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Senate Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 4:24:45 to 4:29:05
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Jim DeMint

4:24:28 to 4:24:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: next vote be ten minutes in duration. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. demint: mr. president? the presiding officer: the cloture vote having been invoked, the motion to refer -- under the previous order, all postcloture time is ewes yielded back and the senator from south carolina, mr. demint, may be recognized for up to 10 minutes.

Jim DeMint

4:24:45 to 4:29:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

4:24:49 to 4:25:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: the senator from south carolina. mr. demint: mr. president? the presiding officer: will the senate be 0 in order! please, senators, be in order thank you. mr. demint: thank you, mr. president. i know many here are very anxious to start a new government agency, and i won't hold you up for very long. but it's important that we

Jim DeMint

4:25:11 to 4:25:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: recognize some things that are happening, and there's probably one good thing we could do tonight maybe to stop the landslide -- the presiding officer: will the senate be in order, please. mr. demint: -- of more government control. colleagues, in the last year, a little over a year, we've seen this federal government take over two of our largest auto

Jim DeMint

4:25:34 to 4:25:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: companies, our largest mortgage company, our largest insurance company, expand its control on america's domestic energy sources, and of course a debate on trying to expand control on health care. we're getting ready -- the presiding officer: will the senate be in order.

Jim DeMint

4:25:55 to 4:26:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: take your conversatns out of the senate. senators! take your conversations out of the senate! thank you. mr. demint: thank you, mr we're expecting very soon a new financial reform package that will expand federal conol from everywhere frowall street to the local pawnshop.

Jim DeMint

4:26:19 to 4:26:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: but while these big things are coming in front of you there are things happening in the executive branch that are circumventing congress that should concern us. a lot of you have heard from industries back home of what the e.p.a. standards are doing. businesses don't know what to expect. local communities don't know what to expect. i had an engine company in my office today that said orders were on hold until they found

Jim DeMint

4:26:40 to 4:27:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: out what the e.p.a. is going to do. i also have had some people in my office in the last week talking about the f.c.c. and the coming ruling of expanding control over the internet. one place in our economy that continues to boom with innovation. but, folks, there's one thing that was just leaked out that i want to bring your attention to

Jim DeMint

4:27:02 to 4:27:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: that we need to try to halt tonight before it is too late. a whistle-blower at the department of interior has leaked a document that shows that they're considering using the antiquities act to gra over 10 million acres of land in nine western states and basically

Jim DeMint

4:27:23 to 4:27:43( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: take them off-line for jobs of mining, forestry, energy. and this includes nevada, utah, montana, new mexico, california, arizona, oregon, colorado, and washington. it's important that we stop this and at least have some senate hearings on what they're trying to do. and this is a priority for what

Jim DeMint

4:27:44 to 4:28:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: we're talking about today because the president and the congress has said our top priority is jobs. this acti interior department will hurt jobs. it will dry up tax revenues in local communities and states and it will restrict energy supplies in this country. all i'm asking that we do is

Jim DeMint

4:28:05 to 4:28:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: suspend the rules, which requires 67 votes, and vote on this amendment to stop the department of interior from taking over over 10 million acres of land and hurting our economy and hurting jobs. so i promised the leader i would keep it to less than 10 minutes, but i encourage everyone to support this motion that i'm

Jim DeMint

4:28:27 to 4:28:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: getting ready to make. mr. president, i move to suspend the provisions of rule 22 including germaneness requirements for the purpose of proposing and considering my amendment, which is at the desk, and i ask for the yeas and nays. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there appears to be.

Jim DeMint

4:28:49 to 4:29:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: there is. the question is on the motion to suspend. the yeas and nays have been ordered. the clerk will call the r

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