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Senate Proceeding on Jun 22nd, 2009 :: 0:13:20 to 0:25:45
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John McCain

0:13:19 to 0:13:39( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: sanders haveis amendment. so, i can't possibly understand what excuse they have for not moving forward on this the presiding officer: under the previous order, the leadership time be reserved and there will be a period of morning business for one hour with time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees, with

John McCain

0:13:20 to 0:25:45( Edit History Discussion )
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John McCain

0:13:40 to 0:14:03( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: senators permitted to speak up to ten minutes each. a senator: the presiding officer: the senator from arizona. mr. mccain: mr. president, i -- there is a news report from the associated press entitled "iranian police use force to

John McCain

0:14:04 to 0:14:24( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: break up protests. tehran, iran, riot police attack hundreds of demonstrators with tear gas and fired live bullets in the air to disperse in central tehran monday, carrying out a threat by the country's most powerful security force to crush any further opposition protests over the

John McCain

0:14:25 to 0:14:46( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: disputed presidential election. witnesses said helicopters hovered over head as about 200 protesters gathered at a square, but hundreds of antiriot police quickly put an demonstration and prevented any gathering, even small groups, at the scene. iran said at least 17 protesters

John McCain

0:14:47 to 0:15:07( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: have been killed in a week of unrest after the eleoral press said that ahmadinejad was the winner are of the elections. severe restrictions on reporters have made it almost imposble to report on any demonstrations, clashes a

John McCain

0:15:08 to 0:15:29( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: iran has ordered reporters from foreign news agencies to stay in their offices barring them from any reporting on the streets. so the story goes on. demonstrations followed by repression, followed by murder

John McCain

0:15:30 to 0:15:50( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: in the streets and as these things seem to evolve, an event took place which may be the defining moment just yesterday in the struggle of the iranian people to be abl disagree with their government

John McCain

0:15:51 to 0:16:12( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: in this case because of a corrupt and f without being killed in the streets and beaten and imprisoned. and it has to do with a woman named nada, and i quote from an

John McCain

0:16:13 to 0:16:33( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: nbc news story dated june 22, 2009. and i quote -- "she sinks to the ground and a few minutes later she's dead. a video that has been posted on the internet reports to show the last moments of nada, a young iranian woman shot in the heart by government sharp

John McCain

0:16:34 to 0:16:55( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: shooters. overnight she has become a symbol of the opposition. the shaky blurred images of a young woman collapses on to the pavement. a dark pool of blood spreads beneath her body. two men kneel against the -- next to the woman and press on her chest emscreaming.

John McCain

0:16:56 to 0:17:17( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: the camera filming him zooms in on her face, her face turns to the side and blood streams out of her nose an mouth. madda, don't be afraid says 1 man. another man seeks to put her in e car and the video stops.

John McCain

0:17:18 to 0:17:38( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: the video appeared on the network sites faceboo and twitter saturday evening and it became a sensation being forwarded repeatedly. user groups were determined to get around get around the graphic film. it became forwarded so often,

John McCain

0:17:39 to 0:18:01( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: that it became imresponsible for youtube to remove it. so -- so, mr. president, we've seen, as we have in cases brutal repression throughout history, the living example or the dying example of

John McCain

0:18:02 to 0:18:22( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: and by sunday morning nada became the fifth more commented topic on twitter. she had already become a kind of joan of arc. -- quote -- "it took only one bullet to kill nada, it will take only one nada to stop

John McCain

0:18:23 to 0:18:44( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: iranian tyranny was one posting. quote: nada died with opened eyes. shame on us who lived with closed eyes. they killed nada, but not her voice was another. during the day, people replaced their profile pictures with tributes to the young woman such as, "i am nada," or "nada forever."

