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Senate Proceeding on May 1st, 2008 :: 0:23:48 to 0:28:39
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Lamar Alexander

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

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

Bob Corker

0:24:05 to 0:24:19( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: country in a bipartisan way. and i just left a meeting that i think exemplifies that to the highest level. where ron wyden and bob bennett cosponsoring a great piece of legislation in a bipartisan way to

Bob Corker

0:24:19 to 0:24:31( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: solve the tremendous health care crisis that our country is dealing with today. i'm really proud to be part of that and to join them and n- a bipartisan way to -- join them in a bipartisan way to solve

Bob Corker

0:24:31 to 0:24:41( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: the problem. i know that many of us are doing the same things to focus on the energy issues that are before us as a country. thansd what i came here to -- and that's why i came here to the united

Bob Corker

0:24:41 to 0:24:58( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: states senate to do, and i know that's the reason why you, madam president, came to the united states senate. and that's why today -- that's why today i rise with tremendous frustration over the

Bob Corker

0:24:58 to 0:25:15( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: actions of our majority leader. i've enjoyed working with our majority leader and he certainly has done a good job in many instances, but today strictly on a politically motivated basis in a letter to the

Bob Corker

0:25:15 to 0:25:27( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: senior senator stating that he is not going to confirm t.v.a. appointees. because they -- they are not democrats. madam president, we went through a tremendous amount of effort, or this body did prior to

Bob Corker

0:25:27 to 0:25:42( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: me being here, to make sure that the t.v.a. board was a professional board. that people there were able to make decisions in the best interest of that body and all of the many people that are served

Bob Corker

0:25:42 to 0:25:55( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: by the t.v.a. facilities. these two nominees are outstanding human beings. they have served their state, theirities, and our country with great distinguish. bishop graves is someone who just recently

Bob Corker

0:25:55 to 0:26:08( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: was heralded here in washington because of his tremendous leadership on making sure that the racial divides that have been a part of our country were swept away. susan williams has done the -- has

Bob Corker

0:26:08 to 0:26:22( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: done the same -- has been a leader in many other ways in business and both of them have helped shepherd t.v.a. through, i think, sopping of the finest years that t.v.a. had has -- some of the finest years

Bob Corker

0:26:22 to 0:26:37( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: that t.v.a. has it. both of these are reappointments. that is, they both served as part of the t.v.a. board. which has been expanded geographically to bring in other states, which is a very, very,

Bob Corker

0:26:37 to 0:26:49( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: very good things, from the standpoint of board representation. both of these members were approved unanimously by e.p.w., again, a bipartisan effort. which i might say is also controlled by the democratic party.

Bob Corker

0:26:49 to 0:27:03( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and so i have to tell you while it is frustrating for me to see this body become a proxy in some cases for the presidential races and i hate to see some of the things that we deal with as a result.

Bob Corker

0:27:03 to 0:27:23( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and that diminishes this body -- that body. i will tell you that our leader taking this position is a tremendous disservice to this body. diminishes this body. and i hope that the leader will come

Bob Corker

0:27:23 to 0:27:35( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: to his senses, will realize that not only has he -- is he doing something that is a tremendous -- is of tremendous harm to t.v.a., it damages this body for the majority leader to act in such a politically

Bob Corker

0:27:35 to 0:27:47( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: motivated -- motivated way. i hope that very soon these nominees will be reappointed. i hope that t.v.a. can get about its business in serving the people of tennessee and other surrounding states

Bob Corker

0:27:47 to 0:27:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: in a proper way. and, madam president, i thank you for this time. i hope that the majority leader, again, will do the right thing, will cause these nominees to come to the floor. i'm sure that they

Bob Corker

0:27:59 to 0:28:39( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: will be unanimously confirmed if they are. i notice the absence of a quorum, and i thank you for the time to be able to speak. the presiding officer: thank you. the clerk will call the roll. quorum

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