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Senate Proceeding on Dec 22nd, 2010 :: 0:41:25 to 0:45:25
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Bob Corker

0:41:21 to 0:41:42( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: senator kyl has displayed beginning years ago, but especially focused over this last year that i think has led to incredible results. while the senator and i obviously are going to end up in different places it appears on this treaty, and there's no question that the treaty and modernization are two very different things, there's also

Bob Corker

0:41:25 to 0:45:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Bob Corker

0:41:43 to 0:42:05( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: no question in my mind that we would not have the modernization commitments that we have in hand today if it weren't for the treaty. to me, it's this whole body of work that work together and, in my opinion, make this decision one that is very easy to make because of the entire body of work.

Bob Corker

0:42:06 to 0:42:28( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: mr. president, i want to say that senator kyl, through his efforts caused there to be two updates to what's called the defense authorization 1251. that is something that is required by our defense authorization bill. it really focuses on expenditures to our nuclear arsenal. i think people realize that

Bob Corker

0:42:29 to 0:42:52( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: overt next decade as a result of senator kyl's efforts and senator kerry's cooperation and the prorpgs and the president and -- the appropriators and the president and others that $86 billion will be invested in modernizing our nuclear arsenals. $100 billion will be invested in those nuclear vehicles that

Bob Corker

0:42:53 to 0:43:13( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: relate to our warheads. about 250 warheads being our deployed limit and we have 3,500 others stockpiled across the country and those need to be modernized and need to be available. the presiding officer and i were able to see where neutron generators were going to expire, where the guided systems that

Bob Corker

0:43:14 to 0:43:36( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: guide many of our missiles are far less sophisticated than the cell phones we have today. in some cases they still had tubes like we have in our black and white televisions. so i want to thank the senator from arizona for everything that he's done focus on it. the fact that he has caused it to be do have tailed, the fact that we have -- to be dove

Bob Corker

0:43:37 to 0:43:58( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: tailed, the fact that we have an updated 1251 that reflects the needs of our country. the fact that we have four appropriators that now have committed to the president that they will support this effort, the fact that the president has sent them -- and all this has been entered into the record -- the president has said he will ask for these moneys to

Bob Corker

0:43:59 to 0:44:21( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: modernize our nuclear arsenals. senator kyl has done incredible work in this regard. i think he has informed this body. the fact is that i think it's his efforts and those of us that have supported his efforts that have helped find gaps in our modernization program. we've been able to talk to the

Bob Corker

0:44:22 to 0:44:43( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: head of the tph-f -- the head of the nnsa to be able to focus on those gaps. the senior senator from tennessee have been tremendously helpful on that. he and senator kyl, senator lugar have gone through those sites that i have not gone through. the fact is this has been a collective effort led by senator kyl. again, i know we're going to end up in a different place on the

Bob Corker

0:44:44 to 0:45:04( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: treaty as a whole. it's my hope that the administration and senator kerry will accept, will accept the changes that he's put forth in his amendment. it's my hope that by unanimous consent we can add this to the treaty. even if that does not occur,

Bob Corker

0:45:05 to 0:45:25( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: there's no question that the commitments that are so important to ensuring that our country is safe and secure by virtue of having a reliable, safe, dependable nuclear arsenal there,'s no question that the contributions of senator kyl not only will be evident today, but they'll be evident for generations to come.

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