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Senate Proceeding on Mar 26th, 2009 :: 6:12:05 to 6:16:59
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that the telecommunication any cal amendments be considered and agre reconsider be laid on the table. the presiding officer: is there an objection? without objection, so ordered. the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: the senator from maryland, ms mikulski, for herself and mr. enzi, proposes

Orrin Hatch

6:12:02 to 6:12:23( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: agre reconsider be laid on the table. the presiding officer: is there an objection? without objection, so ordered. the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: the senator from maryland, ms mikulski, for herself and mr. enzi, proposes an amendment numbered 728 to amen

Orrin Hatch

6:12:05 to 6:16:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Orrin Hatch

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an amendment numbered 728 to amen on page 26, ms. mikulski: i move that reading of the amendment be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. under the previous order, the amendment is agreed to. the motion to reconsider is considered made and laid

Orrin Hatch

6:12:24 to 6:12:44( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: on page 26, ms. mikulski: i move that reading of the amendment be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. under the previous order, the amendment is agreed to. the motion to reconsider is considered made and laid table. ms. mikulsk much. the senator from utah. mr. hatch: i want to

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table. ms. mikulsk much. the senator from utah. mr. hatch: i want to personally thank the distinguished senator from maryland for her wonderful leadership on this bill. for and on behalf of the majority and i think all of us. she is sea a terrific senator, and somebody i have a great, great deal of respect for.

Orrin Hatch

6:12:45 to 6:13:05( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: personally thank the distinguished senator from maryland for her wonderful leadership on this bill. for and on behalf of the majority and i think all of us. she is sea a terrific senator, and somebody i have a great, great deal of respect for. and it's just been a prilege to stand side by side with her and her staff and work together on this really monumental piece

6:13:00 to 6:13:20( Edit History Discussion )

and it's just been a prilege to stand side by side with her and her staff and work together on this really monumental piece of legislation. this is landmark legislation. and it's going to make a real difference in all of our lives and for good madam president, as we close out this debate, i can't help but

Orrin Hatch

6:13:06 to 6:13:26( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: of legislation. this is landmark legislation. and it's going to make a real difference in all of our lives and for good madam president, as we close out this debate, i can't help but think about the road that's led us here. i know that i've said this bill is two years in the making, but

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think about the road that's led us here. i know that i've said this bill is two years in the making, but given the work that many of our colleagues have done in national service, it's probably been longer than that. i'm proud to have played a role in this effort and i believe with this legislation we're bringing something of real value to the american people.

Orrin Hatch

6:13:27 to 6:13:47( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: given the work that many of our colleagues have done in national service, it's probably been longer than that. i'm proud to have played a role in this effort and i believe with this legislation we're bringing something of real value to the american people. once again my interest in volunteer service began long ago when as a 20-year-old two full years serving as a

6:13:42 to 6:14:02( Edit History Discussion )

once again my interest in volunteer service began long ago when as a 20-year-old two full years serving as a mormon missionary. that experience was for me a pivotal time in my life. it gave a greater understanding of people and the world around hey me. i've said numerous times i

Orrin Hatch

6:13:48 to 6:14:08( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: mormon missionary. that experience was for me a pivotal time in my life. it gave a greater understanding of people and the world around hey me. i've said numerous times i wouldn't trade my service as a missionary with being a united states snomplet it was that meaningful. i have to say that i learned a

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wouldn't trade my service as a missionary with being a united states snomplet it was that meaningful. i have to say that i learned a great deal from that mission. how to deal with people, how to work with people, how to help people who have problems, how to consult with people, how to counsel with people. i can -- could tell story after story of the ways i grew

Orrin Hatch

6:14:09 to 6:14:29( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: great deal from that mission. how to deal with people, how to work with people, how to help people who have problems, how to consult with people, how to counsel with people. i can -- could tell story after story of the ways i grew those two years. and the respect that i have for my fellow human beings.

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those two years. and the respect that i have for my fellow human beings. other members of this chamber have had about times in their lives when they were able to set aside their own desires to help others in need. we've heard about m stories this week on the senate floor including senator

Orrin Hatch

6:14:30 to 6:14:50( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: other members of this chamber have had about times in their lives when they were able to set aside their own desires to help others in need. we've heard about m stories this week on the senate floor including senator mikulski's experience as a social worker and senator dodd's time in the peace corps.

