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Senate Proceeding on Oct 4th, 2007 :: 6:09:04 to 6:18:29
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Jack Reed

5:57:29 to 6:09:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jack Reed

Jack Reed

6:08:50 to 6:09:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: as replacements that can substitute for them come in. instead of taking legislative descriptions, we took scientific evidence and declared scientific studies in the future to make the determinations

Mary Landrieu

6:09:04 to 6:09:20( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: to see to it that americans are no longer exposed to life-threatening fineers known as asbestos. it has been a privilege for me to work on many things in my legislative career both back in georgia and

Mary Landrieu

6:09:04 to 6:18:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu

6:09:20 to 6:09:39( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: in congress but i don't know i've ever had a more rewarding experience than looking in the eyes of those whose families and lives have been touched by this disease and tell them congress today will do

Mary Landrieu

6:09:39 to 6:09:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: something about banning asbestos and take the step that's long overdue. i'm very proud to have walked in that march with senator mr. ray. senator -- with senator murray and senator boxer who, in the end,

6:09:54 to 6:10:12( Edit History Discussion )

made this possible. i yield to the distinguished chair woman of the environment and public works committee, senator boxer. mrs. boxer: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from california.

6:10:12 to 6:10:26( Edit History Discussion )

mrs. boxer: i yield. mrs. murray: mr. president, i just want to thank all of my staff who have been involved in this and i will insert their names in the record. but bill, crystal, alex, mike,

6:10:26 to 6:10:38( Edit History Discussion )

pete, and previous staff members have spent countless hours on this. it is -- without them we would never have done it. i know working with senator isakson moves staff and the staff from e.p.w. and senator

Mary Landrieu

6:10:38 to 6:10:52( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: boxer's staff it takes a lot of people to get something done and a tremendous amount of people have worked on this. i thank them, because of this work we will ban asbestos, we will dramatically

Mary Landrieu

6:10:52 to 6:11:08( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: expand research and treatment and we're going to launch a public education campaign so that all americans understand how they can protect themselves from the deadly asbestos products that may be

Mary Landrieu

6:11:08 to 6:11:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: in their homes. with that, i want to thank our chair woman who has been so great in helping us get this out. mrs. boxer: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. boxer:

Mary Landrieu

6:11:21 to 6:11:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: mr. president, thank you very much. i want to thank the senator from maryland for allowing us these just few minutes to mark a very, very, i think, emotional moment for all of us and a very important

Mary Landrieu

6:11:35 to 6:11:46( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: moment for the health and the safety of the people of our nation. the work of senator murray and that of senator wellstone in the past and that of senator isakson cannot be overstated because when

Mary Landrieu

6:11:46 to 6:12:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: the book is written on how a bill really becomes a law what you learn is that on something that has a hint of controversy to it you have to go through so many hurdles and so many late-night meetings,

Mary Landrieu

6:12:00 to 6:12:15( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: so many hours. that's why the staff deserve so much credit. in the environment and public works committee, bettina and gregg and eric olson and from the help committee committee, bill. let me say,

Mary Landrieu

6:12:15 to 6:12:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: many, many, many countries have banned asbestos. as senator murray said, if you asked a person on the street, is asbestos banned, they would say "yes." but, there was a court case many years ago which

Mary Landrieu

6:12:28 to 6:12:40( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: overturned that ban and so we have seen a tremendous amount of asbestos in the workplace, in consumer products and the like. so, we're joining -- we still have more work to do. we have to get this through the

Mary Landrieu

6:12:40 to 6:12:58( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: house. we think that our friends in the house, remembering the congressman vento, who senator isakson mentioned in his memory, certainly, we feel very good that beloved congressman will get this honor after

Mary Landrieu

6:12:58 to 6:13:10( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: his death. we want to say that his wife has been an extraordinary person in pushing this through. i would just say to you and i ask unanimous consent to add a few things to the record at this time.

Mary Landrieu

6:13:10 to 6:13:24( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mrs. boxer: and simply say that today, senators murray and isakson got a standing ovation from the men and women who are suffering either from the

Mary Landrieu

6:13:24 to 6:13:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: disease or their families who are there representing them, or some whose families are here -- although their loved one has perished.~ in this press conference, i read a poem written by a beautiful woman

Mary Landrieu

6:13:38 to 6:13:53( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: who lost -- a californian who lost her husband and her agony as she watched her husband literally disappear before her eyes. i met a woman today whose son died at age 33 from mess they'll oh ma.

