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Senate Proceeding 09-05-07 on Sep 5th, 2007 :: 0:06:50 to 0:11:56
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today. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: senate resolution 306 concerning the return of senator tim johnson, whereas tim johnson is returning to the united states senate after

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Tim Johnson: an absence to recuperate from a hemorrhage suffered on december 13th, 2006. now, therefore, be it resolved, that as senator tim johnson returns to the senate, his fellow members of the senate

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Speech By: Tim Johnson

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Tim Johnson: extend their warmest welcome and express their personal happiness at his return and offer their very best wishes for his continued good health. mr. thune: i ask unanimous consent the resolution be

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Tim Johnson: agreed to, the preamblee agreed to and the mion it reconsider be laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. thune: thank you, mr. president. mr. johnson: mr. president,

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Tim Johnson: thank you. the presiding officer: the senator from south dakota is recognized. mr. johnson: it sure does feel good to be back here again. i want to thank senators thune, reid and mcconnell, as well

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0:08:24 to 0:08:43( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: as all of my colleagues for their warm welcome back. in so many ways, in words and prayers, from you and your spouses on both sides of the aisle, supported both barbara and me and give us strength.

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Tim Johnson: you will never know what that means to us. i also want to thank representative samlon for critical support throughout the tough times. the milcon appropriations bill is now on the floor and i

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Tim Johnson: must also thank senators jack reed for working with my staff and for his leadership on the bill. before i get too far along in my remarks, it must already be clear to you that my speech is not 100%.

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0:09:18 to 0:09:36( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: doctors tell me that it will get there. but my thoughts are clear and my mind is sharp and i'm here to be a voice for south dakota in this senate. with patience, persist ensure and faith i have fought

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0:09:36 to 0:09:52( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: back and my will to keep fighting for south dakota is strong. my ability to think is paramount so i hope now as i return to my office people will focus on their work more quickly than i walk these days.

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0:09:52 to 0:10:09( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: last week, i went home to south dakota. today i come home to the united states senate. this has been a long and humbling journey, a journey that has taken longer than some people have liked -- and

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Tim Johnson: i count myself among them. but i return to work today, to this great body, with a renewed spirit and a sharper focus. i better appreciate today what haindividuals and families go through when they face

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0:10:26 to 0:10:43( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: crippling hardship, whether the hardship be the consequence of catastrophic health issues, economic hardship or a lack of an opportunity to reach one's full potential in life. i believe i have been given

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Tim Johnson: a second chance at life. i vow to take that second chance and work harder than ever to be the best i can be for my state and my nation, to be a voice for those individuals and families who so often are

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0:10:59 to 0:11:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: ignored or forgotten and to fight and live up to the ideals that have made this nation great. this is my focus. that is my commitment to my constituents back home in south dakota, to the people of this

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0:11:16 to 0:11:56( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: great nation and to my colleagues here in washington.~ it has been the greatest honor in my life to stand for and by the people of south dakota. i cannot thank them as well as the members of this

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