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Senate Proceeding on Feb 28th, 2011 :: 4:07:40 to 4:10:05
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Patrick Leahy

4:07:36 to 4:07:56( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: the country. i would ask senators to support my amendment at the appropriate time. i want to again thank the chairman for his leadership and i look forward to working with him and the rest of this body to craft a good piece of legislation that helps america take the lead in the world's

Patrick Leahy

4:07:40 to 4:10:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy

4:07:57 to 4:08:17( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: increasingly competitive economy. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from vermont. mr. leahy: mr. president, i know the senator's advocated for satellite offices. his amendment, of course, speaks for geographic diversity. we could -- otherwise every one of us would be asking for one in our state, and vermont, which receives more patents per capita than any other state in the

Patrick Leahy

4:08:18 to 4:08:39( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: union, would be asking and so on. but what he does is not try to tilt the balance to any particular state but does call for a geographic diversity. and i think that's very wise. and when -- when the amendment comes to a vote, i will be there to support it.

Patrick Leahy

4:08:40 to 4:09:00( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: so now, mr. president, parliamentary inquiry. what is pending? the presiding officer: the bennet amendment number 117. mr. leahy: and was that set aside so that he could introduce his second amendment? the presiding officer: that is the second, sir. mr. leahy: that is the second, so that is what is pending now?

Patrick Leahy

4:09:01 to 4:09:23( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: the presiding officer: that's correct. mr. leahy: i tha a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from utah. mr. lee: i ask unanimous consent that the pendi set aside and i call up amendment number 115 and ask for its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. leahy: mr. president,

Patrick Leahy

4:09:24 to 4:09:44( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: withholding the -- is it my understanding that -- the presiding officer: the senator from vermont. mr. leahy: -- that once the senator has introduced that and spoken about it, he would be willing to set that aside as other amendments directly to the patent bill come up; is that correct? mr. lee: yes, that's correct. mr. leahy: i accept the senator's word have no objection.

Patrick Leahy

4:09:45 to 4:10:06( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: the presiding officer: without objection, the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from utah, mr. lee, proposes amendment numbered 115. at the appropriate place, insert the following. section, sense of the senate. it is the sense of the senate of the congress should pass and the states should agree to an amendment to the constitution requiring a federal balanced

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