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Senate Proceeding 01-27-11 on Jan 27th, 2011 :: 3:03:35 to 3:05:05
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Lamar Alexander

3:03:31 to 3:03:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: i am not afraid. i am not afraid of the majority enacting its will as long as i have the right to debate and amend. the presiding officer: who yields time in opposition? the senator from tennessee. mr. alexander: mr. president, this -- this amendment might be called if you're going to hang me later, hang me now amendment. the presiding officer: the

Lamar Alexander

3:03:35 to 3:05:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

3:03:53 to 3:04:14( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: senate will be in order. mr. alexander: this would eliminate the filibuster by making certain that it only took 51 votes eventually to pass a bill. this filibuster, according to the current majority leader in 2005, is a part of the fabric of this institution we call the senate, and according to former

Lamar Alexander

3:04:15 to 3:04:36( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: senator obama who said in the same year, if the majority -- he then referred to the republicans -- choose to end the filibuster, choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate, then the fighting and bitterness and gridlock will only get worse. we have agreements today that will begin to end fighting and gridlock, bring bills to the floor, have more amendments.

Lamar Alexander

3:04:37 to 3:05:00( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: i urge a no vote on the proposal. the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. is there a sufficient second? there appears to be. the clerk will call the roll.

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