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  • Providing for Congressional Disapproval of a Rule Submitted By the Environmental Protection Agency--Continued


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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-11

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the veto message on S.J. Res. 23 be considered as having been read; that it be printed in the Record, spread in full upon the Journal, and held...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-11

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the veto message on S.J. Res. 24 be considered as having been read; that it be printed in the Record, spread in full upon the Journal, and held...



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    Representative Ed Whitfield

    From: KY District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    WHITFIELD. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 539, I call up the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 23) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule...



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    Representative Markwayne Mullin

    From: OK District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    MULLIN. I thank the chairman. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to encourage Members to support these resolutions. In 1996, Congress passed and the President signed into law an important tool for ensuring...



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    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I rise in strong opposition to this resolution, and I oppose the other resolution that we will also consider this afternoon. Once again,...



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    Representative Susan W. Brooks

    From: IN District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    BROOKS of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, back in October I had the opportunity to attend the Indiana Industrial Energy Consumers annual conference in Indianapolis. There I heard from stakeholders across the energy...



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    Representative Judy Chu

    From: CA District 27

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    CHU of California. Mr. Speaker, this week something historic is happening. Leaders from 195 countries are meeting in Paris to discuss a global solution to a global problem: climate change. There is...



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    Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter

    From: GA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    CARTER of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of S.J. Res. 23, which disapproves of the EPA's carbon standard rules for power plants. Our country is blessed with an abundance of energy sources....



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    Representative Ted Lieu

    From: CA District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    LIEU of California. Mr. Speaker, I am Congressman Ted Lieu from California. I rise in opposition to the Republican resolution opposing the Clean Power Plan. This is just another example of the Republican...



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    Representative Jeff Duncan

    From: SC District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    DUNCAN of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I wish President Obama took the threat of radical Islamic jihadists as seriously as he takes the pseudo science behind the manmade climate change threat. Folks,...



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    Representative Paul Tonko

    From: NY District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    TONKO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentlewoman from California (Mrs. Capps). She serves as a member of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. She is an outspoken voice for defending...



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    Representative Lois Capps

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    Party:

    Date: 2015-12-01

    CAPPS. Mr. Speaker, I rise in unwavering opposition to these resolutions which deny the real effects of climate change and express opposition to our Nation's effort to address it. These resolutions...



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    Representative Rick W. Allen

    From: GA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    ALLEN. Mr. Speaker, you have heard the facts from the gentleman from Kentucky just now. What we are dealing with here on the other side is an ideology. [[Page H8826]] Today I rise in support of the...



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    Representative Jerry McNerney

    From: CA District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    McNERNEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise to oppose S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. Res. 24. Frankly, this effort to deny climate change reminds me of the 50-plus votes we have taken to try to eliminate the Affordable Care...



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    Representative John Ratcliffe

    From: TX District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    RATCLIFFE. I thank the gentleman from Kentucky for his leadership on this important issue. Mr. Speaker, every day Washington hits the American people with more regulations that hurt families, but very...



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    Representative Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr.

    From: GA District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    JOHNSON of Georgia. I thank the gentleman for yielding the time. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to oppose S.J. Res. 23 and 24, which constitute the latest salvo by my friends on the other side of the aisle...



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    Representative Will Hurd

    From: TX District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    HURD of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the two disapproval resolutions that the House will consider today. Mr. Speaker, many of our bellies are still full from Thanksgiving and now we are...



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    Representative Niki Tsongas

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-12-01

    TSONGAS. I thank my colleague for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to the misguided resolutions before the House that seek to block the Clean Power Plan and undermine United States...



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    Representative Kevin Cramer

    From: ND District 0

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    CRAMER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for yielding the time and for his leadership. I might add that, prior to being in Congress, I was focused on the issue for nearly 10 years as a regulator of...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, this week, world leaders are meeting in Paris to address the serious threat of climate change. Across the globe and here at home, there is broad recognition of the need to act...



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    Representative Ed Whitfield

    From: KY District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    WHITFIELD. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 539, I call up the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 24) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule...



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    Representative Pete Olson

    From: TX District 22

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    OLSON. I thank the chair and my good friend from Kentucky for the time to speak on this important resolution. Mr. Speaker, today is a sad day for America when our administration harms our country without...



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    Representative Paul Tonko

    From: NY District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    TONKO. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, it is unfortunate that we are considering two resolutions today that are designed to prevent the Environmental Protection...



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    Representative Larry Bucshon

    From: IN District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    BUCSHON. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of S.J. Res. 24, which expresses congressional disapproval under the Congressional Review Act of the EPA's rule on existing power plants. I also support S.J. Res....



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    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    CONNOLLY. Mr. Speaker, I thank my dear friend from New York, who is the cochair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition and does such a superlative job. I rise to support him in opposing...



