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  • Congratulating the Majority Leader

    by Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    Posted on 2013-01-02

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    LEAHY. Mr. President, the majority leader is not a person to praise himself, but I will.

    I totally agree with the comments he made about how the session has virtually ended.

    It is only in recent times that I find myself presiding as often as I have because of other circumstances, and I am glad I was here to open the Senate today to hear the distinguished senior Senator from Illinois speak about the distinguished senior Senator from Nevada. We first met when he was running for the Senate seat at a campaign event in another State. We worked together at that time and became friends, and from that day on we have actually spoken many times with our wives about that meeting in Florida.

    I consider it a privilege that I was on the floor today to hear the words of the Senator from Illinois and I join in praising my friend from Nevada. He is a dear and wonderful friend. His wife and my wife are dear wonderful friends. We both married way above ourselves. But I feel privileged to serve every day with the Senator from Nevada.

    I yield the floor.

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