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  • Nomination of Robert Alan McDonald to Be Secretary of Veterans Affairs--Continued


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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-29

    MURRAY. Madam President, before I begin I do want to take a moment to commend the chairmen of the Veterans' Affairs Committees in both the House and the Senate for their commitment to reaching a deal...



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    Senator Richard Burr

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-29

    BURR. Madam President, I stand today not to rehash with my colleagues the crisis that exists at the Veterans' Administration or to share it with the American people. They know the story, and especially...



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    Senator Richard C. Shelby

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-29

    SHELBY. Madam President, my colleague from North Carolina has just spoken on behalf of the nomination of Robert McDonald to be the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and I will do likewise....



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-29

    NELSON. Madam President, a part of the appropriations supplemental bill we will consider tomorrow is approximately $245 million--I think I have that figure right--for the additional assistance to the...



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    Senator Cory A. Booker

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-29

    BOOKER. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. BOOKER. Madam President, I rise today...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-29

    McCAIN. Madam President, I am pleased that the Senate is taking action this week on two extremely important measures for our Nation's veterans. First, Congress is poised to pass the Veterans Access,...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-29

    LEAHY. Madam President, as we have learned over the past several months, there has been a clear and inexcusable lack of well-earned quality care and timely service provided to many veterans who depend...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-29

    GRASSLEY. I request 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 Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-29

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



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-07-29

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Tennessee (Mr. Alexander) and the Senator from Kansas (Mr. Roberts). Further, if present and voting, the Senator from Tennessee...