MEDIA STAKEOUT WITH SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY (D-MA) UPON HIS RETURN TO CAPITOL HILL
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SEN. KENNEDY: (In progress) -- we look forward to this session, and we're delighted to be back.
Q Senator, are you going to be able to -- are you going to introduce -- (inaudible)?
SEN. KENNEDY: We're going to have -- I'm very hopeful that this will be a prime item on the agenda. The president -- the -- Barack has indicated that this would be a prime issue, and I believe that it will be. There are some major issues -- obviously, the economy and also environmental issues. But the president-elect has indicated that this is going to be a priority, and I certainly hope it will.
We've got a good team. They've been working over the period of the -- the late summer and into the fall. And they've been doing a lot of good work. And I think we've got a good start on it. And --
Q -- if he'd like to sign that bill early next year?
SEN. KENNEDY: Well, yes, and he's stated that.
STAFF: All right, thanks everybody. We appreciate it. Thank you very much. Thank you very much.
SEN. KENNEDY: Okay? Good to see you.