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  • The Sequester


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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-29

    REID. Every respectable economist has said that the shortsighted arbitrary cuts known as sequester will cost American jobs. Medical researchers say these painful cuts will set medical research in this...



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    Senator Al Franken

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-07

    FRANKEN. Mr. President, on March 19 of this year, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Minnesota's tribal school districts were making plans to cut the school year short, increase class sizes,...



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    Senator Chuck Grassley

    From: IA

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-05-07

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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-23

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, as a result of the administration's poor planning and, I would argue, political motives, thousands of people were stuck on tarmacs over the last few days. The FAA's mismanagement...



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    Senator Tim Kaine

    From: VA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-12

    KAINE. Mr. President, I rise in support of the work Chairwoman Mikulski and Ranking Member Shelby and the Appropriations Committee have done and the place they will bring us to on the floor of the Senate...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-12

    MIKULSKI. Madam President, I thank the Senator from Virginia for his comments. He and Senator Warner are on the other side of the Potomac, and sometimes we are friends, sometimes we are rivals. But it...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-03-06

    CORNYN. Madam President, I am not sure where the Obama administration is getting all of its talking points on the sequester, but the President might want to consider hiring a fact checker. Even before...



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    Senator Barbara Boxer

    From: CA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-04

    BOXER. Mr. President, one of the virtues of traveling back home is to hear what the people are saying about us. And it isn't good. The people are on anxiety overload. The purpose of my remarks is not...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-28

    REID. Mr. President, Rick's departure from the Senate Armed Services Committee comes during a trying time for our Nation's military, as deep across-the-board spending cuts are set to strike hundreds...



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    Senator John Cornyn

    From: TX

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-28

    CORNYN. Mr. President, here we are again, on the eve of this administration's latest manufactured crisis. Tomorrow, as we all know-- anybody who has been paying attention knows--the sequester will go...



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    Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham

    From: NM District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-27

    LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico. Time is short, Mr. Speaker....



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-27

    REID. Mr. President, this week, Speaker Boehner made some harsh accusations. I will not repeat them here on the Senate floor. Suffice it to say he thinks the Senate isn't moving quickly enough to avert...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-27

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, for months now I have been coming to the floor to urge my colleagues on the other side to help us replace the President's sequester proposal. Yet here we are, just 2 days to...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-02-26

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, I wish to say a word about the sequester. The President's top aides proposed this sequester as a way to help the White House avoid a debt limit debate during last year's campaign....



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-26

    REID. Would the Chair announce the business of the day. ____________________ ...



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    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-14

    DeFAZIO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. DeFAZIO. Sequester. Well, that's inside-the-Beltway jargon. It means stupid, indiscriminate, across-the-board budget cuts....