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    A picture of Senator Jeff Merkley

    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    MERKLEY. Mr. President, I will just say a couple words before I turn it over to the Chair and to my colleague from West Virginia. When I think of Mary Landrieu, I think of the most tenacious person...



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    MANCHIN. All of us came here at one time or another, and the first impression you have is how they kind of ingratiate you and bring you into the [[Page S6650]] fold. I am often asked--I am sure most...



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    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    KLOBUCHAR. Mr. President, you can see that Mary Landrieu has a lot of friends on both sides of the aisle, and that is because Mary has stood up and been a mentor to so many of us. She taught us how to...



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    Senator Cory A. Booker

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    BOOKER. Mr. President, I can't leave the floor without speaking to Mary. Mary has been such an incredible inspiration to me. I have been in the Senate now for 13 months, and I have had a number of conversations...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-11

    COATS. I wish to make some remarks about the Senator from Louisiana. I had the pleasure of serving as ranking member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, and Mary Landrieu was the chairman....



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    Senator Mark R. Warner

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    WARNER. Mr. President, I wish to follow the comments of my friend, the Senator from Indiana, although I do think the Record should be corrected. I would say to my colleague I have also dealt with the...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    CARDIN. Mr. President, one of the truly nice things about serving in the Senate is the people we meet. Myrna and I consider Frank and Mary to be our friends. She is an incredible person and has given...



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    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    MARKEY. Mr. President, I rise to add my words of admiration for this great person, for this great legislator. Just to tell a brief story, it was back in 2006, in a lameduck session just like this. The...



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    Senator Martin Heinrich

    From: NM

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

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



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    Senator Jon Tester

    From: MT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    TESTER. I thank the Senator from New Mexico for his comments on the land portion of the national defense authorization. I very much appreciate the work he has done and his hard work fighting for the...



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    HEITKAMP. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Vietnam Veterans Ms. HEITKAMP....



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    SCHUMER, Chairman. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from West Virginia. Mr. MANCHIN. All of us came here at one time or another, and the first impression you have is how they kind of ingratiate...



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    Senator Brian Schatz

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    SCHATZ. The House is now considering the funding bill for fiscal year 2015, and the risks of not passing it are extremely high. But tucked into this must-pass bill is yet another attempt by Republicans...



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    Senator Cory A. Booker

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    BOOKER. I really appreciate the words of Senator Schatz, which are spot-on. People are so frustrated right now with Congress, and it does not take a Ph.D. in political science to figure out why common...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    CARDIN. Madam President, I ask that my colleagues join me in thanking my State Department foreign policy fellow, Kelly McKellogg Swain, for her exemplary service to the Senate and to wish her well as...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-11

    HATCH. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Nomination of Carolyn...



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    Senator Jerry Moran

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-11

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



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    Senator Angus S. King, Jr.

    From: ME

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2014-12-11

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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-11

    SESSIONS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak as in morning business. THE PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. tribute to departing senators ...



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    Senator Jerry Moran

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-11

    MORAN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Clay Hunt SAV...



    A picture of Senator Richard Blumenthal

    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    BLUMENTHAL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Hours of Service...



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    Senator Marco Rubio

    From: FL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-11

    RUBIO. 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. RUBIO. Mr. President, I wish to speak...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    REID. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Order of Business ...



    A picture of Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    MIKULSKI. I rise to speak on the omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2015. I wish to thank the Democratic leader, the majority leader, for his kind words. But it is not only about his kind words...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    LEAHY. Madam President, once again, the Senate has an opportunity to consider the National Defense Authorization Act. This bill is named for the two retiring chairmen of the Senate and House Armed Services...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-11

    REID. Madam President, I now ask unanimous consent that at noon on Friday, December 12, tomorrow, all postcloture time on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3979...



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    Senator David Vitter

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    VITTER. Thank you, Madam President. I rise today to express strong concern and opposition to President Obama's Executive amnesty, which I think is clearly, flat-out illegal and unconstitutional. I...



    A picture of Senator Elizabeth Warren

    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    WARREN. Madam President, I come to the floor today to ask a fundamental question: Who does Congress work for? Does it work for the millionaires, the billionaires, the giant companies with their armies...



    A picture of Senator Cory A. Booker

    Senator Cory A. Booker

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    BOOKER. Madam President, I rise today to discuss an issue that I believe should be discussed and worked on so much more in Congress. It demands an urgency of action, a dedication, and a focus to address...



    A picture of Senator Roy Blunt

    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    BLUNT. Madam President, I want to talk a little bit about regulation today. We end this Congress failing once again for the Congress to take more responsibility for regulation. Items such as the REINS...



    A picture of Senator Tom Udall

    Senator Tom Udall

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2014-12-10

    UDALL of New Mexico. I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The assistant bill clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. REED. I ask unanimous consent...



    A picture of Senator Jack Reed

    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    REED. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. REED. Madam President, I rise today in support of the...



    A picture of Senator John Barrasso

    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    BARRASSO. Madam President, earlier today the former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, said there was a way to fix ObamaCare. She said: Change the name. She said: Change the name....



    A picture of Senator Mike Lee

    Senator Mike Lee

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    LEE. 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, the bill before the Senate today...



    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    DURBIN. Madam President, many people think that Congress is irrelevant, unimportant, and wastes time with the floor speeches that go nowhere. Yesterday on the floor of the Senate something historic occurred....



    A picture of Senator Christopher A. Coons

    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    COONS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Tax Extenders and...



