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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-30

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, the unanimous consent request the majority leader just propounded was one a number of my colleagues were about to ask that dealt with a military pay issue, and a number of them...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-30

    CORNYN. Mr. President, as the Republican leader noted, there are a number of Members here on the floor who have come en masse from a meeting we just held following the tabling of the latest House proposal...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-30

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I appreciate being part of the colloquy with the Senator from Texas, and I was listening to his comments. I remember being asked by Senator McConnell and the House Speaker...



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    Senator Lindsey Graham

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-30

    GRAHAM. Mr. President, thank you. The idea that ObamaCare--the Affordable Health Care Act--over time will be seen in history as having been a good thing for the American people, I guess that is a bit...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    REID. Mr. President, I was happy to ask unanimous consent to pass the bill that we just passed to ensure that the troops will be paid. But I do disagree with the remarks of my Republican colleagues and...



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    Senator Ted Cruz

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-30

    CRUZ. Madam President, it is no secret that the majority leader Harry Reid and I disagree on a great many [[Page S7022]] topics. Yet I rise today in praise of Senator Reid. In particular, I wish to...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    LEAHY. Madam President, we have listened to the people. I recall we had a Presidential election. We had two people running in a bad economy. Normally, the nonincumbent would win. That was a Republican....



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    DURBIN. Madam President, will the Senator from Vermont yield for a question? Mr. LEAHY. Of course I will yield to the Senator from Illinois. Mr. DURBIN. I would say to the Senator from Vermont, I...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2013-09-30

    SANDERS. Madam President, I wish to concur with much of what my colleague from Vermont just said. Clearly, in our small State a government shutdown will be devastating--devastating for many thousands...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    CARDIN. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. CARDIN. Madam President, we have just a...



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    Senator Tim Kaine

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-30

    KAINE. 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. KAINE. Madam President, I rise tonight--with...



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    Senator David Vitter

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-30

    VITTER. 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. VITTER. Madam President, I rise again...