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Senate Proceeding 02-15-11 on Feb 15th, 2011 :: 3:25:40 to 3:27:20
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Patrick Leahy

3:25:38 to 3:25:58( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: thank the distinguished senator from illinois for his comments. i will put my full statement in the record. i do want to thank the two leaders for working out -- the presiding officer: without objection. mr. leahy: -- this extension. it includes a number of additional ideas that we did in

Patrick Leahy

3:25:40 to 3:27:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy

3:25:59 to 3:26:20( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: our bill on january 26. what we do have before us is the bill on january 26 which included suggestions of the distinguished republican deputy leader and others. we have an important sunset provisions that i will -- whatever we end up with must have these sunset provisions.

Patrick Leahy

3:26:21 to 3:26:41( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: i think the republican leader dick armey was correct when he recommended in 2001. the only reason we're going to find if things are misused similar to what's been stated here is if we have these sunset provisions because it forces us to do the kind of oversight we need. so i know other senators are

Patrick Leahy

3:26:42 to 3:27:03( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: waiting for the floor. as i said, i will put my full statement in the record. but oversight and sunset provisions are critical. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from kentucky. mr. paul: i want to thank the majority leader for agreeing to allow debate on this important legislation. we will have time to amend it in

Patrick Leahy

3:27:04 to 3:27:21( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: the next three months, discuss it fully. when the patriot act was passed in the first place, it was passed in a hurry, without committee hearings and in a climate of fear and anger after 9/11. congress was sensitive to the fact that the fourth amendment was being abridged, and that's

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