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Senate Proceeding on Dec 21st, 2010 :: 9:35:15 to 9:36:35
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Benjamin L. Cardin

9:35:11 to 9:35:33( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: modifications that might come out of the b.c.c. i urge the adoption of this amendment. the presiding officer: who yields time? mr. cardin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from maryland. mr. cardin: mr. president, i would just say, i think we just have a disagreement on this.

Benjamin L. Cardin

9:35:15 to 9:36:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Benjamin L. Cardin

Benjamin L. Cardin

9:35:34 to 9:35:54( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: i think that where the senate confirmation would be at issue is where there's an amendment to the treaty, and that's exactly what is included in our -- in our resolution. i think it's unworkable to try to get the senate involved in all the changes in trying to say what is substantive and what is not.

Benjamin L. Cardin

9:35:55 to 9:36:15( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: you really are -- i think would be interfering with the administration of the verification systems, et cetera. so i would just urge our colleagues to reject the amendment. senator wicker, i think on our side we're prepared to yield back, so if i would like to -- mr. wicker: mr. president -- mr. cardin: we yield back the time on this amendment.

Benjamin L. Cardin

9:36:16 to 9:36:35( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: it's our understanding the unanimous consent request is 30 minutes per amendment. i think then we are prepared to go to senator kyl for the

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