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Department Of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015—Motion To Proceed—Continued February 3, 2015
John Cornyn, R-TX
"But it is a sad and important realization that the President, through his Executive action, is disrespecting the very individuals who have played by the rules and whom we celebrate as great, patriotic Americans. But apparently our friends in the minority don’t even want to talk about it, so that is why they stopped this funding bill—$40 billion to fund the Department of Homeland Security—and refused to even talk about it, much less debate it. They are going to come out here on the floor, I trust, and click through the days and say: Well, we only have 3 weeks until the Department runs out of money. It is like the old story about the teenager who murders his own parents, and then he goes to court and pleads for mercy because—he says: Judge, I am an orphan. That is what our friends in the minority have done."
Keystone Xl Pipeline January 7, 2015
Edward Markey, D-MA
"Honestly, if we want to tell OPEC we are serious and keep them awake at night, then we should keep the oil here so the prices will drop, and we also need to increase the fuel economy standards and consume and import less oil. But that is not going to be the agenda that comes out here on the Senate floor from the majority. It is going to be just the opposite. In a way, that is why this first debate is actually a preview of coming attractions of what will be happening out here on the floor of the Senate throughout the course of this entire year."
Continuing Appropriations October 9, 2013
Christopher Coons, D-DE
"In order to try to move that process forward, months after the budget was passed, we brought the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill to this floor. It passed out of committee by a vote of 22 to 8, with 6 Republican votes, a strong bipartisan bill to be passed out here on the floor."
Continuing Appropriations October 5, 2013
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"So when you get at loggerheads in a time such as this, where is that respect—that genuine respect and not that superficial respect, that respect that fortunately we show to each other out here on the floor of the Senate. But where is that genuine respect, and where is that recognition? Those words over the presiding officer are scrolled in the marble: E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, one. We gain our unity from many peoples, many ideas, but we all think of ourselves unum, as one, as Americans."
Energy Savings And Industrial Competitiveness Act Of 2013 September 12, 2013
David Vitter, R-LA
"The reason this is so time sensitive, and the only reason I am camped out here on the floor in this way, is because this illegal OPM rule happens October 1. This is happening right now. It was announced a little over a month ago. We were not here during the intervening time. We were in the August recess. This is happening, so I don’t particularly want to debate this next year. We need a vote next week because of that timetable, which is not of my making."

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