Metavid

Video archive of the US Congress

Senate Proceeding 05-13-08 on May 13th, 2008 :: 1:35:21 to 1:37:41
Total video length: 4 hours 23 minutes Stream Tools: Stream Overview | Edit Time

Note: MetaVid video transcripts may contain inaccuracies, help us build a more perfect archive

Download OptionsEmbed Video

Views:177 Duration: 0:02:20 Discussion

Previous speech: Next speech:

Edward Kennedy

1:35:21 to 1:35:41( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: and i would be happy to yield. mr. kennedy: i think all of us in this body know that the good senator represents a state, new jersey in this case, which had suffered extraordinary loss at the time

Edward Kennedy

1:35:21 to 1:37:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy

1:35:41 to 1:36:01( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: of 9/11. and a number of those extraordinary firefighters lived in the senator's state. and so when he speaks about these issues talking about the courage and the bravery of these firefighters,

Edward Kennedy

1:36:01 to 1:36:16( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: he talks about -- with a good bit of background and understanding and -- and certain enormous sense of compassion for having gone through with many of these families their loss. and that is why

Edward Kennedy

1:36:16 to 1:36:34( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: i believe the senator's strong support for this legislation as a former mayor and also someone that knows and has personal experience with these firefighters can speak so authoritatively about what

Edward Kennedy

1:36:34 to 1:36:44( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: this legislation can really mean in terms of the safety and security of the community and also with regard to the safety and security of the firefighters, police officers, first responders. does the

Edward Kennedy

1:36:44 to 1:36:58( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: senator agree with me that those that and their brothers and sisters, that perhaps were not lost on that day but in a very real sense, brothers and sisters of those first responders that were lost on

Edward Kennedy

1:36:58 to 1:37:14( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: the 9/11, many of whom lived in his district, did they feel that this legislation will help and assist the providing safety and security to the people, whether it's in new jersey or in the communities

Edward Kennedy

1:37:14 to 1:37:28( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: they represent and that they are supporting this legislation because they are very hopeful and prayerful that we'll never again face that kind of tragedy that we faced but that they believe that this

Edward Kennedy

1:37:28 to 1:37:41( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: legislation can help provide additional safety and security for their communities and for their -- for their fellow citizens? mr. menendez: well, i appreciate the senator from massachusetts' question,

Robert Menendez

1:37:41 to 1:37:59( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: the chairman of the committee, and the answer is yes. senator kennedy, fact is, is that new jerseyans -- the fact is, is that new jerseyans have this right. and every year when i've had visits from firefighters

Robert Menendez

1:37:41 to 1:40:07( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert Menendez

Personal tools

MetaVid is a non-profit project of UC Santa Cruz and the Sunlight Foundation. Learn more About MetaVid

The C-SPAN logo and other servicemarks that may be found in video content are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Metavid