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Senate Proceeding on Dec 14th, 2009 :: 4:59:20 to 5:02:00
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Bob Corker

4:59:17 to 4:59:37( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: along the way that would have been entirely avoidable if they had chosen a different riewlt from the mr. corker: i think the fact is, you know, that the parties have a certainly differences, and we're seeing that by the huge amounts of

Bob Corker

4:59:20 to 5:02:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Corker

Bob Corker

4:59:38 to 4:59:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: spending that are taking place right now. but the fact is that when we come together around bills, we do things that really can stand the test of time. and when we do that, it's not about a political victory, it's about us pushing -- airing our differences and seeing those

Bob Corker

5:00:00 to 5:00:20( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: places where we have common ground. i remember almost every one of us, i've watched each of you in your deliberations here on the floo i know that very early on we talked about the fact if we could jus we agree upon, we could pass a piece of legislation that would

Bob Corker

5:00:21 to 5:00:42( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: stand the test of time. and maybe, maybe it didn't solve every problem in the world. maybe it didn't go from end zone to end zone, but maybe we went 50 yards down the field but it was 50 yards of solid gain for the american people, something that would stand the test of time. then we could come back and get

Bob Corker

5:00:43 to 5:01:04( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: other pieces of it. i know everyone in this room has been a part of the discussions to increase access, increase competitiveness, to drive down cost, to increase choices. i want to say that this may be historic if it passes. i actually still believe that there's a great chance that some

Bob Corker

5:01:05 to 5:01:26( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: of our friends on the other side of the aisle will realize that this is historic. and what' historic about it is this: if we pass this bill, or if the senate passes this bill, we will have missed an historic opportunity to work together and do something that will stand the

Bob Corker

5:01:27 to 5:01:47( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: test of time. all the energy would have been skpepbded on a bill -- expended on a bill tha does not pass the commonsense test, where the basic fundamentals are flawed. what will happen is this issue time. i know how the calendar here on

Bob Corker

5:01:48 to 5:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: the floor is and i know about the patience of the american people. bu we will have missed an historic opportunity too something that will be good for the american people. and that's the part that i --

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