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Senate Proceeding 05-13-10 on May 13th, 2010 :: 5:19:40 to 5:21:54
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Jon Kyl

5:19:35 to 5:19:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: our government, to ensure that demo that public business is

Ron Wyden

5:19:40 to 5:21:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ron Wyden

Ron Wyden

5:19:42 to 5:20:04( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: done in public. mr. president, until about an hour or so ago, i thi -- i thought we would win a dramatic victory for the cause of open government. we had a good debate this morning on the measure. aisle talked about it.

Ron Wyden

5:20:05 to 5:20:25( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: mr. president, not one senator objected, not one was willing to say in public favor of secret holds. quite the opposite, we talked for sometime and no one objected at impression that the matter would

Ron Wyden

5:20:26 to 5:20:49( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: be scheduled for a vote this afternoon. given that, i was flabbergasted that right before it was time to vote, one senator -- just one-- without any lts whatever,

Ron Wyden

5:20:50 to 5:21:10( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: -- without any notice whatever mr. president, no bhats whatsoever, one senator sought to attach to our amendment, which would have received a resounding vote, senators are not going to vote in favor of secrecy when they're on the record -- one senator

Ron Wyden

5:21:11 to 5:21:33( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: attached completely unrelated matter, a very controversial matter. mr. president, i say to you, i say to never, ever would have done that to another colague. i have felt for many that the great challenge here in

Ron Wyden

5:21:34 to 5:21:54( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: the united states senate is to have colleagues work together, to have colleagues come together on both going to help us advance the cause of open government. it's going to help us to get the best possible policy. so if i had been in our colleague's shoes -- and i was interested in advancing this

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