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Senate Proceeding on Mar 11th, 2010 :: 2:10:00 to 2:11:55
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John Rockefeller

2:09:56 to 2:10:16( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: bill, and let's get something done that's been languishing here forour years, and probably longer than that. i kwr-p the balance of my time -- i yield back the balance of my time, madam president. mr. rockefeller: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator fromest virginia. mr. rockefeller: i thank the senator from kansas for his very

John Rockefeller

2:10:00 to 2:11:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Rockefeller

John Rockefeller

2:10:17 to 2:10:37( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: cogent remarks. and kansas probably is the airplane center of the country, if not the world. but the point he really makes is that it's bipartisan the and that we've been working on it a long time, and that, you know, anybody can come down and offer extraneous amendmes. we don't preclude that in our

John Rockefeller

2:10:38 to 2:11:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: system over here. under the senate rules, it's possible. under the senate rules, it's also possible to make extraneous amendments unacceptable and unactionable. and i think what we want to do is try to avoidome of those but i know that the leaders on both sides are trying to figure

John Rockefeller

2:11:01 to 2:11:23( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: out a way to deal with this problem of extraneous amendments. if it has to do with aviation, we're all for it. if people simply want to talk about subjects that they care about but not offer amendments, that's fine. if you want to offer aviation amendments, please come forward. those are important. but this is a three- to four-year effort we've been on

John Rockefeller

2:11:24 to 2:11:46( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: trying to do an aviation bill. the presiding officer certainly understands the consequences of aviation delays and all the rest of it. it's something that we have to do as a country, and we cannot dally. and this is not the senate acting in its finest tradition. and we have a chance to change that, and i hope that the membersill cooperate in that effort.

John Rockefeller

2:11:47 to 2:12:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: i thank the chair and note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the

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