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Senate Proceeding on Feb 17th, 2011 :: 3:12:55 to 3:14:35
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John Rockefeller

3:12:51 to 3:13:12( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: criteria so the last piece of this legislation can be put in place. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from west virginia. mr. rockefeller: i want to make a couple of observations. first of all, i apologize of our colleagues for having to postpone cloture and precloture votes. but what has happened is that a number of folks have come in at

John Rockefeller

3:12:55 to 3:14:35( Edit History Discussion )
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John Rockefeller

3:13:13 to 3:13:36( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: the very last second and asked for changes. that's not usually the way committee business is done because we've been on this for a number of years, but we have to face the reality of that fact and we want do get cloture and we want the bill to pass. so i would say to my friend from arizona that i will work with

John Rockefeller

3:13:37 to 3:13:57( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: him and with whether it's j.o. or d.o.t., whatever agency, we decide to work with, or both, which we can obviously do, and which is in the legislation. the g.a.o. is automatic for any member that i will work to try as i can.

John Rockefeller

3:13:58 to 3:14:20( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: there are many problems wandering around, but the basis of the bill -- the structure of the bill, the overall bill, is actually not just about slots. that's a relatively small part. it's been virtually all of the conversation and the debate. but as senator hutchison's

John Rockefeller

3:14:21 to 3:14:36( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: pointed out, you know, a new air traffic control system, airline safety, all kinds of other things are so predominately important that we've had to proceed in this way to try to accommodate our colleagues and

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