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Senate Proceeding on Jan 29th, 2009 :: 3:14:00 to 3:16:50
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Harry Reid

3:14:00 to 3:16:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Harry Reid

Harry Reid

3:14:32 to 3:14:52( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: quorum call: the presiding officer: so ordered. mr. reid: madam president, as we were completing our last vote last night, i explained to the members of the senate what our schedule would be the next few days. and following my statement, senator leahy and i engaged in a

Harry Reid

3:14:53 to 3:15:13( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: discussion here on the floor about the timing for a vote for attorney general-designee eric holder. chairman leahy expressed an opinion that he and i share that, with the many difficult challenges facing the obama administration, particularly the justice department, it's imperative for the senate to confirm at general-designee holder as soon as possible.

Harry Reid

3:15:14 to 3:15:34( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: unfortunately, while it was my strong preference to conduct the vote this week, as i explained one occasion, i was hoping we would do that when we completed work on chip, the children's health insurance program. that i hadn't informed him that i had a conversation just a few minutes before i made my remarks

Harry Reid

3:15:35 to 3:15:56( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: on the floor with senator mcconnell and senator mcconnell said that he didn't want to move forward on this until monday. the conversation with senator mcconnell and i was pleasant, as most of our conversations have been, and i felt that i need to explain to

Harry Reid

3:15:57 to 3:16:20( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: what the proposal was and what we were planning on doing. the one thing i didn't do is explain to senator leahy first and i should have done that. that we weren't going to be able to complete it after the children's health initiative program, on the same day at least, we'd have to wait and do it later because the -- in the senate, the power of the

Harry Reid

3:16:21 to 3:16:45( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: minority is significant. i -- i have privately discussed this with chairman it was an oversight on myart that he wasn't informed of the arrangement we had reached with senator say that i had reached with senator mcconnell before, i announced it on the floor. so i apologize to my friend from vermont, the chairman of the judiciary committee. he has been a good friend, he

Harry Reid

3:16:46 to 3:16:50( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: rcel, for so many years and i'm very sorry for the misunderstanding.

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