(Senate - June 27, 2013)

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                           IMMIGRATION REFORM

  Mr. BAUCUS. First, I very much thank my colleague from Rhode Island 
for all his work in many areas, a great Senator, a great statesman, and 
a great representative to the people in the State of Rhode Island, and 
also for his work on the resource legislation which he mentioned.
  At this point I want to add my thanks to all of those who worked on 
the recently passed immigration bill. Senator Graham made a point of 
thanking Senators. I want to also thank all of the so-called Gang of 8: 
Senator Schumer, Senator Menendez, Senator Rubio, Senator Bennet, 
Senator Durbin, Senator Graham, Senator Flake, and Senator McCain for 
their great work. They worked very hard to get that bill together, and 
of course, Senator Corker and Senator Hoeven came up with the key 
amendment to put the bill over the finish line.
  My hat is off to the chairman of the Judiciary Committee Senator 
Leahy and of course our leader Senator Reid, who marshaled those 
efforts. They did a great job. There is no end to the commendation they 
should receive.