Metavid

Video archive of the US Congress

Senate Proceeding on Sep 4th, 2007 :: 6:19:37 to 6:28:04
Total video length: 7 hours 19 minutes Stream Tools: Stream Overview | Edit Time

Note: MetaVid video transcripts may contain inaccuracies, help us build a more perfect archive

Download OptionsEmbed Video

Views:154 Duration: 0:08:27 Discussion

Previous speech: Next speech:

Robert Byrd

6:19:37 to 6:20:16( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: virginia. mr. byrd: mr. president, it is with great pleasure, great pleasure that i congratulate my very highly esteemedolleague and dearest friend, senator edward kennedy. upon his casting his 15,000th

Robert Byrd

6:19:37 to 6:28:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert Byrd

Robert Byrd

6:20:16 to 6:20:56( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: vote. senator kennedy has now become a member, an illustrious member of one of the most exclusive clubs in the whole wide world. throughout the entire history of the united states senate, only two other u.s.

Robert Byrd

6:20:59 to 6:21:39( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: senators have cast 15,000 votes. i and the late senator strom thurmond of south carolina. as a charter member of this exclusive club, i welcome senator kennedy aboard. this latest achievement is only

Robert Byrd

6:21:52 to 6:22:20( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: one of many for this fine son of massachusetts. he has spent more than half his life -- he has spent more than half his life in the senate, and is the third-longest serving senator in u.s. history.

Robert Byrd

6:22:20 to 6:22:44( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: as i have said before on this floor, history -- yes -- history will be kind -- yes -- to senator kennedy. i have no doubt that history will not only regard senator kennedy, senator ted kennedy, as one

Robert Byrd

6:22:44 to 6:23:14( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: of the most effective national legislators of the 20th and now the 21st century, but also as one of the great senators, one of the great senators ever to have graced this illustrious chamber. although

Robert Byrd

6:23:14 to 6:23:38( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: born to a life of privilege, senator kennedy had dedicated his life -- his life -- to serving others. senator kennedy represents the heart -- the heart, the heart -- and the conscience of american

Robert Byrd

6:23:38 to 6:24:05( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: liberalism. senator kennedy is responsible for much indeed, much of the progressive legislation of the last four decades. he is always a powerful, always a powerful and eloquent voice for the poor and

Robert Byrd

6:24:05 to 6:24:29( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: the oppressed, expressing his view in sobering speeches and passionate struggles for the rights of labor, for health care reform, and for strengthening the social safety net for america's less fortunate.

Robert Byrd

6:24:29 to 6:24:56( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: in the united states senate -- in the united states senate -- he has demonstrated that it is through public service, to paraphrase his brother, president john f. kennedy -- his late brother, president

Robert Byrd

6:24:56 to 6:25:19( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: john f. kennedy -- that americans can stop asking what their country can do for them and actually do something for their country. senator ted kennedy gave me unstinting support during the years when it

Robert Byrd

6:25:19 to 6:25:43( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: was my privilege to serve as theenate democratic majority leader and minority leader at different times. when times got tough, i knew that i could always count on ted kennedy's advice and his support

Robert Byrd

6:25:43 to 6:26:17( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: support. it may have been a needed vote. it may not have been. it may have been assistance in building approval for a legislative proposal. but whatever, whatever, whatever's needed, ted kennedy

Robert Byrd

6:26:17 to 6:26:43( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: was always there. and i was always grateful. thank you, ted. i shall always value ted kennedy's friendship not only to me, but to the great people of the great state, epluribus unum, of west virginia.

Robert Byrd

6:26:43 to 6:27:04( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: and i am pleased and i am proud -- proud, ted -- to have had the pleasure and the honor and the great privilege of serving with this extraordinary ily great senator in the united states senate. congratulations.

Robert Byrd

6:27:04 to 6:27:26( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: congratulations, congratulations, senator ted kennedy on casting your 15,000th vote. but even more importantly, congratulations on being such a needed advocate for the powerless in our great and

Robert Byrd

6:27:26 to 6:27:48( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: powerful country. americans are a compassionate people, and the senior senator from massachusetts has no intention of ever, ever, ever letting the united states senate forget that. amen. thank you,

Robert Byrd

6:27:48 to 6:28:04( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Byrd: ted. thank you, ted. [applause] mr. schumer: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from new york. mr. schumer: mr. president, it is such an honor for me to be here and hear the senator who has

Charles Schumer

6:28:04 to 6:28:24( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: served the longest and cast the greatest number of votes heap high praise on the senator who is number three in that category. it is such an honor for every one of us, the other 98 who are here, to

Charles Schumer

6:28:04 to 6:30:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles Schumer

Personal tools

MetaVid is a non-profit project of UC Santa Cruz and the Sunlight Foundation. Learn more About MetaVid

The C-SPAN logo and other servicemarks that may be found in video content are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Metavid