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Senate Proceeding on Sep 27th, 2008 :: 5:30:22 to 5:35:28
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Mary Landrieu

5:30:22 to 5:30:34( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: overeducated, but when i explained it to him, he paid for everything and said, "i want you to be a lawyer," which was absolutely fantastic. with that, i just want to say thank you and goodbye. ms. landrieu:

Mary Landrieu

5:30:22 to 5:35:28( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu

5:30:34 to 5:30:45( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: mr. president? the presiding officer: the setor from louisiana. ms. landrieu: mr. president, i was going to say a few words -- the presiding officer: there is a quorum call in progress. ms. landrieu:

Mary Landrieu

5:30:45 to 5:30:56( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: could i ask unanimous consent to dispense with the roll call. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. land i see the leader on the floor -- ms. landrieu: i see the leader on the floor,

Mary Landrieu

5:30:56 to 5:31:06( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: does senator bennett want to proceed me? i would like to ask unanimous consent to put the senate in morning business with senators permitted to speak up to continue minutes. let me take a few moments if i

Mary Landrieu

5:31:06 to 5:31:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: could -- the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. ms. landrieu: let me take a few moments just to say what an absolutely outstanding privilege it has been for me for ten of the 12 years

Mary Landrieu

5:31:21 to 5:31:37( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: i've served in the senate to serve on the energy and natural resources committee with senator domenici. it's rare to see a pen -- a person in public office that cares equally as deeply about his family and

Mary Landrieu

5:31:37 to 5:31:51( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: his children and his work. sometimes families get pushes aside because of the work of men and women who think that the work they do is somehow more important than raising their children. i've witnessed

Mary Landrieu

5:31:51 to 5:32:11( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: struggling for that balance in my own life, watching my father struggle with that balance and sitting on the committee watching senator domenici has been an inspiration to watch him handle some of the

Mary Landrieu

5:32:11 to 5:32:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: biggest issues of our time, truly, in 36 years. he spoke about some of them: the budgets of the entire congress; the nuclear renaissance in the country; major pieces of social legislation that he has shepherded,

Mary Landrieu

5:32:22 to 5:32:36( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: nurtured and loved. but in between many of these discussions i've been privileged to have with him he will stop in the middle of a conversation and talk about one of his children or one of his grandchildren

Mary Landrieu

5:32:36 to 5:32:49( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: and he is a father of eight; i'm one of nine and a mother of two. it just -- just really i watched to say to him in a brief two or three moments, what an inspiration that has been to me as a man

Mary Landrieu

5:32:49 to 5:33:01( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: who loves his wife is deeply and his children and his grandchildren and has managed to serve his state with such passion and grace and love for 36 years. it's not a next door kind of place. new mexico

Mary Landrieu

5:33:01 to 5:33:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: is a long way from washington, d.c., but it has never been long from this senator's heart. the final thing i want to say is really on behalf of the people of my state. i want the senator from new

Mary Landrieu

5:33:21 to 5:33:40( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: mexico to know that we will be forever grateful for his leadership when it came to passing for us something of the nature of the declaration of independence. and i don't mean to belittle that document but

Mary Landrieu

5:33:40 to 5:33:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: for the people of louisiana who for 60 years have struggled to try to find some way, some way to preserve this great cost of ours and to save our communities, our culture, our economic livelihood --

Mary Landrieu

5:33:54 to 5:34:09( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: this senator steps up, from new mexico; not much water there -- but his heart was with the people of louisiana and the gulf coast. he and his wife flew over this great expansion of land which has

Mary Landrieu

5:34:09 to 5:34:23( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: been under water now for quite some time with the srms the last years, and, basically, took the lead on establishing for us something that had eluded us for 60 years, since president truman was the

Mary Landrieu

5:34:23 to 5:34:34( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: president of the united states of america. senator domenici changed the fortunes of louisiana, mississippi, texas and alabama, by putting in a major piece of legislation that will establish a way for us

Mary Landrieu

5:34:34 to 5:34:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: to secure this coast. so senator, i could speak for many, many more hours abo what you've done but there are other members much more senior to me and in your own party that want to speak so i want

Mary Landrieu

5:34:47 to 5:35:05( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: to lay down for the record that comment to you and i will submit a more formal statement to the record but the people of louisiana who i represent will be forever grateful to your leadership. i yield

Mary Landrieu

5:35:05 to 5:35:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from utah. mr. bennett: mr. president, i'm sorry to see pete domenici leicave the senate for a variety of reasons. one highly personal, he is reducing by

Robert Bennett

5:35:28 to 5:35:46( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Bennett: 25% the number of senators now serving, who served with my father. senator byrd, senator kennedy, senator inouye and senator stevens and senator biden all served with my father, as did senator domenici.

Robert Bennett

5:35:28 to 5:39:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert Bennett

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