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    A picture of Representative Earl Blumenauer

    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, we are in the process of wrapping up a budget agreement that is welcome since it protects against default on the national debt and prevents draconian cuts for disability payments...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-28

    DURBIN. Mr. President, it is possible this week that we will pass a budget agreement for the fiscal year we are currently in. That year started October 1 and runs, of course, until the end of December...



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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-17

    STABENOW. Mr. President, I just want to commend our leader from Illinois for bringing up what is so critically important, which is the entire budget of the country. It is important that we get it right...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-05

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, today not only will Congress pass a budget for the first time in 6 years, it will pass a balanced budget for the first time in recent memory. This is something many Americans...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    McCONNELL. Now, on a different matter, Mr. President, I was glad to see yesterday's announcement of a budget conference agreement. That means Congress is now one step closer to passing a balanced budget...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-29

    REID. Mr. President, budgets should be about reality, not ideology. The reality of the budget today is that our middle class is being pushed to the edge of extinction, and that is the truth, while there...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-28

    REID. Mr. President, when I first came to the Senate and when I served in the House, conference committees were an important part of the business we did here in Congress. But in recent years--very recent...



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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2015-04-15

    SANDERS. Mr. President, later today, maybe as early as 11 o'clock or so, we are going to begin a discussion of the budget. As we know, the budget is a set of national priorities. A budget has to do with...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    REID. Mr. President, I appreciate the cooperation between Senator Sanders and Senator Enzi in our arriving at the point we are now. The Republicans have a totally different vision of what the country...



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    Senator Michael B. Enzi

    From: WY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

    ENZI. Mr. President, Teddy Roosevelt once noted that one of his life's great prizes was to work hard at work worth doing. Well, I believe the work we have done this week to boost our Nation's economy,...



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    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    From: RI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-26

    WHITEHOUSE. Mr. President, the ranking member of the Budget Committee is not on the floor, so let me take this opportunity on behalf of the Democratic members of the Budget Committee to express my appreciation...



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    Senator Rob Portman

    From: OH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-26

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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-24

    REID. Mr. President, these budgets we deal with are more than just a piece of paper with a lot of numbers. Each budget we put forward and the Republicans put forward are statements of our values, and...



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    Representative Shelley Moore Capito

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-03-24

    CAPITO. Mr. President, turning to the budget, I rise in strong support of this resolution that delivers on the promise to balance our budget without increasing taxes. West Virginia families and families...



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    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-03

    MALONEY of New York asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, it is time for Congress to admit what people with common sense...



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    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-03-05

    HATCH. Mr. President, I rise to offer some remarks on President Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, some of which was released yesterday. As we all know, the release of the President's budget is...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-05

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    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    From: DE

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-18

    CARPER. Mr. President, I wish to speak tonight on two subjects. The first is the budget resolution, the bipartisan, bicameral budget resolution conference report we approved today. This is the first...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-18

    DURBIN. I wish to say a word about the statement made by my colleague from Delaware. Senator Carper and I came to Congress together over 30 years ago in the House of Representatives. He left for a...



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    Senator Jeff Flake

    From: AZ

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-20

    FLAKE. Mr. President, we are now at the halfway point in the countdown to the next budget deadline. By December 13 the budget conference committee has to report its plan for the remainder of this fiscal...



    A picture of Senator Richard Blumenthal

    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-20

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    Senator Bernard Sanders

    From: VT

    Party: Independent

    Date: 2013-10-31

    SANDERS. First of all, I congratulate the Senator from Michigan and the Senator from Missouri for touching on what is obviously a very serious national issue; that is, how we deal with the crisis of...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-25

    MURRAY. Mr. President, as the House and Senate have begun debating our separate appropriations bills for the coming year, we have been forced to take a very hard look at the numbers and exactly what...



    A picture of Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-16

    CARDIN. Madam President, I remember--and I am sure the Presiding Officer does too--an early morning in March when we completed our budget deliberations. That was a couple of months ago. I remember the...



    A picture of Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    Senator Orrin G. Hatch

    From: UT

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-16

    HATCH. Madam President, I thank my dear friend and colleague from Maryland. He is a wonderful person and a very good Senator. I enjoy him on the Senate Finance Committee. He is one of the brighter people...



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    Senator Ron Wyden

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-15

    WYDEN. Mr. President, I am going to take a few minutes to talk about why the events of the last 24 hours drive home how valuable it would be to have a House-Senate budget conference begin to meet and...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-14

    REID. Madam President, on Thursday Speaker Boehner said a remarkable thing. He said: We can't cut our way to prosperity. It was good to hear him speaking candidly, for that is what Democrats have been...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-13

    REID. Mr. President, as indicated in this chart, 51 days ago the Senate passed its budget. It has now been 51 days. So why are Republicans standing in the way? A picture is worth a thousand words, and...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-08

    REID. Mr. President, for years Republicans have been singing the praises of regular order, week after week, month after month. It has gone into years now. Even though they may not have been correct,...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-07

    REID. Mr. President, I am sure my colleagues are familiar with the old adage: Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it. For 2 years my Republican colleagues have said they wish for a return...



    A picture of Senator Debbie Stabenow

    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-07

    STABENOW. Madam President, I would like to speak for a few minutes [[Page S3139]] today about the importance of getting a budget done today, all the way through the process. Senator Reid, our majority...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-07

    MURRAY. 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, I ask unanimous consent that...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-06

    REID. Mr. President, for 38 straight months private sector companies have added new jobs and put Americans back to work, 7 million Americans in all. They have done it in spite of economic policies that...



    A picture of Representative Tim Walberg

    Representative Tim Walberg

    From: MI District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-11

    WALBERG asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. WALBERG. Mr. Speaker, President Obama finally released his 2014 budget this week, 2 months late and trillions of dollars...



    A picture of Representative Andy Harris

    Representative Andy Harris

    From: MD District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-11

    HARRIS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. HARRIS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the President on finally sending...



    A picture of Representative Rob Woodall

    Representative Rob Woodall

    From: GA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-11

    WOODALL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. WOODALL. Mr. Speaker, I come to the House floor today fresh from a Budget Committee hearing. We had the OMB Director presenting...



    A picture of Representative Virginia Foxx

    Representative Virginia Foxx

    From: NC District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-10

    FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, the President finally decided to join the budget discussion today. Good. It's high time he got off the...



    A picture of Senator Harry Reid

    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-19

    REID. Mr. President, for 4 years, the first priority for the country and Congress has been to improve the Nation's economy and strengthen the middle class. Our efforts have paid off. It has pulled us...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-14

    McCONNELL. Yesterday I asked Senate Democrats to forward a thoughtful budget that Americans of both parties could rally around, one that controls spending, gets our economy healthy again, and advances...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-13

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, four years, four long years, that is how long Kentuckians and Americans from coast to coast have had to wait for Senate Democrats to perform their most basic of legislative...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-12

    CORNYN. Mr. President, I would like to mark this 1,413th day that the Senate has not had a budget. We will be talking a lot about the budget this week, as we should, in a debate that has been long overdue. ...



    A picture of Senator Kelly Ayotte

    Senator Kelly Ayotte

    From: NH

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-12

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



    A picture of Senator Roy Blunt

    Senator Roy Blunt

    From: MO

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-24

    BLUNT. Mr. President, I want to talk a little about the bill that is coming over from the House that would require the Senate to-- surprise--have a budget. I know the law already requires the Senate to...



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    Senator Jeff Sessions

    From: AL

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-23

    SESSIONS. Madam President, I was pleased to hear a few days ago that Senator Schumer said we would have a budget in the Senate. It has been now, I think, about 1,370 days, give or take, since we have...