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Senate Proceeding on May 10th, 2011 :: 0:05:40 to 0:09:25
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Harry Reid

0:05:19 to 0:05:42( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: until 2:15 for our weekly caucus meetings. working to setup a debate and vote on the nomination of edward chen to be a district judge in the state of california as soon

Mitch McConnell

0:05:40 to 0:09:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

0:05:43 to 0:06:05( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: as we notify when that vote is president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: madam president, later today the president is expected to speak in el paso about our nation's immigration policy. getting immigration policy right is one of the more difficult

Mitch McConnell

0:06:06 to 0:06:27( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: challenges we face as a nation. and republicans are committed to meeting it. as with most serious challenges, however, the only way we'll make progress is by working on a solution that's acceptable to both parties. for republicans that means the president will have to present a plan that takes amnesty off the table and focuses instead on

Mitch McConnell

0:06:28 to 0:06:48( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: make a real commitment to border and internal security. if the president does these two things, he will find strong bipartisan support. if he doesn't, he won't. another difficult challenge if we're only solving by together is bringing down nays' debt.

Mitch McConnell

0:06:49 to 0:07:09( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: to -- nation's debt. both parties meant with the president last week at blair house. the participants had what all sides agree a productive meeting and they'll meet again this afternoon. unfortunately, there still seems to be a serious disconnect between the two parties on this issue. there is still those on the other side who think we can put

Mitch McConnell

0:07:10 to 0:07:31( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: off difficult decisions until after the next presidential election or even beyond. republicans strongly disagree. in our view doing nothing about the debt would be far more dangerous in the long run than failing to raise the debt ceiling. i've said this before and speaker boehner reiterated the

Mitch McConnell

0:07:32 to 0:07:52( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: point yesterday in new york. the warning bells are simply too loud to ignore this crisis any longer and the debt limit debate presents us with a prime opportunity for a meaningful, positive action. if the last financial crisis taught us anything it's that we can't afford to play with fire when it comes to economic forces

Mitch McConnell

0:07:53 to 0:08:13( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: this great. we need to get serious now. before the crisis that we know is coming. and that means entitlement reform needs to be on the table. this is a serious crisis. we muss do something serious. entitlement reform needs to be a

Mitch McConnell

0:08:14 to 0:08:34( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: part of it. that's the only way we'll send a message to the world we're actually willing to make the tough decisions needed to get our fiscal house in order. that's the only way the markets, the american people and the rest of the world, especially those that hold so much of our debt will believe we're on right track.

Mitch McConnell

0:08:35 to 0:08:56( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: so as we prepare for a second round of talks, i would renew the call to get serious about this looming crisis and do something serious. and i would do what it takes to make sure we avert it without making taxes or averting tax increases in the future which would only destroy jobs.

Mitch McConnell

0:08:57 to 0:09:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: we can avert this crisis without doing harm to the economy or slowing down any economic recovery. that means no tax hikes now and it means not rewarding the failure of a futuring on with automatic access to more taxpayer dollars. above all, it means serious reforms. we need to summon the courage to make some tough decisions right

Mitch McConnell

0:09:18 to 0:09:32( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: now. madam president, i

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