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Senate Proceeding 03-01-11 on Mar 1st, 2011 :: 1:42:40 to 1:45:15
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Patrick Leahy

1:42:36 to 1:42:57( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: chairman leahy will finally be rewarded with a bill that will bare his imprimatur and support a bill that will be extraordinarily important to the future well-being of the people of the united states of america. mr. leahy: mr. president, if t senator would yield, the senator has been involved in this right

Patrick Leahy

1:42:40 to 1:45:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy

1:42:58 to 1:43:18( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: from the beginning. we have worked in having a bill that should be in the best interests of the senate, for both republicans and democrats across the political spectrum to work very closely together. we run the risk of countries in asia and europe outinnovating

Patrick Leahy

1:43:19 to 1:43:41( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: the united states, and that we -- patent systems other countries are well ahead of us, that if we want to compete, as i know the senator from arizona does and i do, that we want to have the best tools to compete. i believe americans could compete with any country in the world, but they should at least have the tools to do it and be

Patrick Leahy

1:43:42 to 1:44:04( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: able to play on -- it becomes almost a cliche but we have to play on a level playing field, and this will allow us to do that. but i compliment the senator from arizona for the way he has worked on this and his constant efforts, both on -- in the committee, the public meetings, but that's the tip of the iceberg.

Patrick Leahy

1:44:05 to 1:44:28( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: it's the hundreds of hours of behind-the-scenes work to reach where we are. so i would hope sometime in the next few minutes or so we can at least get a vote on the mearption' package and then get -- on the managers' package and then get going with the bill, because this is something that

Patrick Leahy

1:44:29 to 1:44:53( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: can -- can be voted on, can be passed. we've been working, as the senator from arizona know, we've been working very closely with our counterparts in the other body. and i know that chairman smith would like to move quickly. we can have a bill on the president's desk in a relatively short time. so thank the senator for his kind words. mr. kyl: madam president, thank th

Patrick Leahy

1:44:55 to 1:45:16( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: committee. the presiding officer: without objection, the senator's statement -- the senator from arizona's statement will be printed in the record. a senator: madam president? the presiding of senator from louisiana. mr. vitter: thank you, mr. president. madam president. madam president, i ask regular order on the vitter amendment of of. the presiding officer: the amendment is now pending. mr. vitter: madam president --

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