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Senate Proceeding 05-13-08 on May 13th, 2008 :: 1:40:07 to 1:41:41
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Robert Menendez

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

Robert Menendez

1:39:47 to 1:40:07( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: -- they understand the polar benefits for a much broader -- potential benefits for a much broader universe. mr. kennedy: i see other senators who want to address the senate. we've been reminded about how long

Edward Kennedy

1:40:07 to 1:40:27( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: we've been considering this legislation and how important it is that we do it at the present time. as the senator knows, this was a bill -- the bill was initially introduced by our former colleague,

Edward Kennedy

1:40:07 to 1:41:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy

1:40:27 to 1:40:46( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: mike -- senator dewine, mike dewine, in 1999. and the senate even voted on it in 2002, and we had a "help" committee meeting on this -- hearing on this same legislation in the 106th congress in 2001.

Edward Kennedy

1:40:46 to 1:40:58( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: so many of these brave responders have waited for a long time. this has gone on some eight years without having a completion. it's a matter that's bren this body as well in the -- that's been before

Edward Kennedy

1:40:58 to 1:41:11( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: this body as well in the previous -- during this congress. so would the senator not agree with me finally that the time is now to take action? this is the time. we're talking about homeland security.

Edward Kennedy

1:41:11 to 1:41:23( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: we're talking about first responders, talking about those firefighters and police officers officers. now is the time to permit them to be fully engaged and involved in further advancing the safety and

Edward Kennedy

1:41:23 to 1:41:41( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: security of our -- of our colleagues. would the senator not agree with me that this ought to be -- this is a subject matter that we ought to -- we have full awareness of and knowledge of and should

Robert Menendez

1:41:41 to 1:41:55( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: be ready to take action on? mr. menendez: i agree fully with senator kennedy that, in fact, it is past time. senator dewine, who is a republican, obviously saw the wisdom of this legislation. and it

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