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Senate Proceeding 03-01-11 on Mar 1st, 2011 :: 2:29:15 to 2:30:35
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Patrick Leahy

2:29:13 to 2:29:33( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: that individual? you said there are provisions. could you be more specific that? the presiding officer: if the we will get the provision and read it to you. mr. leahy: while the senator is waiting for that -- the presiding officer: senator

Patrick Leahy

2:29:15 to 2:30:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy

2:29:34 to 2:29:54( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: from vermont. mr. leahy: under article 2 of the constitution, it says the president shall state at times receive for his services a compensation which shall not be increased or diminished for the period he has been elected.

Patrick Leahy

2:29:55 to 2:30:17( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: and would your amendment be constitutional under that -- under that provision? i remember that we voted to increase the pay of a president when president clinton -- if i could have the attention of the senator -- between the time when president clinton was in office, but did not take effect until

Patrick Leahy

2:30:18 to 2:30:36( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: president george w. bush and it doubled the salary of the president for president bush, but not president clinton. but how to you by statute change, even for a matter of days, a presidential salary? doesn't it violate article 2 of

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