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Chuck Grassley

0:30:51 to 0:31:11( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: and as the boys in would say, "this is just what the doctor orders." congratulations. mrs. murray: thank you. i yield the the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. grassley: before i speak on the bill, i would ask unanimous consent that lance oliver be granted privileges of the floor ding the fir

Chuck Grassley

0:30:55 to 1:02:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Chuck Grassley

0:31:12 to 0:31:32( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: session of the 111th congress. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. grassley: the matter before this body is the majority's stimulus bill. it mergers the products of last week's markup in the finance committee and the appropriations committee.

Chuck Grassley

0:31:33 to 0:31:54( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: 23 senators were involved in the finance committee markup. in that group, there were 13 democrats, 10 republicans. 30 senators were involved in the other committee's markup, the appropriations committee. in that democrats and 13 republicans. so if you add that up, it means over half of the senate has been involved in either the finance

Chuck Grassley

0:31:55 to 0:32:15( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: committee part or the appropriations part legislatio for the first time, however, all senators will have to consider this very large and complicated piece of legislation, and that star for a week.

Chuck Grassley

0:32:16 to 0:32:36( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: so the public that want to follow congress, they'll have a long time to follow this and we ought to take that sport of time with an ./senate_proceeding_02-03-09.insert billion, almost legislation. i'm first going to discuss process and then focus on substance, because i'm the

Chuck Grassley

0:32:37 to 0:32:57( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: senior republican on the finance committee. i'm going to focus on the finance cmittee's portion. i, like 6 still studying the appropriations part. first off, i want to thank my friend from montana, chairman baucus, for courteously and professionally consulting members on this side.

Chuck Grassley

0:32:58 to 0:33:19( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: we had meeting patiently heard all of us in addition, chairman baucus rprised me -- apprised me of the negotiations between democratic leadership of both bodies and the obama administration. those democrats-only negotiations were extensive. folks on our side who read press

Chuck Grassley

0:33:20 to 0:33:40( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: reports could see how they were. further evidence of that deal making is the relatively small differences structure of the ways and means committee of the house of representatives and the finance committee of the senate's parts. i want to congratulate chairman baucus on those negotiations.

Chuck Grassley

0:33:41 to 0:34:02( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: the fruit of that labor is the finance committee's package. one significant change followed a recom early january, and that change was made in committee. that was the addition of the alternative minimum tax patch nor this year, which means -- for this year, which means that over 24 million families need

Chuck Grassley

0:34:03 to 0:34:24( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: not worry about an average tax increase of at least ,000 per family for this year. but let no one bees mistaken that that bill is the result of while republicans were co member and the staff level, we

Chuck Grassley

0:34:25 to 0:34:45( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: were never at the negotiating table. speaker pelosi best described the bottom line of the process when she said, and i quote from "the washington post" dated friday, "yes, we wrote the bill. yes, we won the election." end of quote. indeed, there was a rumor

Chuck Grassley

0:34:46 to 0:35:07( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: floating around about an informal agreement among democratic members. the agreement appeared to be to vote against any republican member's amendments, no matter what the merits of those amendments might be. and as proof of that, if you find that nearly all republican amendments were defeated on a

Chuck Grassley

0:35:08 to 0:35:28( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: virtually party-line vote. you'll also find for the first time in recent finance committee tax legislative history, smaicials or modifications -- small issue raised by members -- and i want to thank leadership for some exceptions -- none of these

Chuck Grassley

0:35:29 to 0:35:52( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: smaller issues were even acome dated. let's be clear. we knew at the outset would be ratified, would be ratifying a deal made between democratic leaders of the house and senate. no republican ideas need apphraoeufplt with the exception of that a. -- apply. with the exception of that a.m.t. patch amendment, this was the basic outcome.

Chuck Grassley

0:35:53 to 0:36:15( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: since a largely partisan markup process finished up, we've told by the president and members of the democratic leadership that this bill is open to improvement by amendment, and i'm hopeful we will see that followed through. and before the day, i'm sure we're going to have where we can do that. if i can define bipartisanship just for a minute, i'd define it kind of the way that i've seen

Chuck Grassley

0:36:16 to 0:36:37( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: it work over the past decade in the finance committee. but probably other committees do the same thing. ys before you want to bring a bill up, you sit down, you negotiate between the two leaders and maybe but you consider every member's position to some extent. and you come out with what's

