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Senate Proceeding 01-27-11 on Jan 27th, 2011 :: 2:19:55 to 2:20:50
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Ron Wyden

2:19:42 to 2:20:02( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: of senate resolution 28. under the previous order, a vote of 60 is required for adoption of this resolution. there are two minutesly divided. the senator from oregon. mr. wyden: madam president, there has been much discussion about the proposed rules reforms and how far they go.

Ron Wyden

2:19:55 to 2:20:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ron Wyden

Ron Wyden

2:20:03 to 2:20:23( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: to those who say that this resolution doesn't go far enough, i would ask, why have the friends of secrecy fought so hard for so long to allow senators to anonymously block legislation on nominations? the fact is, this resolution

Ron Wyden

2:20:24 to 2:20:45( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: deals with a sweeping, almost unparalleled, legislative power: the act of one united states -- the ability of one united states senator to anonymously block a bill or nomination from going forward. that's not right. senator grassley, senator mccal skill and i have worked with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to say that if you want to exercise that

Ron Wyden

2:20:46 to 2:20:51( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: extraordinary power, you ought to do it in sunlight. there art to be public disclosure. there ought to be transparency.

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