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Senate Proceeding 07-20-10 on Jul 20th, 2010 :: 0:40:35 to 0:43:40
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Patrick Leahy

0:40:33 to 0:40:56( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: senator from tennessee on the floor. i would note that -- i'm hopeful that the senate republican leadership would take the opportunity to enter into a time agreement on one of the more than 20 judicial nominations that have been stalled from senate consideration. i'm referring to the nomination of jane stranch of tennessee.

Patrick Leahy

0:40:35 to 0:43:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy

0:40:57 to 0:41:20( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: her nomination was reported by a bipartisan majority of the senate judiciary committee last november, eight months ago. after the nomination was repo was cleared on the democratic side. all democratic senators said they were prepared to gohead and debate the vote for it.

Patrick Leahy

0:41:21 to 0:41:42( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: i had given my friend from tennessee, the distinguished senior senator from tennessee, my assurance that jane stranch's nomination, her nomination had been cleared on the democratic side. i have spoken about this nomination a number of times because it is one of the oldest

Patrick Leahy

0:41:43 to 0:42:06( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: on the calendar, and i know that the senior senator from tennessee has expressed his frustration to me about the fact that it has not been voted on in the last eight months. so i went to him last week and said that i was going to make a

Patrick Leahy

0:42:07 to 0:42:28( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: unanimous consent agreement -- orunanimous consent for time agreement to consider her nomination. the senator asked if i would wait until today, which i was glad to do. i waited eight months anyway. i had no way fault the senior senator from tennessee. he has been very clear to me he

Patrick Leahy

0:42:29 to 0:42:50( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: is ready to vote whenever this would come forward. so seeing the republican leader on the floor, i will now propound the unanimous consent request, and i ask unanimous consent as if in executive session at a time to be determined by the majority leader following consultation

Patrick Leahy

0:42:51 to 0:43:11( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: with the republican leader that the senate proceed to executive session to consider calenda number 552, the nomination of jane b.stranch of tennessee to be a judge on the united states court of appeals for the sixth circuit. that there be three hours of debate with respect to the nomination, with the time equally divided and controlled

Patrick Leahy

0:43:12 to 0:43:32( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: between the chairman and ranking member of the judiciary committee -- that would be myself and senator sessions or our designees. that upon the use of -- or yielding back of time, the senate proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination. that upon confirmation of the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon

Patrick Leahy

0:43:33 to 0:43:42( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: the table, the statements relating to the nomination appear at the appropriate place in the record as if read, the president be immediately notified of the senate's action,

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