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Senate Proceeding on Jul 10th, 2008 :: 0:01:29 to 0:05:39
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things, may the result of all the works within this place, free your people, free many nations from grief, hunger and pain. may all the works of justice and love, bring glory to your holy name.

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: this is our prayer. in jesus christ we pray, amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of

Thomas Carper

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Speech By: Thomas Carper

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. a senator: 34r-79? mr. esident? the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, july 10, 2008. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable mark pryor,

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: a senator from the state of arkansas, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: bert c. byrd, president pro tempore. the presiding officer:pr the senator from delaware. mr. carper: thank you, mr.

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: president. senator biden and i are delighted to welcome to the senate today reverend patricia bryant harris who pastors at a charge not far from where senator biden and i live in northern delaware. in

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: her prayer this morning, she called on god to grant us wisdom wisdom. and it's not infrequently when our senators meet with our own senate chaplain, barry black, that he too prays for us for wisdom and encourages

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: us to ask god for wisdom as we deliberate the issues that are before us. and as senator biden and certainly the presiding officer know, the issues before us this week have been difficult, and we need

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: all the wisdom we can garner. i've been privileged to know reverend harris for close to two decades. she is -- she's had a career that included remarkable accomplishments in the private sector, and then

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: somewhere in the 1990's, she decided she felt a calling from god to enter the ministry. she has done that as a methodist pastor in our state and a series of assignments in -- actually an assignment

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: that led her to salisbury, maryland, where she oversaw a great number of churches. she is a -- as you can tell from her prayer -- a loving, giving, a caring, patient person. she's one who has reminded me

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: and i think reminds her congreg congregants in her own home church in marshallton that god wants us to do two things, if nothing else do two things: to love the lord, thy god with all thy heart, soul

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: and mind, and love our neighbor as ourselves. barry black often reminds us here, we ask how do we use our faith to help with what we do as senators and he always takes us back to that commandment:

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: love thy neighbor as ourselves. she also reminds us we have an obligation to love those that are hungry. when people are naked, we have an obligation to clothe them. when they are sick and imprisoned, we

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: have an obligation, regardless of what our faith is, to visit them. those are wonderful lessons not just for the people in her congregation, or congregations over the years, and not just for those who worship

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: in our state, but wonderful lessons for us here in the united ates senate. and it is with great pride that senator biden and i welcome reverend harris here today to help get us started on the right foot

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: and to do not just the senate's business and not just the business of our country, but the lord's business as well. and with that having been said, i know senator biden is here, and he wants to comment.

Thomas Carper

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Thomas Carper: i'm delighted to do this and to welcome senator harris -- senator harris -- there there was a senator harris. i'm delighted to join him in welcoming reverend harris here today. mr. biden: mr. president?

Joseph Biden

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Joseph Biden: the presiding officer: the senator from delaware. mr. biden: reverend dr. harris is capable of being a senator. she has the capability and confidence to do any number of jobs i can think of. as my colleague

Joseph Biden

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Speech By: Joseph Biden

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