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Senate Proceeding on Feb 13th, 2009 :: 4:06:15 to 4:16:35
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Bill Nelson

4:06:12 to 4:06:32( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: i thank you, mr. president. i yield back. mr. nelson: mr. president? the presiding officer: the chair

Bill Nelson

4:06:33 to 4:06:54( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: recognizes the senator from nelson:thank you, mr. president. it's good to see now the chair. you are a great addition to the united states senate distinguished senator -- the new senator from delaware. what a pleasure. mr. president, although we are

Bill Nelson

4:06:55 to 4:07:16( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: in an emergency condition, i almost wish that this vote afternoon were taking place a week from president's day recess so that the senators who have vced opposition -- and i take them at

Bill Nelson

4:07:17 to 4:07:38( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: their word a i certainly respect their right to disagree and i respect them and almost all the senators in this chamber know how much this senator enjoys them personally. bu

Bill Nelson

4:07:39 to 4:08:00( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: were being a week and a half from now after the recess, after senators have gone home to their states and lood into the eyes of the people and understood the pain and the anguish that is

Bill Nelson

4:08:01 to 4:08:24( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: going on across america and how much people are depending on us, the united states government, to economy and to try to get it righted and going back up the other way. and in the meantime, as that

Bill Nelson

4:08:25 to 4:08:45( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: attempt iseing done and it's going to take some time. we hear eve economist in the world say it's going to be at least a year if not two or three years. that in the meantime, our people are hurting. and we hear every day stories. now, this senator is going to do

Bill Nelson

4:08:46 to 4:09:07( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: scores of town hall meetings all across florida next week and i know what i'm going to hear. it's what i've been hearing every weekend when we it's these horror stories, these impossible economic stories of people who have worked hard and played by the rules and done

Bill Nelson

4:09:08 to 4:09:31( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: everythingight and at the lose their job, they lose their home, they get upside-down in an economic condition and they don't have any hope. and so it's almost as if i wish that this final passage vote was coming so senators who hav

Bill Nelson

4:09:32 to 4:09:52( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: voting against this legislation which fortunately there will a vast majority of at least 60 in this chamber with not all the senators present today, because i don't think that the health of senator kennedy is going to allow him to return to the chamber, so at least 60 of the

Bill Nelson

4:09:53 to 4:10:15( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: chamber's senators are going to be voting for it. but there will be a substantial number, at least 37 in this united states senate, that will vote against it. if they could hear the stories,

Bill Nelson

4:10:16 to 4:10:40( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: they'd understand why there is 0 billioin this bill in investments in infrastructure science and 4 billion for health and 06 billion for education and traing and

Bill Nelson

4:10:46 to 4:11:10( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: energy, 0 billion in energy direct economic health to those hit hardest 4 billion, and helping law enforcement my state is one of the states

Bill Nelson

4:11:11 to 4:11:34( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: that's been the hardest hit auto y.we are second only to california in the number of foreclosed homes. you wonder why did the president go to fort meyer earlier in the week? the fort meyer area is the highest rate of foreclosures in the entire country. and people who are getting laid off there, there is no economic

Bill Nelson

4:11:35 to 4:11:55( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: opportunity for autho another job. and out of this stimulus bill,8? just this bill, with the spending and the tax cuts, some 0 billion is going to go to my state. it's going to be for road building, it's going to be for health case, it's going to be

Bill Nelson

4:11:56 to 4:12:18( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: for classrooms and teachers, it's going to be for food stamps, it's going to be for unemployment compensation, it's going tore fo to be for medicaid. look at the human face. are people are hurting and they need help. and of that amount that's going

Bill Nelson

4:12:19 to 4:12:40( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: to florida, .3 billion is going to help people who have lost their jobs to keep their health insurance. can you imagine the trauma of a breadwinner that loses the job and that's traumatic enough but then not to be able to afford health insurance for his family,

Bill Nelson

4:12:41 to 4:13:05( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: especially if there's a traumatic injury in that family. and in that aunt of .3 billion going to florida, it's going to provide health care for the poor. this is what

Bill Nelson

4:13:06 to 4:13:26( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: mr. president. this is compassionate assistance that in an economic downward spiral that only the government can provide. specifically, in florida, this bill is going to create or 06,000. nationwide, it's go

Bill Nelson

4:13:27 to 4:13:48( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: somewhere between 3 million and 4 million that it's going to creator save. over a million jobs have already been lost since the 1st of last several million near are going to be lost -- several million more that are going to be lost in this country s

Bill Nelson

4:13:49 to 4:14:09( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: anything, so this -- country if we don't do anything, so this stimulus bill is designed to create 3 million to 4 million jo that slack of what otherwise would have been lost and has been lost. this bill is

Bill Nelson

4:14:10 to 4:14:31( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: 00 for a family and that's going to provide 7 million workers and their families just in the state of florida, 7 million are going to be eligible for the making work pay tax cut of up to 00. and just in florida, this bill

Bill Nelson

4:14:32 to 4:14:54( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: is going to make 195,000 families eligible for a new tax credit to make college affordable. almost 200,000 in florida alone available to have the tax credit for college. and for those out of

Bill Nelson

4:14:55 to 4:15:15( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: are getting insurance benefits, there's going to be an additional 00. in my state 761,000 people. 761,000 workers in florida who have lost their jobs in this

Bill Nelson

4:15:16 to 4:15:36( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: little bit more help in unemployment compensation. and, in addition, what this bill is going to do for my state of florida is that it's going to give funding sufficient to modernize 485 schools in state, so our children are going

Bill Nelson

4:15:37 to 4:15:58( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: to have labs and classrooms and libraries that they need to get ready to compete globally in the 21st century. and then, in addition, this thing is going to help transform our economy in our state, in

Bill Nelson

4:15:59 to 4:16:19( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: florida alone, by doubling the renewable energy generating capacity over the next three years. it's going to create enough renewable energy in florida to power 6 million homes. and we're going to be able to computerize every american's

Bill Nelson

4:16:20 to 4:16:35( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: health record in five years, and look wha floridians. and we're going to be able enact significant -- the presiding officer: the senator has used 10 minutes. mr. nelson: and, mr. president, if i can have unanimous consent for 30

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