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Senate Proceeding on Mar 14th, 2011 :: 3:18:45 to 3:23:35
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Chuck Grassley

3:18:41 to 3:19:01( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: mr. president, i yie floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from i mr. grassley: mr. president, and my colleagues, i rise to speak about the judicial nominee that we're going to be voting on. today we will confirm yet another president obama's

Chuck Grassley

3:18:45 to 3:23:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chuck Grassley

Chuck Grassley

3:19:02 to 3:19:22( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: judicial nominees. after today's vote, we will have confirmed five judicial nominees in just the last five legislative days. so we're moving very swiftly in committee and on the senate floor. notwithstanding our quick pace, we hear from some that we're not

Chuck Grassley

3:19:23 to 3:19:44( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: moving fast enough. as i have said before, our side will continue to work in a cooperative way and a good-faith way to p nominees. we will not replace quantity above quality.

Chuck Grassley

3:19:45 to 3:20:05( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: these lifetime appointments are too important to the federal judiciary and to the american people to simply rubber stamp them. today we will vote on judge james boasberg to sit on the u.s. district court of the d.c. district.

Chuck Grassley

3:20:06 to 3:20:28( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: judge boasberg is not the first individual nominated to fill this vacancy. this seat became vacant in may 2008 when judge thomas f.hogan took senior status. president bush nominated jeffrey adam rosen. he was unanimously rated well

Chuck Grassley

3:20:29 to 3:20:49( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: qualified by the a.b.a. standing committee on the federal judiciary. he had over 20 years of experience in private practice. principally involving complex business litigation matters. he had more than five years of public service, having served as general counsel at the office of management and budget and at the u.s. department of

Chuck Grassley

3:20:50 to 3:21:13( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: transportation. despite his qualifications, mr. rosen's nomination languished in committee for over six months he did not receive a hearing an obviously he didn't receive a committee vote. while i'm disappointed that mr. rosen was not given any consideration, i am pleased to support judge boasberg.

Chuck Grassley

3:21:14 to 3:21:34( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: he was nominated last june, had his hearing in september. he was reported out of committee last december during lameduck session and the senate was unable to complete action on the nomination before our sine die adjournment. the committee moved quickly on

Chuck Grassley

3:21:35 to 3:21:56( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: his renomination this year reporting him out of committee last month. judge boasberg presently serves as an associate judge for the superior court of the d.c. following the senate's unanimous confirmation, president george w. bush appointed him to this

Chuck Grassley

3:21:57 to 3:22:18( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: position in august of 2002. judge boasberg earned his b.a. magnum cum laude from yale college. his masters of study from oxford university and his jurist doctorate from yale law school. after completing law school, he clerked for the honorable

Chuck Grassley

3:22:19 to 3:22:39( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: dorothy w. nelson for the u.s. court of appeals for the ninth circuit. he then went into private practice working as a litigator on complex business and white kol orr -- collar defense matters. he also served in the district of calendar number.

Chuck Grassley

3:22:40 to 3:23:01( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: there he specialized in homicide cases. he has received a unanimously well-qualified rating from the a.b.a. standing committee on the federal judiciary. i'm pleased his seat is being filled with concrete knowledge of what it takes to be a judge and i hope that judge boasberg continues to work hard to serve

Chuck Grassley

3:23:02 to 3:23:25( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: the american people. i congratulate the nominee and his family on this important lifetime appointment. i yield the floor and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the c

Chuck Grassley

3:23:26 to 3:23:31( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: will call the roll.

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