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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-02-04

    COONS. Mr. President, I come to the floor today to talk about our relations with Iran and the enforcement of the U.S.-Iran--the international nuclear deal. Let me first start with a few observations...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-02-04

    REID. Mr. President, I came to the floor to listen to my friend talk about one of the most important issues that we have dealt with in this body for many years. There is no one who is more articulate...



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-28

    CARPER. Mr. President, those are some things I didn't plan to say but I felt compelled to say as a warmup to what I really wanted to say, and that is to talk about the agreement we struck with Iran and...



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    Senator Daniel Sullivan

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-28

    SULLIVAN. 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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. SULLIVAN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-19

    DURBIN. Mr. President, some months ago, in the midst of debate on the nuclear agreement with Iran, I came to the Senate floor to remind my colleagues of some recent history involving other negotiations...



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    Senator Daniel Sullivan

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-17

    SULLIVAN. Mr. President, I know there is a lot going on today: the spending bill, the budget. They are very critical to our country. There is certainly a lot of focus on that. A lot of people are spending...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-17

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-15

    COONS. Mr. President, today our Nation is distracted by grave concerns, by threats abroad and at home, by concerns about our economy and our people. I stand here today to call on us to continue to be...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-15

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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-15

    GRASSLEY. Mr. President, according to press reports, this administration may be just weeks away from lifting sanctions on Iran. This is despite Iran's recent actions that indicate they have little intention...



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    Senator Claire McCaskill

    From: MO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-15

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    Senator Daniel Sullivan

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-15

    SULLIVAN. Mr. President, I rise today to revisit an issue that some in this body I am sure, no doubt, would probably not want to revisit. My intention is not to cause any of my colleagues discomfort,...



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    Senator Patrick J. Toomey

    From: PA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-09

    TOOMEY. Mr. President, I wish to address an issue that has kind of been pushed into the background by virtue of a series of events that has, quite understandably, captured all of our attention. The atrocities...



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    Senator Michael F. Bennet

    From: CO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    BENNET. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent for an additional 10 minutes to the 10 minutes I have been allotted. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator Tammy Baldwin

    From: WI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-29

    BALDWIN. Mr. President, I wish to discuss the international nuclear agreement with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA. Reached on July 14, 2015, after years of difficult negotiations...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-17

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, the Democrats have chosen to deny the Senate a final vote on the President's deal with Iran. They made their choice, but that doesn't mean the discussion is over. Today we...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-16

    THUNE. Mr. President, back in May, Congress passed and the President signed legislation guaranteeing Congress the chance to take an up-or-down vote on any nuclear deal with Iran. It was widely debated...



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    Senator Patrick J. Toomey

    From: PA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-16

    TOOMEY. Mr. President, I rise to address this issue the Senator from South Dakota has been speaking on as well. I am extremely disappointed and frustrated, as the Senator from South Dakota is and many...



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    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-16

    KLOBUCHAR. No objection. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. TOOMEY. I thank the Chair. So it is shocking to me that we would proceed and that people would support an...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-16

    DURBIN. Mr. President, on the floor we are going to return in a few minutes to the debate on the Iran agreement. This agreement, of course, has been in the works for a long time. President Obama set...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-15

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, on a different matter, as the Senate continues debating President Obama's deal with Iran today, I think it is appropriate to consider a quote from the President himself. Here...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-15

    REID. Mr. President, my friend the Republican leader, among other things, said he wanted an intellectual argument. The outline he just gave has nothing to do with intellectual credibility. The agreement...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, just a few short months ago, Senators of both parties came together to pass a bipartisan bill based on an important principle: that the American people through the Congress...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-08

    REID. Mr. President, I gave a speech this morning at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and it is, I think, directly how I feel about this. I am glad it got some coverage this morning. I ask...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-08-05

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, as the administration's agreement with Iran comes under greater scrutiny, there is growing bipartisan concern. It is widespread, and it is well founded. The leading House Democrat...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-08-05

    REID. Mr. President, the Iran accord is the result of many years of hard work by lots of people. Congressional committees are conducting hearings to listen to the administration's case and others. For...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-08-04

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, this September, the Senate will formally weigh in on the nuclear deal struck between the White House and Iran. We will take a vote and answer a simple but powerful question:...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-08-04

    REID. Mr. President, I agree with the Republican leader that we should work to come up with a way of proceeding in a dignified manner to this most important piece of legislation. Certainly, I would lend...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-30

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, on another matter, the purpose of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act is to ensure Congress has a fully informed understanding of any comprehensive agreement reached between...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-22

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I have said that the Senate intends to thoroughly review the White House's deal with Iran and then take a vote on it under the terms of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act....



