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Senate Proceeding on May 7th, 2010 :: 1:27:50 to 1:39:20
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Claire McCaskill

1:27:46 to 1:28:06( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: both sides. it seems to me to make good common sense. with that, mr. president, i yield the floor. mrs. mccaskill: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from missouri is recognized. mrs. mccaskill: mr. president, i listened to my colleague from oklahoma. i understand it's difficult to listen to any of us put motives

Claire McCaskill

1:27:50 to 1:39:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Claire McCaskill

1:28:07 to 1:28:29( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: on something when we don't know what the reason is. ascribing motives is really unfair when you don't know. but you know, sometimes my experience as a mother pops up in my brain. i think of my kids when they

Claire McCaskill

1:28:30 to 1:28:50( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: were little, especially as they became teenagers. and i rember one time catching one of my kids, and he had snuck out of the house at night in the dark. and i caught him, and i said,

Claire McCaskill

1:28:51 to 1:29:11( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: you know, you're in big trouble, buster. he said, "mom, i wasn't dng anything wrong. you know, we just walked around the block. you know, we weren't -- you know, weeren't doing anything you'd get mad about. we weren't drinking. we weren't smoking. we weren't chasing down girls. we justalked around the block." i said, you know, if you do it in the dark and you're not

Claire McCaskill

1:29:12 to 1:29:33( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: willing to tell me about it, then you know what i'm going to assume? i'm going to assume you're doing something sneaky and underhanded. and you just need to bank on that. that if you think you've got to hide something from me, you've got to assume i'm going to think you're doing something wrong. you're not willing to talk about it, you're not willing to own

Claire McCaskill

1:29:34 to 1:29:56( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: it, you're not wilng to tell me about it, you're in trouble. end of discussion. and that's why we're ascribing motives. it's only logical to assume that after voting for a bill that clearly says once the unanimous consent motion is made, you've

Claire McCaskill

1:29:57 to 1:30:18( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: got to come out of the darkness. you've got to explain what you're doing. the fact that these people are not doing it, i've got to tell you, if they were my kids, i'd assume they were doing something they weren't proud of.i would assume that. if they were doing it sneaky.

Claire McCaskill

1:30:19 to 1:30:39( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: and that's what this is. this is sneaky. because they're not stepping up, like the senator from oklahoma has. step up. own it. hold for as long as you like. some of us may agree with your reasons d join you. -- and joined new your hold.

Claire McCaskill

1:30:40 to 1:31:00( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: but there are -- and join you in your hold. but there are literally names on is list that no one knows why they're being hold. the white house doesn't know. the nominee doesn't know. maybe the leader mcconnell doesn't even know. it's nonsense. it's just plain and simple nonsense. so you're absolutely correct, my

Claire McCaskill

1:31:01 to 1:31:21( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: friend from oklahoma i absolutely correct. we should not ascribe motives. but it's only human nature if people are not looking at the plain language of the ethics bill they proudly voted for and doing what the plain language says you shall you're supposed to do, the people are going to start thinking that something underhanded is happening.

Claire McCaskill

1:31:22 to 1:31:42( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: the only way to fix that is to step up. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to executive session for the purpose of consideration of calendar number 648, the nomination of michael w. punke to be deputy trade representative with the rank of ambassador, the the motion to reconsider be laid on the table,

Claire McCaskill

1:31:43 to 1:32:03( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: "no" the president be immediately notifieof the senate's action, and any statements appear in the record as if revmentd the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. coburn: i object. the presiding officer: objection is heard. scl skill i ask that the senate proceed to the executive session for the purpose of calendar

Claire McCaskill

1:32:04 to 1:32:24( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: number 649, the nomination of islam sediqie that the nomination be confirmed, that the motions to reconsider be laid on the table, no further motions be in order, the president be immediately notified of the senate's action and any statements relating to the nominee appea appropriate place in the order as if read. the presidg officer: is there objection? burn brn i object. the presiding officer: objection is heard.

Claire McCaskill

1:32:25 to 1:32:45( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: ms. mccaskill: i ask that the senate proceed to executive session for the purpose of consideration of calendar number 799, in a many nomination be carolyn hessler radelet be made director of the peace corpsthe president be immediately notified of the senate's action and any statements appear in the

Claire McCaskill

1:32:46 to 1:33:06( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: record as if read. the presiding officer: is there objection? bur brn i object. the presiding officer: objection is heard. ms. mccaskill: i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to executive session for the purpose of consideration of calendar number 800, elizabeth littlefield, to be president of the overseas private investment corporation, nomination be confirmed, the motions to reconsider be laid on the table,

Claire McCaskill

1:33:07 to 1:33:28( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: no further motions be in order, the president be immediately notified, and the any statements relating t the nominee appear in the record as if read. the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. corn: i object. the presiding officer: objection is heard. ms. mccaskill: i ask unanimous consent that the national proceed to executive session for the purpose of consideration of ambassador ambassador 801, the

Claire McCaskill

1:33:29 to 1:33:49( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: nomination of lana pollack to be commissioner on part of the united states on the international joint commission, united states and canada, the nomination be confidence, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table, no further in order, the president be moat notified of the senate's action, any statements appear in the record as if read. the presiding officer: is there, sno. mr. coburn: i object. the presiding officer: objection is hea. ms. mccaskill: mr. president,

