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Senate Proceeding on Feb 3rd, 2011 :: 5:56:30 to 5:58:20
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Lamar Alexander

5:56:26 to 5:56:47( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: i congratulate him, and i welcome him officiately and -- efficientlily and for -- officiately and foretoafort senate. mr. alexander: madam the presiding officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. alexander: i thank the senator from new york. i join the senator from new york in welcoming another west virginia governor to the united

Lamar Alexander

5:56:30 to 5:58:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

5:56:48 to 5:57:09( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: states senate. governor manchin succeeds a man who is irreplaceable really in the united states senate history, senator byrd. but he brings to our senate the skills of a governor. governor rockefeller and i are very partial to those skills. we think the senate needs more governors. governors are accustomed to

Lamar Alexander

5:57:10 to 5:57:31( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: looking for consensus, to making things work, to making things happen. we have a different sort of job here in the legislate tiewrks but that -- those qualities are important. they're especially important now when we have such large challenges to face, such as the fact that we're spending $3.7 trillion and collecting $2.1 trillion. all of us are shocked by that.

Lamar Alexander

5:57:32 to 5:57:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: and we've got to deal with it one way or the oamplet so i welcome him, i welcome his wife, a distinguished educator, to the senate feavment i know shoo that she's here today, and we welcome heenders look forward to learning from her as we will. and i join governor rockefeller in saying, it was a great speech. i mean, your maiden speech sauls your best speech.

Lamar Alexander

5:57:53 to 5:58:13( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: i remember walking with the university of tennessee basketball coach in knoxville in the dogwood parade or some parade before the season started. he was very popular before the season began, and senators who make maiden speeches always had their best speeches then and basketball speeches are always most popular at the beginning of

Lamar Alexander

5:58:14 to 5:58:23( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: the year. so i look forward to working with governor/senator manchin. he will make a tremendous contribution to the united states senate.

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