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  • Providing for Congressional Disapproval of a Rule Submitted By the National Labor Relations Board--Continued


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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-05

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Chair lay before the Senate the veto message to accompany S.J. Res. 8. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? Without objection, it is...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-05

    CORNYN. The following Senator is necessarily absent: the Senator from Louisiana (Mr. Vitter). The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Daines). Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote? The...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-04

    REID. Madam President, I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. Ms. HEITKAMP. Madam President, I ask...



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-04

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 Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-04

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 Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-04

    MURRAY. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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. Madam President, in Congress...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-04

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 President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.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



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-04

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    Representative John Kline

    From: MN District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-19

    KLINE. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 152, I call up the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 8) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule...



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-19

    SCOTT of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to S.J. Res. 8. The Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval that we are considering...



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    Representative Tim Walberg

    From: MI District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-19

    WALBERG. I thank the chairman. Mr. Speaker, I hate to say it this way, but the fact of the matter is that the NLRB is creating a solution to a problem that does not exist by wholly changing the union...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-19

    HOYER. I thank the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Scott). Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I rise in very strong opposition to this resolution, and I urge every one of my Members to oppose...



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    Representative Kevin McCarthy

    From: CA District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-19

    McCARTHY. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I always find it to be of interest listening to this debate. Do you know what is most ironic about this bill? It is about elections. Everybody...



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    Representative Jared Polis

    From: CO District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-19

    POLIS. Mr. Speaker, where to begin? In hearing the majority leader's remarks and in talking about fair elections, how is it fair if only one side has access to the phone numbers and email addresses and...



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    Representative Joe Wilson

    From: SC District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-19

    WILSON of South Carolina. Thank you, Chairman Kline, for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the chairman's leadership on this important issue, and I am grateful to be a cosponsor of this legislation. ...



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    Representative Frederica S. Wilson

    From: FL District 24

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-19

    WILSON of South Carolina. Thank you, Chairman Kline, for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the chairman's leadership on this important issue, and I am grateful to be a cosponsor of this legislation. ...



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    Representative Steve Russell

    From: OK District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-19

    RUSSELL. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, labor relations are vital to the smooth operation of business and commerce. In the culture of our Republic, Americans are raised to expect...



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    Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    From: OR District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-19

    BONAMICI. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to Senate Joint Resolution 8, an unnecessary partisan attack on hardworking Americans that will interfere with the rights of workers to an expeditious election...



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    Representative Rick W. Allen

    From: GA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-19

    ALLEN. Mr. Speaker, I am always interested when we are talking about workers and I hear that people want to talk about what is best for workers. I will tell you that I am a new Member of Congress,...



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    Representative Mark Pocan

    From: WI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-19

    POCAN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member, Bobby Scott, for yielding me time. I am a small business owner, and I am a union member, and I have a union business. The disapproval of the NLRB rule...



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    Representative Glenn Grothman

    From: WI District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-19

    GROTHMAN. Mr. Speaker, I am glad to be here to speak one more time on Senate Joint Resolution 8. I will make two points again. One of the things we see here is we have new rules which continue a trend,...



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    Representative Keith Ellison

    From: MN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-19

    ELLISON. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for the time. I would like to point out that I think the people who promote this piece of legislation and the people who oppose it basically take their positions...



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    Representative Donald Norcross

    From: NJ District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-19

    NORCROSS. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member. It is incredible. We are in this great Hall of democracy. The world looks to this very building, for what it seeks is to give people a voice, what...



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    Representative Brendan F. Boyle

    From: PA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-19

    BOYLE of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Scott. One of the things that made the 20th century known as the American century was that the United States had the largest middle class in the history...



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    Representative Peter J. Roskam

    From: IL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-19

    ROSKAM of illinois in the house of representatives Thursday, March 19, 2015 Mr. ROSKAM. Mr. Speaker, I would like to voice...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    REID. Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum, and I ask unanimous consent that the time be equally divided between the minority and the majority. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-04

    THUNE. 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. Mr. THUNE. Mr. President, the...



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    Senator Thom Tillis

    From: NC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-04

    TILLIS. 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. TILLIS. Mr. President, I come to the...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    MIKULSKI. 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. MIKULSKI. Mr. President, what is the...



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    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    KLOBUCHAR. Mr. President, I wish to acknowledge Senator Mikulski and her leadership. Anyone who wondered how hard she was going to keep working after she announced she wasn't running again for the next...



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    Senator Jeanne Shaheen

    From: NH

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    SHAHEEN. I will. Ms. MIKULSKI. Mr. President, I want to say this is not a Democratic women's issue. We are in this on a bipartisan basis. I want to note that the Democratic women are here because the...



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    Senator Mazie K. Hirono

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    HIRONO. Mr. President, I want to start by thanking Senator Mikulski for her leadership on this issue as well as on so many other important issues. I rise today with many of my fellow women Senators...



