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Senate Proceeding on May 19th, 2009 :: 2:46:05 to 2:49:20
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Mitch McConnell

2:46:05 to 2:46:27( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: your best joins in congratulating you on this greatest accomplishment. mr. mcconnell: madam president. the presiding republican leader. mr. mcconnell: i'd like to join my friend, the majority leader, in recognizing our distinguished colleague for his achievement. i would say to my friend from michigan, only 20 senators in

Mitch McConnell

2:46:05 to 2:49:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Mitch McConnell

2:46:28 to 2:46:48( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: history have cast more votes, now, tha than carl levin, and fewer as unassuming, impressing colleagues by his dogged commitment to the manufacturers and for a lot of us, he has been the

Mitch McConnell

2:46:49 to 2:47:10( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: face of michigan. a product of detroit public schools, as the majority leader pointed out, senator levin school, and later harvard law school before returning to detroit to practice law. he held a number of public offices in detroit before becoming president of the detroit city council.

Mitch McConnell

2:47:11 to 2:47:32( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: in 1978 elected to a u.s. senate in an republican. four years later, senator levin was joined in congress by his best friend and his brother, sander. apparently people still sometimes confuse the them so it is probably a good thing they get along so well. people of michigan have been happy with senator levin's work in the

Mitch McConnell

2:47:33 to 2:47:53( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: five times including this past novemb his hometown paper calls hill "a principle leader and personally above reproach." we have seen his love of the state as automakers have struggled to stay afloat, working with members on both sides to help automakers and we have seen him outside t capitol showing solidarity with workers.

Mitch McConnell

2:47:54 to 2:48:15( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: he is committed to his state and he shows it. senator levin has fought hard for environmental causes. in 1990 he autred the great lakes critical programs act to create new standards of environmental protection for the great lakes. he also helped win passage of the great lakes legacy program, to clean up contaminated sediments.

Mitch McConnell

2:48:16 to 2:48:36( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: outside michigan most associate senator levin with his distinguished tenure. on the armed services committee he earned a reputation as a strong supporter of our nation's servic it was because of senator levin on this committee that he received the navy's highest award for civilian afew years ago, for the distinguished service to the navy and to the

Mitch McConnell

2:48:37 to 2:48:59( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: marines corps. senator levin's down-to-earth demeanor, some call it rum grumbling and efforts of detail and vigilance in monitoring business and government programs have earned him the respect of colleagues in the senate and the respect of amecans.

Mitch McConnell

2:49:00 to 2:49:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: so we hon him today. for a lifetime of public service. his career isn't over yet but it's appropriate on the occasion of this landmark 11,000 vote to stop and recognize the distinguished career of our good friend, the senior senator from michigan.

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