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Senate Proceeding on Jan 6th, 2009 :: 5:33:15 to 5:39:00
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Sheldon Whitehouse

5:33:13 to 5:33:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: many years, jerntions. generations. mr. whitehouse: thank you, senator reed. i rise in honor of a great friend andentor and i look around me at a room that just

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:33:15 to 5:39:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Sheldon Whitehouse

5:33:34 to 5:33:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: this morning was filled with a crowded senate floor, with packed galleries as a group of bright and promising new senators began their careers. and all of that joy and hope and now, as my senior senator, jack

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:33:55 to 5:34:16( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: reed, and i speak the room is quiet, the galleries are most his empty and colleagues are gathering in rembrance yesterday rhode island saw the sunset on a rhode island era with the funeral of our friend, senator claiborne pell.

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:34:17 to 5:34:38( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: i'm deeply honored by senator reed's k unique position as the successor to senator pell. it must be an interesting thing to have states senate for 36 years. to have loved this institution,

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:34:39 to 5:35:01( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: to have accomplished extraordinary work in this institution and then to walk away new, young, senator to replace you. senator pell had great confidence in senator reed from

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:35:02 to 5:35:23( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: the very he was enable to ensure there was no primary to succeed a seat that was open for the first time in 36 years and it was because of his confidence in jack reed that he put in that effort. i know first happened how

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:35:24 to 5:35:47( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: extraoinarily proud he was of the senator that jack reed has shown himself to be. we in rhode island over the years have had some towering and remarkable senators. claiborne pell, obviously was one. john chafee was one. john pastore was one, theodore

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:35:48 to 5:36:08( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: francis green was one, and even the "general manager of the united states," of rhodesland was a towering presence and certainly senator reed has shown himself to have joined that pantheon. i probably have another 10 or 20 years of work before i get there but i will keep trying.

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:36:09 to 5:36:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: certainly senator reed is in that category and i'm deeply honored by his kind words. many in this body knew claiborne pell and served with him. i want to say on behalf of rhode islanders who watched the service yesterday how grateful we are to majority leader reid, to majority whip durbin, to

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:36:30 to 5:36:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: claiborne pell's dear friends ted kennedy and joe biden and to senators pat leahy, dick lugar, orrin hatch, chris dd, jeff bingaman, john kerry, and joe lieberman, all of whom honored senator pell by attending the funeral. and of course, special thanks to president bill clinton who came

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:36:52 to 5:37:13( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: to rhode island, a place where he is departed friend. senator pell was there for me in my own career at key junctures in so many important ways and i should give hi credit and in front of all my colleagues express my deep gratitude for what he did.

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:37:14 to 5:37:35( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: he appointed me united states attorney, or rather, recommended me to president clinton for appointment as united states attorney after i served my term as united states attorney ian for attorney general and served with senator salazar as colorado, as attorney general together. d claiborne pell, i had a

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:37:36 to 5:37:56( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: three-way primary for attorney general. claiborne pell endorsed me in the primary. he actually did a television ad with me. if his 36 years -- in his 36 years in the senate he wanted no part of primaries. for two people he got involved in primaries candidate.

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:37:57 to 5:38:18( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: one was me and the other was congressman patrick kennedy. it is almos unimaginable what a differen flenling campaign, my first bid for man of senator pell's towering

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:38:19 to 5:38:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: reputation stake his reputation on me and express that kind of confidence. i am indebted to him and to his me forever. to me, and to so many people in the ocean state, claiborne pell was a mentor and an example, a leader whose vision, whose

Sheldon Whitehouse

5:38:43 to 5:39:01( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: grace, and whose. >> and whose kindness left a imprint. he first came to the senate in 1961 after a colorful battle described by senator reed nasa pitted him against two

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