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    Representative Mike Bost

    From: IL District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    BOST. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Kentucky and my neighbor across the river. Mr. Speaker, the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan rule is a dagger aimed at the heart of the coal industry...



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    Representative Kathy Castor

    From: FL District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    CASTOR of Florida. I thank the gentleman from New York for his kind words and his leadership on this issue. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this resolution that seeks to hamstring America's ability...



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    Representative Bill Johnson

    From: OH District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    JOHNSON of Ohio. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman, and I couldn't agree with my chairman more on his comments. I rise today in strong support of S.J. Res. 24, a joint resolution disapproving of the...



    A picture of Representative Jim McDermott

    Representative Jim McDermott

    From: WA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    McDERMOTT asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. McDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, Members of Congress, the Republican propaganda machine is out here pushing a false choice: You...



    A picture of Representative Steve Scalise

    Representative Steve Scalise

    From: LA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    SCALISE. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the gentleman from Kentucky for yielding and for bringing this legislation to the floor. I rise in strong support of S.J. Res. 24. Mr. Speaker, what we are talking...



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    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Johnson). Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. I thank the chairman. Mr. Speaker, my colleague Congressman McDermott pointed to this picture...



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    Representative Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr.

    From: GA District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-01

    JOHNSON of Ohio. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman, and I couldn't agree with my chairman more on his comments. I rise today in strong support of S.J. Res. 24, a joint resolution disapproving of the...



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    Representative Steve Womack

    From: AR District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    WOMACK. I thank the distinguished gentleman from Kentucky for his leadership on the issue. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of S.J. Res. 24 and to echo the sentiments of my colleagues. There...



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    Representative Randy K. Weber Sr.

    From: TX District 14

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    WEBER of Texas. I thank the gentleman. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of both joint resolutions, which will block the Obama administration's so-called Clean Power Plan, a regulation, I...



    A picture of Representative Ted S. Yoho

    Representative Ted S. Yoho

    From: FL District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    YOHO. I thank my good friend from Kentucky for allowing me to speak. Mr. Speaker, we are as concerned about our environment and jobs and the economy as anybody else is, and there was a point in time...



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    Representative Gus M. Bilirakis

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-12-01

    BILIRAKIS. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of S.J. Res. 23 and 24, resolutions that would protect my constituents from egregious EPA overreach. This burdensome regulation is projected to raise electric...



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    Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter

    From: GA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-01

    CARTER of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of S.J. Res. 24, which expresses Congress' disapproval of the EPA's carbon emission rule for existing power plants. The administration's unprecedented...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, pursuant to the provisions of the Congressional Review Act, I move to proceed to S.J. Res. 24, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of a rule submitted...



    A picture of Representative Shelley Moore Capito

    Representative Shelley Moore Capito

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    Party:

    Date: 2015-11-17

    CAPITO. Mr. President, I rise to speak in support of my resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act against EPA's greenhouse gas regulation targeting existing power sources. I am so...



    A picture of Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    HEITKAMP. Mr. President, I want to express my great thanks to my colleague from West Virginia, Senator Capito, who has been absolutely a champion on this issue, but also a champion on looking at new...



    A picture of Senator Barbara Boxer

    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    BOXER. Mr. President, I listened to every word as my friend spoke, and I respect the words from my colleague from West Virginia very much, but I just want to be clear. I could not disagree with them...



    A picture of Senator Daniel Coats

    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    COATS. Mr. President, I do agree we should be debating what is happening in the world, particularly on the issue of ISIS and its impact not only on America, not only on Europe but on the world, and that...



    A picture of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, it is a pleasure and privilege to follow the distinguished Senator from Indiana. His concerns for national security are well established, and I enjoy working with him, particularly...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    BARRASSO. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that I be recognized for 10 minutes, followed by Senator Shaheen for 10 minutes, Senator Cornyn for 10 minutes, Senator Nelson for 10 minutes, and finally...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    SHAHEEN. Mr. President, I rise today to speak in support of the Clean Power Plan and against the efforts by the majority to undermine the plan. The Clean Power Plan is vital to the environmental and...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    CORNYN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senator from Alabama be recognized to speak and that following his remarks, I be permitted to speak. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? ...



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    Senator Richard C. Shelby

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    SHELBY. Mr. President, the terrorist attacks that rocked the city of Paris and the entire world on Friday, I believe we all agree, were horrific and unthinkable. The people of France stood by our side...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    NELSON. Mr. President, I will have more to say about the refugee crisis and the necessity of the considerable vetting of those refugees, as well as any other refugees, as we protect ourselves here at...



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    Senator Joe Manchin, III

    From: WV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    MANCHIN. Mr. President, I thank all of my colleagues who have worked with me on these resolutions to stop the EPA's destructive new regulations such as the new source performance standards. They are...



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    Senator John McCain

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    McCAIN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to address the Senate as in morning business and that I be allowed to speak without a time limit. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Senator Jeff Flake

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    FLAKE. Mr. President, over the weekend France suffered the worst attack that it has seen since World War II. The day before that, Beirut was rocked by two suicide bombs perpetrated by ISIL that killed...



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    Senator Tim Kaine

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    KAINE. Mr. President, I thank my colleague from Arizona for working so closely. This does not have to be a partisan issue. In fact, it should not be a partisan issue. My sense is that in this Congress,...



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    Senator Steve Daines

    From: MT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    DAINES. Mr. President, the Obama administration's war on energy isn't just a war on coal, it is a war on American jobs, American families, and our national security. That is why it is no surprise that...



    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    DURBIN. Mr. President, there is a desperate need for the Senate to address one of the greatest national security and public health risks we face as a country, something that has the ability to affect...



    A picture of Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    LEAHY. Mr. President, there is irrefutable evidence, with more accumulating all the time, that humans have altered not just the weather of a region, but the climate of our entire planet. From flooding...



    A picture of Senator Susan M. Collins

    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    COLLINS. Mr. President, strong clean air protections remain very important for our health and environment. I have voted previously to protect the EPA's ability to take action to reduce greenhouse gas...



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    Senator Dianne Feinstein

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    FEINSTEIN. Mr. President, I wish to speak in favor of the Clean Power Plan. This plan shows real American leadership when it comes to climate change, proof that we are taking responsibility for the world...



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    Senator Jack Reed

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    REED. Mr. President, today I join many of my colleagues in opposing S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. Res 24. These measures are an attack on the Clean Power Plan's carbon pollution protections for new and existing...



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    WARREN. Mr. President, on Friday, ISIS terrorists massacred 129 people in Paris. Just the day before, ISIS terrorists massacred 43 people in Beirut. While these are merely the latest [[Page S8001]] in...



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    Senator Tom Udall

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    Party:

    Date: 2015-11-17

    UDALL. Mr. President, let me thank my colleague Senator Warren for those very eloquent remarks. She and the Senators she traveled with have taught us a lot. We have heard her comments, and she is right....



    A picture of Senator Edward J. Markey

    Senator Edward J. Markey

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    MARKEY. Mr. President, I thank the Senator from New Mexico for his historic leadership on these issues. The consequences of climate change are evidenced around the world. Temperatures are increasing,...



    A picture of Senator Jeff Merkley

    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    MERKLEY. Thank you very much, Mr. President. I rise today to oppose the Congressional Review Act to derail the Clean Power Plan. It was Theodore Roosevelt who said, ``Of all the questions that can...



    A picture of Senator Brian Schatz

    Senator Brian Schatz

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    SCHATZ. Mr. President, I rise to speak in support of the administration's Clean Power Plan. I think the first thing that must be said--and said over and over, especially this week, with so many critical...



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    Senator David Vitter

    From: LA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    VITTER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak for up to 5 minutes. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The Senator from Louisiana is recognized. Mr. VITTER. Mr....



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    CARPER. Mr. President, I come to the floor to address the issue of climate change, but I am inclined to follow up on comments by our friend from Louisiana who has just spoken. As the Presiding Officer...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that at 5:30 p.m. today, all time on S.J. Res. 24 be considered expired and the Senate vote on passage of S.J. Res. 24; further, that following the disposition...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    INHOFE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that I be recognized for such time as I shall consume. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, at 5:30...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    THUNE. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Ms. Ayotte). Without objection, it is so ordered. Terrorist Attacks...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-17

    CARDIN. 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. CARDIN. Madam President, I ask to...



    A picture of Senator John Hoeven

    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    HOEVEN. Madam President, I rise to speak in opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency's new rules on carbon dioxide, which I believe need to be rescinded. On August 3, 2015, the EPA released...



    A picture of Senator Michael B. Enzi

    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    ENZI. Madam President, I rise today to speak about this battle and regulatory war being waged by the Environmental Protection Agency. Just 2 weeks ago, the Senate considered two measures aimed at rolling...



    A picture of Senator Lamar Alexander

    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    ALEXANDER. 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. ALEXANDER. I yield back our remaining...



    A picture of Senator John Cornyn

    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from South Carolina (Mr. Graham) and the Senator from Florida (Mr. Rubio). Further, if present and voting, the Senator from Florida...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to S.J. Res. 23. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the motion. The legislative clerk read as follows: Motion to proceed to Calendar No....



    A picture of Senator John Cornyn

    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-17

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from South Carolina (Mr. Graham) and the Senator from Florida (Mr. Rubio). Further, if present and voting, the Senator from Florida...