Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016—Motion to Proceedby Senator Lamar Alexander
Posted on 2015-11-03
ALEXANDER. Mr. President, that was a wise speech. It was a speech
that made me think of the comment someone once said--that the Senate
was the one authentic piece of genius in the American political system.
What Senator Sasse has done is put fresh eyes on a subject, and
sometimes fresh eyes are the best eyes.
What he has reminded us is to remember what a privilege it is to serve here and that if we are temporarily entrusted with the responsibility and opportunity to give real meaning to the idea that this is the one authentic piece of genius in the American political system, we have some work to do.
I am delighted he is here. I am delighted he took the time to wait, study, listen, and make his comments. I listened very carefully. I hope every single Member of the Senate did. I pledge to work with him toward the goal he set out. I look forward to serving with him for a long time.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The majority leader.