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  • Paycheck Fairness Act--Motion to Proceed


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    Senator Thad Cochran

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-11

    COCHRAN. Mr. President, I wish to make some comments about the remarks of our distinguished leader and to join him in calling on Senators to remember this day and historical experience of 9/11 and to...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-11

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-11

    BLUNT. Mr. President, today marks 13 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. At that moment, I do not think Americans would have been surprised that we would still be dealing with that...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-11

    BLUMENTHAL. 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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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 Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-11

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I first thank the Senator from Connecticut, Mr. Blumenthal, for his words on what the middle class is facing and his particular advocacy on behalf of women. It is well known...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-11

    CORNYN. Mr. President, today is the 13th anniversary of 9/11, a day that will be burned in all of our collective memories. I remember two events like this in my lifetime--9/11 is one, and the other is...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-11

    REID. Mr. President, I appreciate very much the distinguished Senator from Texas for yielding the floor. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that all postcloture time on the motion to proceed to...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-10

    REID. I now move to proceed to the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The question...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-10

    DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Iowa (Mr. Harkin) is necessarily absent. Mr. CORNYN. The following Senator is necessarily absent: the Senator from Alaska (Ms. Murkowski). The PRESIDING OFFICER....



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-10

    CORNYN. The following Senator is necessarily absent: the Senator from Alaska (Ms. Murkowski). The PRESIDING OFFICER. Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote? The yeas and nays...



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    Senator Ted Cruz

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-10

    CRUZ. Mr. President, Americans across the country have been riveted by the crisis occurring on our southern border. President Obama is correct with one regard: What we are seeing is a humanitarian...



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    Senator Robert Menendez

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-10

    MENENDEZ. Mr. President, reserving the right to object, I will first respond to the unanimous consent request made by the Senator from Texas, the son of immigrants himself, to prohibit certain actions...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-10

    MURRAY. 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. MURRAY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Bob Corker

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-10

    CORKER. Mr. President, how much time am I allocated? The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator has up to 1 hour postcloture. Mr. CORKER. Well I assure you that will not be the case. I will speak for possibly...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2014-09-10

    SANDERS. Mr. President, later this week, one of the most important Senate votes in the modern history of this country will take place, and that vote will be about whether the Senate begins the process...



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    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-10

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



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-10

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



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-10

    ENZI. Mr. President, I wish to discuss legislation pending before the Senate which wages an unprecedented attack on a fundamental American freedom. The Framers of our Constitution were clear when they...



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    Senator Michael F. Bennet

    From: CO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-09-10

    BENNET. 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. BENNET. Mr. President, I first wanted...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-09

    REID. Mr. President, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 345, S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the bill by title. The legislative clerk read...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-09

    McCONNELL. The Obama economy has had a devastating impact on the people we represent. It has hurt millions in the middle class and people from every region of the country in almost every walk of life....



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-09

    BARRASSO. 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 Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-09

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be rescinded. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, it is so ordered. Ms. MIKULSKI. What is now the pending business...



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-09

    MERKLEY. 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. GRASSLEY. Madam President, I would...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-09

    GRASSLEY. Madam President, I would like to take a few minutes to speak on the bill being considered today, the Paycheck Fairness Act. The proponents of the Paycheck Fairness Act argue that many women...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-09

    LEAHY. Madam President, 5 years ago, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law by President Obama. That bill--necessary because of a divided decision by the Supreme Court to strike a blow...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-09

    THUNE. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Oklahoma (Mr. Coburn), the Senator from Texas (Mr. Cornyn), and the Senator from Texas (Mr. Cruz). Further, if present and voting,...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-09

    MURPHY. Madam President, I applaud my colleague Senator Mikulski for her great work, in spite of the result today. Congratulating the UConn Huskies I am here on the floor, however,...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-09

    COATS. Madam President, this is not easy for me to do, but I am going to do it in good grace here. I congratulate my colleague from Connecticut on The University of Connecticut's victory over the University...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-09

    BLUNT. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Health Care...



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    Senator Jerry Moran

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-09

    MORAN. 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. MORAN. Madam President, I ask unanimous...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2014-04-09

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



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    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-09

    MURKOWSKI. Madam President, I come to the floor about an hour or so after a vote on a motion to proceed to take up the Paycheck Fairness Act. I struggled with my decision as to whether to move to this...



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    Senator Patrick J. Toomey

    From: PA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-09

    TOOMEY. Mr. President, I rise to speak on S. 1596, the Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act. Before I do that, though, I want to say a few words about a terrible event that occurred...



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    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-09

    LEE. Mr. President, on behalf of Senator Coburn, who is not here today, I object. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The objection is heard. Mr. LEE. My understanding is that Senator Coburn's objection is based...



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    Senator David Vitter

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-09

    VITTER. Mr. President, I don't mean to cut my colleague off, but Senator Lee is here on behalf of Senator Coburn, who has been more involved, and so I will give the history of it. Some folks in the Senate...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-09

    DURBIN. Mr. President, can you tell me the order of business we are in now? The PRESIDING OFFICER. There is 40 seconds remaining on the current issue, following which we will proceed to executive session. ...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-08

    REID. Mr. President, I now move to proceed to Calendar No. 345, S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will report the motion. The bill clerk read as follows: ...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-08

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I wish to take a minute to congratulate the Kentucky Wildcats for an extraordinary season. My home State has held on to the NCAA national championship trophy for the past 2...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-07

    REID. Mr. President, I now move to proceed to Calendar No. 345, S. 2199. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill. The assistant legislative clerk read as follows: A bill (S....



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    Senator Michael F. Bennet

    From: CO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-07

    BENNET. Mr. President, I come to the floor today to talk about jobs and about one sector in particular that has created tremendous economic growth in Colorado and across the United States, and that is...