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Senate Proceeding on Apr 29th, 2009 :: 1:17:45 to 1:20:50
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Tom Udall

1:17:41 to 1:18:04( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: quorum call: a senator: we crefntlely in a q officer officer we are in a quorum cal a the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. udall: i also the opportunity to be here. i was presiding in the chair -- to hear the senator from colorado's maiden speevment and i just want to congratulate him,

Tom Udall

1:17:45 to 1:20:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Udall

Tom Udall

1:18:05 to 1:18:26( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: tell him that he's done an excellent job here in the senate, as i've observed him over the last 100 days, and i think he's hit on an issue that is important to all of us. if we're going to move forward as a nation, we're going to have to do it education. and it's really heartening to

Tom Udall

1:18:27 to 1:18:48( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: see that we have a president, president barack obama, who cares about education, with the same passion that i believe the senator from colorado has. you know, one of the things that the senator from colorado noted is that we haveo focus on teachers. he talked, i think, about a comprehensive approach, an

Tom Udall

1:18:49 to 1:19:09( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: approach to education that's going to move us forward in the 21st century. teachers have to be a big part of it. parents have to be a big part. as the senator from colorado noted in his work in denver and chairing t

Tom Udall

1:19:10 to 1:19:30( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: effort, if parents aren't involved, we're not going to be able to move forward. in addition, one of the big thgs that senator bennet knows is that this chil no child left behind law needs to be revamped.

Tom Udall

1:19:31 to 1:19:53( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: we need to take a look at that piece of legislation with the ideas that he mentioned here and make sure that we put in place a piecef legislation and a reauthorization that's really going to empower our teachers and empower our parents and move us forward on the education front. so i just want to congratulate him.

Tom Udall

1:19:54 to 1:20:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: it's a great -- it's a great start here with that maiden speech. the exchange he had with senator alexander, i thought, was a very good one, and it shows that we can senator bennet from colorado, i think, has shown a bipartisanship in his first 100 days, and i very much just want

Tom Udall

1:20:17 to 1:20:40( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: to congratulate him and tell him that i have enjoyed serving with him and look forward to serving with him for a very long time. i yield the floor. and i note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll.

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