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Senate Proceeding on Sep 4th, 2007 :: 0:45:44 to 0:55:56
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Mitch McConnell

0:36:05 to 0:45:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

0:45:30 to 0:45:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: protecting america's vital, long- and short-term national security interests in the persian gulf and iraq. a good first step away from the political path would be to get the defense appropriations bill

Max Baucus

0:45:44 to 0:46:00( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: to the floor of the senate in the next week or two and get funding to our forces in the field. appropriations should be an urgent priority for us, as democrats insisted when they were in the minority. republicans

Max Baucus

0:45:44 to 0:55:56( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Max Baucus

Max Baucus

0:46:00 to 0:46:12( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: are ready to start fresh and to begin again in order to get many important and necessary things accomplished in the coming days and weeks. we'll call on our friends on the other side to do the same.

Max Baucus

0:46:12 to 0:46:27( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: mr. president, -- the presiding officer: the senior senator from montana. mr. baucus: mr. president, last friday the senior senator from virginia announced that he would not seek reelection to the

Max Baucus

0:46:27 to 0:46:44( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: senate. i speak today, therefore, in tribute to senator john warner. i've known john warner for nearly 30 years. in 197 the people of montana and virginia sent us both to the senate for the first time.

Max Baucus

0:46:44 to 0:47:04( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: i thank the people of montana and virginia for giving me the opportunity to serve with john warner. the election of 1978 brought 20 new senators to the senate. in that class, many senators moved on to other pursuits.

Max Baucus

0:47:04 to 0:47:22( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: neil armstrong, david boren, rudy boschwits, bill cohen, david due rein burger, roger skwrep is en, nancy kassebaum, david pryor, alan simpson and donald stewart tpr-fplt that class, three have gone

Max Baucus

0:47:22 to 0:47:35( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: to their final rest. we all recall the memory of colleagues now departed: jim exxon, howell heflin, paul tsongas. may their memories serve as a blessing. and from that class four remain in the senate:

Max Baucus

0:47:35 to 0:47:51( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: thad cochran, carl levin, this senator and john warner. as a young man, john warner fought forest fires in montana. and very, very often when i'm talking to john, he recalls those times in montana.

Max Baucus

0:47:51 to 0:48:03( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: his eyes brighten up. he very much reminisces in how much he enjoyed spending time in the state whether it is fighting fires or whether around bosman, montana. it comes through him very clearly when he

Max Baucus

0:48:03 to 0:48:20( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: talks about montana in his early years. at the age of 17, john warner joined the generation to fight world war ii, part of the greatest generation. john warner is one of five world war ii vets left in

Max Baucus

0:48:20 to 0:48:33( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: the senate. he shares that distinction with dan. mr. akaka: ka, dan inouye, and ted stevens. john warner went to college on the g.i. bill and then he entered the virginia university law school.

Max Baucus

0:48:33 to 0:48:47( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: but when the korean war broke out john warner, with his intense sense of patriotism, interrupted law school to serve his country again. this time he served as an officer in the marine corps. after

Max Baucus

0:48:47 to 0:49:03( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: returning from korea, john warner finished law school, worked as an assistant u.s. attorney and worked as a lawyer in private practice. he returned to public service in 1969 as under secretary of the

Max Baucus

0:49:03 to 0:49:17( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: navy and then in 1972 he succeeded our former colleague john chafee as secretary of the navy. he represented the defense department. in the senate, john warner served as chairman of the rules committee.

Max Baucus

0:49:17 to 0:49:29( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: he has served as chairman and ranking member of the armed services committee. he has come to be known as one of congress' most influential voices on matters of national defense. but i have come to know john

Max Baucus

0:49:29 to 0:49:41( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: warner best from our service togeth opbd environment and public works committee. john warner and i have worked together on that committee for more than 20 years. i joined the committee in 1981

Max Baucus

0:49:41 to 0:49:55( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: and john joined in 1987. and there for most of that time both of us he worked together as chairman and ranking minority member of one subcommittee or another. we worked together on transportation

Max Baucus

0:49:55 to 0:50:10( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: bills, and those are bills with such color names as istea, t-21, safety lube. for awhile we were chairman and ranking minority member of the transportation and infrastructure subcommittee. we worked

Max Baucus

0:50:10 to 0:50:25( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: on at least four renewals of the water resources development act. i remember fondly working closely with john on the transportation legislation of 1997 and 1998, t-21. we worked with our late colleague,

Max Baucus

0:50:25 to 0:50:40( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: john chafee. the three of us were just a wonderful team. you won't believe the chemistry the three of us working together. we decided early on that we'd stick together as a team. john warner, basically

Max Baucus

0:50:40 to 0:50:53( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: the southern donor states; john chafee basically the new england states; and i representing in some sense the western donee states. we represented the three major components that put together a transportation

Max Baucus

0:50:53 to 0:51:07( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: bill. and we stuck together and we worked together. and i mean worked together. there was a lot of talk about we need more --less partisanship around here. and i've got to tell you john warner and john chafee

Max Baucus

0:51:07 to 0:51:20( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: and i, we just sat down and worked things out. and the staff we had, we had terrific staff working for us, john, myself and john chafee. i remember very often in john chafee's office, sometimes

Max Baucus

0:51:20 to 0:51:32( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: in john warner's office deciding what's best on how to get a highway bill together. it was a wonderful opportunity, all of us working together. there were countless long days, many very, very long nights.