Mary Landrieu

6:13:53 to 6:14:07( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: they can't figure out -- mess -- from mesothelioma. they can't figure out where the the -- where it came from. i saw his picture when he was 31. a vibrant, beautiful young man and hissy mass united

Mary Landrieu

6:14:07 to 6:14:20( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: united -- hissy mass united man -- his emaciated face, and then he was gone. gone. and this is so important that we join the nations of the world who have already banned asbestos. and to say there

Mary Landrieu

6:14:20 to 6:14:36( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: are moments here that you feel proud of, you feel kind of proud of, you feel not so proud today. i am so proud of my colleagues. the day i learned i had jurisdiction over this matter in the committee

Mary Landrieu

6:14:36 to 6:14:48( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: was a joyful day for me because i just knew we could pull i off. because we had johnny isakson on the republican side who would take the lead and we worked across party lines. and patty murray, every

Mary Landrieu

6:14:48 to 6:15:03( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: time i run into her, i'd say, "there's a snag. call johnny." and they would talk. and so we're here at thisay. and it's emotional. it's -- it's a wonderful moment and i wanted to come here to mark

Mary Landrieu

6:15:03 to 6:15:16( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: it and congratulations, senators murray and isakson. i'm so proud i was in the right place at the right time to help you. i yield the floor. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority

Mary Landrieu

6:15:16 to 6:15:30( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: leader. mr. reid: when i went to law school, i can only remember one woman in my law school class. i went to george washington. it was a large class. but women didn't go to law school much in those

Mary Landrieu

6:15:30 to 6:15:42( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: days. a few years later, i took the bar. it was a small group of men sitting for the bar in nevada. and there may have been a couple of women, but that was it. when i came to the senate, mikulski was

Mary Landrieu

6:15:42 to 6:15:57( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: the woman. she still is but since that time time, mr. president, we have had the good fortune of having a significant number of women elected to the united states senate. fortunately most of them are

Mary Landrieu

6:15:57 to 6:16:09( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: on this side of the aisle. the senate is a much better place because of women being in the united states senate. the legal profession is a better profession now because of women being in it. because

Mary Landrieu

6:16:09 to 6:16:23( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: as much as we joke about it, men and women are different. they think differently. and i can -- i can testify to that as a rult of having served in the senate with a meager number of women in the senate

Mary Landrieu

6:16:23 to 6:16:43( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: and now with a significant number of women in the senate. the senate would only be better if there were more women. and so i want to extend my appreciation to patty murray, a woman in the united states

Mary Landrieu

6:16:43 to 6:16:58( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: senate of great stature, somebody who has persevered on an issue that when she started it, she was alone. and she up during our battles we had here in recent years on asbestos liability, with their eyes

Mary Landrieu

6:16:58 to 6:17:13( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: pointed toward one thing that this country should do is that is not allow the importation of asbestos. and that now has happened. barbara boxer, the kind, thoughtful person she is with a heart as

Mary Landrieu

6:17:13 to 6:17:25( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: big as anybody's heart in this senate, knew from the very beginning this is something she wanted to do as chairman of the environment and public works committee. and it has been done. johnny isakson.

Mary Landrieu

6:17:25 to 6:17:39( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: johnny isakson is a conservative republican from the state of georgia. but he is a person who is mindful of the need to work together to get things done. i so admire his ability to work across party lines.

Mary Landrieu

6:17:39 to 6:17:51( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: but for him, as tenacious and hard working as these two women that i've mentioned are, it couldn't have been done without senator isakson of georgia. this is a very important day. i can remember so clearly

Mary Landrieu

6:17:51 to 6:18:08( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: bruce vento, two examples and then i won't take any more of chairman mikulski's time. brand-new house member walking acss independence avenue. and he said, "you know, you should get a national park in

Mary Landrieu

6:18:08 to 6:18:29( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: nevada." i didn't -- a national park in nevada? and because of him, we got a national park in nevada, the great basin national park is in nevada. bruce vento pointed me in the rice direction and that's

Tom Coburn

6:18:29 to 6:18:44( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Coburn: what we did -- pointed me in the right direction and that's what we did. the most significant legislation i've ever authored has been something in nevada we call negotiated settlement, which involved

Tom Coburn

6:18:29 to 6:23:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Coburn

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