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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-07

    REID. Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll. The bill clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-22

    REID. Mr. President, it is said you cannot make the same mistake twice because the second time it is a choice, it is not a mistake. I repeat: It is said you cannot make the same mistake twice because...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-21

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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-09-17

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I join the majority leader in congratulating the Washington Nats in winning the Eastern Division of the National League. It is a pretty exciting development and has a lot of...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-06-12

    McCONNELL. Yesterday the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to address the VA scandal. The Sanders-McCain bill will increase patient choice, it will infuse some much needed accountability into the...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-06

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, just last year, IRS officials and an inspector general report confirmed what we have been hearing from constituents for quite a while: The IRS was being used to target Americans...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-30

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, today, the President will continue his campaign road tour in Chattanooga. We hear he plans to make an announcement about corporate taxes. And while I understand he is looking...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I sat here patiently and listened to the majority leader's speech, and I hope he will do me the courtesy to listen to mine, since this is a very important day in the history...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    REID. Mr. President, I assume the words ``I agree'' are words that mean something. We had a colloquy on the floor, and at that time he said he wouldn't do anything extraordinarily--he said that, and...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    ALEXANDER. I will wait until the majority leader finishes. Mr. McCONNELL. I yield the floor. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The majority leader. Mr. REID. My friend the Republican leader continues...



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    Senator Roger F. Wicker

    From: MS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    WICKER. Would the distinguished majority leader yield for 30 seconds? Mr. REID. I would be happy to yield for a question. Mr. WICKER. I would ask the majority leader, in an hour or so Democrats are...



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    Senator Bob Corker

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    CORKER. First of all, I know there have been a number of conversations, and I appreciate the majority leader allowing me to talk with him recently on the phone. And I know we have an issue here. I would...



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    Senator John Barrasso

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    BARRASSO. Mr. President, I listened very carefully to the majority leader this morning. What he said was confirming nominees should be the norm, not the exception--confirming nominees should be the...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    CORNYN. Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will call the roll. The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. MERKLEY....



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    Senator Jeff Merkley

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    MERKLEY. I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The ACTING PRESIDENT pro tempore. Without objection, it is so ordered. Senate Rules ...



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    Senator Tom Udall

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-07-11

    UDALL of New Mexico. Madam President, I come to the floor to speak about the rules issue that has come to a head in the Senate. We have seen unprecedented obstruction by the other side of the aisle....



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    Senator Mark R. Warner

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    WARNER. Madam President, I appreciate the comments of my colleague from New Mexico. As a former chief executive myself, it is remarkable to me that regardless of who is the President of the United States,...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    MURRAY. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent for the Senator from Virginia to finish his statement, for me to have 8 minutes of morning business, and then allow our colleagues on the other side to...



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    Senator Marco Rubio

    From: FL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    RUBIO. Madam President, I don't have objection to the time they want to use. What is our order on the time until 12:30? The PRESIDING OFFICER. At 12:30, the Senate will stand in recess. Mr. RUBIO....



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-19

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, last week I noted that the Senate Democratic budget was one of the most extreme, most unbalanced pieces of legislation we have ever seen, one that would never balance, ever,...



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    Senator Kelly Ayotte

    From: NH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-19

    AYOTTE. Mr. President, I rise today to discuss something of deep importance to me and, I believe, to our country. Last night the majority leader of the Senate came to the floor to speak on the continuing...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-19

    SESSIONS. 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 Budget ...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-19

    DURBIN. Mr. President, I thank my friend for yielding. Earlier today my colleague from New Hampshire, Senator Ayotte, came to the floor and spoke about the Medium Air Defense System known as MEADS....



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-19

    CORNYN. 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 Budget ...



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    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-19

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



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-19

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, before the Senator from Missouri leaves the floor, I wish to make a comment. First of all, I would personally like to thank him for all of his cooperation in trying to help...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-19

    WHITEHOUSE. 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. WHITEHOUSE. I ask unanimous consent...



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    Senator Bill Nelson

    From: FL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-19

    NELSON. Madam President, I want to comment on the comments of the Senator from Rhode Island. First of all, I know it is so heartfelt and so genuine, and I want to thank him for that. And I want to...



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    Senator Jerry Moran

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-19

    MORAN. Madam President, I thank the Senator from Maryland, my chairwoman. I spoke last night on an amendment I have continued to ask be made in order on this continuing resolution. As I indicated last...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-31

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, the majority leader has suggested that I go ahead, and, therefore, I will. ____________________ ...