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Senate Proceeding on Feb 4th, 2008 :: 2:36:22 to 2:40:56
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Arlen Specter

2:31:18 to 2:36:22( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter

2:36:00 to 2:36:22( Edit History Discussion )

Arlen Specter: throibt a great american rand a great jurist. a member of the federal communication commission, a federal judge at 35 and later chief judge of the court of appeals for the third circuit. mr. president,

John Rockefeller

2:36:22 to 2:36:39( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: in less than a minute i would ask unanimous consent that the legislation which i'm proposing appear in the record together with a statement of -- on the bill. this is legislation which would modify the limitations

John Rockefeller

2:36:22 to 2:40:56( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Rockefeller

John Rockefeller

2:36:39 to 2:36:53( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: on churches showing the superbowl under the envelope cope write francis-- --copy wright franchise. churches were authorized not to show the superbowl on a big screen because it infringe ed their

John Rockefeller

2:36:53 to 2:37:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: copy wright. there is an exception. i'm curious that you can go to a bar and see the superbowl but you can't go to a church for the social gathering. and this legislation will correct that. and

John Rockefeller

2:37:10 to 2:37:23( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: i ask consent that my full statement and the legislation be praintsed printed in the "congressional record" in a veapt caption. the presiding officer: without objeutction. mr. specter: i congratulate my colleague,

John Rockefeller

2:37:23 to 2:37:37( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: senator casey, and yield the floor. mr. rockefeller: mr. president mr. president, in the absence of the senator from maicialgd i yield myself five minutes from the time controlled by senator car cardin

John Rockefeller

2:37:37 to 2:37:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: on his amendment. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. rockefeller: and, mr. president, this senator supports the amendment of the senator from maryland for many of the reasons which he artilate

John Rockefeller

2:37:56 to 2:38:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: ed -- he articulate ed very well. this senator had originally started out with a four-year sunset because it seemed to make sense, because it came during the next presidential election. i think it is very

John Rockefeller

2:38:10 to 2:38:33( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: important when you're doing legislation of this magnitude, when there are so many members of our senate that are not in fact fully informed, as they should be, it's not their fault but the information

John Rockefeller

2:38:33 to 2:38:53( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: is not made available to them on a very complicated as my ranking vice-chairman has pointed out. this is supremely important legislation, and really there is no one with the exception of the administration

John Rockefeller

2:38:53 to 2:39:06( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: who has objected -- no committee which has object objected to the idea of considering a review. and the reason for doing that is very clear. one wants to make sure that when you're bounce ing foreign

John Rockefeller

2:39:06 to 2:39:21( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: intelligence collection, intelligence collection in general, and civil liberties that one has the right balance. there are a number of new initiatives that are either proposed to be started in this

John Rockefeller

2:39:21 to 2:39:38( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: legislation or which will be started in this legislation, and none of them are entirely predictable. there is in this whole area of intelligence the word "un "unintended consequences." it is a rather

John Rockefeller

2:39:38 to 2:39:57( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: boring phrase. but it is a large matter for those who conduct the business of intelligence. i think a four-year sunset makes a lot of sense because it's so important that we know what we're doing,

John Rockefeller

2:39:57 to 2:40:11( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: that we know that we're doing right, that we know that the intelligence community knows that it's doing their work correctly -- and i don't mean badly or so asuperbly but simply that they're getting it the

John Rockefeller

2:40:11 to 2:40:26( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: way they want to do it and it's compatible with the spirit of the law, the congress and the administration are in sync on it it, and we do this before we settle this into permanent law. this is all

John Rockefeller

2:40:26 to 2:40:43( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: new. everything change ed in 9/11. all consideration -- many considerations under the larks particularly with respect to the gathering of intelligence and the protection to private f privacy -- protectionto privacy

John Rockefeller

2:40:43 to 2:40:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: change ed. and they're going back and forth trying to find their place as we proceed on all of this. i think that we need to have a four-year sunset amendment. i do think it's important that the

Christopher S. Bond

2:40:56 to 2:41:08( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: intelligence community, the congress, the administration come back together in four years years. congress obviously can bring it up anytime we want. on the other hand, if we do it this way with the

Christopher S. Bond

2:40:56 to 2:46:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Christopher S. Bond

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