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Senate Proceeding on Feb 28th, 2011 :: 2:25:45 to 2:28:40
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David Vitter

2:25:35 to 2:25:55( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: then at least temporarily, so we move forward on some of the other amendments. vit i have i have no problem -- mr. vitter: i have no problem allowing the other amendments to be made pending. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the amendment. the clerk: the senator from louisiana, mr. vitter for mr. toomey and himself, proposes amen

David Vitter

2:25:45 to 2:28:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Vitter

David Vitter

2:25:56 to 2:26:17( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: mr. vitter: i ask unanimous consent the -- to waive reading of the whole -- the presiding officer: without objection. mr. vitter: thank you, mr. president. mr. president, this toomey-vitter amendment is the full faith and credit act, the concept which has been discussed several weeks prior to this week, but it is very timely as

David Vitter

2:26:18 to 2:26:38( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: we're all rightly focused on the spending and debt issue with the thursday deadline coming up. mr. president, no one that i know of wants the government to be shut down in any way, shape, or form. no one that i know of wants any massive significant disruption.

David Vitter

2:26:39 to 2:27:02( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: but lots of people that i know of, including in louisiana, want us to change business as usual here in washington starting with spending and debt. and this full-faith and credit amendment is an important step in that regard. mr. president, because of the time limitations in front of us before we move to other pending

David Vitter

2:27:03 to 2:27:23( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: business at 4:30, i will agree to come back at a later time to fully lay out this toomey-vitter amendment, as well as a second-degree vitter amendment which i will be advancing with regard to social security. but it is very important to have this pending to put it on the

David Vitter

2:27:24 to 2:27:45( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: floor to start this debate with vigor about spending and debt, changing the fiscal policy of this country so we get on a more sustainable path. there's only one thing certain about this debate, mr. president, and that is if we don't change the fiscal path we're on, it will lead to an

David Vitter

2:27:46 to 2:28:08( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: economic disaster. an absolute economic disaster. so i urge us to debate these important proposals immediately, well before the thursday deadline and come to a strong, positive resolution. i'll be back on the floor soon with senator toomey to fully explain this as well as the

David Vitter

2:28:09 to 2:28:30( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: vitter second-degree amendment. with that, mr. president, i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from utah. mr. lee: i send a motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the senator from vermont. mr. leahy: mr. president, i have

David Vitter

2:28:31 to 2:28:41( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: a unanimous consent request at 4:30 to go to judicial nominations. the presiding officer: the senator is correct. mr. leahy: then i would ask

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