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Senate Proceeding on Dec 22nd, 2010 :: 3:15:15 to 3:18:45
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Bob Corker

3:15:11 to 3:15:31( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: gratitude to her for her work on this. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. corker: i snow the senator from north dakota wants to speak. i want to thank you for your cooperation. i want to thank you, senator mccain and lieberman. there are probably still some folks that are making up their mind on this treaty.

Bob Corker

3:15:15 to 3:18:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Bob Corker

3:15:32 to 3:15:53( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: i think most people have debated this at length and discussed it at length off the floor, but i do want to say that our side has raised numbers of questions. we have tried to cross every t and dot every i. this has been done in a very, very methodical way.

Bob Corker

3:15:54 to 3:16:14( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: again, mr. chairman, i want to thank you for the way that you have worked with us. i want to thank senator lugar on his long-standing leadership in this regard. i want to thank the administration officials which have absolutely bent over backward to try to solve every problem that's come up. and, mr. chairman, i want to say

Bob Corker

3:16:15 to 3:16:36( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: that the administration is not only -- has not only solved problems for people who might vote for the treaty, they have tried to solve problems for people who they know are not going to vote for the treaty. and we have some members on our side that i know are still making up their mind.

Bob Corker

3:16:37 to 3:16:57( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: i just want to say that i've been involved in this for a long time and i have enjoyed this. i think this is an incredible -- an incredibly serious matter. i have a daughter -- two daughters and a wife that i love love. national security is something that is important to all of us. none of us wants anything bad to

Bob Corker

3:16:58 to 3:17:18( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: happen to this country. but to my friends on this side of the aisle that still may have some questions, there is no way in the world we would have the commitments that we have on nuclear modernization if it weren't for the process of this treaty.

Bob Corker

3:17:19 to 3:17:41( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and now with senator kyl's amendment being accepted, we're even fast-tracking that. there is no way in the world the unilateral statements that are going to russia -- excuse the slang -- in their face that are going to be made regarding missile defense, there is no way that that would be occurring without this treaty being in place.

Bob Corker

3:17:42 to 3:18:02( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and i don't think the person in the world that is -- has debated seriously whether 1,550 warheads being deployed in any way -- in any way -- affects this country's national security security. so those of you who may still be wavering, i believe that every

Bob Corker

3:18:03 to 3:18:23( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: issue that's been raised ha been answered strongly and legitimately. i think we've put forth what our posture is on nuclear armaments more clearly -- more clearly -- than we've done in recent times. and i hope that people will come to the same conclusion. i urge you to. that this is good for our

Bob Corker

3:18:24 to 3:18:45( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: country. i thank -- i thank all those who've allowed me to be involved the way that i am, and i urge support whenever the vote occurs for a treaty that i think absolutely makes our country safer. and with all of these accommodations, i would just s say, at some point it seems that

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