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  • Nomination of Sarah R. Saldana to Be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security--Continued


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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-16

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Chair report the Saldana nomination, Calendar No. 1084. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? Without objection, it is so ordered. The...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-16

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, today I rise to honor the life of a brave soldier in the U.S. Army Special Forces from Kentucky who gave his life to defend his country. SSG Daniel T. Lee of Fort Wright, KY,...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-16

    LEE. Mr. President, I rise in opposition to the nomination of Sarah Saldana to be in charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As we all know, the...



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    Senator Robert Menendez

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-16

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Tim Kaine

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-16

    KAINE. Mr. President, I wish to discuss the work that Congress still must do regarding America's ongoing war against ISIL, and I am glad to follow my colleague, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations...



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-16

    CARPER. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Tribute to Don Marfisi Mr....



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-16

    THUNE. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. New Era in the...



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-16

    MERKLEY. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senator from Ohio be allowed to speak directly after the conclusion of my remarks. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-16

    BROWN. I ask unanimous consent that following my remarks, the Senator from Hawaii be recognized. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Tribute To Jay Rockefeller ...



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    Senator Mazie K. Hirono

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-16

    HIRONO. Madam President, I rise today in support of the nomination of Sarah Saldana to serve as Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE. Before I proceed, I would...



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-16

    CARPER. Madam President, I rise today to urge my colleagues to vote in a few minutes to confirm Sarah Saldana to be Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A number of our friends...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-16

    DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from California (Mrs. Boxer) [[Page S6885]] and the Senator from Vermont (Mr. Sanders) are necessarily absent. Mr. CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-16

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Georgia (Mr. Chambliss), the Senator from Mississippi (Mr. Cochran), the Senator from Nebraska (Mr. Johanns), and the Senator from...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-16

    LEAHY. Madam President, today, we will vote on the nomination of Ms. Sarah Saldana to serve as Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, where she will lead the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE,...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-16

    ENZI. Madam President, I wish to express my opposition to the nomination of Sarah Saldana to be Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security. My concerns are not based on Ms. Saldana's qualifications....



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    Senator Roger F. Wicker

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-16

    WICKER. 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 bill clerk called...