Chuck Grassley

0:36:38 to 0:37:00( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: called in our committee, for some times that was for other times it was baucus-grassley. it's a little bit like buying a new car. operation, chu doesn't go up to barbara grassley and say, "i've made a determination that we're going

Chuck Grassley

0:37:01 to 0:37:21( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: to buy a ford taurs and it's going to be blue and it's going to have these accessories, ets, ets." chuck and barbara grassley sit down and we decide what color car we want, what brand do we want, what do we want for accessories, et cetera, et cetera. you go to the have a uniform family decision

Chuck Grassley

0:37:22 to 0:37:43( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: of what kind of a car you buy. and that's the way bipartisanship ought to work here. that's the way i define it. that's the way it has worked over a long period of time. but it's not the way it worked in the product that we have before us. now we have the president of the united states saying to leaders of his party when they meet at

Chuck Grassley

0:37:44 to 0:38:05( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: the white have good ideas and we want to work towards bipartisanship. now we have a process in will the president's leadership make a difference to the majority party here on capitol hill? before i get into substance, though, i'd like to pull back and talk about the larger picture for a couple majority leader reid opened

Chuck Grassley

0:38:06 to 0:38:29( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: debate on this bill yesterday. yesterday we also had groundhog's day. my first chart is a depiction of punxsutawney phil, that famous weather forecaster in pennsylvania. yesterday phil saw his shadow. groundhog day is a recurring event. groundhog day is also the title

Chuck Grassley

0:38:30 to 0:38:50( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: of a famous film starring bill murray. so i have another picture for you of phil and bill drivi along. in the movie "groundhog day bill murray finds himself continually repeating the same routine. now, my friend, chairman baucus, last year rightly pointed out the message of the f

Chuck Grassley

0:38:51 to 0:39:11( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: the message was that bill, guided by phil, eventually had to figure out what he was doing wrong. once bill figured it out, he escaped the infinite loop. on this bill before us, we need to learn from bill and phil's adventure. we cannot and we should not

Chuck Grassley

0:39:12 to 0:39:32( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: legislate in a hasty manner and place ourselves in an infinite loop of repeating the same exercise. democrats and republicans and the president need to get this right, particularly in a time of the terrible economic recession that we're in. we cannot casually deficit spend

Chuck Grassley

0:39:33 to 0:39:55( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: and ask american taxpayers to clean up the fiscal mess with high taxes down the road. to me, there is a particularly compelling irony to the fact that we're debating another stimulus bill at roughly the same time groundhog's daytime frame.

Chuck Grassley

0:39:56 to 0:40:16( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: one year ago, almost to this exact date, the senate spent a week debating an economic stimulus package. the tar legislion was similar to the one for this package. i'm talking about president's day recess. let's keep the groundhog day irony in mind as we move forward

Chuck Grassley

0:40:17 to 0:40:38( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: this week and next week. let's not repeat exercise, except this time with even much bigger dollars let's get it right. now to substance, i want to make it clear that most on our side agree with president obama that

Chuck Grassley

0:40:39 to 0:41:00( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: stimulus is necessary. the economy is flat on its too many americans who want to find work can't find those jobs. a lot of americans are worried that their job will be the next to we get that on our side. everyone here knows we need to

Chuck Grassley

0:41:01 to 0:41:22( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: do everything we can to get the economy moving again. where we differ between parties is the degree to which the engine ought to be government o the engine ought to be the private sector, especially america's biggest job creator: our small business sector, where

Chuck Grassley

0:41:23 to 0:41:44( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: you hear quite economists that 70%, 80% of the new jobs are created. in fact, in the year 2007, big business never created any new jobs. all the new jobs in 2007 were created by small business. these are honest, well-intentioned philosophical

Chuck Grassley

0:41:45 to 0:42:06( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: differences between our two parties: government or the private sector. but those are differences that are there. jobs to come from the private sector. on the other side, the preference is to grow employment through expansion of many on the other side and opinion makers who agree with

Chuck Grassley

0:42:07 to 0:42:27( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: them are invoking the example of iowa-born president hoover. iowa is my h they seem to be doing it to create another -- to anyone who questions package as a reincarnation of those, what we economics.

Chuck Grassley

0:42:28 to 0:42:49( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: it's an unfair characterization. again, let's be clear. folks on our side recognize the need for action. so don't accuse us of hooverrism. also, though iowans are rightly respectful of the only iowan to be presint -- president hoover -- you've got to recognize history.

