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Senate Proceeding on Feb 28th, 2008 :: 6:53:47 to 7:01:53
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Thomas Carper

6:51:34 to 6:53:47( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thomas Carper

Thomas Carper

6:53:30 to 6:53:47( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas Carper: to his modification, but it is one. mr. president, while the distinguished republican leader is on the floor, -- mr. reid: mr. president, i would ask that my request be modified. the vote occur at 4:55. the

Jeff Sessions

6:53:47 to 6:54:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: presiding officer: witidhout objection, so ordered. mrs. murray: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from washington is recognized. mrs. murray: madam president, i would ask to revise

Jeff Sessions

6:53:47 to 7:01:53( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

6:54:10 to 6:54:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: the previous consent order of speakers on our side to be five minutes for the senator from washington, five minutes for the senator from new york, five minutes for the senator from north dakota, and five

Jeff Sessions

6:54:25 to 6:54:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: minutes for the senator from connecticut. the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: i will extend the time to 4:56. i have a police officer that was killed, and if i could make a brief

Jeff Sessions

6:54:42 to 6:54:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: statement? the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. the majority leader. mr. reid: it's really with a heavy heart that i rise to honor nevada state trooper cara borgheny. monday night

Jeff Sessions

6:54:56 to 6:55:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: she was killed respond to go a terribly difficult -- responding to a terribly difficult assignment where there was a suspected bomb at a gas station in spanish springs, nevada, a suburb of reno sparks.

Jeff Sessions

6:55:08 to 6:55:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: on route to the scene her car was struck by a driver headed in the wrong direction. trooper borgheny was rushed to renown medical center in critical condition and died. she gave her life protecting the

Jeff Sessions

6:55:27 to 6:55:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: people of nevada just as she did every day. even in passing she saved a life by donating organs. in the final moments of her life the brothers and sisters of the nevada patrol stood by her side.

Jeff Sessions

6:55:54 to 6:56:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: they cared for her just as they care for us and protect us every day. this is the way it is all over the country. so today is their solemn vigil, that is the police officers, come to an end standing

Jeff Sessions

6:56:12 to 6:56:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: with their fallen sister. we will try in some small way to share the burden of grief of police officers who fall all over america in the line of duty. our hearts and prayers are with the trooper's

Jeff Sessions

6:56:26 to 6:56:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: husband dirk and their two daughters. i hope it is some comfort for them to know that their life, the life of their mother and the life of dirk's wife is a life that was given in heroic service to

Jeff Sessions

6:56:49 to 6:57:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: the people of the state of nevada. mrs. murray: madam president? the presiding officer: thank you. the senator from washington. mrs. murray: madam president, thank you. i rise this afternoon in support

Jeff Sessions

6:57:07 to 6:57:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: of the foreclosure prevention act because we have got to take action now to help so many families in this country who have been hurt in the mortgage and credit crisis. the bill that we will hopefully

Jeff Sessions

6:57:29 to 6:57:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: vote to move to shortly is going to help provide the resources to keep our families in their homes, help our communities recover from this foreclosure crisis, and help struggling businesses who, to

Jeff Sessions

6:57:46 to 6:58:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: weather this shaky economy. the bill that we will consider going to is going to provide some commonsense solutions to help address the problems that are at the heart of our country's economic woes.

Jeff Sessions

6:58:04 to 6:58:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: it is an opportunity finally for us to invest in our communities now so we can prevent millions of families of going into foreclosure. i want to share with the body quickly a story of aconstituent from

Jeff Sessions

6:58:21 to 6:58:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: my home state, a man named clifford who lived in olympia, who let me know what happened to him, which is happening to so many americans. he thought he had achieved the american dream by owning a home.

Jeff Sessions

6:58:39 to 6:58:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: his home, he said is, represented stability to him. it was his investment in his future. but he, like many americans, lost his job at a factory, the bills startd stacking up. -- started stacking up. the stress

Jeff Sessions

6:58:55 to 6:59:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: wore on for him and his family. his wife who had diabetes got sicker and had to have surgery and before he knew it, it was several months behind with his mortgage. suddenly all of his dreams for a secure

Jeff Sessions

6:59:09 to 6:59:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: future had been evaporated. he told me how he struggled to work with his mortgage company and he couldn't catch up. finally he made a phone callne to consumer counseling northwest for help. and through

Jeff Sessions

6:59:26 to 6:59:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: the help of that counseling, he was able to get his payments reduced with his mortgage company, get back on track, and keep his family home. madam president, that is why in this bill that we are going

Jeff Sessions

6:59:42 to 6:59:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: to vote on, we have included critical funding for housing counseling that will allow our families across the country to make a phone call not to their mortgage company to say "i can't pay me bill,"

Jeff Sessions

6:59:56 to 7:00:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: but to a housing counselor who can sit down with them and their family to get their finances back in order so they do not have to go to foreclosure. madam president, we know that the housing crisis

Jeff Sessions

7:00:15 to 7:00:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: is impacting thousands and millions of families. in fact, experts tell us it may impact as many as two million families in this coming year alone. we can help prevent that if we can give these families

Jeff Sessions

7:00:44 to 7:01:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: a place to go, a counselor to help them and the ability to be able to manage their finances. why is it so important? not just for those families who lose all of their wealth and their home if they foreclose,

Jeff Sessions

7:01:09 to 7:01:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: but for the neighborhood. their home doesn't become a blight in the neighborhood, losing the value in the rest of the homes. their community and neighborhood is saved, and we are strengthening the

Jeff Sessions

7:01:31 to 7:01:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: kpheufplt these and many -- strengthening the economy. these and many other provisions you will hear about are critical. we cannot wait for another year. we can't wait and see what happens in june

7:01:53 to 7:02:15( Edit History Discussion )

or september or december. we need to act now. and i urge my colleagues in the senate to vote with us for cloture to move to the housing bill that we are proposing today, the forecloser -- foreclosure

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