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Senate Proceeding on Mar 10th, 2011 :: 4:38:00 to 4:41:20
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Richard Burr

4:37:57 to 4:38:17( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: his confirmation. mr. president, i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north carolina. mr. burr: mr. president, i would also like to talk about this historic day and it's historic

Richard Burr

4:38:00 to 4:41:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Burr

Richard Burr

4:38:18 to 4:38:39( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: because we're actually going to confirm max cogburn faster than it took for the nomination to come through. now, today in this austere body, that's an accomplishment, but in large measure, it says a lot about the president's nominee. max cogburn has been nominated

Richard Burr

4:38:40 to 4:39:01( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: to the federal bench. north carolina's western district. he is an excellent choice, and i believe will be a needed but great addition to the court. the cogburn family roots are in western north carolina's mountains, and they run, mr. president, deep. it's an impressive family history, but max has made a name

Richard Burr

4:39:02 to 4:39:22( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: for himself in his legal career, his public service, assistant u.s. attorney, chief assistant u.s. attorney, magistrate judge and in private practice. in addition to his legal career, which certainly qualifies him for the bench in his own right,

Richard Burr

4:39:23 to 4:39:45( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: the cogburns' other business can't help but be a benefit. you see, he and his family run a dude ranch outside of asheville, north carolina. i want to thank the members of the senate judiciary committee, as i said, for acting so quickly on this nomination. nominees to the federal bench are bestowed with a high honor,

Richard Burr

4:39:46 to 4:40:07( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: but also a high amount of uncertainty and stress as they and their families go through a sometimes never-ending process. i'm grateful that this process -- and -- process has been relatively short and sweet for max. he was nominated in may of 2010, had his hearings during the lame duck and was reported out in

Richard Burr

4:40:08 to 4:40:28( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: december, still during the lame duck. i'm sorry that this body missed the opportunity at that time to finalize his confirmation. he didn't get a vote in the last congress, but that, of course, isn't unusual for a nominee of either party who were reported by the committee as late in the process. he was reported out again in february and is actually getting

Richard Burr

4:40:29 to 4:40:49( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: a vote in less time, as i said, than it took the white house to nominate him, especially following the departure and the retirement of judge thornburgh. mr. president, i appreciate the judiciary's commitment to move quickly and the action to move quickly.

Richard Burr

4:40:50 to 4:41:11( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: i join my colleague, senator hagan, in encouraging all of our colleagues to unanimously support this appointment to the federal bench, and i might say in conclusion, mr. president, the underlying reason max cogburn should get the overwhelming support of all the members of the united states senate and should be the newest member of our court in the

Richard Burr

4:41:12 to 4:41:20( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: western district is max cogburn is a good man. he comes from good stock, but on his own, he's a good man and a great american, and today he

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