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Senate Proceeding on Jul 22nd, 2010 :: 0:39:40 to 0:42:25
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Tom Harkin

0:39:36 to 0:39:57( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: and i'm grateful to be able to stand here today and make these comments. madam president, i yield the floor. mr. harkin: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. harkin: let me say to my friend, i was proud to stand with the senator from utah 20 years ago we stood here together, got the

Tom Harkin

0:39:40 to 0:42:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Harkin

Tom Harkin

0:39:58 to 0:40:20( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: bill through, and i rember so vidly in my mind's-eye when we walked out to that anteroom. i mean, few people are blessed in their lifetimes to have that kind of a moment where something so meaningful was done and you

Tom Harkin

0:40:21 to 0:40:41( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: see so many people whose -- before that whose lives were stunted because they did not have the accessibility. and now to see this sort of, the walls come tumbling down. i remember our association so well. i rember -- well, you know, i

Tom Harkin

0:40:42 to 0:41:02( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: know my friend would agree with me that this was not slam dunk. this was not a real easy thing that we just brought up in one day and it just happened. senator hatch and i worked on this for years. this took a long time to work out. but through the good faith on people on all sides, we worked

Tom Harkin

0:41:03 to 0:41:23( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: with the disability rights community, we worked with all the different disability groups, the chamber of supported the bill in its end, we worked together to bring everybody together. but that was a long process, as the senator rembers. but i say to my friend from utah, i -- i cherish those memories.

Tom Harkin

0:41:24 to 0:41:44( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: i was honod to stand with him 20 years ago. i'm honor to stand with him here today and i cherish so much the friendship that we have developed over all those years. the senator from utah is a true friend not only personally but also professionally and he has always lent his weight and hi

Tom Harkin

0:41:45 to 0:42:08( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: his -- his seniority, his expertise here in the senate to making sure that people with dibilities have that same equal opportunity and equal access. and i think maybe both of us, because of our brothers that we had in our lifetimes who were disabled, affected us greatly

Tom Harkin

0:42:09 to 0:42:27( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: and i think it imbued us both with a spirit of working hard to make sure that people with disabilities had all the access and all the opportunities that everyone else enjoys. so i thank my friend for his -- for his statement and, more than that, i thank him for his great

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