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Senate Proceeding 03-15-11 on Mar 15th, 2011 :: 0:22:00 to 0:23:05
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Mitch McConnell

0:21:41 to 0:22:01( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: we can overcome it by doing what great generations before us have done. mustering our will to do what's right. if we do, i know that america's greatest days are not behind us but still lie mr. president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: mr. president not often in life does someone

Mitch McConnell

0:22:00 to 0:23:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Mitch McConnell

0:22:02 to 0:22:23( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: get a second opportunity to make a good first impression. the senator from indiana has had a chance to make two maiden speeches in the senate. i confess i was not there for the first one, but i'm pleased to have been there for the second one. and i want to commend him for his extraordinary speech,

Mitch McConnell

0:22:24 to 0:22:45( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: particularly his emphasis on the importance of the president of the united states leading on the issue of entitlement reform. we all know that under the constitution, only the president's signature can make a law. and i think what the senator from indiana has pointed out and many others have pointed out is that on the issue of entitlement

Mitch McConnell

0:22:46 to 0:23:06( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: reform, over $50 trillion of unfunded liabilities we have laying out there ahead of us, promises we've made we cannot keep, this cannot be done without presidential leadership and a presidential signature. and i thank the senator from indiana for reminding us all of that. and we all still hope that the president will step up and help us meet this enormous challenge.

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