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Senate Proceeding on May 25th, 2010 :: 2:08:05 to 2:10:25
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Ron Wyden

2:07:56 to 2:08:16( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: the point is, we do have a great deal of consensus. we have three senators -- we've had three senators in effect talk over the last 20 minutes. no substantive disagreement. the reality is eliminating secret holds and shining some nlight here in st business.

Ron Wyden

2:08:05 to 2:10:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ron Wyden

Ron Wyden

2:08:17 to 2:08:38( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: it is ready to go. it has been ready to go now four times in the last ten days. and i very much appreciate senator grassley's comment today. we ought to have i have tried to show my good will, as the distinguished senator from iowa has this morning, in saying that we

Ron Wyden

2:08:39 to 2:08:59( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: happen to think that senators coburn and mccaskill and senator demint's comments reflect this, have a very good idea as well. i have told them privately and again i state publicly this morning that it is my intent to be a cosponsor of the legi it's knot yet ready to go -- it's not yet ready to go, which is in effect what senator

Ron Wyden

2:09:00 to 2:09:21( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: grassley has touched on. and efforts to reform the senate and do our business in public when the american people are as angry as they are at the way washington, d.c., does business, you ought to have, as senator

Ron Wyden

2:09:22 to 2:09:43( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: have the guts to go public when you're trying to object to a bill or nomination. so, senator grassley, my thanks to you -- t you've tried to reach out to colleagues on both sides of the aisle. that's what i've tried to do this morning with our comments to senator demint.

Ron Wyden

2:09:44 to 2:10:04( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: i'll close by saying as i have on the floor of the senate -- and i also note the chairman of the appropriations committee, who has also been supportive of the push to get rid of secret holds. i thank him for giving us this opportunity to speak here on the floor of the senate this morning. senator grassley and i are going

Ron Wyden

2:10:05 to 2:10:25( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Wyden: to come back again and again and again until this secret hold, which is an indefensible violation of the right -- to the public's right no know, is finally buried. so i thank senator grassley again for all of the support and courtesy. mr. president, i he 12 unanimous consent requests for committees to meet during today's session of the senate.

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