6:14:45 to 6:15:05( Edit History Discussion )

mikulski's experience as a social worker and senator dodd's time in the peace corps. the common thread among these stories is each of us was left with a lifelong desire to serve. as i mentioned, senator kennedy and i have been working on this legislation for nearly two years trying to find the right balance of new programs and the best ways to expand upon the national service system.

Orrin Hatch

6:14:51 to 6:15:11( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: the common thread among these stories is each of us was left with a lifelong desire to serve. as i mentioned, senator kennedy and i have been working on this legislation for nearly two years trying to find the right balance of new programs and the best ways to expand upon the national service system. i have to be honest, though, i consider him to be among my dearest friends. senator kennedy and i do not

6:15:06 to 6:15:26( Edit History Discussion )

i have to be honest, though, i consider him to be among my dearest friends. senator kennedy and i do not agree on much. we found ourselves on opposing sides of some of the toughest battles in modern senat history, oftentimes in fierce disagreement. but throughout our time together in the senate, we've also been able to come together on a number of efforts that in the

Orrin Hatch

6:15:12 to 6:15:34( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: agree on much. we found ourselves on opposing sides of some of the toughest battles in modern senat history, oftentimes in fierce disagreement. but throughout our time together in the senate, we've also been able to come together on a number of efforts that in the end have improved the lives of our fellow citizens. though, there have been numerou

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end have improved the lives of our fellow citizens. though, there have been numerou legislative efforts to bear the kennedy-hatch, label depending on who is in the majority, i've never been more pleased with a bill than this one. i know he feels the same way. i'm grateful to have had this

Orrin Hatch

6:15:35 to 6:15:55( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: legislative efforts to bear the kennedy-hatch, label depending on who is in the majority, i've never been more pleased with a bill than this one. i know he feels the same way. i'm grateful to have had this opportunity to lock arms with the senior senator from massachusetts on the serve america act. what has made this particularly

6:15:50 to 6:16:10( Edit History Discussion )

opportunity to lock arms with the senior senator from massachusetts on the serve america act. what has made this particularly meaningful to me is to be able to lock arms with my friend from maryland and senator enzi and others who on this floor have expressed how important this type of legislation is. there's been a lot of goodwill on this floor this week. most of the been supportive, and i've appreciated this.

Orrin Hatch

6:15:56 to 6:16:16( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: meaningful to me is to be able to lock arms with my friend from maryland and senator enzi and others who on this floor have expressed how important this type of legislation is. there's been a lot of goodwill on this floor this week. most of the been supportive, and i've appreciated this. as i've been managing this bill on the floor, i've been directing many of my comments

6:16:11 to 6:16:31( Edit History Discussion )

as i've been managing this bill on the floor, i've been directing many of my comments towards those who are not a supporter because from the outset it has been my hope that whatever bill we end up up passing receives broad bipartisan support. i think we're going to get that with the vote here today, at least i hope so.

Orrin Hatch

6:16:17 to 6:16:37( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: towards those who are not a supporter because from the outset it has been my hope that whatever bill we end up up passing receives broad bipartisan support. i think we're going to get that with the vote here today, at least i hope so. but i want to make a few final pitches anyway, just in case any of my colleagues are still on the fence.

6:16:32 to 6:16:55( Edit History Discussion )

but i want to make a few final pitches anyway, just in case any of my colleagues are still on the fence. madam president, this is a bill that will address many of our nation's needs during these difficult economic times. but it wl do so not by growing the federal bureaucracy, but by kpwourbg individuals and --

Orrin Hatch

6:16:38 to 6:16:59( Edit History Discussion )

Orrin Hatch: madam president, this is a bill that will address many of our nation's needs during these difficult economic times. but it wl do so not by growing the federal bureaucracy, but by kpwourbg individuals and -- kpwourbg -- by individuals. all the programs in this bill have been designed with that

6:16:56 to 6:17:16( Edit History Discussion )

kpwourbg -- by individuals. all the programs in this bill have been designed with that purpose in mind. we aren't paying volunteer and we're not creating new positions in government employment. over the next eight years, the bill will expand national service participation to 250,000 participants. that's a significant number, to be sure, but in a country of 300

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