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Senate Proceeding on Feb 3rd, 2011 :: 7:27:10 to 7:29:15
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Lamar Alexander

7:27:06 to 7:27:26( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: mr. president, i support the paul amendment will pass. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from mr. alexander: our priorities

Lamar Alexander

7:27:10 to 7:29:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

7:27:27 to 7:27:50( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: are two, to create cheaper private sector jobs, two to lower federal debt. the paul amendment makes it easier to create private sector jobs. why does it do that? because it permits more contractors to mire more people to do -- hire more people to do more work at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayer.

Lamar Alexander

7:27:51 to 7:28:11( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: also, according to the general accounting office, it will help lower the federal debt. in fact, the g.a.o. has recommended changes in the davis-bacon act as a means for trimming the federal deficit. leaving the law the way it is, applying the davis-bacon law to construction projects all over the country will mean fewer

Lamar Alexander

7:28:12 to 7:28:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: jobs, less construction, higher taxes and a higher federal debt. passing the rand paul amendment will mean that we'll make it easier and cheaper to create private-sector jobs. so day after day after day in this senate, we should be acting on legislation that remembers that in tennessee, for example, we've had 24 straight months of unemployment above 9%.

Lamar Alexander

7:28:36 to 7:28:56( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: i would like -- i'm glad to be a cosponsor of the paul amendment because in my state and across the country it will make it easier and cheaper to create private-sector jobs instead of adding to the debt, creating fewer jobs, meaning less construction, slower airport contracts and higher

Lamar Alexander

7:29:03 to 7:29:16( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: the presiding officer: who yields time? who yields time? mrs. hutchison: mr. president, i would ask if i could ask the

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