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    Senator Johnny Isakson on Memorial Day

    Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-GA) said that on the eve of Memorial Day, senators should pause from debate on contentious issues to say a prayer for the men…

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    Senator Stabenow on Currency Manipulation Amendment

    Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) spoke on the Senate floor about the currency manipulation amendment to a trade promotion authority bill she was co-sponsoring with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH).

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    Senators McConnell and Reid on the PATRIOT Act Deadline

    Senators McConnell (R-KY) and Reid (D-NV) discussed the schedule and the deadline to extend the PATRIOT Act.

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    Senate Cloture Votes on Government Surveillance

    The Senate voted to block consideration of two bills to temporarily extend expiring PATRIOT Act National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance provisions set to expire at the end of the month.

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    Senator Sessions on Government Surveillance

    Senator Sessions (R-AL) spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance.

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    Senator Sanders on Government Surveillance

    Senator Sanders (I-VT) spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance.

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    Senators McConnell and Reid on Trade, Highway Funding, and NSA Surveillance

    In their opening remarks, Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Reid (D-NV) talked about the Senate agenda. Senator McConnell said trade was good for job creation and…

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    Senator Rand Paul on NSA and PATRIOT Act

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke about his opposition to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk collection of telephone records and a renewal of the PATRIOT Act. This was the first…

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    Senators McCain and Graham on Military Action in Iraq

    Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized the Obama administration for failing to prevent ISIL from taking Ramadi, a city 70 miles west of Baghdad.  The…

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    Senator Rand Paul on the PATRIOT Act and Government Surveillance

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke about his opposition to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk collection of telephone records and a renewal of the PATRIOT Act.

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    Senate Leaders on Trade Bill and Health Care Law

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke about the trade promotion authority bill and the health care law.

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    Senators Hatch and Sanders on Trade Legislation

    Before the Senate procedural vote on “fast track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) outlined his reasons for supporting the…

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    Senator Brown on Trade Promotion Authority

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke about his opposition to the Trade Promotion Authority bill unless trade enforcement legislation was signed first.

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    Senator Menendez on Amtrak Train Derailment

    Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) spoke about the train derailment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which he said killed one New Jersey resident. Senator Menendez said his son was on a train…

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    Senators on Trade and Customs Legislation

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) held a colloquy on the status of trade legislation. Following the leaders' remarks, Senators Johnny Isakson…

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    Senators Thune and Sanders on Trade Promotion Authority

    Senators Tune (R-SD) and Sanders (D-VT) spoke about the trade promotion authority bill. Senator Thune said it was important for the economy and to be globally competitive. Senator…

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    Senators on Blocking of Trade Promotion Authority

    Following a 52-45 vote against limiting debate on the trade promotion authority bill, Senate leaders spoke about the legislation, which would allow the president to negotiate trade deals…

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    Senators Lee, Leahy, Heller, and Daines on Government Surveillance

    Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Steve Daines (R-MT) spoke about Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Courts and the USA FREEDOM Act bill due…

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    Senators Hatch and Durbin on Trade Promotion Authority

    Senate Finance Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) gave a floor speech on the fast-track trade authority bill, which the committee approved 20-6. Senator Hatch said forcefully that the Senate must act…

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    Senators Boxer and Carper on Trade Promotion Authority

    As the Senate continued debate on President Obama’s fast-track trade authority request before a procedural vote, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Tom Carper (D-DE) explained their…

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