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Senate Proceeding on Dec 21st, 2010 :: 10:32:05 to 10:33:30
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Carl Levin

10:31:52 to 10:32:13( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: i yield that time to the senator from the armed services committee. mr. levin: i thank my good friends from there's reference made to a side agreement entered into at the time of start i. that's major difference between what happened then and what is proposed by senator kyl now. that side agreement, first of all, was in front of the senate but there was no effort at that

Carl Levin

10:32:05 to 10:33:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carl Levin

Carl Levin

10:32:14 to 10:32:34( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: time to do what senator kyl's amendment does, which is to say prior to the entry into force of that treaty the president shall certify to the president that there was a legally binding side agreement. that was minority of start i and it would seem to me would absolutely derail this new start agreement.

Carl Levin

10:32:35 to 10:32:56( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: secondly, that agreement was a political agreement that was entered into, that side agreement, which would last as long as the two -- the presidents of both countries who were in office, but would not necessarily last beyond that because it was not a legally binding agreement in that sense. so there are two major differences between what happened at the time of start i

Carl Levin

10:32:57 to 10:33:17( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: and what is being proposed here by senator kyl and so i would hope that we could defeat kyl amendment 4860. mr. kerry: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from massachusetts. mr. kerry: if any time remains, we yield it back. the presiding officer: time is yielded back. mr. kerry: what is the parliamentary situation, mr. president?

Carl Levin

10:33:18 to 10:33:30( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: the presiding officer: there's still remaining on the wicker amendment. and kyl 4860. mr. kyl: i'd like to speak

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