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Entry Title Date
Executive Session May 18, 2011
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA
"The text of the 14th amendment says no “person” shall be denied equal protection of the law—and after decades of precedent, unanimous Supreme Court decisions agree that women are protected. But regardless of text and precedent, Justice Scalia says it cannot be so because that is not what the drafters of the 14th amendment intended."
Coast Guard Authorization Act Of 2010 October 22, 2009
Elijah Cummings, D-MD
"The amendment offered by Mr. LoBiondo and Mr. Michaud is a thoughtful amendment intended to ensure that we continue to deepen our understanding of our Nation’s need for backup navigation aid systems in the event that the GPS is taken offline for some reason."
America Competes Act—Continued April 25, 2007
Carl Levin, D-MI
"Madam President, I had intended to call up amendment No. 969 which sets forth authorization levels for the Advanced Technology Program, ATP, to restore the ATP program to its historic funding levels. The Senate’s defeat of the Coburn amendment expresses the will of the Senate to support the ATP program. I am also confident that the chairman and the committee can accomplish in conference what this amendment intended to do."
Marriage Protection Amendment—Motion To Proceed—Continued June 6, 2006
Russ Feingold, D-WI
"Interestingly, this chart no longer appears on the Web site. I won’t speculate about why that is, but it does seem like an important question for supporters of this amendment to get their stories straight on. There are States in the country today that authorize civil unions. How would this constitutional amendment affect those laws? We know what the supporters of the amendment intended with respect to the law in Massachusetts, but what about in Vermont, and Connecticut, and California, and New Jersey? What are duly elected State legislatures, in the exercise of their responsibility to enact laws consistent with the values and preferences of their citizens, allowed to do, and what are they prohibited from doing? Don’t they deserve to know?"
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act Of 2006—Continued May 24, 2006
Ken Salazar, D-CO
"Mr. President, reserving the right to object, I ask a question of the Senator from Montana. Some on our side have been concerned that the amendment would give new mandates or authorities to the Census Director beyond the study which you have described. Is this amendment intended to give any additional authority to the Census Bureau other than conducting a study as you described?"

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