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Senate Proceeding on Mar 2nd, 2007 :: 0:12:16 to 0:16:33
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Ken Salazar

0:10:14 to 0:12:16( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ken Salazar

Ken Salazar

0:11:54 to 0:12:16( Edit History Discussion )

Ken Salazar: a half minutes off the minority side. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. ms. landrieu: thank you, mr. president. the presiding officer: the senator from louisiana.

Mary Landrieu

0:12:16 to 0:12:24( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: ms. landrieu: i send an amendment to the desk. the presiding officer: without objection, the clerk will report . the clerk: the senator from louisiana, ms. landrieu, proposes amendment number 321. ms.

Mary Landrieu

0:12:16 to 0:16:33( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu

0:12:24 to 0:12:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: landrieu: thank you. i ask for the dispensing of the reading of the amendment. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. ms. landrieu: i would like to call up amendment 296, 295, and the

Mary Landrieu

0:12:38 to 0:12:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: one that was just read for purposes of a very brief discussion. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from louisiana, ms. landrieu, proposes amendments en bloc numbered

Mary Landrieu

0:12:50 to 0:13:03( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: 296 and 295. ms. landrieu: thank you, madam president. and i appreciate my colleagues allowing me just a few minutes this morning to present this amendment. and whenever the managers of the bill feel like

Mary Landrieu

0:13:03 to 0:13:19( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: we can vote on this amendment, i would most certainly follow their lead. it's a very important amendment not just for the state of louisiana, but for mississippi as well, and for the gulf coast.

Mary Landrieu

0:13:19 to 0:13:32( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: mr. president, there seems to be some misunderstanding about the scope of the damage of hurricanes katrina and rita, the first and third worst storms in the history of the nation. as being see, hurricane

Mary Landrieu

0:13:32 to 0:13:49( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: an tkraourbgs which was the -- andrew, which was the most expensive storm prior to this one had a per capita impact of the state of florida of $139. the world trade center attacks, as vicious and

0:13:49 to 0:14:06( Edit History Discussion )

terrible and heart wrenching as they were, had even a more substantial impact to the state of new york. but katrina and rita have had an extraordinary, out of the ordinary, just horrific impact on the

Mary Landrieu

0:14:06 to 0:14:24( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: states of louisiana and mississippi. so this amendment asks the congress to waive the 10% match which was done in this case. it was done in this case. it most certainly should be done in this

Mary Landrieu

0:14:24 to 0:14:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: case. and that is the essence of this amendment. it would not only mean fairness and parity and equity for the survivors of hurricanes rita and katrina and in line with what we've done, but it would

Mary Landrieu

0:14:38 to 0:14:58( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: also substantially expedite the rebuilding of work that's underway and tied up in red tape and mindless red tape because of this requirement. so i'm asking for the congress to act swiftly on this bill to get

Mary Landrieu

0:14:58 to 0:15:11( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: that done.| in addition, madam -- mr. president, we also are asking for -- let me get this other amendment -- for the critical infrastructure of levees to be included in the list of critical infrastructure

Mary Landrieu

0:15:11 to 0:15:26( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: being debate ed on this bill. we have to review the infrastructure of the nation and set priorities about where we're going to spend our money. that is what the second amendment does. and then finally,

Mary Landrieu

0:15:26 to 0:15:40( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: the third amendment -- and i know i only have 30 seconds left -- will put back into the law the community disaster loan act the way it was before katrina and rita struck. for every other disaster

Mary Landrieu

0:15:40 to 0:15:56( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: in the past and amazingly for everyone n. in the future, communities at least receive the otion to is have their loans forgiven. but under the last congress, the law was change ed, not for the future,

Mary Landrieu

0:15:56 to 0:16:09( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: which i could have accepted, but for only the survivors in mississippi and louisiana. the law was change ed to not even allow for possible forgiveness. so, again, it was grossly unfair unfair, unprecedented,

Mary Landrieu

0:16:09 to 0:16:19( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: and that is basically what these three amendments do. and i thank my colleagues for alogllowing me to speak -- for a allowing me to speak about them this morning and to have them filed. and i yield

Mary Landrieu

0:16:19 to 0:16:33( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: whatever time i have remaining. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator colorado is recognize ed. mr. allard: i would like to lay aside the pending amendment and call up amendment number

Wayne Allard

0:16:33 to 0:16:42( Edit History Discussion )

Wayne Allard: 272 272. the presiding officer: without objection, the clerk will report report. the clerk: the senator colorado, mr. allard, submits amendment number 22. mr. allard: mr. president, i ask unanimous

Wayne Allard

0:16:33 to 0:18:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Wayne Allard

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