Chuck Grassley

0:42:50 to 0:43:10( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: and i'd instruct the other side on a couple of lessons from the hoover era too, where president hoover really was wrong. one lesson: don't obstruct free trade. history of this country, the smoot-hawley tariffs, were presidency and it shut down world trade.

Chuck Grassley

0:43:11 to 0:43:31( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: we've got to think about that right now, because the latest reports have the first reversal of therowth of trade worldwide since 1982. there's little doubt that these protectionist barriers that were

Chuck Grassley

0:43:32 to 0:43:52( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: put up in 1930 or 1931 made the great depression worse. so let's not repeat tha mistake. and there's some evidence on other side of the aisle that theyo want to repeat mistake and build up protectionist walls. now there's another lesson on the hoover era that i want the

Chuck Grassley

0:43:53 to 0:44:13( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: other side to be aware of. president hoover significant tax increases that made t high tariffs, economic experts tell us this retarded the economic ability to recover, a recovery that didn't happen

Chuck Grassley

0:44:14 to 0:44:34( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: until world war ii came we d't want war to get us out of a recession. on this side, we agree that the lessons fr to be learned. we cannot be passing president hoover was passing. errors of omission on fiscal stimulus should be avoided by all of us.

Chuck Grassley

0:44:35 to 0:44:57( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: likewise, error of commission on fiscal impeding taxes also should be avoided. by the conclusion of this debate, those differences will be plain to the american people at the grass roots of america. do iso to iowa, go to church

Chuck Grassley

0:44:58 to 0:45:19( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: on sunday, go eat at the inn after -- at the village inn after church, go to a university of iowa basketball g your neighbors, and the public knows what's they see this as a big spending bill and not a stimulus bill. we will see differences fleshed

Chuck Grassley

0:45:20 to 0:45:41( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: out in the debate and on the amendments. that's the way it should be. as i indicated above, most of our -- most on our side want to improve this our amendments, large and will be offered as improvements. we hope the other side are sincere and follow their -- our

Chuck Grassley

0:45:42 to 0:46:04( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: president'sdmonition yesterday in their desire to change the bill in a way that bipartis whether republicans or democrats have been in control, the test of proper stimulus boils downo three words, and that famous harvard economist, former

Chuck Grassley

0:46:05 to 0:46:25( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: secretary of the treasury, good person, larry this to say that ought to be a lesson for both political parties. here you can read it. "as with any potent medicine, stimulus, if misadministered, could do more harm than increasing instability and

Chuck Grassley

0:46:26 to 0:46:46( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: creating long- a stimulus program should timely, targeted, and temporary." and he may not be an m.d., but there's a lesson for a p.h. -- from that ph.d. that we can learn from.

Chuck Grassley

0:46:47 to 0:47:08( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: it's a lesson of medicine. well, we want to measure this bill according to what dr. summers says. if you apply proposal, you will find it fails the test. we'll get into that when we examine and debate the bill. some folks might ask: what's the problem if we overshoot and flunk the test?

Chuck Grassley

0:47:09 to 0:47:31( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: the first problem is running out of budget rm. the bill before us will, when interest costs are included, add up beyond that 00 billion to .3 trillion added to the deficit. all of this extra deficit increase would be proposed when the baseline deficit for this

Chuck Grassley

0:47:32 to 0:47:52( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: fiscal year will hit trillion. that amount exceeds all historical records. as a percentage of our economy, that will mean 8.3% of gross domestic product. and i've read some economists saying, you know, that's more stimulus than we've ever had in

Chuck Grassley

0:47:53 to 0:48:16( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: the history of this country. maybe 8.3 is enough. i think in a bipartisan way and with the president, we've concluded it's not enough. but above that, it seems to me we ought to be cautious and make sure that it is timely, temporary, and targeted. because this amount of 1.3%

Chuck Grassley

0:48:17 to 0:48:38( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: easily exceeds the 5.7% in 1983. it's almost 50% above any comparable post-world war ii levels. the figures on the federal debt held staggering. in the perio

Chuck Grassley

0:48:39 to 0:48:59( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: debt held by the public increased by a smaller amount, year. this year's change easily exceeds all of that, as you can see how the deficit continues to go up.

Chuck Grassley

0:49:00 to 0:49:22( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: and you also see it there as a percent of gross national product, hig for a 40-year so, we need deficit situation we're it is very serious. so, whatever we do, we ought to not make the long-term fiscal situation worse than it is.

