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Senate Proceeding on May 13th, 2008 :: 0:30:02 to 0:36:06
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Pete Domenici

0:18:16 to 0:30:02( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Pete Domenici

Pete Domenici

0:29:47 to 0:30:02( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Domenici: very comfortable, given that give --giving the other side an opportunity to vote "no" again. with that, i yield the floor. mr. kenned y: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from massachusetts.

Edward Kennedy

0:30:02 to 0:30:13( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: mr. kennedy: i yield myself five minutes. mr. president, we're going to be vote ing on some exstrombly ex-- extremely important energy issues and i've expressed my views on those before. so i wanted

Edward Kennedy

0:30:02 to 0:36:06( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy

0:30:13 to 0:30:27( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: to take an opportunity to talk about another matter which we will be vote ing on later this morning, early this afternoon, and that will be the subject matter that will be before the senate for the

Edward Kennedy

0:30:27 to 0:30:40( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: next few days, an extremely important matter. it deals with our national security, primarily homeland security. it deals with the challenges that our first responders are face ed with. i'm talking

Edward Kennedy

0:30:40 to 0:30:55( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: about our police officers. we're talking about our firefighters. we're talking about first re responders. they are the ones that are on the cutting edge of our domestic national security. we're

Edward Kennedy

0:30:55 to 0:31:11( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: focusing and seeing massive reorganizations of our various institutions that have dealt with homeland security. we've seen additional resources focused on homeland security, and the legislation that senator gregg

Edward Kennedy

0:31:11 to 0:31:27( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: and i offer will strength strengthen our national security by including those individuals that are on the front line into the decision making about what is helpful and useful in terms of the security of our

Edward Kennedy

0:31:27 to 0:31:43( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: communities, small cities, large cities, all across in nation. and it'll give them a voice in making judgments and decisions so decisions are not going to be only being made by policy-makers and bureaucrats

Edward Kennedy

0:31:43 to 0:31:56( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: but by men and women that are on the ground. and what we know, mr. president -- it is called our public safety employer-employee cooperation act. it is bipartisan in nature, and it can make an extraordinary

Edward Kennedy

0:31:56 to 0:32:10( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: difference. we had the opportunity last evening to go over the essential elements of the legislation, sort of the do's and the don't's don't's. there are those that have mis misconstrued this legislation and

Edward Kennedy

0:32:10 to 0:32:29( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: have misrepresented the legislation. and we have seen that sort of technique around here in the united states senate when members differ with legislation and then distort it or mis misrepresent

Edward Kennedy

0:32:29 to 0:32:41( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: it and then differ with it. it's an old technique that is use ed around here. but we will have the chance this afternoon and tomorrow, and this is the notice that we'll welcome -- senator gregg and i

Edward Kennedy

0:32:41 to 0:32:55( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: will -- we will welcome the amendments. we want -- this legislation has, in one form or know, been before the senate previously. it had extraordinarily bipartisan support in the house of representatives.

Edward Kennedy

0:32:55 to 0:33:16( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: i believe 95 republicans support supported the legislation, which is an indication of the breadth of support that it has. so, mr. president, we will look and we're going to urge our colleagues to

Edward Kennedy

0:33:16 to 0:33:38( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: help us move this legislation which is of such great importance and consequence to the security of our people, ask them to help us move it forward. this week, mr. president, is the patrolmen's

Edward Kennedy

0:33:38 to 0:33:50( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: week -- police week. that police week goes back actually to the -- to 1962. it was canadian by named by president kennedy. it pays tribute to those who have lost their lives over the year. it is

Edward Kennedy

0:33:50 to 0:34:10( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: a very impressive ceremony ceremony, for those who have not gone to it. i have on a number of different occasions. but we take occasion this week to pay tribute to those first re responders and we have

Edward Kennedy

0:34:10 to 0:34:29( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: welcomed their very strong support for this legislation. i'll just mention, mr. president mr. president, this legislation will affect the number of police officers and it will affect the number of firefighters,

Edward Kennedy

0:34:29 to 0:34:44( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: some 300 300,000 police officers, 160 or so -- 300,000 police officers in 24 states are -- they are in strong support of the legislation. we also see with regards to the firefighters 134,000 of the firefighters

Edward Kennedy

0:34:44 to 0:34:56( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: and 2 firefighters in 24 different states. we have worked very closely with them. we have worked very closely with -- this is -- these are the various groups that support this legislation. the international

Edward Kennedy

0:34:56 to 0:35:14( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: association of firefighters, the infrastructure fernal order of police, the national association of police organizations, the international union of police, american federation of county and municipal employees

Edward Kennedy

0:35:14 to 0:35:28( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: and the brotherhood of teamsters. so, mr. president, as i say, we'll be ready for -- to deal with this right after the caucuses that we'll have during the noon hour. this hopefully legislation will

Edward Kennedy

0:35:28 to 0:35:42( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: be before the senate. we're hopeful now -- this is a vote on the motion to proceed. we ought to at least have that opportunity to debate this issue issue, and we are hopeful that we will receive

Edward Kennedy

0:35:42 to 0:35:54( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: the support from both sides of the aisle so we can move forward and debate that issue. mr. president, my time has expired, and i yield the floor. mrs. hutchison: mr. president? the presiding officer:

Edward Kennedy

0:35:54 to 0:36:06( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: the senator from texas. mrs. hutchison: mr. president, i rise today to talk about the bill that we are going to vote on starting at 11:00. we have an amendment filed by the distinguished republican

Kay Hutchison

0:36:06 to 0:36:23( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Hutchison: leader, the . the senator from new mexico is the prime sponsor of this amendment. and i commend senator domenici nor his continuing leadership in the energy -- for his continuing leadership in the

Kay Hutchison

0:36:06 to 0:44:17( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kay Hutchison

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