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    Senate Debate on 2016 Republican Budget Plan

    Senators debated the 2016 Republican budget plan. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) hailed the plan, saying it would “upset special interests” and balance the…

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    Senators McConnell and Reid on Budget Resolution

    Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Reid (D-NV) spoke about the Republican budget resolution. Senator McConnell said that it would balance the budget in 10…

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    Senator Sanders on the Health Care Law

    Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke about the Affordable Care Act. He cited what he believes are its successes: more access and affordability.

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    Senators McConnell and Reid on the Affordable Care Act and Republican Budget

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Harry Reid (D-NV) came to the floor to discuss the fifth anniversary of the health care law and the Senate Republican fiscal year…

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    Senators Enzi and Sanders on Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Budget Committee Chair Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-VT) formally started debate on the Senate fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. Senator Enzi outlined the…

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    Senator Durbin on Loretta Lynch Nomination

    Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) urged Republicans to allow the Senate to consider Loretta Lunch’s nomination to be attorney general, saying she “is asked to sit in the…

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    Senators Rubio and Cotton on U.S.-Israel Relations

    Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) spoke about U.S. relations with Israel and the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They expressed support for Israel and…

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    Senators McCain and Durbin on Attorney General Vote

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) criticized Senator Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) previous-day remarks about the Senate asking Loretta Lynch to sit at the “back of the bus” by delaying a…

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    Senator Durbin on Loretta Lynch Nomination

    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) came to the floor to lament the languishing nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. During his remarks, he said that she was being…

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    Senator Klobuchar on Human Trafficking Bill

    Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) spoke about the human trafficking bill which was stalemated over language related to abortion. She told the stories of some of the people affected by human…

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    Senators Feinstein and Cornyn Debating Human Trafficking Bill

    Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) engaged in a colloquy on the differences over S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. The measure would increase…

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    Senate Colloquy on Criminal Justice System

    Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) spoke about the criminal justice system and possible changes to sentencing…

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    Senator Cory Gardner Maiden Floor Speech

    Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) delivered his maiden speech, speaking about the American dream and what he hoped to accomplish during his time in office.

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    Senator Steve Daines on His Legislative Priorities

    Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) delivered his first formal speech on the floor, touching on his priorities as a new senator.

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    Senators Leahy and Sessions on Attorney General Nomination

    Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) took to the floor to talk about the delay in the Senate taking up consideration of the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be…

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    Senator Dan Coats on Iranian Nuclear Program

    Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) talked about the dangers of Iran having the capability to develop nuclear weapons. He also discussed why he did not sign the open letter to Iranian leadership…

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    Senator Tom Cotton Maiden Floor Speech

    Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) delivers his maiden speech on the Senate floor, focusing his remarks on national security and foreign policy challenges facing the United States. He…

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    Senators McConnell and Reid on Human Trafficking Bill and Letter to Iran

    During leader time, Senator McConnell (R-KY) talked about the human trafficking bill, blaming Democrats for holding up the bill because of abortion language that had always been in the bill…

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    Senator Grassley on Human Trafficking Bill

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) responded to Senator Boxer and others about the timing and notification of the human trafficking bill’s provisions. He gave…

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    Senators on Human Trafficking Bill

    Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), John Thune (R-SD), Rob Portman (R-OH), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) spoke about the human trafficking bill. Senator Cornyn said he could…

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