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Senate Proceeding on Apr 20th, 2009 :: 3:18:50 to 3:23:30
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Mary Landrieu

3:18:46 to 3:19:06( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: pressing has been more expediti president bush. i thank the chair and yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from louisiana. ms. landrieu: thank you, mr. president. i ask unanimous consent to just speak up to the presiding officer: without objection. ms. landrieu: thank you.

Mary Landrieu

3:18:50 to 3:23:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu

3:19:07 to 3:19:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: madam president, i rise just to lend my support to nominees that are pending with the justice department today, to give my support to tony west for assistant attorney general for the civil division, for lanny breuer, assistant attorney general for the criminal division, and christine varney

Mary Landrieu

3:19:29 to 3:19:49( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: for assistant attornegeneral for the antitrust division. i have documents i'd like to submit for the three, but i'd like to speak a moment about somewhat socially through actually children's activities

Mary Landrieu

3:19:50 to 3:20:10( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: but i've known of him and his reputati and i wanted to just come to the floor to say how pleased i am that the committee has seen fit to pass his nomination on to us. i believe that the ranking member and the chairman have outlined his

Mary Landrieu

3:20:11 to 3:20:31( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: credentials, but i would just add that having been a graduate of one of the most prestigious law schools in the country, columbia law school, he began attorney in new york city, which is a good place to begin to really cut your teeth and -- and

Mary Landrieu

3:20:32 to 3:20:53( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: learn the ropes, if place that they say if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere, and that is true of the work that he's undertaken for his life. he served as white house counsel, the office of counsel for, of course, president clinton and i think most -- most notable to me and many of my colleagues

Mary Landrieu

3:20:54 to 3:21:15( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: is the endorsements that he has received not just from democrat, madam president, but from republicans -- not just from democrats, madam president, but from republicans as well. people like michael chertoff who worked with him. he led the criminal division at the department of justice during the bush administratio he said -- quote -- "that mr. breuer's exceptionally broad

Mary Landrieu

3:21:16 to 3:21:37( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: legal experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney. he has outstanding judgment, a keen sense of fairness, high integrity, and an even temperament. for the job that we have called him to do, he is going to need all of those qualifications. brad berringston, veteran of the bush administration's white

Mary Landrieu

3:21:38 to 3:21:58( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: house counsel's office writes that, "mr. beuer is everything one could hope nor a leader of the criminal division." so he has -- comes with not just great academic credentials, great life experience, tremendous qualifications for this post, but from his peers,

Mary Landrieu

3:21:59 to 3:22:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: both democrats and republicans, believe that he is the right person for this job so i am the floor for a few minutes today to lend my support to this outstanding nominee. i look forward to working with him and these other nominees, madam president, as we build a stronger justice stem in the

Mary Landrieu

3:22:22 to 3:22:42( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: city of new o louisiana and parts of the gulf coast that still remain, as you know, in a rebuilding mode from katrina and rita. and what people don't realize, it's not just houses and schools schools, but the criminal justice system was hard-hit in terms of jail space, the sheriffs, the district attorneys. so we really have an extra

Mary Landrieu

3:22:43 to 3:23:04( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: responsibility to work with this team in wasngton to make sure that they keep their eyes on our people down in the gulf coast we rebuild that great region of this country. and i know that this team will and i'm happy to support lanny bruer for assistant u.s. attorney. and i yi

Mary Landrieu

3:23:05 to 3:23:14( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk

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