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Senate Proceeding 01-27-11 on Jan 27th, 2011 :: 0:04:55 to 0:07:00
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Claire McCaskill

0:04:52 to 0:05:12( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: secrecy, has just been a tremendous contribution. i thank my colleague from missouri and welcome her remarks. mrs. mccaskill: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from missouri. mrs. mccaskill: prp mr. president, i'm proud to join senator wyden and senator grassley on this issue. i'm giddy.

Claire McCaskill

0:04:55 to 0:07:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Claire McCaskill

Claire McCaskill

0:05:13 to 0:05:33( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: i can't believe it. i really can't believe it that we are are this close to amending the senate rules by a wide margin. i will predict this will be a very lopsided vote, which is ironic. i don't think there is anything that has taken as long as this has that will win by as much as

Claire McCaskill

0:05:34 to 0:05:55( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: this will win. people were stubborn to holding on to their secrecy. it's a lot easier to do business and get your deals if you don't have to be public about it. so there are very few things that you can grab a hold of in the united states senator and actually -- senate and actual see to the finish line. i believe this will be the finish line. let me say one warning.

Claire McCaskill

0:05:56 to 0:06:17( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: if anyone thinks they can figure out a way around this, all of us that have worked on this are not going to give up. so six month from now if something's not moving and no one knows why and we figure out that one person is just -- has just decided to own the holds, like the minority leader, i'll just own all the holds, that isn't going to work.

Claire McCaskill

0:06:18 to 0:06:38( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: because we'll come right back and we'll point out to the american public, believe it or not, they're trying to get around this rule. so a warning to everyone if we're going to amend this rule, be prepared to live by it. because it's the right thing to do. and i think it will be -- our stock will raise with the american people. i think the transparency is

Claire McCaskill

0:06:39 to 0:06:59( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: essential, and i'm very proud that it appears -- i'll keep my fingers and toecrossed because it hasn't happened yet. it appears that we have bipartisan agreement that this nonsense is going to end. i want to thank my colleague from -- from tennessee, senator alexander, because i think he's been essential in if these negotiations as it's related to

Claire McCaskill

0:07:00 to 0:07:01( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: an amending of the rules as it

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