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    Senator Kelly Ayotte

    From: NH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-04

    AYOTTE. Mr. President, I would like to thank the Senator from Hawaii. This is such an incredibly important issue. It is an honor to see my colleague from North Dakota as well. This is a great example...



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    Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    From: ND

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    HEITKAMP. Mr. President, I want to thank my colleague from New Hampshire. I think as we begin to have this broader discussion and as we begin to explore the kind of path for other projects such as this...



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    Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    GILLIBRAND. I also rise to speak about human trafficking, and I associate myself with the comments of Senator Heitkamp. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that is alive, active, and...



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    Senator Christopher Murphy

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

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



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    NELSON. Mr. President, I first wish to say to the Senator from Connecticut that this Senator agrees with him. It should never come down to this. The whole purpose of that section of the Affordable Care...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    BOXER. Mr. President, sadly, today the Republicans are again coming to the Senate floor--not to help the working people who work every day to make our country great--but to silence their voices. They...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    MURRAY. Mr. President, the NLRB's current election process has some glaring problems, contrary to what some of my Republican colleagues have claimed. For one, the process is inefficient. In many cases...



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    Senator Ron Johnson

    From: WI

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-04

    JOHNSON. 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. JOHNSON. I yield back all our time. ...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-04

    DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Indiana (Mr. Donnelly) is necessarily absent. The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Sasse). Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote? The result...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-03

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, pursuant to the provisions of the Congressional Review Act, I move to proceed to S.J. Res. 8, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-03

    CORNYN. The following Senator is necessarily absent: the Senator from Missouri (Mr. Blunt). Mr. DURBIN. I announce that the Senator from Missouri (Mrs. McCaskill) is necessarily absent. The PRESIDING...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

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



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-03

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I have come to the floor today to discuss the Congressional Review Act resolution that Senator McConnell, the Republican leader, Senator Enzi, the Senator from Wyoming, and...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

    MURRAY. Mr. President, I believe that real long-term economic growth is built from the middle out, not from the top down, and our government has a role to play in investing in working families, making...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-03

    ENZI. Mr. President, I rise today to object to another administrative overreach. As I travel the country and Wyoming, that is what I hear about--the way this administration keeps overreaching. Fortunately,...



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    Senator Jeff Flake

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-03

    FLAKE. 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 remarks of Mr. Flake pertaining to the...



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    Senator Ron Wyden

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

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



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    Senator Al Franken

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

    FRANKEN. 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. FRANKEN. Mr. President, I rise today...



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    Senator Charles E. Schumer

    From: NY

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

    SCHUMER. Mr. President, I thank my colleague from Minnesota for his outstanding remarks. I want to rise to make one thing clear in this debate. My friends on the other side of the aisle once again...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

    MIKULSKI. Madam President, I wish to talk about protecting the middle class. I am on the side of an economy that works for everyone and building a stronger middle class to bring opportunities to families...



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    Senator Johnny Isakson

    From: GA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-03

    ISAKSON. Madam President, are we in a quorum call? The PRESIDING OFFICER. We are not. Mr. ISAKSON. Madam President, I rise to speak and to commend the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and...



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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

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



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

    DURBIN. Madam President, would you advise me what the time allotment now is for debate? The PRESIDING OFFICER. The majority controls the time from 5 until 6. Mr. DURBIN. I ask unanimous consent to...



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    Senator Tim Scott

    From: SC

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-03

    SCOTT. Madam President, we are here today because the NLRB has once [[Page S1241]] again overstepped the line. I am not sure it is a red line, but I do know this--that the Board has become a hyperpartisan,...



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    Senator John Thune

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-03

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



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-03

    HATCH. 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. HATCH. Mr. President, I rise today to...



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    Senator Steve Daines

    From: MT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-03

    DAINES. I ask unanimous consent to speak for 10 minutes as in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Keystone XL Pipeline Mr. DAINES....



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    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

    From: PA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

    CASEY. Mr. President, I rise to speak about the National Labor Relations Board and the reforms that have been proposed in the new rule. I rise first of all to provide by way of a predicate or background...



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    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    From: MA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

    WARREN. Mr. President, I come to the floor today with strong support of the National Labor Relations Board's new effort to make workplace union elections more efficient and more effective. I come to...



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    Senator Robert Menendez

    From: NJ

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

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



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    Senator Mazie K. Hirono

    From: HI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

    HIRONO. Mr. President, I rise to oppose S.J. Res. 8, a misguided resolution that targets workers' right to organize and hurts working families in Hawaii and around the country. Union election rules...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-03

    BLUMENTHAL. Mr. President, I am here for the main purpose of vigorously opposing S.J. Res. 8, and to support the National Labor Relations Board's recent rule to modernize the process that workers use...