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Senate Proceeding 02-03-09 on Feb 3rd, 2009 :: 6:33:40 to 6:36:55
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Harry Reid

6:33:30 to 6:33:55( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: the amendment is agreed to. without objection. the question is on amendment 1 offered by the senator from louisiana.

Harry Reid

6:33:40 to 6:36:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Harry Reid

Harry Reid

6:33:56 to 6:34:16( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: the majority leader. mr. reid: mr. president, i as ask -- well, first of all, i -- this will be the last ll call vote tonight last roll call vote.

Harry Reid

6:34:17 to 6:34:38( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: mr. president, there will be a number of amendnts offered tonight. in fact, it's my understanding senator feingold has an amendment that i regarding earmarks. the next republican amendment will be an isakson amendment regarding housing. and tomorrow we're going to be in session at 10:30, no morning business. we're in full

Harry Reid

6:34:39 to 6:34:59( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: as some know, we have an appointment downtown. we're going to have -- the floor will be manned. there will be a number of amendments already lined up to we're -- we hope that senators will come forward. senate is not in order. the presiding officer: will the majority leader suspend. the senate will come to order. e majority leader.

Harry Reid

6:35:00 to 6:35:20( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: mr. reid: we've had a very good day there. have been some very good debates on various amendments. tomorrow i hope will be the same. we're going to work into tomorrow night. we're going to work thursday. and with a little bit of luck, we can -- might be able to finish this bill early this week. i know there's a lot to do but amendments if we keep offering

Harry Reid

6:35:21 to 6:35:43( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: them, i hope peopl will understand where the votes lined up. it appears that we've had a not dominated by republicans or democrats, a lot of we hope that as the debate continues, people will only offer those amendments they think will really help the bill and will help us work toward

Harry Reid

6:35:44 to 6:36:04( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: finishing this legislation. step. at this sta goes untoward, senator mcconnell and i think this matter should go to conference. and now we have two choices that we've done before. we can -- the house can send us a message but that's created some problems in the we k the free and all that kind of stuff. we hope that we could do -- have

Harry Reid

6:36:05 to 6:36:25( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: a conference and at this stage, unless something goes awry, that is what the and i hope to do. we would -- we would appoint the conferees when the bill is passed. we have to legislation, including the conference, before we leave here for the president's day recess. and the mere fact we have conference doesn't mean it's finished like that. this will be a conference, where

Harry Reid

6:36:26 to 6:36:46( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: democrats and republicans will work toward what needs to be done. so i would hope that everyone would come tomorrow to proceed on this legislation. as we all know, this legislation is extremely important. people have differing views as to what should be in it and what should be out of what's going on n make that determination.

Harry Reid

6:36:47 to 6:36:55( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: the only ones that can decide that are us, the senate. and so i would hope everyone would look toward when they

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