John McCain

0:18:45 to 0:19:07( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: another posted images of a broken heart in green, the color of the opposition movement. so, mr. president, a debate has been going on as to how much the united states of america, its president, the congress, and the american people shoul speak out in favor and in support of these

John McCain

0:19:08 to 0:19:30( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: brave iranians, average age in tehran is 33 years of age, and their quest for the fundamentals of freedom and democracy that we have enjoyed for more than a couple of centuries. so, all america, pays tribute to a

John McCain

0:19:31 to 0:19:51( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: brave young woman who was trying to exercise her human rights and was killed on the streets of all americans are with her. our thoughts and our prayers for her, her family, and her countrymen. now, mr. president, i'd likeo

John McCain

0:19:52 to 0:20:13( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: talk a bit about health care since that see major issue also of concern to all americans. today's millions of americans still lack health insurance coverage and we need to pass reforms that help em get coverage. yet, more time has gone by with

John McCain

0:20:14 to 0:20:35( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: no plan from the majority. while we wait, how many more people will forego needed care today? how many emergency rooms will have to care for americans who could have received care yerlier and -- earlier and at a lower cost from a medical professional if they had insurance? mr. president, the majority talks about reform and how

John McCain

0:20:36 to 0:20:57( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: critical it is to move with urgency. they also assert that the economic recovery depends on health care reform. so many of us would like to know where's the plan? it's impossible for us to move forward in any manner, let alone with urgency if we don't even have a complete bill.

John McCain

0:20:58 to 0:21:18( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: on tuesday, june 9th, after months of waiting the majority in the "help", on which i serve, offered a pargs list of -- hargsal list of health care proposals accounting that the missing pieces will be shortly coming. the majority pull together a roundtable, and held

John McCain

0:21:19 to 0:21:39( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: walkthroughs with our side on issues of prevention, quality, et cetera. the following week we were told we were receive the missing pieces soon or early last week. then we were told they would come foortsdz with the missing -- come forthwith the missing pieces last friday and now it is monday and we he received nothing.

John McCain

0:21:40 to 0:22:01( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: while we've waited the congressional budget office told ushat many of us had expected and feared about this bill. the cost of the bill would have a cost exponentially higher than many predicted. in fact, the incomplete bill would cost over $1 trillion.

John McCain

0:22:02 to 0:22:23( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: but this cost would only cover one-third of the 48 million americans who are currently uninsured. so we wait and wait and wait. having no details of the much-funded government plan or the proposal regarding penalties that the government wants to impose on employees are can't

John McCain

0:22:24 to 0:22:45( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: provide coverage or to provide the coverage. now we hear that this friday might be the day we have a chance to see what they've been working on behind closed doors. friday also happens to be the day of the fourth of july recess. the press and congr

John McCain

0:22:46 to 0:23:06( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: democrats have told the american people that health legislation must be passed by the senate prior to the august recess. given that we won't have the text of the legislation prior to e fourth of july recess, i'm skeptical that the "help" committee ant finance committee will -- and the finance committee will be

John McCain

0:23:07 to 0:23:30( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: complete their work, combine two possibly divergent bills on the nate floor and pass the bill in the five weeksemaining in the july work session. one thing i have found out here, mr. president, we miss a lot of things, but we merv miss a recess -- we never miss a recess.

John McCain

0:23:31 to 0:23:51( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: april, that included consideration health care reform legislation. one must wonder wonder if the majority is intentionally pushing back the schedule and dragging out this process so that a bipartisan process and a solution is not feasible. under budget reconciliation

John McCain

0:23:52 to 0:24:12( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: sounds arcane to most americans. the majority would be allowed to jam this important policy through the senate with 51 votes instead of the typical 60 with a limited time for debate and amendments. i am left to wonder if this contingency wasn't planned on

John McCain

0:24:13 to 0:24:33( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: all ang to use reconciliation to muscle through the health reform that we all know is desperately circumvent the normal of the united states senate. so i and my colleagues on this side of the aisle continue to await the democrats' complete

John McCain

0:24:34 to 0:24:54( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: bill in their plan to make taxpayers pay for this trillion dollar new government program. so many questions remain until the missing parts of the bill are provided. when will we get details of the government insurance plan we're told is essential to reform? when will we see what employer health care mandates look like?

John McCain

0:24:55 to 0:25:16( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: how much will the complete plan cost? how will it be paid for? each day the majority fails to provide a complete plan, along with a complete cost and how it wi that millions of without health insurance. mr. president, i ask unanimous

John McCain

0:25:17 to 0:25:34( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: consent to have two news articles that i quoted in my complete statement as part of the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mccain: mr. president, i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding of

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