Chuck Grassley

0:49:23 to 0:49:43( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: and you can see in the out years how bad that situation is going to be. the the other problem is that if we prime the pump too much a the pumped out stimulus doesn't materialize until the full

Chuck Grassley

0:49:44 to 0:50:04( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: recovery is upon us, then we mit risk too much stimulus. the result could be inflation. let's look at the secretary -- i mean of dr. summers' statement.

Chuck Grassley

0:50:05 to 0:50:25( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: that needs to be brought into sharper focus. the congressional budget office tells us that less than half of the appropriation amount spent out by the end of fiscal year 2010. so only half of the spending in this bill is tim

Chuck Grassley

0:50:26 to 0:50:46( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: the finance package does a little ironically, the tax policy stimulation -- stimulus much maligned, helps the spendout ratio greatly in package. the theory

Chuck Grassley

0:50:47 to 0:51:08( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: of -- the theory for the spending side is we need to direct dollars to folks most likely to spend them. that we need extra fmap money: expanded entitlements and other state aid. it misses the point tha fiscal policy system already has

Chuck Grassley

0:51:09 to 0:51:30( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: an arsenal of automatic stablizers directed to the very same populations. these stablizers provide immediate assistance to those most vulnerable hit by an economic downturn. congressional budget office says that these benefits, including food stamps, unemployment insurance, medicaid will grow to

Chuck Grassley

0:51:31 to 0:51:51( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: 50 billion this year. that built-in, population stimulus will be to 1.8 also argues when you argue that you ought to err on the side of overspending that ensuring that the lessons of moral hazards

Chuck Grassley

0:51:52 to 0:52:13( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: apply to the states. the fiscal problems faced by many of localities are largely the result of their inability to keep spending in line with revenue. be 2006, the third quarter of 2008, state revenues increased 7% and

Chuck Grassley

0:52:14 to 0:52:36( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: state spending increased twice that amount, 15%. in other wor,he states and localities spent additional dollar of revenue. the states have been on a spendingpreend they've dug themselves into a hole.

Chuck Grassley

0:52:37 to 0:52:57( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: now, we'll hear that the medicaid money that we're adding adding, which i refer to as a slush fund for states, is necessary to avoid tax increases at the state and local level. we'll also hear that vital services will be cut unless we

Chuck Grassley

0:52:58 to 0:53:19( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: cut a big blank check to state just as we did during the finance committee markup, some on our side will test these assumptions with amendments on these points. an open-ended slush fund is not targeted. it's not going to bring about sound, responsible in the states that need it, and

Chuck Grassley

0:53:20 to 0:53:40( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: it's true that no matter -- and this is true no matter how you dress this issue up. perhaps the most disturbing stimul test failure is on the third "t" -- that it should be temporary. and this is what bothers me most about this bill.

Chuck Grassley

0:53:41 to 0:54:02( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: i'm referring, of course, to the temporary test in this package. there are many new popular spending programs labeled "temporary." those programs total 40 billion. if these programs are extended or anothe .3 billion added to

Chuck Grassley

0:54:03 to 0:54:27( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: future deficits. i other side to tell me that these programs will be turned off once enacted. with large democratic majorities and a democratic president, i'd say that dubious in this congress. it's about a deliverable as a

Chuck Grassley

0:54:28 to 0:54:50( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: probablpr bridge. i think i want to quote from what chairman miller of one of the house committees had to say. he was talking about these built-in expenditures that are going to go beyond the years. things that ought to be hand by the appropriations committee on an annual basis, considering all

Chuck Grassley

0:54:51 to 0:55:11( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: of the prioritie that come to us from all segments of the economy and from all government programs. and if you think that you're building this into the base, this is what chairman miller -- i'm going to quote here from "congress daily." "he was asked about the fact

Chuck Grassley

0:55:12 to 0:55:32( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: that funding for education programs and he said the word that he got from the obama administration is that these funding not become the baseline and that in two years we can the president's budget request will be lower than these new

Chuck Grassley

0:55:33 to 0:55:54( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: levels. that means schools will see a short-term jump for these programs, but any teacher programs they put in place may be cut two years -- in two years" now let me just ask you that.