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-22

    CORNYN. Mr. President, ahead of tomorrow's hearing in the Foreign Relations Committee with Secretaries Kerry, Moniz, and Lew on the President's announced nuclear deal with Iran, I wanted to take a few...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-22

    ISAKSON. Mr. President, I ask to be recognized for up to 5 minutes. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Georgia is recognized. Mr. ISAKSON. Mr. President, first of all, I wish to commend the majority...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-22

    BARRASSO. Mr. President, on Monday, the United Nations Security Council voted to accept the agreement that was negotiated over Iran's nuclear program. I think it is very telling that President Obama...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-22

    COATS. Mr. President, back home this weekend in Indiana I took [[Page S5436]] the time very carefully to read through all 159 pages of the agreement made with Iran, as well as a lot of supporting material...



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    Senator Thom Tillis

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-22

    TILLIS. Mr. President, I have come to talk about what I think we have reached here--a tipping point in terms of President Obama's legacy. Recently, Jimmy Carter emphatically charged that President...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-22

    HATCH. Mr. President, throughout the history of the Republic, certain decisive moments have fundamentally altered the national security of the United States. For good or for ill, these moments have defined...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-22

    BROWN. 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. BROWN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-21

    DURBIN. Madam President, when President Obama came to office, he looked out at the threats across America, and there were four hard- target threats: Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. The situation...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-21

    THUNE. Mr. President, former President Jimmy Carter was recently asked about President Obama's successes on the world stage. He said in response: I think they've been minimal. . . . [O]n the...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-21

    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. Mr. WHITEHOUSE. I ask unanimous consent...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, on an entirely different matter, I said yesterday the Senate would thoroughly review the White House deal with Iran. I said we would hold hearings and we would call witnesses...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-14

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, 2 weeks ago, I asked the Obama administration to step back from the Iran negotiations, press pause, and reexamine the point of having the talks in the first place. That would...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-14

    REID. Mr. President, I issued a statement earlier this morning. Today's historic accord is the result of years of hard work by President Obama and his administration. The world community agrees that...



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    Representative Daniel Lipinski

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-07-09

    LIPINSKI asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LIPINSKI. Mr. Speaker, a strong nuclear agreement that truly forestalls Iran's weapons...



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    Senator Lindsey Graham

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-25

    GRAHAM. Mr. President, as I speak, Secretary Kerry is on his way to Geneva to try to conclude nuclear negotiations with the Iranian regime. To Secretary Kerry: I urge you to suspend negotiations until...



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    Senator Cory A. Booker

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-25

    BOOKER. Madam President, I rise as negotiations between the P5+1 nations and Iran enter their final phase. The President deserves our thanks for his commitment to eliminating the nuclear threat we face...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-24

    COATS. Mr. President, the nuclear negotiations with Iran are now approaching a self-imposed deadline of June 30, just a few days from now. The negotiators chose that deadline when they concluded the...



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-24

    CARPER. Mr. President, I wish to begin by talking about two subjects. The first of those is the nuclear agreement that our Nation and five other nations are seeking to negotiate with Iran, and the second...



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    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-24

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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-22

    HATCH. Madam President, I now shift to a different threat we face. Time and again--time and time again--the Islamic Republic of Iran has lied to the international community. The latest evidence emerged...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-06-22

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    Senator Daniel Sullivan

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-16

    SULLIVAN. Mr. President, I wish to say a few words on the nuclear agreement that is being negotiated with Iran. I will start by commending the members of the Foreign Relations Committee, particularly...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-15

    BLUNT. Mr. President, yesterday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. To the surprise of many people, including me, it was unanimously reported,...



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    Representative Louie Gohmert

    From: TX District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-19

    GOHMERT. Mr. Speaker, the story out in a number of media, like this from Breitbart, ``First Details of Iran Deal: Allows 6,000 Centrifuges, Rolls Back the U.N. Arms Embargo.'' That story talks about...