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Senate Proceeding on Sep 11th, 2007 :: 1:03:05 to 1:10:27
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John Cornyn

1:01:10 to 1:03:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Cornyn

John Cornyn

1:02:45 to 1:03:05( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: to question and chlenge this government and its policies. that is not a reflection on the general's good work or on the fine contribution by the men and women in uniform. i hope this amendment offered by

Jack Reed

1:03:05 to 1:03:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: the senator from texas is found not to be germane to this transportation bill and i hope we can return to the important business of that bill soon. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator

Jack Reed

1:03:05 to 1:10:27( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jack Reed

Jack Reed

1:03:22 to 1:03:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: from texas. mr. cornyn: mr. president, before i respond to the distinguished majority whip, briefly, i'd like to ask unanimous consent that senator inhofe, the senator from oklahoma, be added as an original

Jack Reed

1:03:38 to 1:03:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: cosponsor of my amendment. the presiding officer: he is on the bill now. mr. cornyn: i thank the chair. mr. president, i always enjoy listening to the distinguished senator from illinois. he is one

Jack Reed

1:03:52 to 1:04:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: of most gifted speakers in the united states senate. he is a brilliant lawyer. we served together on the senate judiciary committee. i agree with him that sometimes people say things that they later

Jack Reed

1:04:07 to 1:04:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: regret and he's right, both of us have been in that barrel and we've asked for forgiveness and, hopefully, and i do believe actually, have received that. but i do think he protests too much. this simple

Jack Reed

1:04:23 to 1:04:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: amendment, which would take us just 15 minutes to vote on if allowed to do so, is more than just -- has to do with more than just a simple disagreement with what general petraeus has said. this is a direct

Jack Reed

1:04:37 to 1:04:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: attack impugning the character of this distinguished member of the united states army. it is not simply a poor choice of words. the senator from illinois said "i don't subscribe to that point of view."

Jack Reed

1:04:56 to 1:05:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: if we would just have an opportunity to vote on my amendment, his vote in favor of my resolution would, in fact, confirm what he has already said here on the floor that it is a poor choice of words

Jack Reed

1:05:10 to 1:05:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: and he doesn't subscribe to that points of of view. at the same time he asked, we are on the transportation appropriations bill, why are we talking about this now, well, frankly, there are a lot

Jack Reed

1:05:25 to 1:05:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: of people who think that global war on terrorism and our success or failure in iraq are just as important. i would submit, more important than an appropriations bill. but the fact of the matter is, we could

Jack Reed

1:05:35 to 1:05:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: do both and we can get this amendment voted on in rather short order. so, i really do think that this is timely. general petraeus testified yesterday before a joint committee of the armed services committee

Jack Reed

1:05:47 to 1:06:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: and foreign affairs committee in the house. he is testifying as we speak before the senate foreign affairs committee and will testify this afternoon before the senate armed services committee. i think

Jack Reed

1:06:01 to 1:06:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: this is a timely matter where we should express our strongest repudiation of the kind of despicable attack on the character of this good man that this ad represents. this ad reportedly cost roughly $160,000

Jack Reed

1:06:13 to 1:06:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: in the "new york times" by moveon.org. i've spoken to the accord nation to the coordination between moveon.org reported in the "new york times" sunday magazine in an article "can lobbyists stop the

Jack Reed

1:06:28 to 1:06:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: war," talking about regular consultation and coordination between the outside groups and democrats on the hill. i agree with the distinguished republican leader, senator mcconnell, this is a way for our friends

Jack Reed

1:06:41 to 1:06:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: on the other side of the aisle to show some separation between the ear the irresponsible rhetoric of groups like moveon.org and their own position. all i'm asking is that the distinguished majority

Jack Reed

1:06:58 to 1:07:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: whip who has already said this is a poor choice of words and he doesn't subscribe to that point of view, to allow the amendment to be voted on and by voting for the amendment he will basically

Jack Reed

1:07:14 to 1:07:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: confirm what he has already said here on the floor.~ mrs. murray: mr. president? p the presiding officer: the senator from washington. mrs. murray: mr. president, we have about 24 hours left to complete

Jack Reed

1:07:28 to 1:07:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: the transportation and housing subcommittee appropriations bill. the majority leader has already said we're going to return to a debate on iraq next week, very few days away from now. i have a

Jack Reed

1:07:39 to 1:07:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: great deal of respect for general petraeus, but i remind my colleagues this is the transportation appropriations bill which we are attempting to complete. the amendment before us has nothing to do with that

Jack Reed

1:07:53 to 1:08:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: subject matter. therefore, in accordance with the point of order established by senator lott when he was majority leader, i now make a point of order against the amendment, that it is a sense of the

Jack Reed

1:08:09 to 1:08:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: senate amendment which is not germane to the transportation appropriations bill. the presiding officer: under the precedent of may 17, 2000, the chair must rule on the germaneness of sense of the senate amendments

Jack Reed

1:08:20 to 1:08:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: to appropriations bill. the chair finds that this amendment is not germane. the point of order is sustained and the amendment falls. mr. cornyn: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from

Jack Reed

1:08:33 to 1:08:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: texas. mr. cornyn: mr. president, i'm disappointed that the senator from washington has chosen to make a point of orderrd against this timely amendment. this amendment is not delaying the underlying

Jack Reed

1:08:48 to 1:09:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: bill. contrary to p-t distinguished senator's statements through the statements of the majority whip, we are prepared to set a vote on this amendment at any time this week. i understand the rules

Jack Reed

1:09:04 to 1:09:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: and precedents, and i'm certain that we've considered other amendments previously when similar points of order could have been made, and the senate chose not to raise the point of order t.'s not self-executing.

Jack Reed

1:09:21 to 1:09:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: someone must raise it, and it appears that the other side believes that the senate should not speak on this, what i believe is the most important issue of the day. again, we were prepared to set

Jack Reed

1:09:39 to 1:09:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: an immediate vote and move on to other issues. havi said that, i would alert my colleagues that the senate will speak on this issue at some point. we'll come back and the senate will weigh in on this

Jack Reed

1:09:54 to 1:10:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: despicable ad. mr. president, i would ask unanimous consent that at a time determined by the two leaders today that the senate proceed to a vote on the adoption of the resolution, the text of which is

Jack Reed

1:10:10 to 1:10:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: on a resolution -- on a resolution, the text of which is the exact language i've just offered. further i ask that if the resolution is agreed to that the preamble be agreed to and the motion to reconsider

Christopher S. Bond

1:10:27 to 1:10:40( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: be laid on the table. before the chair rules, this consent allows us to consider the language outside of the transportation appropriations, and i would hope that there would be no objection to this. mrs.

Christopher S. Bond

1:10:27 to 1:18:31( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Christopher S. Bond

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