Congressional Record entries

ENTRY TITLE DATE
Farewell To The Senate
John Kerry, D-MA
“Mr. President, I want to begin by thanking my colleagues–all of them–for their unbelievably generous comments to me personally, in the committee, on the floor, and in the halls and at meetings over the course of the last weeks. I will always be grateful for our friendships.”
Farewell To The Senate
John Kerry, D-MA
“As I thank an entire staff of 561 incredible men and women in Massachusetts and Washington with whom I have been privileged to work through these 28 years, I also think about the interns, 1,393, who have come in and out of our offices from Washington to Worcester. I am especially proud of those who started as interns and ended up as my chief of staff, a legislative director, and senior policy staffers, or the Kerry interns who went on to work not just for me but who have for the last 4 years been top speech writers, trip directors, and senior communications staff at the White House for the President of the United States. I am proud of our internship program, and I am grateful to the people who built it and who sustain it.”
Extension Of Morning Business
John Kerry, D-MA
“Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.”
Resolving Spending Issues
John Kerry, D-MA
“Mr. President, earlier this week I supported this agreement to avoid unacceptable tax increases on the middle-class, and to at last begin to undo the damage to our fiscal standing that began 11 years ago when President Bush signed into law unaffordable tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Make no mistake; that unfair and unaffordable tax policy has been the biggest driver of the fiscal mess and the complete ideological rigidity of congressional Republicans on the issue of tax policy has been the biggest obstacle to cleaning up that mess. That House Republicans remained intransigent even after the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve just shows in very stark terms the dimensions of that problem.”
The Fiscal Cliff
John Kerry, D-MA
“Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.”