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Sen. Daschle Speaks About Legislation on Hill

Aired October 24, 2001 - 11:19   ET

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BILL HEMMER, CNN ANCHOR: We're waiting for Robert Mueller. In the meantime, though, Tom Daschle, Senate majority leader, now talking in Washington. We shall listen.

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SEN. TOM DASCHLE (D-SD), SENATE MAJORITY LEADER: The floor is going to be occupied today by the debate of course on the foreign-ops bills. We are very pleased that the Republicans have made their decision to allow us to proceed on the appropriation bill, and we will try to finish the foreign-ops bill today, or tomorrow at the latest, and move on to other appropriation bills.

Terrorism is going to be a big part of the agenda, as you might expect. I think it is possible we could pass the counterterrorism bill by the end of the day tomorrow. The House may be taking it up today, as you know. They did pass it. So having passed it, we'll take it up then shortly.

It's a good bill. And I'm very pleased with the work product here. It deals, as you know, with money laundering in addition to counterterrorism, and it represents...

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