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Senate Proceeding on Jun 8th, 2011 :: 6:23:25 to 6:26:20
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Bob Corker

6:23:11 to 6:23:31( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: quorum call: mr. corker: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. corker: mr. president, i'd like to ask unanimous consent to winter the presiding officer: without objection. mr. corker: i thank you for that. mr. president, noticing that there is nothing happening on the floor, i want to come down and talk a little bit about the vote that just occurred on the tester-corker amend

Bob Corker

6:23:25 to 6:26:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Corker

Bob Corker

6:23:32 to 6:23:54( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: obviously, i was on the loosing side of this debate. but as we went back to our office, i did want to say that one of the folks that i have worked with for a long time noted that this may be the first time in a long, long time in the united states senate you had a

Bob Corker

6:23:55 to 6:24:16( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: real bipartisan debate where you had people on both sides of the aisle, on both sides of the issue in large numbers, and we came up short from my standpoint on the vote, the other side obviously didn't come up short, i want to say that i see a glimmer of hope in that

Bob Corker

6:24:17 to 6:24:38( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: regardless of how the outcome may have been on this particular vote -- and again i worked hard to try to pass an amendment that i thought was good policy, the fact is if you really look at the vote count, i cannot remember in a long time a vote on a contentious piece of legislation like this where there were so many people in the

Bob Corker

6:24:39 to 6:24:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: majority and minority on both sides of the issue just evaluating the policy on the grounds on which it was coming forth. so for what it's worth, i -- i thought that was an interesting observation. i want to say to those people who supported the tester-corker amendment, i thank them very much for them listening and

Bob Corker

6:25:00 to 6:25:20( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: working with us to try to pass the legislation, and for those people who voted against it, again, i thank them for the way in which this debate was conducted. again, it's been a long time since i remember something like this on the floor where you had such a split vote on both sides of the aisle, and i think that's

Bob Corker

6:25:21 to 6:25:41( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: progress and i just wanted to note that to the president and certainly to all of those who were actively engaged in this debate on both sides of it. i think that in itself, while, you know, we did not prevail in the legislation itself, from the standpoint of the senate, not myself, i think that is an accomplishment worth noting, and

Bob Corker

6:25:42 to 6:26:06( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: with that, mr. president, i want to yield the floor. and again i notice the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the will call the roll.

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