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Senate Proceeding on Feb 3rd, 2011 :: 2:21:40 to 2:25:40
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Mark Pryor

2:21:36 to 2:21:56( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: throughout the day. i just want at sometime today be able to get two number 6 and 7, in the que. i'll yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senior senator from arkansas is recognized. would ask that my comments be

Mark Pryor

2:21:40 to 2:25:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mark Pryor

Mark Pryor

2:21:57 to 2:22:18( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: made as if they were in morning business. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. pryor: thank you, mr. president. mr. president, today i come to the floor to honor a great man, a great arkansan, and a great american, donald john tyson. don tyson was one of the three

Mark Pryor

2:22:19 to 2:22:39( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: iconic arkansan who helped move our state forward. he helped to transform the northwest part of our styte and made arkansas a mecca for business. when i think of don, one of my -- one of his favorite phrases comes to mind. he would say, "i don't have time to have a bad time." don lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every minute of it. don came to arkansas in very

Mark Pryor

2:22:40 to 2:23:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: humble circumstances. he was born in kansas but moved to springdale as an infant, when as don liked to tell it, his father's truck ran out of gas. there in spring in dale, don took over the family business when his father passed away and

Mark Pryor

2:23:01 to 2:23:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: don's hard work helped turn his fearnlings small poultry business into the most successful meat processor in the world. as chairman of the board and c.e.o. of tyson's food, don revolutionized the poultry industry and made protein more accessible to americans. helping create chicken mcnuggets, chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches and much,

Mark Pryor

2:23:22 to 2:23:43( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: much more. he was responsible for developing the rock cornish game hen, smaller birds that weigh only a few pounds, that were more profitable but also immensely popular. under don's leadership, the company's revenue increased from $51 million to more than $10 billion.

Mark Pryor

2:23:44 to 2:24:04( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: as "the washington post" said, "for many americans, tyson products became the answer to a daily question: what's for dinner?" even as he rose to great heights, don remained true to his roots. his trademark khaki outfit and tyson uniform with "don"

Mark Pryor

2:24:05 to 2:24:26( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: embroidered on the front pocket. he referred to all staff members as coworkers, never employees. don understood that the truck drivers and plant workers were just as successful to-- --essential to tyson's success. don was also committed to giving back to his community. a noted philanthropist, he created the tyson family foundation, which provides scholarships for students from

Mark Pryor

2:24:27 to 2:24:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: communities where tyson foods operates, including many communities in arkansas. don was a huge supporter of the university of arkansas, helping fund many of the school's educational and athletic programs. he also was a great friend to veterans. one of his most recent projects

Mark Pryor

2:24:48 to 2:25:08( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: was helping preserve t fayetteville national cemetery. a devoted conservationist, don created the billfish foundation which promotes cash-and-release programs for fish to preserve their populations. don's work in a real impact on arkansas and communities across the country. finally, don understood the

Mark Pryor

2:25:09 to 2:25:32( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: importance of family. tyson foods has always been and remains a family-run business, started with don's father john tyson, and continuing with his son john. don's emphasis on family, from his father's-son collaborations, to the way he treated all of his coworkers as extended family, is

Mark Pryor

2:25:33 to 2:25:41( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: what what made tyson's food grade. i see a man who loved his business, loved his community, loved his family, and loved life.

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