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Senate Proceeding on Apr 2nd, 2009 :: 3:18:10 to 3:21:40
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Max Baucus

3:18:07 to 3:18:30( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: senior senator from iowa on this remarkable milestone. the presiding offic senator from montana is recognized. mr. baucus: mr. president, congratulate the senior senator

Max Baucus

3:18:10 to 3:21:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Max Baucus

Max Baucus

3:18:31 to 3:18:52( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: from iowa on his 10,000th vote. many of you know together once a week. we started this eight or nine ars ago. sometimes he's chairman, sometimes i'm chairman, ranking member, vice versa, back and forth. we meet every tuesday at 5:00 in the afternoon. we've done this for eight years.

Max Baucus

3:18:53 to 3:19:13( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: maybe we've missed five or six or seven. but constantly, consistently we get together to minimize misunderstandings and so forth. lately the last couple or three years the meeting has been in my office. i have a conference room. that's not the real reason.

Max Baucus

3:19:14 to 3:19:34( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: the real reason, as chuck always reminds me, in my office the coffee is free, so it's much better to meet in my all of you who know chuck know that he passes the airport test. that is if you're ever stranded in the airport for 10 or 12 hours and you're sitting next to somebody, you get to like the person or you don't like the person.

Max Baucus

3:19:35 to 3:19:55( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: chuck more than passes the airport tes the more you get to know chuck grassley, the more you like him. his decency, his honesty unpretentious, roots personality means so much to me in spending so much time with him. the only time our meetings are

Max Baucus

3:19:56 to 3:20:17( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: cut short is when chuck has to dash out to get on the radio to talk to people back home in iowa. the people in iowa mean so much to him. i might also say that we know how much he protects taxpayers' interests. it's been whistle-blower legislation which he promotes so aggressively. he's also down right

Max Baucus

3:20:18 to 3:20:41( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: parsimonious himself. he turns the balance of his office budget back to the taxpayers. every year he turns a good portion back to the taxpayers. he also, i might say, is promoting ethanol for several reasons. one, it's good for iowa. but he contributes -- it contributes to the r fossil fuel reduction. when he

Max Baucus

3:20:42 to 3:21:05( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: his tractor, he coasts downhill the last phao eul to save a few -- the last mile to s few pennies of diesel fuel. i yes, he does that just for saving a few pennies of diesel fuel. i want to tell you how much i appreciate him. he's one of friends. i think the measure of a senator really is the degree to which he

Max Baucus

3:21:06 to 3:21:26( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: or she is popular in two different areas, two different audiences. first is the people back home. how popular is a senator back home? and the he or she with his or her colleagues. they're two separate audiences. they're two separate criteria.

Max Baucus

3:21:27 to 3:21:40( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: clearly chuck is popular in both areas. very popular in iowa. the people in iowa love him. the members of the senate love he's one heck of a guy. i just feel so with chuck on the finance committee, but also more

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