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  • Nomination of Roy K.J. Williams to Be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development


    A picture of Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-14

    LEAHY. I yield back all time. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, all time is yielded back. The question is, Will the Senate advise and consent to the nomination of Roy K.J. Williams, of Ohio,...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-14

    CARDIN. Mr. President, as I think my colleagues know, this is National Police Week. I know I express the sentiment of every Member of this body who wishes to show their appreciation for the 900,000 Federal,...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-14

    BLUNT. Mr. President, I wish to say a few words about National Police Week. I am pleased to be able to cochair with the Presiding Officer and the Senator from Delaware Mr. Coons the Law Enforcement Caucus...



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-14

    MARKEY. Mr. President, I rise to speak on the issue of net neutrality. Right now there are people who are watching the floor of the Senate streaming live on C-SPAN.org. They might be engaged political...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-14

    BARRASSO. Thank you, Mr. President. I yield the floor. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Alabama. Mr. SESSIONS. I would like to thank Senator Barrasso for his leadership on this issue. As a...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-14

    SESSIONS. I would like to thank Senator Barrasso for his leadership on this issue. As a longtime practicing physician before he came to the Senate, he has provided great leadership and expertise and...



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    Senator Jeff Flake

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-14

    FLAKE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. VA Health Care ...



    A picture of Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-14

    HATCH. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. EXPIRE Act ...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-14

    MURRAY. Mr. President, I ask to speak as in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Women's Economics Mrs. MURRAY. Mr. President,...



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-14

    WARREN. Mr. President, I am pleased to join Senator Murray on the floor to stand up for America's women because it is time for a tough conversation about the economics of being a woman. I applaud her...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-14

    ALEXANDER. I thank the Senator from Arizona for his leadership over the years and for pointing out the flaws in this proposal. It wastes money, it undercuts reliable electricity--like coal and nuclear...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-14

    NELSON. Madam President, a number of people have asked me to comment about the situation since President Putin has moved aggressively with regard to Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, which has therefore brought...



    A picture of Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    From: PA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-14

    CASEY. Thank you, Madam President. I rise to talk about the legislation we are considering, the so-called EXPIRE Act, and we want to make sure that as we are focusing on the policy--and I will get to...



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    Senator Deb Fischer

    From: NE

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-14

    FISCHER. Madam President, I rise to give voice to the thousands of Nebraskans who have contacted my office and continue to contact my office with their concerns about health care. In 2009 the President...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-14

    COATS. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senate is not in a quorum call. The Senator is recognized. Mr. COATS....



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-14

    HOEVEN. Madam President, I rise to speak with regard to ObamaCare. The good Senator from Wyoming made compelling points, as did the Senator from Indiana before him. What I would like to do is to start...



    A picture of Senator Thad Cochran

    Senator Thad Cochran

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-14

    COCHRAN. Madam President, my impressions of the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are that it is too costly, too complex, and too intrusive. Small business owners in my State have...



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    Senator James E. Risch

    From: ID

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-14

    RISCH. 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. RISCH. Madam President, I come to the...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-14

    DURBIN. How much time do we have on the Democratic side? The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Democrats control the next 45 minutes. College Affordability Mr. DURBIN. Madam President,...



    A picture of Senator Christopher A. Coons

    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-14

    COONS. I come to the floor to speak about a real opportunity that we have this week in this Congress and in this Senate to come together in a bipartisan way to adopt measures that will actually create...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-14

    MURPHY. 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. MURPHY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-14

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



    A picture of Senator Barbara Boxer

    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-14

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