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Senate Proceeding on May 5th, 2011 :: 6:18:55 to 6:26:15
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Thad Cochran

6:18:55 to 6:26:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Thad Cochran

6:19:07 to 6:19:28( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: absence of a quorum. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from mississippi's recognized. mr. cochran: madam president, i am pleased to introduce a resolution today to honor the distinguished 39-year career of

Thad Cochran

6:19:29 to 6:19:53( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: admiral thad daunt of the united states -- m --alexander hamilton observed that a few armed vessels judicially stationed at the entrance of our ports might at a small expense

Thad Cochran

6:19:58 to 6:20:20( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: be made useful cent law. this words inspired the united states coast guard. more than 200 years later the coast guard executing its diverse and challenging missions. demonstrating their dual functionality as both a military

Thad Cochran

6:20:21 to 6:20:42( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: service and a law enforcement authority. despite limited resources and a broadened scope of responsibility, the coast guard has risen to the increased challenges it faces. time and time again the men and women of the coast guard prove

Thad Cochran

6:20:43 to 6:21:03( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: the value of their presence and their important role in protecting the public as well as the environmental economic and security interests of the united states. for almost four decades admiral allen dedicated himself to these

Thad Cochran

6:21:04 to 6:21:25( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: missions and kept his -- capped his career by providing meritorious leadership to our nation's oldest, continuous sea-going service. thad allen was born and raised in tucson, arizona.

Thad Cochran

6:21:26 to 6:21:47( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: his parents were chief damage controlman clyde allen and wilma allen. after grad waight from the united states coast guard academy in 1971, he served in a variety of assignments e becoming commandante.

Thad Cochran

6:21:48 to 6:22:09( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: it has been said before and i think it is worth repeating, when times are at their worst, the coast guard is at its best. admiral allen deserves credit for providing the leadership skills that allow that statement to remain true during some of

Thad Cochran

6:22:10 to 6:22:32( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: the most difficult time of our nation in recent years. i came to know thad allen in a time of hardship. my home state of mississippi and other coast guard -- gulf coast states had just experienced two of the deadliest hurricanes in

Thad Cochran

6:22:33 to 6:22:53( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: our nation's history in katrina and rita. he was the principal federal official for response and recovery for those natural disasters. i will never forget the destruction we witnessed. homes, schools, and big oak

Thad Cochran

6:22:54 to 6:23:14( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: trees that had stood for decades were completely leveled. but through his efforts and those of the brave men and women throughout the coast guard over 33,500 gulf coast residents rescued from rooftops and flooded homes.

Thad Cochran

6:23:15 to 6:23:36( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: admiral allen proved himself to be a man of not just sterling courage with compassion to match, but also a man of great integrity and an enormous capacity for hard work. he is the direct -- he is a

Thad Cochran

6:23:37 to 6:23:58( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: direct reflection of a guardian ethos and an inspiration for those who have had the good fortune to work with him. admiral allen will be the first to say that the brave men and women throughout the ranks of the coast guard are the ones who deserve the credit for success. he has made a habit of openly praising their sacrifice and

Thad Cochran

6:23:59 to 6:24:23( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: often thankless service. today i'm proud to say that my state, due in part to his leadership, and those coast guard men and women who have served under him has made a great deal of progress in recovering from the most severe natural disasters in our nation's history.

Thad Cochran

6:24:24 to 6:24:44( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: as the coast guard's motto is semper paratis, always ready, admiral allen is an embodiment of that motto. we don't need to look back too far to find an example. most recently when the president selected him to serve as national incident commander in

Thad Cochran

6:24:45 to 6:25:06( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: the wake of the deepwater horizon oil spill in the gulf of mexico. admiral allen stood ready and provided resolute leadership overseeing the federal government's response and remaining on active duty for an additional three months past

Thad Cochran

6:25:07 to 6:25:27( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: his slated retirement. in mississippi we are grateful for the service and leadership of admiral thad allen, which will be long rembered and appreciated. i know that admiral and his family will enjoy the new

Thad Cochran

6:25:28 to 6:25:51( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: opportunities that come with retirement in addition to a well-earned respite from the demands and challenges of his exemplary career in the united states coast guard. ma

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