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Senate Proceeding on May 5th, 2010 :: 5:44:45 to 5:47:05
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Jeff Merkley

5:44:35 to 5:44:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Merkley: a senator: mr. president, the senate is still not in order. the presiding officer: the

Patrick Leahy

5:44:45 to 5:47:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy

5:44:47 to 5:45:07( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: senate is not in order. a senator: mr. president, i will support this nominee, but i should note that republicans have not allowed us to vote on a judicial nominee for almost two weeks. by this presidency, -- and democrats have been in charge prior to

Patrick Leahy

5:45:08 to 5:45:28( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: that -- the senate had confirmed 52 federal circuit and district court judges. as of t allowed only 20 republicans. incidentally, during the same period of time under president bush's presidency, republicans were in charge during part of that time.

Patrick Leahy

5:45:29 to 5:45:49( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: they didn't confirm a single one of president bush's nominees. democrats cfirmed 52. there are two dozen additional nominations stalled. it shouldn't take two weeks to try to get through the secret. we have -- the secret holds.

Patrick Leahy

5:45:50 to 5:46:10( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: we have people who were confirmed in the committee, have been confirmed unanimously on to hold them up after week. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from wyoming. mrenzi: thank you, mr. president. rising in support of the nominee. any delays that there have been on this has not been for this

Patrick Leahy

5:46:11 to 5:46:31( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: particular nominee nor has it been by the wyoming delegation at all, and i would mention that this is a position that has been open now for over two years. the firstominee for this position got a hearing but could not get a vote in committee, and th

Patrick Leahy

5:46:32 to 5:46:54( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: now have a new nominee, which is mrs. freudenthal, nancy freudenthal, who is also the first lady of wyoming, but she in her own right is -- has been an attorney, has served three different governors in the state of wyoming and does a phenomenal job. she has her law degree from the university of wyoming and would make an outstanding

Patrick Leahy

5:46:55 to 5:47:06( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: both senator barrasso and i are strongly in support of her and have been pushing -- yield? the senator is absolutely right. the wyoming senators did not

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