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  • Nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to Be Secretary of Health and Human Services--Continued


    A picture of Senator Robert Menendez

    Senator Robert Menendez

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    MENENDEZ. Madam President, 2 weeks ago I came to the Senate floor to ask unanimous consent to ratify the protocol amending our tax treaty with Switzerland. I argued that the new protocol would no longer...



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    Senator Rand Paul

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2014-06-04

    PAUL. Madam President, reserving the right to object, I think it is important to remember that the vast majority of Americans are law- abiding Americans who reside either here or overseas and that they...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    CARDIN. Madam President, let me underscore the point Senator Menendez, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, has made in regard to these tax treaties. I want to make two principal points,...



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    MANCHIN. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. MANCHIN. Madam President, I come...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    MURPHY. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. MURPHY. Madam President, I come to...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-04

    BARRASSO. Madam President, I come to the floor to discuss the nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services because as a physician I am very concerned and want to make sure Americans can get health...



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    MERKLEY. Mr. President, would the Senator yield for a question? Mr. BARRASSO. Certainly. Absolutely. Yes, Mr. President. Mr. MERKLEY. I thank the Senator. I couldn't help but hear outside the Chamber...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    BLUMENTHAL. Mr. President, I am very proud to begin a conversation on the floor with a number of my colleagues about one of the most urgent and pressing challenges that face us as a body here in Washington,...



    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I thank my colleague from Connecticut for referencing a measure in which we both share an interest. He is right; a student loan is not like another loan. It is not like the mortgage...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    SCHUMER. Mr. President, first let me salute my colleague from Connecticut for bringing us all together to talk about this important issue, the good words of my colleague from Oregon--always on the money,...



    A picture of Senator Amy Klobuchar

    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    KLOBUCHAR. Mr. President, I appreciate the words of the Senator from New York, and also his keen focus on these issues for the middle class, giving everyone a fair shot. I rise today to talk about...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    REED. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak for up to 10 minutes. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. REED. Mr. President, we need to rethink financial aid in...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-04

    ISAKSON. Mr. President, I rise for a moment to talk about the Sylvia Burwell nomination, pending confirmation to be Secretary of Labor at HHS, and also to talk about the Affordable Care Act, because...



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    Senator Pat Roberts

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-04

    ROBERTS. I yield the floor. Mr. President, I note the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. The PRESIDING...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-04

    COATS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Energy Regulation Mr. COATS....



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-04

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I am delighted to be on the floor to hear the distinguished Senator from Indiana, and former Ambassador to Germany, tell the story of Germany, which has gotten itself into what...



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    Senator David Vitter

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-04

    VITTER. Mr. President, I rise to discuss important veteran and VA issues--issues we are all properly focused on like a laser beam right now--and I will be joined over the next several minutes by Senators...



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    Senator Dean Heller

    From: NV

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-04

    HELLER. Mr. President, I first wish to thank my good friend from Louisiana for putting together a proposal that would ultimately increase [[Page S3413]] veterans access to care. As does he, I believe...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    LEAHY. Mr. President, I do not see anybody seeking recognition, so I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The legislative clerk proceeded to call the...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

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



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-04

    SESSIONS. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. SESSIONS. Today I would like to discuss the nomination...



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    WARREN. I yield the floor. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Blumenthal). The Senator from Ohio. Concern for Veterans Mr. BROWN. Mr. President, during Memorial Day and last week,...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    BROWN. Mr. President, during Memorial Day and last week, I spent much of the time traveling Ohio with Michael Fairman, a retired Navy corpsman and a Columbus resident, who served with the Marines in...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-04

    CORNYN. Mr. President, in the wake of some recent Supreme Court decisions touching on our system of campaign finance, there has arisen in the Senate, frankly, this bizarre notion that we are going to...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-04

    REID. Mr. President, if my friend from Wyoming wishes to speak, we will go through the process for 3 or 4 minutes, and we will put the Senator on what we call automatic pilot if he cares to speak. ...