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Senate Proceeding on Jan 21st, 2009 :: 0:40:30 to 0:46:15
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Susan Collins

0:40:26 to 0:40:49( Edit History Discussion )

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Susan Collins

0:40:30 to 0:44:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Susan Collins

Susan Collins

0:40:30 to 0:46:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Susan Collins

Susan Collins

0:40:50 to 0:41:10( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: through this hoop. yield the floor. ms. collins: thank mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from maine. ms. collins: mr. president, i rise today in strong the confirmation of senator hillary clinton to be our next secretary of state. last thursday, the senate

Susan Collins

0:41:11 to 0:41:32( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: overwhelmingly approved senator clinton to become our nation's top diplomat. i rise today to echo the committee's approval and to my colleagues to vote in favor of her confirmation. senator cli public service make her an

Susan Collins

0:41:33 to 0:41:54( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: outstanding nominee for secretary of state. in her confirmation hearing, the ranking member of the senate foreign relations committee -- senator lugar -- spoke of senator "the epitome of a big leaguer who has remarkable qualifications for the

Susan Collins

0:41:55 to 0:42:17( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: secretary of state." the committee chairman, senator kerry, shared his faith in her qualifications and having seen her -- quote -- "diplomatic acumen up close." he also said senator clinton did an outstanding job in her testimony before the committee

Susan Collins

0:42:18 to 0:42:38( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: as those of arings can affirm. senator clinton is the first first lady of the united states elected to public office. as first lady, she traveled the world for eht years, visiting more than 80 countries. in doing so, she took

Susan Collins

0:42:39 to 0:42:59( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: role in helping to carry out our nation's foreign policy and as an advocate for our nation. she not only met with foreign leaders at the highest levels of government, but made it a hallmark of her trips to visit villages, clinics and other remote areas, learning firsthand

Susan Collins

0:43:00 to 0:43:21( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: the importance of a foreign policy founded at the most basic levels of humanity. during my service in the senate i have worked very closely with senator clinton on a number of issues, particularly since we both serve as fellow members of the armed

Susan Collins

0:43:22 to 0:43:42( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: we've worked together tirelessly to improve the detention assessment and treatment of traumatic brain injury among wounded service members. we also cochair the alzheimer's taskorce and have worked together to increase funding for research into this devastating

Susan Collins

0:43:43 to 0:44:01( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: disease. senator clinton and i have had the opportunity to travel with se afghanistan. there i witnessed her world knowledge and authoritative approach to foreign picy.

Susan Collins

0:43:43 to 0:44:03( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: disease. senator clinton and i have had the opportunity to travel with se afghanistan. there i witnessed her world knowledge and authoritative approach to foreign picy. i've seen her tireless work

0:44:02 to 0:44:23( Edit History Discussion )

i've seen her tireless work ethic and intelligence upclose as well as her ability to engage with colleagues across the aisle to get the job done and to meet the needs that -- of the american people. i'll also rember one meeting in particular we had tog afghanistan.

Susan Collins

0:44:04 to 0:44:27( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: ethic and intelligence upclose as well as her ability to engage with colleagues across the aisle to get the job done and to meet the needs that -- of the american people. i'll also rember one meeting in particular we had tog afghanistan. senator clinton and i broke off

0:44:24 to 0:44:45( Edit History Discussion )

senator clinton and i broke off from the group to go meet with a group of afghan women from all walks of l i was so impressed with senator clinton's engagement of these women, with her genuine interest in the details of their life -- whether it was their access to

Susan Collins

0:44:28 to 0:44:51( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: from the group to go meet with a group of afghan women from all walks of l i was so impressed with senator clinton's engagement of these women, with her genuine interest in the details of their life -- whether it was their access to health care or the education for their children.

0:44:46 to 0:45:09( Edit History Discussion )

health care or the education for their children. she was conversation despite the fact we had traveled all night and were extremely tired. her caring, her compassion really came across in her conversations with these women.

Susan Collins

0:44:52 to 0:45:13( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: she was conversation despite the fact we had traveled all night and were extremely tired. her caring, her compassion really came across in her conversations with these women. i know that these qualities -- her caring, h

0:45:10 to 0:45:32( Edit History Discussion )

i know that these qualities -- her caring, h commitment, preparation and intelligence -- will serve her well and will serve our country well as secretary of state. today our nation faces many pressing challenges#? abroad. the challenges are many, not

Susan Collins

0:45:14 to 0:45:34( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: commitment, preparation and intelligence -- will serve her well and will serve our country well as secretary of state. today our nation faces many pressing challenges#? abroad. the challenges are many, not only in

0:45:33 to 0:45:55( Edit History Discussion )

only in but security in the middle east and the safety of the people of israel, the dangerous situation in pakistan -- i'm encouraged by senator clinton's commitment to a foreign policy and a national security on bipartisan consensus and

Susan Collins

0:45:35 to 0:45:55( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: but security in the middle east and the safety of the people of israel, the dangerous situation in pakistan -- i'm encouraged by senator clinton's commitment to a foreign policy and a national security on bipartisan consensus and

John Kerry

0:45:56 to 0:46:17( Edit History Discussion )

John Kerry: executed with commitment and competence. she has promised a foreign policy based on principles and pragmatism, not rigid ideology, facts and facts -- not emotion or prejudice. i urge my colleagues to join me in voting in favor of her

John Kerry

0:46:15 to 0:47:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Kerry

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