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Senate Proceeding on Apr 29th, 2009 :: 0:17:10 to 0:22:45
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John McCain

0:17:06 to 0:17:10( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: bureaucrats in charge of medical decisions, delays appointments or diminishes the quality of

Mitch McConnell

0:17:10 to 0:22:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

0:17:11 to 0:17:32( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: health care they already receive. health care is an area where americans expect the president and congress to work together to divid-- to work together. the divide-and-conquer approach didn't work before. it won't work now. the republicans will continue to offer commonsense solutions. last year even before gas prices hit the roof we proposed a

Mitch McConnell

0:17:33 to 0:17:55( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: sensible approach of finng more and using less. republicans will also proposing a dramatic expansion power. this would for energy in the world's largest economy with a growing public desire for cleaner, more efficient energy sources. health care and energy are just two of the areas where republicans will continue to

Mitch McConnell

0:17:56 to 0:18:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: offer better ideas in the coming months. and we hope our friends on the other side are of these ideas than they have been of our proposals on the economy. on this point, it's interesting to know that just a few weeks ago democrats showed strong support on the senate floor for republican proposals to protect small businesses and middle-class taxpayers as well as a proposal to keep the

Mitch McConnell

0:18:18 to 0:18:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: nation's debt at a manage. they also expressed strong support for a republican proposal that climate change legislation not lead to higher gas and electricity bills. yet these republican proposals which drew such widespread support on the senate floor just a few weeks ago were for some reason t product that came out of the

Mitch McConnell

0:18:39 to 0:19:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: closed conference. democrats can't have it both ways. americans are suffering. they're losing homes. they're the republicans have offered and will continue to offer proposals that put the concerns of these ordinary americans first. democrats offer spending, taxes, and debt. massive spending and debt is not

Mitch McConnell

0:19:01 to 0:19:26( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: the answer to a recession. a one-party solution with no checks and balances is not the answer for health care. opposing clean nuclear power and the expanded use of other domestic energy sources is not th answer for our e voti for tax relief before voting against it is not the way to show the american people you have the best -- their best

Mitch McConnell

0:19:29 to 0:19:51( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: economic interests in mind. republicans have not been hesitant to offer o public sport for the new administration and again i commend the president on his approach to afghanistan and iraq. but we have not been hesitant to state our differences clearly. that's been the s first 100 days for senate republicans, and that will continue to be the story for

Mitch McConnell

0:19:52 to 0:20:12( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: senate republicans. principled support, principled opposition, and pragmatic, creative solutions to meet the challenges of the because my state and our country have lost one of our last links

Mitch McConnell

0:20:13 to 0:20:34( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: to a bygone era. on tuesday, april rex passed away a few days shy of his 108th birthday. he will forever be rembered as ken's last world war i era veteran. 90 years ago a teenage rob lee

Mitch McConnell

0:20:35 to 0:20:55( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: rex landed in france carrying a rifle and w uniform. avenues long way -- he was a long way from christian county, kentucky, where he was born 1901 and raised. wanting to see the world and fight noirs country, enlisted in the 5th and later the

Mitch McConnell

0:20:56 to 0:21:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: was deployed to europe. after leaving the army in 1922, he returned to kentucky and settled in louisville where he came a postal worker ordained methodist minister. rob lee was not only the blu bluegrass state's preeminent veteran, he was also its preeminent volunteer on behalf veterans.

Mitch McConnell

0:21:18 to 0:21:39( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: decades after his own act active service ended, he continued to serve his soldiers by volunteering at the veterans affairs medical center right up until the last years of hi the veterans of foreign wars honored him for over 14,000 hours of service in 22 years. i was proud to call rob lee a friend ofine.

Mitch McConnell

0:21:40 to 0:22:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: our lives intersected a number of times over years. a few weeks ago whe louisville, i had the pleasure to read a wonderful article about rob lee in "the southeast ouook." the article mentioned out rob lee was looking forward to his impending birthday. i know a lot of the rest of us were, too. his friends were planning a

Mitch McConnell

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

Mitch McConnell: special birthday celebration at the louisville v.a. hospital next month. instead, it will be an opportunity to rember how much rob lee meant to all of us. and as much as we will all miss him, i take comfort in knowing that rob lee is reunited with his beloved wiferacie who ssed away in 1992 after more

Mitch McConnell

0:22:23 to 0:22:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: than 60 years of marriage. because i want to share with my colleagues this article on lee rex, i ask unanimous conse in the record. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. mcconnell: i know all of my colleagues join me in honoring the life of this great patriot and soldier. rob lee rex proved his faith and devotion to his country. now his country will be -- will

Mitch McConnell

0:22:45 to 0:22:46( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: forever be faithful a

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