Max Baucus

0:51:32 to 0:51:44( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: you know, you learn a lot about a person when things sometimes get tight where the rubber meets the road. but i've got to tell you that in our case when negotiations were a little bit difficult,

Max Baucus

0:51:44 to 0:51:57( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: we didn't ever get personal, didn't get upset, didn't attribute alternative motives to anybody else. we decided we're going to work together. we're going to figure out how to get this done. as i said

Max Baucus

0:51:57 to 0:52:14( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: earlier, there's just a certain chemistry that came together with all six of us working together: my staff, his staff, their staffs and the six of us all together. it was just wonderful. i think i

Max Baucus

0:52:14 to 0:52:29( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: learned a lot from watching john chafee -- excuse me -- a lot from watching john warner. sand john chafee too, for that matter. they both served as marines and why they both were secretaries of the

Max Baucus

0:52:29 to 0:52:41( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: navy. john warner was a person who listened. he just sat there and listened. i had a point, john chafee had a point. other negotiations where john warner's been there. john will listen. john warner will

Max Baucus

0:52:41 to 0:52:53( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: listen, okay, that's interesting, lets see how we can make that work. he's a very skilled statesman in the sense that he cut to the core of the matter pretty quickly. not a lot of fuss. never

Max Baucus

0:52:53 to 0:53:07( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: get wrabd around the axle in details, things get off tangent in the wrong direction. they were around the core of the matter. when he came to the core of the matter, he would sum it all up in a very

Max Baucus

0:53:07 to 0:53:21( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: wonderful, sort of statesman, solid way as only john can. and we'd all sit there, yeah, that's about it. that's right. that's kind of what john said, that's probably right. and we'd go on from there.

Max Baucus

0:53:21 to 0:53:36( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: i learned a lot from john warner. i hope that i can use that in later years. you know, both leaders just now spoke about how john warner is not partisan, and it's true. i hope, frankly, mr. president,

Max Baucus

0:53:36 to 0:53:51( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: that as we finish this year and next year that a lot of us remember just the tone and the style with which john warner conducts himself. and he's also very courageous. it's been mentioned that john warner

Max Baucus

0:53:51 to 0:54:03( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: spoke up in the state of virginia, and he did not support his party's nominee for the senate. that was a gutsy thing to do, but he did it in a very civil way, not in a negative way, not in a partisan

Max Baucus

0:54:03 to 0:54:14( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: way. he spoke his mind about what was right. very, very courageous. and also the tone made his message and his belief that much more important, because people saw he's not being personal. people saw

Max Baucus

0:54:14 to 0:54:28( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: that he meant it. people saw that he was courageous and he was doing what he thought was the right thing to do. theame is true with respect to senator warner's recent decisions about the war in iraq. it's

Max Baucus

0:54:28 to 0:54:41( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: not really the party line, john's statements. he's saying that he thinks is right. he thinks it's the right thing to do. it's not partisan, but it is courageous and said in a very, very civil tone.

Max Baucus

0:54:41 to 0:54:54( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: and that's why i think people have called him a consensus builder and that's why people often say he has a penchant for bipartisan collaboration. mr. president, i just stand here to say that i really

Max Baucus

0:54:54 to 0:55:11( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: appreciate john warner. when i got the news that he was not going to seek reelection, i thought to myself, boy, this institution will be losing a great man. he's a wonderful person, and i just hope

Max Baucus

0:55:11 to 0:55:30( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: all of us, while we finish these next 15 months or so working with john, just thank john for what he is and also use john as someone that we can use as kind of a point of departure and say, hey, i

Max Baucus

0:55:30 to 0:55:40( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: want to be more like john warner. i want to do what's right. i want to be courageous. i want to be civil and do what the people of our states asked us to do. i salute john warner. mr. brown: mr. president?

Max Baucus

0:55:40 to 0:55:56( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: the presiding officer: the senator from ohio. mr. brown: thank you, mr. president. yesterday americans of all ages, from all segments of society, from hundreds of occupations and professions celebrated

Sherrod Brown

0:55:56 to 0:56:10( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: something uniquely american: labor day. our workers, tens of millions of hourly wage earners, hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, farmers and managers, tradesmen and saleswomen, our workers have

Sherrod Brown

0:55:56 to 0:59:37( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sherrod Brown

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