MILCON APPROPRIATIONS
(Senate - July 20, 2011)

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                         MILCON APPROPRIATIONS

  Mr. KIRK. Mr. President, I extend my thanks to Chairman Johnson

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again. This bill passed by a vote of 97 to 2. It is the first 
appropriations bill separately passed by the Senate since November of 
2009. It represents a substantial achievement of bipartisan cooperation 
between the majority and minority. It meets the needs of our over 22 
million veterans and the military construction needs of the Army, Navy, 
Air Force, and allied services around the world.
  I am happy that the Senate has begun working again on separate 
appropriations bills. I commend Chairman Inouye and Vice Chairman 
Cochran for moving forward, as well as the leadership staff. I only 
hope that further subcommittees can bring other bills forward, as 
Chairman Johnson and I have done, to return regular order to the Senate 
and its appropriations process.
  With that, I suggest the absence of a quorum.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll.
  The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.
  Mr. THUNE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for 
the quorum call be rescinded.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  Mr. THUNE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to engage in a 
colloquy with the Senator from New Hampshire.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.

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