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Senate Proceeding on May 1st, 2008 :: 0:18:54 to 0:23:48
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Wayne Allard

0:09:58 to 0:18:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Wayne Allard

Wayne Allard

0:18:36 to 0:18:54( Edit History Discussion )

Wayne Allard: let me know when five minutes is expired? the presiding officer: i will do that. mr. alexander: i thank the chair. madam president, tennesseans like our sports teams whether it is the lady vols, or

Lamar Alexander

0:18:54 to 0:19:12( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: memphis tigers or bruce perle's team from knoxville. oncalpari, the coach of the tigers, or pat sum it or bruce perle wouldn't think of sending our teams into a big game with two players locked up

Lamar Alexander

0:18:54 to 0:23:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

0:19:12 to 0:19:28( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: somewhere, two players missing. that's exactly what my friend, the democratic leader, has done for 8.7 million americans who live in the region of the teessee valley authority, the seven-state authority.

Lamar Alexander

0:19:28 to 0:19:42( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: -- region. our big game, like most americans is gas price, electric prices, climb change, clean air. every senator is on the floor talking about that. some blaming. some with solutions. i'm going to oak

Lamar Alexander

0:19:42 to 0:19:54( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: ridge on may 9 to propose a new manhattan project to deal with new clean energy independence. our secret weapon in the t.c.a. region is the tennessee valley authority. that's how w get clean air so

Lamar Alexander

0:19:54 to 0:20:09( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: new jobs come in. it is how we deal with climate change they have the coal-fired power plants. it's how we deal with large amounts of electricity at a low cost. that has to do with jobs. and it has

Lamar Alexander

0:20:09 to 0:20:23( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: to do with gas prices as well. nissan, toyota, general motors, are all about to sell us plug-in hybrids that could by some estimates reduce the amount of gasoline that we use by up to one-third. that

Lamar Alexander

0:20:23 to 0:20:40( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: would deal with gas prices, but who will supply the electricity for the plug-in hybrid? the tennessee authority. so what happens? the democratic leader locks up two of our best players an won't

Lamar Alexander

0:20:40 to 0:20:53( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: let them play in the biggest game we've got. if he did that to two of our memphis basketball players or lady vols or bruce perles players, there would be a revolt in tennessee. i hope there will be. here's

Lamar Alexander

0:20:53 to 0:21:06( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: what happened, in 2004, after several years of debate, we created a new board for the nation's largest public ewe tilty, the tennessee valley authority. the president appointed nine members, they were

Lamar Alexander

0:21:06 to 0:21:15( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: unanimously approved. two had short terms, our -- we brought them to the floor, they are ready for approval. ready to go to work. but the democratic leader has sent me a letter that i ask unanimous

Lamar Alexander

0:21:15 to 0:21:31( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: consent to put in the record. the presiding officer: without objection, it will be included in the record. mr. alexander: i thank the chair. basically he say that's will he not allow them to be confirmed because

Lamar Alexander

0:21:31 to 0:21:45( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: they're republicans. that asounds me. it overturns 57 years of federal law and cuss tomorrow. since -- custom. since 1933 federal law has never made politics one of the considerations for t.v.a. appointment.

Lamar Alexander

0:21:45 to 0:22:01( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: most presidents appointed members of their own party, sometimes political independents. such as william grays, one one of the two who is being locked up is appointed by president. bishop graves

Lamar Alexander

0:22:01 to 0:22:15( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: is not even a republican. he is the most experienced member of the t.v.a. board coming from the largest customer, memphis fight, gas and water, he is the largest bishop of one of t largest denominations

Lamar Alexander

0:22:15 to 0:22:27( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: in america. i sent a letter to the majority leader with respect. i ask consent that it is put in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. alexander: i said this is an insult to memphis.

Lamar Alexander

0:22:27 to 0:22:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: bishop graves is the first to be on the t.v.a. board. it is an affront to the african-americans in our region. bishop graves is the first african-american to be on the t.v.a. board. at a time when there's

Lamar Alexander

0:22:37 to 0:22:53( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: a stream of democratic senators coming to the floor trying to find somebody to blame for high gas prices, why is the majority leader looking up two of the most valuable players on our team whose job

Lamar Alexander

0:22:53 to 0:23:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: it is is to deal with high gas prices, high electric prices, clean air, an national security. i respectfully suggest that the majority leader, for whom i have the greatest respect, lift this roadblock,

Lamar Alexander

0:23:05 to 0:23:18( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: sop changing law and custom. unlock our two players and let them out and let them into the game against gas prices and let them go to work. this is the disheartening playpen partisan politics, it

Lamar Alexander

0:23:18 to 0:23:33( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: disappoints the american people and causes them to cry out for changing the way that we do business in washington. i thank the chair and yield the floor. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer:

Lamar Alexander

0:23:33 to 0:23:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: the senator from tennessee is recognized. a senator: madam president, it is always an honor to be in the presence of the senior senator from tennessee who does such an outstanding job in this body by

Bob Corker

0:23:48 to 0:24:05( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: promoting bipartisan and, madam president, has certainly played a big role in that and i thank you for that. mr. corker: and i just want to say i came here, like you, to solve big problems for our

Bob Corker

0:23:48 to 0:28:39( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Corker

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