    A picture of Senator Dean Heller

    Senator Dean Heller

    From: NV

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    HELLER. Mr. President, I rise to speak in support of some of the public lands provisions that were included in this year's National Defense Authorization Act. Before I do so, I wish to recognize the...



    A picture of Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I come to the floor today during the consideration of the national defense authorization to bring my colleagues up to date on the appropriations bill. As we know, the continuing...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    McCAIN. Today, I would like to offer words of tribute to my departing colleague, Senator Tom Coburn, whose service exemplifies standards of purposefulness, integrity, and decency, to which we should...



    A picture of Senator Debbie Stabenow

    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

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



    A picture of Senator Bernard Sanders

    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2014-12-10

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



    A picture of Senator Sherrod Brown

    Senator Sherrod Brown

    From: OH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    BROWN. Mr. President, I appreciate the comments of the Senator from Vermont. I ask unanimous consent that at the conclusion of my remarks, of up to 10 minutes, that Senator Manchin be recognized for...



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    MANCHIN. Mr. President, first I thank my colleague for giving me this time, and I acknowledge the hard work he has done. Weiss Nomination I represent the great State of...



    A picture of Senator Mark R. Warner

    Senator Mark R. Warner

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    WARNER. Mr. President, I wanted to rise very briefly because I know Senator Chambliss is about to give his farewell speech. I commend my dear good friend the Senator from Georgia for his service. I am...



    A picture of Senator Dianne Feinstein

    Senator Dianne Feinstein

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    FEINSTEIN. Senator Chambliss, my remarks are personal. We worked together for the past 8 years on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. For 4 years we have worked as chair and cochair. We have...



    A picture of Senator Johnny Isakson

    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    ISAKSON. I rise to pay tribute to my friend, Saxby Chambliss. I will admit to you this is a speech I never wanted to make. I never wanted to make it because we have had a wonderful relationship in this...



    A picture of Senator Richard Burr

    Senator Richard Burr

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    BURR. Mr. President, this moment is bittersweet for me. I spent more time with Saxby than I have with my own wife for the past 20 years. We have done everything together. Those vacation spots he mentioned--Kabul,...



    A picture of Senator Daniel Coats

    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    COATS. Mr. President, I am a bit out of order here. I was waiting for some of my colleagues who have spent a bit more time here than I to speak, but I wanted to take this opportunity to add my sincere...



    A picture of Senator Rob Portman

    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    PORTMAN. The junior Senator from Ohio. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Your words. Mr. PORTMAN. Look. I am so proud to be here to say a couple of words about my friend Saxby. As you have heard from my colleagues,...



    A picture of Senator Kelly Ayotte

    Senator Kelly Ayotte

    From: NH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    AYOTTE. Mr. President, I rise to thank my friend Saxby Chambliss. Senator Coburn spoke about leadership. We are very much going to miss Senator Coburn, Senator Johanns, and Senator Chambliss in this...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    HOEVEN. Mr. President, in the new Congress we will welcome 12 new Republican Senators, and that is wonderful. They are great people. They are excited. They are enthusiastic. I think they are going to...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    MURPHY. Mr. President, I add my congratulations to Senator Chambliss. It is strange, coming here in the last 2 years and getting to serve only 2 years with giants in the Senate like Saxby, like Tom Harkin,...



    A picture of Senator Richard Blumenthal

    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    BLUMENTHAL. Mr. President, on December 14, 2012, we saw evil, but we also saw good. We saw tragedy, but we also saw actions that should continue to inspire us. The evil was in a deranged young man...



    A picture of Senator Charles E. Schumer

    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    SCHUMER. Mr. President, first, I wish to salute my friend and colleague from Oklahoma. I don't agree with probably 80 to 90 percent of what he says, but I really respect him. He is a person of integrity...



    A picture of Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    From: PA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    CASEY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak as in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. ISIS And Authorization For Use Of Military Force ...



    A picture of Senator Jeff Flake

    Senator Jeff Flake

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    FLAKE. Mr. President, I rise today to discuss title 30 of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, the title of which has become referred to as the lands package. As with most of the items Congress...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

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



    A picture of Senator Michael F. Bennet

    Senator Michael F. Bennet

    From: CO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

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



    A picture of Senator Lisa Murkowski

    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-12-10

    MURKOWSKI. I thank my colleague and his comment about the courtesy for allowing him to go first. I think the Senator from Colorado was scheduled to go first, and we were just a little bit behind, so...



    A picture of Senator Jack Reed

    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-10

    REED. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to engage in a colloquy with my colleagues Chairman Levin of the Committee on Armed Services and Chairman Johnson of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and...



    A picture of Senator Patty Murray

    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-03

    MURRAY. I yield the floor, and I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. SESSIONS. I...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-03

    SESSIONS. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Coons). Without objection, it is so ordered. Rodriguez Nomination ...



    A picture of Senator Elizabeth Warren

    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-03

    WARREN. Mr. President, it has taken us 4 months, but we are finally on the verge of passing a long-overdue emergency extension of unemployment benefits. So I come to the floor this afternoon to urge...



    A picture of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-04-03

    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. Mr. President, I ask...



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    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-03

    MURKOWSKI. Mr. President, I thank my friend and my colleague from Rhode Island, who also is my cochair on the Senate Oceans Caucus. As he has noted, this is an issue of IUU fishing--illegal, unreported,...



    A picture of Senator Roger F. Wicker

    Senator Roger F. Wicker

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-04-03

    WICKER. I thank my colleague. Mr. President, I do not know if I need to seek recognition to be in a colloquy, but I do appreciate the remarks of the Senator from Rhode Island and the Senator from Alaska. ...