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Michael Bennet

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Congressional Record entries

Entry Title Date
Energy And Water Development And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016—Continued April 26, 2016
Michael Bennet, D-CO
"Mr. President, I rise to discuss the vacancy on the Supreme Court and the majority's ongoing refusal to consider the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland. Forty days have passed since the President of the United States nominated Judge Garland to fill Justice Scalia's seat. This is longer than it took for the Senate to confirm Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in 1981. In fact, 75 percent of all Supreme Court Justices have been confirmed within 31 days, but today--40 days after his nomination--many Senators haven't even extended Judge Garland the simple courtesy of a meeting. The majority's refusal to hold a vote is without precedent, and the majority has cited none. Instead, the majority is trying to shift the blame."
Amendment No. 3202 To The Energy Policy Modernization Bill April 26, 2016
Michael Bennet, D-CO
"Mr. President, I am very pleased with the Senate's show of support for the Isakson-Bennet amendment, which was a modified version of the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act. We have been working on this bill together for more than five years."
Amendment No. 3202 To The Energy Policy Modernization Bill April 26, 2016
Michael Bennet, D-CO
"Mr. President, moving forward, we intend to work with the Senate Banking Committee and HUD to address any technical or substantive concerns that have arisen. Specifically, it is our intention to ensure that FHA has the ability to insure loans for energy efficient homes while also including protections to maintain accurate evaluations of a borrower's ability to repay."
Energy Policy Modernization Act Of 2015 April 19, 2016
Michael Bennet, D-CO
"Mr. President, I wish to thank the Senator from Georgia for his tireless work on this bill. We have been at it now for 3 years, and here we are on the floor close to passing it. There is not a Senator in this body who possesses the knowledge that Senator Isakson does about real estate and how it works in the United States. It has been a real privilege to work with him on the bill."
Energy Policy Modernization Act Of 2015 April 19, 2016
Michael Bennet, D-CO
"I suggest the absence of a quorum."

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