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  • Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act--Motion to Proceed


    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I would like to address the issue before the Senate. It relates to the divisive and controversial issue of abortion. It comes at an unusual moment in the history of the Congress. ...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

    GRASSLEY. Mr. President, before we vote on whether to proceed to H.R. 36, I want to respond to a couple of arguments made by a Democratic Senator yesterday. First, that Democratic Senator quoted Hal...



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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

    COLLINS. Mr. President, I am opposed to late-term abortions and would support legislation to ban them except in unusual circumstances. A carefully drawn, short list of exceptions to apply in those rare...



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    Senator Tim Scott

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

    SCOTT. Mr. President, I am a proud pro-life Senator, and I stand on the floor of the Senate today with a gnawing feeling in the pit of my stomach. It is a feeling that comes with the knowledge that over...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    LEAHY. 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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. LEAHY. Mr. President, we are about a...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-22

    CORNYN. The following Senator is necessarily absent: the Senator from Alaska (Ms. Murkowski). Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from California (Mrs. Boxer), the Senator from Washington (Mrs....



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    Senator Mark R. Warner

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    WARNER. Mr. President, today the Senate voted on the Pain- Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 36. While I was unable to vote today, I would have opposed this bill, which would have amended the...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    HATCH. Mr. President, I rise today to address the topic of criminal justice reform. There has been a lot of discussion in Congress recently on this subject. Nearly all of the conversation has focused...



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    Senator Dianne Feinstein

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-21

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



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    Senator Tom Cotton

    From: AR

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

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



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    ALEXANDER. Madam President, during the last several days several Republicans have suggested that the Senate should abandon a tradition that has existed in this body since Thomas Jefferson wrote the rules...



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    Senator Mazie K. Hirono

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-21

    HIRONO. Madam President, I rise today to speak about yet another Republican attempt to limit women's health care choices. Congress should be focused on funding the government and keeping our country...



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    Senator David Perdue

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    PERDUE. 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. PERDUE. I ask unanimous consent to...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-21

    WHITEHOUSE. Madam President, I thank the distinguished Senator from Georgia. Climate Change I rise today in my series of ``Time to Wake Up'' speeches to bring attention...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    SESSIONS. I thank the Chair. This Senator wants to take a few moments to talk about the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which I think is a good piece of legislation. I support it, and I hope...



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    Senator Al Franken

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-21

    FRANKEN. Madam President, I rise in strong opposition to continued attacks on women's access to health care. Today, the Senate majority leader is attempting to advance a bill to ban abortion after 20...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    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, tomorrow...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    McCONNELL. Madam President, I know many Americans are looking ahead to the visit of Pope Francis this week with a great deal of interest. Thousands will gather on the Capitol grounds for the chance to...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    LEE. 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. LEE. Madam President, it is customary...



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    Senator Joe Donnelly

    From: IN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-21

    DONNELLY. Madam President, here we are again. There is just over a week before funding runs out to keep our government open, and some in Congress are threatening to shut down the Federal Government again...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-21

    BLUMENTHAL. 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. BLUMENTHAL. Madam President, I...



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    Senator Lindsey Graham

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    GRAHAM. The Senator may proceed. Mr. BLUMENTHAL. Madam President, I want to second the very powerful remarks made by my colleague from Indiana. In Connecticut, what I hear again and again is the need...



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    Senator Joni Ernst

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    ERNST. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mrs. ERNST. Mr. President, a short while...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-21

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mrs. SHAHEEN. Mr. President, in just 10...



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    Senator Deb Fischer

    From: NE

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

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



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-21

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



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    BLUNT. Mr. President, the image I am putting up right now beside me is the cover of Time magazine from June 2014, the first issue in June, June 2, 2014. According to the corresponding feature story,...



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    Senator Tammy Baldwin

    From: WI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-21

    BALDWIN. Mr. President, I rise today to speak in opposition to my Republican colleagues who are once again bringing forward a political attack on the freedom of American women to make their own personal...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    COATS. Mr. President, this week Pope Francis will be making a historic visit to Washington, DC, to address those of us in Congress and millions of Americans across the United States. While I am not...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    INHOFE. Mr. President, first of all, I am going to make a reference to a 20-week sonogram. I will introduce, however, Donelle Harden. I am a little bit biased, but I think she is the best communication...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    THUNE. 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. THUNE. Mr. President, this week the Senate...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    GRASSLEY. Mr. President, the Pope's visit this week to our Nation's Capital reminds us all of how very important it is to show compassion and concern for the most innocent and vulnerable among us. Unborn...



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    Senator Pat Roberts

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    ROBERTS. Mr. President, I first want to commend the Senator from Iowa. Senator Grassley has done a great job of a detailed report on why this bill is so extremely important, and I thank him for his comments. ...



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    Senator Steve Daines

    From: MT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    DAINES. Mr. President, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will do exactly that: protect unborn children who can feel pain. Studies have shown that babies can feel pain by 20 weeks or 5 months...



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    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

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



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    Senator James Lankford

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    LANKFORD. Mr. President, we as a Nation treat bugs in a very unique way. There is a little bug called the American burying beetle. They are in many areas of the country. They are all over Oklahoma. In...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-21

    ENZI. Mr. President, I rise today in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which protects unborn babies who are capable of feeling pain from abortions. I am proud to be a cosponsor...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-17

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 230, H.R. 36. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed...