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  • Providing for Congressional Disapproval of a Rule Submitted By the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Proctection Agency


    A picture of Senator Harry Reid

    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-21

    REID. Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum, and I ask unanimous consent that the time be charged equally between the majority and the minority. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Rounds). Without...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-21

    BLUNT. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Unanimous Consent Agreement--Executive...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-21

    HOEVEN. Mr. President, that is absolutely right. I join my distinguished colleague from the State of Missouri, as well as my colleague from the State of Wyoming and our colleague from the State of Iowa. ...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-21

    BARRASSO. Mr. President, I want to agree and second everything that my colleague from Missouri, Senator Blunt, had to say--that 99.7 percent of his State is underwater according to the EPA. We had...



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    Senator Joni Ernst

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-21

    ERNST. Mr. President, I want to thank my colleagues--the Senators from Missouri, North Dakota, and Wyoming--for their colloquy. This is a big deal, not just for those of us from these States but for...



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    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-21

    INHOFE. Mr. President, by vetoing Senator Ernst's Congressional Review Act resolution, President Obama is ignoring the pleas of States, local governments, farmers, small businesses, and property owners...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-21

    CARDIN. Mr. President, I take this time to urge my colleagues to oppose the joint resolution that we will be voting on shortly, to support the Clean Water Act, and to support the clean water rule. ...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-21

    CORNYN. The following Senators are necessarily absent: the Senator from Tennessee (Mr. Alexander), the Senator from Texas (Mr. Cruz), the Senator from Florida (Mr. Rubio), and the Senator from South...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-21

    DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from California (Mrs. Boxer), the Senator from Delaware (Mr. Coons), the Senator from Vermont (Mr. Sanders), and the Senator from Virginia (Mr. Warner) are necessarily...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-20

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the veto message on S.J. Res. 22 be considered as having been read; that it be printed in the Record, and spread in full upon the Journal. The...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-20

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I call for regular order with respect to the veto message on S.J. Res. 22. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The veto message is the pending business. The Senate proceeded to reconsider...



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    Senator Christopher A. Coons

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-20

    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. Nuclear Agreement With...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-20

    COATS. Mr. President, as the Presiding Officer knows, throughout last year's session I would come to the Senate floor every week and talk about a waste of the week. That was in 2015. We did nearly 30...



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    Senator Jerry Moran

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-20

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



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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-20

    COLLINS. Madam President, I rise today with my friend and colleague, the Senator from Missouri, Mrs. McCaskill, to inform our colleagues of an important development in the investigation underway by the...



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    Senator Claire McCaskill

    From: MO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-20

    McCASKILL. Madam President, first I want to compliment the chairman of the committee for her remarks, which presented, I think, a very thorough and complete look at what the committee is doing and why...



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    Senator Michael F. Bennet

    From: CO

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-20

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



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    Senator James Lankford

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-20

    LANKFORD. Mr. President, it is a basic American value: Families. America has gotten particular about our families. We love our families and we love our kids. It is one of the struggles we have had recently...



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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-20

    CARPER. Mr. President, the terrorist attacks that we have seen over the last couple of months, including those tragically in Paris and San Bernardino, CA, have made it all too clear that terrorists'...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-20

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak for up to 17 minutes as in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Climate...



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    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-20

    CARDIN. Mr. President, I take this time as a Senator from Maryland, as well as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to talk about the bill we voted on earlier today-- on the...



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    Senator Mike Rounds

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-20

    ROUNDS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to be allowed to speak as in morning business for up to 7 minutes. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. ...



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    Representative Bob Gibbs

    From: OH District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-13

    GIBBS. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 583, I call up the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 22) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule...



    A picture of Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-13

    DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. We are ultimately here because of a failure by the United States Congress to act. The last time Congress revisited the Clean Water Act...



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    Representative Bill Shuster

    From: PA District 9

    Party:

    Date: 2016-01-13

    SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of S.J. Res. 22, the resolution of disapproval for the waters of the United States rule. The ranking member pointed out that the Bush rule creates...



    A picture of Representative Grace F. Napolitano

    Representative Grace F. Napolitano

    From: CA District 32

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-13

    NAPOLITANO. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to S.J. Res. 22, the Congressional Review Act disapproval resolution on the EPA and Corps of Engineers clean water rulemaking. I thank my ranking member,...



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    Representative Adrian Smith

    From: NE District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-13

    SMITH of Nebraska. Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Gibbs and certainly the entire committee, Chairman Shuster and others, for their work on this issue. I rise today in strong support of this legislation....



    A picture of Representative Keith Ellison

    Representative Keith Ellison

    From: MN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-13

    ELLISON. Mr. Speaker, I would like to say, please, Members, vote ``no'' on this resolution. It is a very bad idea. What is happening here, for the folks listening, is that the EPA has come up with a...



    A picture of Representative Tom McClintock

    Representative Tom McClintock

    From: CA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-13

    McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, Congress gave the EPA jurisdiction over navigable bodies of water large enough to support ship traffic. This EPA rule takes control over virtually every body of water in the...



    A picture of Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-13

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, let me thank my ranking member and the chair of the committee for their diligence in running this committee and overseeing some of the most important legislation for our...



    A picture of Representative Garret Graves

    Representative Garret Graves

    From: LA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-13

    GRAVES of Louisiana. Mr. Speaker, we are here today because the Supreme Court in 2001 and again in 2006 determined that the EPA and the Corps of Engineers' definition of waters of the United States was...



    A picture of Representative Doug Collins

    Representative Doug Collins

    From: GA District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-13

    COLLINS of Georgia. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of S.J. Res. 22, which vacates this overreaching and, frankly, unnecessary [[Page H341]] waters of the...



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    Representative Mark Sanford

    From: SC District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-13

    SANFORD. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this measure really for three reasons. One, I come from the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The First Congressional District is called the Lowcountry. It is called...



    A picture of Representative K. Michael Conaway

    Representative K. Michael Conaway

    From: TX District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-13

    CONAWAY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of S.J. Res. 22, a resolution to disapprove the waters of the U.S. rule, a rule that amounts to a massive overreach by the Obama administration's...



    A picture of Representative Lamar Smith

    Representative Lamar Smith

    From: TX District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-13

    SMITH of Nebraska. Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Gibbs and certainly the entire committee, Chairman Shuster and others, for their work on this issue. I rise today in strong support of this legislation....



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-13

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to S.J. Res. 22, a bill providing for Congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection...



    A picture of Representative Ted S. Yoho

    Representative Ted S. Yoho

    From: FL District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-13

    YOHO. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 45, on S.J. Res. 22, I missed the vote. Had I been present, I would have voted ``yes.'' personal explanation Mr. KNIGHT. Mr. Speaker,...



    A picture of Representative Stephen Knight

    Representative Stephen Knight

    From: CA District 25

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-13

    KNIGHT. Mr. Speaker, on Wednesday, January 13th, I had to return to the district to attend to urgent constituent business related to the Aliso Canyon gas leak. Had I been present for the day's vote series,...



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    Representative Rod Blum

    From: IA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-01-13

    BLUM of iowa in the house of representatives Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Mr. BLUM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of...



    A picture of Senator Dean Heller

    Senator Dean Heller

    From: NV

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    HELLER. Mr. President, I thank the Chair. Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, will the Senator yield? Mr. HELLER. I will yield. Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that at the conclusion of...



    A picture of Senator James M. Inhofe

    Senator James M. Inhofe

    From: OK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    INHOFE. Mr. President, will the Senator yield? Mr. HELLER. I will yield. Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that at the conclusion of the remarks of the Senator from Nevada I be recognized,...



    A picture of Senator Lisa Murkowski

    Senator Lisa Murkowski

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    MURKOWSKI. 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. MURKOWSKI. Mr. President, I thank...



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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-04

    STABENOW. Mr. President, just a week ago the American people were able to breathe a collective sigh of relief--and I think all of us did in this Chamber as well--as Republicans and Democrats in the House...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    BLUNT. Mr. President, I had a few minutes yesterday before the vote--the Congressional Review Act vote on this truly terrible EPA rule on water--to talk about the reasons EPA shouldn't do this, the long- term...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-04

    SCHUMER. Mr. President, first let me thank my colleague from Michigan for her outstanding remarks. I too want to talk about the budget. We have agreed to a bipartisan budget framework, and that has been...



    A picture of Senator Roger F. Wicker

    Senator Roger F. Wicker

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    WICKER. Mr. President, what is the pending business? The PRESIDING OFFICER. The pending business is S.J. Res. 22. Mr. WICKER. And that deals with the waters of the United States rule; is that correct,...



    A picture of Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-04

    CARDIN. Mr. President, in a few moments we will have an opportunity to vote on the Congressional Review Act, on the final rule under the Clean Water Act on waters of the United States. Yesterday, I thought...



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    Senator Joni Ernst

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    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. I ask unanimous consent to speak...



    A picture of Senator John Cornyn

    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-04

    CORNYN. Mr. President, I ask for the yeas and nays. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second? There appears to be a sufficient second. The clerk will call the roll. The senior assistant...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, pursuant to the provisions of the Congressional Review Act, I move to proceed to S.J. Res. 22, a joint resolution providing the congressional disapproval of the rule submitted...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    CORNYN. The following Senator is necessarily absent: the Senator from South Carolina (Mr. Graham). Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Ohio (Mr. Brown) is necessarily absent. The PRESIDING...



    A picture of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-03

    DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Ohio (Mr. Brown) is necessarily absent. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Ms. Ayotte). Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote? The result was announced--yeas...



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    Senator Joni Ernst

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    ERNST. Madam President, I wish to take a quick moment and thank my friends, my colleagues for supporting this effort, and I look forward to some lively discussion on the EPA's overreach and this WOTUS...



    A picture of Senator John Cornyn

    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    CORNYN. Madam President, I wish to congratulate our friend and colleague, the Senator from Iowa, on this strong vote on the motion to proceed to this congressional resolution of disapproval of this overreaching...



    A picture of Representative Shelley Moore Capito

    Representative Shelley Moore Capito

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-11-03

    CAPITO. Madam President, I rise to speak in support of the CRA, Congressional Review Act amendment on the waters of the United States, of my colleague from Iowa. West Virginia is no stranger to the crushing...



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    Senator Deb Fischer

    From: NE

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    FISCHER. Madam President, I rise not only in support of the critical bipartisan legislation that was before the Senate earlier today but also in support of the proposal of the Senator from Iowa that...



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    Senator Cory Gardner

    From: CO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    GARDNER. 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. GARDNER. Madam President, there is...



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    Senator John Hoeven

    From: ND

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    HOEVEN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak as in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Gardner). Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr. HOEVEN. Mr. President, I am here to actually...



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    Senator Patrick J. Toomey

    From: PA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    TOOMEY. Mr. President, I wish to speak this evening a little bit about the budget deal that was recently enacted. There are three parts of that I wish to address. One is the spending increases, another...



    A picture of Senator Daniel Sullivan

    Senator Daniel Sullivan

    From: AK

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    SULLIVAN. Mr. President, I want to talk about what we have been debating today on the Senate floor, the waters of the United States rule, and legislation that has received bipartisan support so far....



    A picture of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-03

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, I see a number of Senators on the floor. I don't know if there is an order at this point that has been established. What is our manner of proceeding? Senator Isakson is here. ...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    ISAKSON. I ask unanimous consent that the Chair recognize Senator Whitehouse from Rhode Island, followed by Senator Isakson, and then Senator Daines. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? Mr....



    A picture of Senator Steve Daines

    Senator Steve Daines

    From: MT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-11-03

    DAINES. Mr. President, today the Senate came a few votes shy of passing legislation to protect our farmers, ranchers, and small business owners from major new costs and regulatory burdens. I appreciate...