Chuck Grassley

0:55:55 to 0:56:16( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: is it smart to that's absolutely needed, a stimulus bill, for an excuse to jack up spending well into the future? that's going to be done week. isn't that something that appropriations committees generally take several months to do before they make decisions to

Chuck Grassley

0:56:17 to 0:56:37( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: go down that road? something for you to consider. to sum it up, this package meets a different three t's test. we start with trillion dollar deficits, we have a bill that with interest added adds more than another trillion to

Chuck Grassley

0:56:38 to 0:56:58( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: future deficits, we have a bill that has new spending os stennably labeled as but likely to be extended, that bakes into the cake trillion of future deficits, passing the three "t's" as in

Chuck Grassley

0:56:59 to 0:57:20( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: trillions test ought to be a senator's pause, during this debate that pause happens. from our side's view, these are major shortcomings on the substance. although we saw execution of a deal to vote down our amendments in committee, no matter whether

Chuck Grassley

0:57:21 to 0:57:42( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: our ideas were meritorious or not, we'd like and will be constructive, and we will build on parts of the package that we support. but make no doubt about it, we're going to try to use dr. dr. summers' guidelines.

Chuck Grassley

0:57:43 to 0:58:03( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: and i say "first do he didn't say that, but the three "t" test that he has put on the chart from his quotation. in other words, we hope our amendments will be more openly received on the senate than they were in committee. in this respect, we'll go back to major differences between the parties on how to get the

Chuck Grassley

0:58:04 to 0:58:25( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: economy moving. on our side we'd like to push more incentives for long-term growth and private-sector jobs. there's a good start on a broad-based, middle-income tax cut in the package. we'd like it expand the package to cover all middle-income taxpayers. during this fals campaign, the

Chuck Grassley

0:58:26 to 0:58:47( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: president described as middle-class families families making less than 50,000. many of the tax cuts don't apply to millions of families making less than 50,000. doesn't it make sense -- doesn't it doesn't make sense to call a proposal a middle-class tax cut

Chuck Grassley

0:58:48 to 0:59:09( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: if it doesn't apply to millions of mdle-class families. we'd like to redirect the cut to the middle-income taxpayers since we negotiating table to offer these pro-growth ideas you'll see them as arise as constructive offers to improve the package. i'd like to speak just a minute for some health provisions in

Chuck Grassley

0:59:10 to 0:59:31( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: the bill. spending in this bill should be judged based on t criteria: will it stimulate the economy? is the money being well-spent? in committee we aired our honest disagreements overeveral of these provisions were actually stimulative. improving health information technology is critical for health care infrastructure.

Chuck Grassley

0:59:32 to 0:59:52( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: i support many of those provisions. but i have to stimulate our economy? and is this money that we should add to the deficit rather than offsetting it? it wasn't so long ago that 6 billion was a lot of money around here, providing assistance to states makes sense if we're concerned about states raising taxes or cutting

Chuck Grassley

0:59:53 to 1:00:14( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: spending. but is 7 billion t right number? and is increasing medicaid spending the right way to do it beyond necessary to millions of people that are going to lose their health insurance? that's a much smaller figure,

Chuck Grassley

1:00:15 to 1:00:35( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: somewhere 0 billion to 2 billion, rather than 7 billion. could we better stimulate economic recovery using all or part of that money elsewhe the fi also includes a two-year extensn of our current trade adjustment assistance. i'm working with the chairman to see if we can agree with our counterparts in the house ways

Chuck Grassley

1:00:36 to 1:00:56( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: and means committee on a broader reauthorizatn of these programs, but that's still a wo apart from trade adjusted -- adjustment assistance, i'm disappointed that this administration isn't focusin trade as a component of economic stimulus package. as i said above, we should heed an important lesson from the

Chuck Grassley

1:00:57 to 1:01:17( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: hoover era. expanding free trade, not contracting it. becaus protectionism in the 1980's brought us to world war ii. opening up new markets for u.s. exporters should be a part of the mind-set to stimulate our economy.

Chuck Grassley

1:01:18 to 1:01:39( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: right now 20,000 people being laid off from caterpillar. i don't think john deere has laid off very many yet. but 22% of john deere workers have their jobs international trade. tractors made in waterloo, iowa, gettinon boats in baltimore to

Chuck Grassley

1:01:40 to 1:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: go we don't want to shut dow those kinds of jobs, and without emphasis upon trade being a very important part of package, we're sending a message that trade does not matter. and trade does matter. for instance, we got these pending 5e789s with colombia, panama, south korea that would

Chuck Grassley

1:02:01 to 1:02:22( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: provide significant opportunity to do just that and should be implemented as soon as possible. as we go through the side will offer several amendments that i hope will be accepted to try to make the bill better answer the questions that i' raised. the people back home see congress spending vast amounts

Chuck Grassley

1:02:23 to 1:02:39( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: of taxpayers' money. they are counting on us to stimulate wasted. that means to make sure this is

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