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Senate Proceeding on Feb 22nd, 2010 :: 4:15:55 to 4:19:40
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Barbara Boxer

4:15:55 to 4:16:16( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: her. mrs. boxer: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. boxer: madam president, before the majority leader leaves the f say to you, senator reid, that today jobs triumphed over politics and that's a great day around here. jobs triumphed over politics. and i want to say, senator reid,

Barbara Boxer

4:15:55 to 4:19:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer

4:16:17 to 4:16:40( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: this idea that you have to -- to keep these bills very straightforward and very easy to understand, th bill, four parts to it. two parts dealt with the infrastructure. two parts dealt with tax breaks that were related to making capital investments and hiring unemployed workers. very simple for people to understand.

Barbara Boxer

4:16:41 to 4:17:03( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: and i -- i have t say to my democratic colleagues, 57 of whom voted for this, tnk you, and to the five republicans who joined us, thank you so much. it means so much to the working families of this country, to the business community. and i want to say a special word to senator lautenberg if he's watching these proceedings.

Barbara Boxer

4:17:04 to 4:17:24( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: i know how strongly he supports transportation. he's kind of mr. transportation in new jersey and we all wish him well and we know that he would have been here if there was any way for him to be here. i'm not going to say any more than i said before. i just want to tnk specific people out there around this

Barbara Boxer

4:17:25 to 4:17:45( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: country who i talk to on several conference calls over this and they were always there, night and day we tawbd. and i explained -- night and day we talked. i explained to them how close this vote would be. and they explained to me that they understood what the stakes were. a million jobs at stake just in relation to the highway trust

Barbara Boxer

4:17:46 to 4:18:08( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: fund, thousands more at stake in relation to the build america bonds. this is a good day, madam president. so i want to thank the american association of state highway a transportation american road and transportation builders association, the associated general contractors

Barbara Boxer

4:18:09 to 4:18:32( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: of america, the u.s. chamber of commerce, the laborer's international unit, the international union of -- international union, the international union of operating engineers, the american highway users alliance, faster, better, safer, americans for transportation mobility, the

Barbara Boxer

4:18:33 to 4:18:57( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: triple-a, who vote to us. and i want to say to all of them them, they made this vote work because they knew what was happening on the ground. so, in closing, i have one more thank you, and this is a straight thing to say, but i want to thank the missouri department of transportation for telling the truth.

Barbara Boxer

4:18:58 to 4:19:18( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: listen to what they wrote: "all bidders please take note. unless the federal government takes the necessary steps to ensure the availability of federal funds for the remaining fiscal year, bid openings will be postponed or withdrawn until further notice." in other words, the department of transportation in missouri, being the first state to be hit

Barbara Boxer

4:19:19 to 4:19:39( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: with this mess -- by the way, followed closely, as i understand it, by north dakota. i understand they're very close to this place. all of our states are. they came forward and told the truth, that we had to act today. and i hope that the house will act with us, we'll get this resolved. in march, we're going to start

Barbara Boxer

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

Barbara Boxer: on the new bill and,

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