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Senate Proceeding on May 9th, 2011 :: 0:12:55 to 0:15:30
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Harry Reid

0:12:55 to 0:15:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Harry Reid

Harry Reid

0:12:57 to 0:13:17( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: quorum call: the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: h.r. 3 is at the desk. i understand it's due second reading. the presiding officer: a quorum call i progress. mr. reid: i ask that the quorum call be vitiated. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: i'm told that h.r. 3 is at the desk second reading.

Harry Reid

0:13:18 to 0:13:38( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: the presiding officer: the clerk will read the bill for the second time. the clerk: to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions and for other purposes much mr. reid: mr. president, i would now object to any further proceedings at this time. the presiding officer: the objection having been heard, the bill will be placed on the

Harry Reid

0:13:39 to 0:14:00( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: calendar under rule 14. mr. reid: mr. president, every time we have a peaceful transfer of power, at any level of our government, it speaks to the strength of our democracy. today is no different. today nevada welcomes their newly appointed senator, dean heller. until a few minutes ago, congressman heller, to this side

Harry Reid

0:14:01 to 0:14:21( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: of the capitol. nevada is still reeling from the wall street, we're looking forward to the new junior senator to make tough choices. the senate will soon -- the senate will soon confront one of those tough choices. we'll continue our conversation about how to save taxpayer money and lower our nation's deficit

Harry Reid

0:14:22 to 0:14:43( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: and debt. we have to recognize that we cannot do either so long as we keep giving away money to oil companies that clearly don't need taxpayer handouts. as gas prices and oil company profits keep rising, each senator will have a chance to stand with the millionaires or middle class. today the senate will

Harry Reid

0:14:44 to 0:15:05( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: today vote on whether to advance the attorney general's top deputy jim cole. the attorney general runs the operations day to day of the department of justice. he also supervises the national security division and makes critical decisions each day that affect the safety of our great nation. for instance, jim cole is one of the only people at the department of justice who can sign the critical warrants to permit our intelligence officials to conduct

Harry Reid

0:15:06 to 0:15:31( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: surveillance on suspected terrorists. in the last week, our country has been reminded of the incredibly important role our intelligence community plays. it's unthinkable that the partisanship and legislative poise of keeping a public servant as qualified as jim cole in an important national security role. i hope the senate will confirm

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