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Senate Proceeding on Feb 17th, 2011 :: 3:21:05 to 3:23:10
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John Rockefeller

3:21:01 to 3:21:24( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: unhappy. mr. wyden: i want to yelled to the distinguished chairman of the commerce committee, and i would just ask unanimous consent to speak briefly after the chairman of the commerce committee has spoken. the presiding officer: without objection. the senator from west virginia. mr. rockefeller: i want to echo what senator hutchison has just said. in the process of legislation,

John Rockefeller

3:21:05 to 3:23:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Rockefeller

John Rockefeller

3:21:25 to 3:21:45( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: if you look at it logically, you do it over a period of years or two or a number of months and that people get their amendments in, that has not been the case here. on the other hand, one has to recognize that people feel very strongly, and when senators feel

John Rockefeller

3:21:46 to 3:22:07( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: very strongly, they have that right and they have that right to try therefore to affect the legislation, even though it may be at the very last moment. i think everybody is acting in good faith here. i appreciate very much the senator from washington, maria cantwell, because she has given

John Rockefeller

3:22:08 to 3:22:28( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: up a lot and she has also been very cooperative on all of this, and she is going to be the new subcommittee chair of aviation which i look forward to and appreciate. i appreciate the leadership that senator hutchison and all other members really, the senator from virginia, the senator whose time i am taking, senator wyden. all have participated in trying

John Rockefeller

3:22:29 to 3:22:52( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: to work this out. it is not a beautiful process, but it is one i want to say to my colleagues throughout the senate that is solid and strong and needs to be voted for when that time comes. as i said, the slots are not the only issue. the other issues are huge and

John Rockefeller

3:22:53 to 3:23:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: they are resolved without any contentiousness at all. so in that spirit, thanking all who have a right for what they fought for, and we tried to respond as best as we could. if nobody is entirely happy, that probably means it is a good bill, a good approach.

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