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  • Obstruction of Judge Merrick Garland's Appointment to the United States Supreme Court


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    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-04-19

    CONYERS. Madam Speaker, I ask unanimous consent for all Members to have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous material on the subject of this Special...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-04-19

    HOYER. I thank the gentleman for yielding and for his distinguished service. Madam Speaker, I want to begin by expressing my appreciation to the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee for leading...



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    Representative Loretta Sanchez

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    Date: 2016-04-19

    SANCHEZ of California. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Michigan. I rise today to express my concern about the ongoing vacancy in the Supreme Court. The President has done his constitutional...



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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-04-19

    CICILLINE. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Michigan for yielding and for his leadership on this Special Order hour. Madam Speaker, 5 weeks ago President Obama fulfilled his constitutional...



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    Representative Bill Foster

    From: IL District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-04-19

    FOSTER. Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the gentleman from Maryland for coordinating this discussion, and I thank Ranking Member Conyers for yielding. Madam Speaker, a Supreme Court sitting with...



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    Representative Adam B. Schiff

    From: CA District 28

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-04-19

    SCHIFF. Madam Speaker, last month President Obama nominated a fantastic jurist, Judge Merrick Garland, to the Supreme Court. Seconds later Republicans announced that he would not receive a vote, a hearing,...



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    Representative Linda T. Sánchez

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    Date: 2016-04-19

    SANCHEZ of California. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Michigan. I rise today to express my concern about the ongoing vacancy in the Supreme Court. The President has done his constitutional...



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    Representative Ruben Gallego

    From: AZ District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-04-19

    GALLEGO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to call on the Senate Republicans to give a full and fair hearing and vote to confirm President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. There is critical...



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    Representative Joaquin Castro

    From: TX District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-04-19

    CASTRO of Texas. Madam Speaker, yesterday I had the honor and the privilege of sitting in the Supreme Court chamber while the case of United States v. Texas was argued. It is a case that many of us hope...



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    Representative Denny Heck

    From: WA District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-04-19

    HECK of Washington. Madam Speaker, I thank the ranking member for yielding to me. Please listen with me to the following timeless, universal, and wise words: ``Trust that justice will be done in...



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    Representative Paul Tonko

    From: NY District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-04-19

    TONKO. Madam Speaker, I thank the ranking member of our Committee on the Judiciary for yielding. I thank the gentleman from Michigan (Mr. Conyers) for bringing us together tonight so as to speak to what...



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    Representative John P. Sarbanes

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    Date: 2016-04-19

    SARBANES. I thank the ranking member for yielding, and I appreciate the opportunity to speak on this important topic of filling the Supreme Court vacancy. Madam Speaker, many of our colleagues in this...