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Senate Proceeding on Jan 22nd, 2009 :: 4:22:25 to 4:25:30
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Claire McCaskill

4:22:21 to 4:22:42( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: floor. i ask unanimous consent for five minutes to be able to speak. the presiding officer: is there if not, so ordered. the senator from missouri. ms. mccaskill: mr. president, there are certain things that just reflect common one is the reality of the

Claire McCaskill

4:22:25 to 4:25:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Claire McCaskill

Claire McCaskill

4:22:43 to 4:23:04( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: workplace and w who doesn't. generally, the pple who are being subjected to unfair treatment, doesn't it make sense that they're not the powerful ones? doesn't it make sense that they have the least information about what is going on in terms of policies and procedures?

Claire McCaskill

4:23:05 to 4:23:25( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: the thing about the ledbetter case that sense is that we are asking the least powerful people in the workplace to be all seeing all knowing. we're asking them to know what clearly they can't know because they're being discriminated

Claire McCaskill

4:23:26 to 4:23:47( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: against. how unfair is it that we are saying to a woman, you must know wh promotion. it isn't just about equal pay. with all due respect to my friend and colleague from pennsylvania, it is not just about pay. it is about promotions. it's about whether you're

Claire McCaskill

4:23:48 to 4:24:08( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: considered for the big job. not just whether you're making the same amount when you get the big job. we cannot act those people who have been kept in the dark because they are not considered as worthy as others to be the ones to know what the policies and procedures have been in the

Claire McCaskill

4:24:09 to 4:24:30( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: workplace. so i think it is important we defeat these amendments. i think it's important that we restore common sense to allow someone to have in fact been kicked to the curb in the workplace because not of their job but because of

Claire McCaskill

4:24:31 to 4:24:53( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: who they are. because of whether or not they not they're old or young, whether or not they're black or white. and, y the workplace sometimes invades other places. and i will tell you, there are so many rules around here that i respect, but i got to tell you, i

Claire McCaskill

4:24:54 to 4:25:14( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: i do not get anonymous i don't understand why any member of the united states senate would not be proud to explain why they were willing to hold up someone's nomination. so imagine my frustration when i look at the nominations that are being held right now in secret, and you know what's amazing about it? they're women. the same women that have suffered in the workplace because they don't get enough

Claire McCaskill

4:25:15 to 4:25:30( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: information. there are now four women that are sec getting approved to do their jobs lisa jackson of nancy sutley, hilda solis for the department of labor, susan

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