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Senate Proceeding on May 13th, 2010 :: 0:33:40 to 0:35:14
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Ron Wyden

0:33:36 to 0:33:57( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: a day, even for a minute, thatc hold is going to be disclosed. second, the proposal makes it harder for a group of senators to place revolving holds on a nomination or a i particularly want to thank senator whitehouse who has highlighted this question of revolving holds in his past comments on the floor.

Ron Wyden

0:33:40 to 0:35:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ron Wyden

Ron Wyden

0:33:58 to 0:34:18( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: with the six-daytime period, a group of senators can literally pass a hold from one colleague to another and never have it disclosed. by requiring all holds to be made public, it will be much more difficult to find new senators to place?o revolving holds.

Ron Wyden

0:34:19 to 0:34:40( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: comes down to is the question of whether public business ought to actually be done in public. and it seems to me if i important enough for a united states senator to say that they're making this a priority, it ought to be a public matter and not be something that is decided in the shadows awafrom

Ron Wyden

0:34:41 to 0:35:01( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: the public and unaccountable in terms of decision making here in the senate. i want to thank my colleagues. this has been part of a bipartisan coalition, and no one has put more time into this cause than my friend from iowa, senator grassley. i also want to thank senator

Ron Wyden

0:35:02 to 0:35:14( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: mccaskill, who has prosecuted this cause of accountability and openness relentlessly. she and senator warner, senator whitehouse, senator inhofe, senator collins; i could go on.

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