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Senate Proceeding 02-15-11 on Feb 15th, 2011 :: 3:44:45 to 3:47:00
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Jon Tester

3:44:41 to 3:45:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: a senator: i'd ask unanimous consent for three minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. tester: mr. president, montanans sent me to the u.s. senate to bring accountability to this body, to make responsible decisions and to protect american and the freedoms that we all enjoy. i took the oath of office to defend the constitution. that's why i'm going to vote against the patriot act and i

Jon Tester

3:44:45 to 3:47:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jon Tester

Jon Tester

3:45:02 to 3:45:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: encourage others to follow suit. i have never liked the patriot act. i still don't. like real i.d., the patriot act invades the privacy of law-abiding citizens and it tramplez on our constitutional rights. we need to find a balance, making our country more secure and giving our troops, law enforcement, and intelligent agents the tools nose get the job done -- tools necessary to

Jon Tester

3:45:23 to 3:45:43( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: get the job done but we have to?? do it without invading the privacy of law-abiding americans. this extension doesn't address any of those concerns. it simply puts off the debate that we need to have for another day. there is some really troubling things that would be -- not addressed by the extension of this vote. roving wiretaps which allow surveillance of a type of person

Jon Tester

3:45:44 to 3:46:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: instead of a particular person over multiple phone lines. that is a slippery slope to eroding our constitutional protection against government searches. using the unreasonable grounds of suspicion standard to require libraries and businesses to respect -- to report to the government about what american citizens buy or borrow. we don't have to sacrifice our

Jon Tester

3:46:06 to 3:46:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: privacy and lose control of our personal information in order to be secure. and we should never give up our constitutional rights. voting for the patriot act is the wrong way to go. mr. president, we've got a lot of smart people in this body. we can develop the policies that we need necessary to find terrorists without compromising our constitutional civil liberties. i ask my colleagues to join me in voting against extending this

Jon Tester

3:46:27 to 3:46:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: law today and into the future. i yield the a senator: i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk

Jon Tester

3:46:50 to 3:46:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: will call the roll.

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