Claire McCaskill

1:33:50 to 1:34:11( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to executive session for the purposes of consideration of calendar number 809, bisa williams to be ambassador straird nature to the uned states of america to the republic of niger, nomination be confirmed, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table, no further motions be in order,

Claire McCaskill

1:34:12 to 1:34:33( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: the presint be immediately notified st senate's action and any statements relating to the nominee appearing at the appropriate place plt record n.a.s. read. the presiding officer: is there objection? burn brn i object. the presiding officer: objection is heard. ms. mccaskill: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to executive session for the ppose of consideration of calendar number 810, raoul jzaguir revment tosh

Claire McCaskill

1:34:34 to 1:34:55( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: ambassador to the dominican republic, the nomination be confidence, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table, no further motions be in order, the president be immediately notified of the senate's action and that any statements relating to the nominee appearing at the appropriate praise in the record as if read. mr. coburn: i object. the presiding officer: objection is heard. ms. mccaskill: i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to executive session for the purpose of consideration of

Claire McCaskill

1:34:56 to 1:35:17( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: calendar number 811, the nomination be confirmed, the motion to reconsider be made on the table, no further motions be made. ness for the 234078 nation of theodore seventh wick, the ambassador to the sloughic republic. the president be immediately notified of the senate's action and an any statements appear at the appropriate lace in the prord as if read. the presiding officer: is there objection?

Claire McCaskill

1:35:18 to 1:35:38( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: mr. coburn: i object. i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to executive session to consider calendar number 812, robert stephen ford to be ambassador to the syrian air be a republic, the nomination be confidence, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table, no further motions be in order, the president be immediately notified of the senate's action and any stay i wants relang to the nominee

Claire McCaskill

1:35:39 to 1:35:59( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: appear in the record. the presiding officer: is there objection? burn brn i object. the presiding officer: objection is heard. ms. mccaskill: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the sete proceed to executive session 824, dana katherine bilyeu. the nomination be confirmed, the motion to reconsider be laid on the tableno further motions be

Claire McCaskill

1:36:00 to 1:36:20( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: in order, the president be immediately notified of the senate's action, any statements appear in the record as if read. the presiding the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. coburn: i object. mrs. mccaskill: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to executive session for the purposes of 826, michael d. kennedy, to be a

Claire McCaskill

1:36:21 to 1:36:41( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: member of the federal retirement thrift investment board, that the motion reconsider, that the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table, that the president be immediately notified of the senate's action, and that any statements appear in the appropriate place in the record as if read. the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. coburn: i object. mrs. mccaskill: mr. predent, i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to executive

Claire McCaskill

1:36:42 to 1:37:02( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: session 827, dennis p. walsh, to be the chairman of special panel on appeals, that the nomination be confirmed, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table, no further motions be in order, the president be immediately notified of the senate's action and any statements relating to the nominee appearing at the appropriate place in the record as if read. the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. coburn: i object. the presiding officer: objtion is heard. mrs. mccaskill: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the

Claire McCaskill

1:37:03 to 1:37:23( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: senate proceed to the executive session for the purposes of calendar number 829, todd edelman to be associate judge, the nomination be confirmed, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table, no further motions be in order, the president be immediately notified of the senate's action, and that any statements relating to the nominee appear at the appropriate place as if read the the. the presiding officer: is there objection?

Claire McCaskill

1:37:24 to 1:37:44( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: mr. coburn: i object. the presiding officer: objection is heard. mrs. mccaskill: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to the executive session for the purposes of consideration of calendar number 830, judith anne smith, to be associate judge of the superior court odistrict of columbia, the nomination be confirmed, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table, no further motions be in order, the president be immediately notied of the senate's action, and that any statements relating

Claire McCaskill

1:37:45 to 1:38:05( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: to the nominee appearing at the appropriate place in the record as if read. the presiding officer: is there objection? objection is heard. mrs. mccaskill plon mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to executive session for the purpose of consideration of calendar number 832, david b. fein, to be united states attorney for the district of connecticut -- united states

Claire McCaskill

1:38:06 to 1:38:27( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: attorney for the district of connecticut, the nomination be confirmed -- i believe, mr. president, that united states attorney for the district of connecticut would have jurisdiction over any federal crimes that may have been committed by the individual that tried to blow up people in times

Claire McCaskill

1:38:28 to 1:38:49( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: square on saturdayight. that man led in connecticut. any activities that he engaged in, in pnning this disas a reasonablareasonabldastardlyplot, that thank god no one was killed. but we have no u.s. attorney in

Claire McCaskill

1:38:50 to 1:39:10( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: connecticut, that would be the chief law eorcement sofer any federal crimes -- officer on any federal crimes that would have been committed by this american citizen who has confessed to some of his crimes. but we may not be aware of other crimes that may have been committed. the nomination be confirmed of david b. fein to be united

Claire McCaskill

1:39:11 to 1:39:20( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: states attorney for the district of connecticut, the motion to reconsider be considered me and laid upon the table, no further motions be in order, the president be immediately notified of the senate's action,

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