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    Senate Debate on 2016 Republican Budget Plan

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

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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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    Senate Debate on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

    Senators debated S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. The measure would increase fines and penalties for offenders, while providing funds for victims' aid and…

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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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