficult for me as somebody who wants...



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    Senator Jeff Flake

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    FLAKE. Mr. President, I am pleased to take the floor today and join my colleagues in opening the mailbag. All of us have received a lot of mail and email and faxes and texts from individuals who are...



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    Senator Deb Fischer

    From: NE

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    FISCHER. Mr. President, I rise today to speak on behalf of nearly 7,000 Nebraskans who have contacted my office with concerns about ObamaCare. The sticker shock has hit Nebraskans hard. A woman from...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    COATS. Mr. President, I join my colleagues as one who has received tweets and hits on the Web site, emails, phone calls ringing the phone off the hook, written letters, responses that I hear as I talk...



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    Senator Ron Johnson

    From: WI

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    JOHNSON of Wisconsin. Mr. President, last night I read a number of emails we received of the hundreds we received from constituents in Wisconsin specifically talking about the problems they have had...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    LEE. Mr. President, in Utah I have a program that I call the Mobile Office. It is a way for many of my constituents, many of whom live some distance from my two offices in the State, to meet with members...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    ISAKSON. Mr. President, the Affordable Care Act promised accessibility, affordability, and choice. As we heard from the stories told here tonight, it delivered on none of the above. I join Senator...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    BARRASSO. Mr. President, I just found out PolitiFact, which is a group who takes a look at what politicians say each year, just came out with what they are describing as the ``Lie of the Year.'' PolitiFact,...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-11

    LEAHY. Mr. President, I commend the Senate for confirming Judge Patricia M. Wald to be a member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, ``PCLOB''. The Senate previously confirmed Judge Wald...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Oklahoma (Mr. Inhofe) and the Senator from Illinois (Mr. Kirk). The result was announced--yeas 57, nays 41, as follows: ...