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McConnell is leading his Senate over the cliff. And I am telling everybody that's watching this, the senators aren't going to allow that.
The accusations leveled against Judge Kelly are despicable.
Guess they believe that the American people will forget about this vacancy. But they won't. Democrats are going to fight every day to ensure that this important nominee gets a dignified confirmation process that past Senates have afforded all Supreme Court nominations, pretending the nominee doesn't exist won't make the Supreme Court vacancy go away, it won't make the President's nomination vanish.
It’s what Donald Trump and Ted Cruz want.
We want something to be done because this is an issue that's going to come back, we have a lot of communities around this country that have lead pipes and very deteriorating water systems. So that's something we want to focus on for sure.
I'll have more to say about that tomorrow.
The problem is not with the refugees, i don't think we will be dealing with it over here.
At this point, the only major outstanding issue is Republicans' insistence on raising the export ban on crude oil. We've made very clear to Republicans that if they want this ... there must be included in this policies to reduce our carbon emissions and encourage renewable energy.
Congress has done their job... they've spoken on Guantanamo. The president will do what he has to do.
When senators run for office, sometimes they miss some votes – this has been true of plenty of Senator Reid's fellow Democrats. Have you ever heard Senator Reid ask a single one of them to resign? I haven't.
Why should the taxpayers of this country and people of Florida put up with having only one senator? Doesn’t seem fair to me.
The Republican House is in a sad state. Last week, the far right showed that it can depose a speaker, and has emerged more powerful than ever before. Members of the House will hold their leadership elections in the coming days, and I hope they elect sensible leaders.
I've served with her now for almost two decades. Hard work and diligence is her byword.
After all, opposition the Export-Import Bank is a prerequisite for any Republican running for president.
We haven't seen the bill. There can be an agreement but until you put things in writing they're a lot different.
The delicate compromise that came out of the Foreign Relations Committee is really a fine piece of work, we brought that to the floor and tried to cooperate as much as could until we realized that every amendment the Republicans offered was to denigrate and hurt and destroy that bill.
Well I have a lot of bad habits, one of them is my telephone manner, as everybody will say. When the conversation is over, I hang up. I've offended people, I don't mean to. But there's no need to talk anymore, The conversation is over.
The Republicans have a totally different vision of what the country is and should be than we have.
You can blame it on staff, blame it on whoever you want to blame it on, but we didn't know it was in the bill. The bill will not come off this floor as long as that language is in the bill.
Why don't we wait until we see what happens. We have just three weeks left, as I understand, and we should know whether we're going to have a deal with the Iranians, i personally am going to wait and see what happens, whether we have a deal and then look at all the legislation at that time.
We are not going to be part of their petty games.
I'm waiting to hear from the speaker, to have Senator McConnell just pass the ball over to the House isn’t going to do the trick.
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