Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed

Floor Speech

By:  John McCain III
Date: Dec. 4, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

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NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION

Mr. McCAIN. Mr. President, I wish to thank the chairman for his patience in allowing this legislation to be completed. I would note that there were 145 amendments and many recorded votes and good debate and discussion over very important issues.

I also wish to say thank you to the majority leader.

I wish to note the good work of the staff, showing again that work release programs can be successful.

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Mr. McCAIN. Again, I thank the majority leader and my friend from Michigan.

I do want to thank our staff who worked many long hours, long after we had shut down regular business. They continued to work through a total of 392 amendments that were filed on this legislation. I appreciate the hard work and the cooperative spirit that enabled us not only to dispose of the amendments, but also I heard no complaint from any Member that their amendment did not get the consideration they felt it deserved. I think that is pretty remarkable, and I thank them.

I yield the floor.

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