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Senate Proceeding on Dec 19th, 2010 :: 2:25:50 to 2:27:25
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Bob Corker

2:25:46 to 2:26:06( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: tactical nuclear weapons can undermine stability. so with that, mr. president, i support this amendment. i urge my colleagues to adopt the amendment and i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from mr. risch: i understand we've four and a half minutes left, plus my ten minutes at the very end.

Bob Corker

2:25:50 to 2:27:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Corker

Bob Corker

2:26:07 to 2:26:27( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: the presiding officer: that's correct. mr. risch: and senator corker has indicated that he would like to take those 4 1/2 minutes. so i would yield the floor to senator corker. mr. corker: thank you, senator. i appreciate that very much, mr. president. i appreciate the courtesy. i wanted to follow up -- i think senator kerry was down here

Bob Corker

2:26:28 to 2:26:48( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: earlier today talking a little bit about proceeding. i know we have people in the cloakroom wondering how we go forward with the amendment process. so i just thought, if i could enter into a conversation with him through this, this, unlike most procedures, where you have a 60-vote cloture, you're --

Bob Corker

2:26:49 to 2:27:09( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: your ability or your strength on the issue itself rises because it actually takes 67 votes or two-thirds of those voting to actually ratify a treaty. so it is not like when a cloture vote goes by here and you go from a 60-vote cloture from 51.

Bob Corker

2:27:10 to 2:27:27( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: in this case you're actually strengthened because it takes more votes after cloture to actually pass this piece of legislation. and i just wanted to, if i could, to verify with senator kerry the process of actually offering amendments, not just on the treaty, because i know we're still on the treaty, but also on

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