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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-03-08

    REID. Mr. President, under the Republican leader's direction, this Senate continues to make history for all the wrong reasons. Despite proclaiming that the Senate is back to work, the Republican majority...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-02-09

    REID. Mr. President, I am pleased that we are going to be considering the Ambassador to Burma. Everyone knows the personal attention Senator McConnell has shown to the country of Burma for many years....



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-28

    REID. Mr. President, the President of the United States deserves the right to choose a team to carry out the work that is being done here, and the leader of that work to be done here is the President....



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-18

    CARDIN. Mr. President, earlier today I took the floor. Senator Cruz was here, and he raised an objection to a unanimous consent request that I had not yet made. I am not going to make that unanimous...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-08

    REID. Mr. President, as the year draws to an end, Republicans are doing high fives and celebrating as if they hit a home run when they haven't even singled. Republicans are seeing a distorted image...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    REID. Mr. President, one need only watch the news to see how our Nation is facing threats abroad. We are doing the best we can, but as the world grows more dangerous, Senate Republicans continue to block...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    REID. Mr. President, for the first 6 years of Barack Obama's Presidency, Republicans have tried to block nearly every nomination that has come to the Senate. From a record backlog of judicial nominees...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    CARDIN. Mr. President, I take this time as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to bring to my colleagues' attention a very disturbing trend that is taking place on us carrying...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-18

    REID. Mr. President, it seems as if every day the majority leader keeps telling us how great the Senate is working--better than ever, he says. Let's take a look at a couple of things today. The growing...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-24

    NELSON. Mr. President, I inform the Senate that the three judges from Florida we are about to vote on have the support of Senator Rubio and I. It is as a result of a bipartisan process. It is actually...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-05-05

    GRASSLEY. Tonight we will be voting on the nomination of Justice Moritz, a nominee for the Tenth Circuit. During her legal career, Justice Moritz handled a wide variety of cases both in the private sector...



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    Senator Mazie K. Hirono

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-05

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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-12

    LEAHY. Mr. President, the last two days, we have spent unnecessary floor time overcoming procedural obstacles so that we can vote to confirm the five judicial nominations before us today. Every single...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-19

    REID. Mr. President, after we complete work on the Defense authorization bill, this body will consider several essential nominations, including the new Federal Reserve Chair--so important, as we learned...



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-20

    MERKLEY. Mr. President, I rise today along with my colleague from New Mexico to protest the paralysis that has kept the Senate from confirming well-qualified nominees to do their jobs. The U.S. Senate...



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    Senator Tom Udall

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    Date: 2013-11-20

    UDALL of New Mexico. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that Senator Merkley and I be allowed to engage in a colloquy following my remarks. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection,...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-19

    REID. Mr. President, it is hard for me to find the words to express my disappointment for our country in yesterday's vote on another person to go to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. The last three...



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    Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-14

    GILLIBRAND. Mr. President, I rise to offer my strong support for Ms. Nina Pillard to be a U.S. district court judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. Nina Pillard is an exemplary nominee who is...



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-13

    WARREN. Madam President, it hasn't been even a month since the end of the Republican shutdown of the government, and they are already back at trying to paralyze the government again. Yesterday, the...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-12

    CORNYN. Mr. President, back in 2005, before some of the current membership of the Senate was even here, we had a very important development when it came to judicial nominations and the advice-and- consent...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-12

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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-30

    REID. Mr. President, the Senate has the privilege of considering the nominations of many exceptionally talented individuals for a variety of jobs. This week the Senate has already approved three qualified...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-29

    REID. Mr. President, today the Senate will proceed to consider the motion to proceed to a resolution of disapproval filed by the Republican leader, which would cause the country to default on its debts...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    HATCH. Madam President, last month I spoke here about the confirmation process and how the majority was committing filibuster fraud. The leaders on the other side of the aisle, including the majority...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    ALEXANDER. Madam President, I thank the Senator from Utah for his thoughtful remarks. I have been trying to think of a way to put in context what is at stake because the majority leader said in his remarks...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    DURBIN. Madam President, I have great respect for the Senator from Tennessee. He is my friend. We have worked together successfully and I hope we will in the future, but I would take exception to his...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    CORNYN. 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. CORNYN. Madam President, I know we...



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    Senator Pat Roberts

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    ROBERTS. Madam President, thank you for being able to maintain order in this very crowded Chamber. It should be a crowded Chamber. It is not. I say it should be because this should be a required debate....



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    THUNE. Madam President, I appreciate the comments of the Senator from Kansas. I am sure he will have to take a call from the Vice President to discuss his remarks on the floor. I appreciate the way in...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    REID. Madam President, I have the greatest respect for my friend from South Dakota. But, obviously, he missed the speeches this morning. We went through all this. I am not going to repeat what has gone...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-12

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, Senate Democrats are not content with the additional powers they have--powers greater than those enjoyed by any previous majority--so they intend to manufacture a crisis over...



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    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    From: PA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-12

    CASEY. I move to the second part of my remarks, which is to talk about two of our judicial nominees who will be coming before the Senate today. Both of these nominees will be voted on today to be members...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-12

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    A picture of Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-03

    LEAHY. Mr. President, before the Senate went into recess, I was disappointed with the statements made to the Senate that misstated the history of Judge Srinivasan's confirmation process. The Senator...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-23

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, according to the Congressional Research Service, President Obama has had his Cabinet nominees confirmed quicker than his predecessors during the same period in the second term-- quicker. ...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-22

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, recently we have seen troubling signs. There are some in the executive branch who would use the power of the Federal [[Page S3703]] Government to intimidate political opponents....



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-11

    REID. Mr. President, this evening the Senate will vote on two judicial nominations: Richard Gary Taranto, of Maryland, to be U.S. circuit judge for the Federal Circuit and Andrew Patrick Gordon, of Nevada,...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-05

    REID. Mr. President, four-time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom William Gladstone said something we all have repeated many times: ``Justice delayed is justice denied.'' By that measure millions of...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-05

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-04

    REID. Mr. President, this week the Senate will consider a number of nominations. Tonight we will vote, as I have just indicated, on Pamela Chen to be a judge for the Eastern District of New York and...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-04

    LEAHY. Mr. President, I thank the majority leader for what he said on these nominations. As he knows, we have an awful lot of them that have come out, and then every time he has tried to move them quickly...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-04

    REID. Mr. President, would my friend yield for a question? Mr. LEAHY. Of course. Mr. REID. I ask the chairman of the Judiciary Committee to explain to everyone within the sound of our voices how important...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-04

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