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Senate Proceeding 05-13-10 on May 13th, 2010 :: 5:17:25 to 5:19:34
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Ron Wyden

5:17:09 to 5:17:32( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: quorum call: thpresiding officer: the senator from north dakota. the sena mr. wyden: thank you. mr. president, i would ask to speak as the presiding officer: we've got mr. wyden: i would ask unanimous consent to vacate the quorum call. objection, so ordered. mr. wyden: i would ask unanimous consent to speak as if in morning business. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered.

Ron Wyden

5:17:25 to 5:19:34( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ron Wyden

Ron Wyden

5:17:33 to 5:17:53( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: mr. wyden: mr. president and colleagues, the american people are furious at the way business is done in washington, d.c. today, on the flo of the united states senate, we saw a pretty good

Ron Wyden

5:17:54 to 5:18:15( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: mr. president, for many months, a large group of senators on both sides of the aisle -- senator grassley, senator inhof inhofe, senator collins, among th republicans, a host of my colleagues on our side of the aisle let by senator

Ron Wyden

5:18:16 to 5:18:37( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: mccaskill, senator bennet, a host of others -- have been working to try to eliminate the secret hold here in the united states senate, which is in my view one of the most pernious, most antidemocratic practices in government. what the secret hold allows,

Ron Wyden

5:18:38 to 5:19:01( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: mr. president, is for just one senator -- just one -- to anonymously keep the american people from getting any sense of a particular piece of legislation, someone who's been nominated for an appointment, really any most important business that is

Ron Wyden

5:19:02 to 5:19:23( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: before the united states senate. the senator from missouri, who is here, has noted that at times there are scores to scores of secret holds. i've point the out that this -- i've pointed out that this has happened for years on both sides of the aisle. so this has been an opportunity, when the country is crying out

Ron Wyden

5:19:24 to 5:19:34( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: for bipartisanship, for democr r together as our large group as done, to fix this, to on up

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