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Senate Proceeding on Mar 4th, 2010 :: 0:25:35 to 0:32:05
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Max Baucus

0:25:30 to 0:25:52( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: quorum call: a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from montana. mr. baucus: i ask further proceedings on the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. baucus: we are now on our fourth day of consideration of this important legislation to create jobs on the safety net of tax provisions. this legislation would prevent millions of americans from falling through the safety net.

Max Baucus

0:25:35 to 0:32:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Max Baucus

Max Baucus

0:25:53 to 0:26:14( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: it would extend vital programs that were extended on a short-term basis earlier this year. it would put cash in the hands of americans who had spent it quickly, boosting economic demand, and it would extend critical programs and tax incentives to create jobs. s thissed lusts that the holt of

Max Baucus

0:26:15 to 0:26:37( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: --this is the legislation that will help half a million americans pay for cobravment this is the legislation that will help nearly 40 million medicare beneficiaries, nearly 9 million tricare beneficiaries to keep access to their doctors. and this is the legislation that will help 400,000 americans get unemployment insurance benefits. this is urgent legislation.

Max Baucus

0:26:38 to 0:26:59( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: we must enact it soon. we've had a productive day. yesterday we disposed of six amendments and rejected a point of order against the bill. ace count it, there are about 10 amendments pending. those amendments are the unrlying substitute amendment, senator sessions' amendment to impose discretionary spending caps, senator landrieu's

Max Baucus

0:27:00 to 0:27:21( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: amendment on the go zones, senator murray's amendment on summer employment for youth, senator coburn's amendment on transparency, senator webb's amendment on executive bonuses, senator stabenow's amendment on a.m.t. credits, a feingold-coburn amendment to rescind unused transportation earmarks, an amendment by

Max Baucus

0:27:22 to 0:27:42( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: senator brown of massachusetts on a payroll tax hiday, and senator burr's amendment on a sales tax holiday. before senators offer additional amendments, we need to start processing the pending amendments. i have been advised that there will be objection to setting aside the pending amendments for senators to offer aitional amendments until we have addressed some of theending

Max Baucus

0:27:43 to 0:28:03( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: amendments. now some of the amendments appear to me to be the sort of thing that we could adopt by voice vote, and we are exploring that possibility in connection with at least two of them. on amendments that require roll call vote, i'm hopeful that we can schedule a numbe of votes at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon to

Max Baucus

0:28:04 to 0:28:24( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: dispose of several amendments, and then we'll continue to process the pending amendments throughout the day. and i thank all senators for their cooperation. madam president, i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of calendar number 274, senate resolution 404.

Max Baucus

0:28:25 to 0:28:45( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: calendar number 274, s. res. 404, a resolution supporting full implementation of the comprehensive peace agreement and other efforts to promote peace and stability in sudan and for other purposes. the presiding officer: is there an objection to proceeding to the measure?

Max Baucus

0:28:46 to 0:29:06( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: without objection, the senate will proceed. mr. baucus: madam president, i ask unanimous consent that the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motions to reconsider be laid on the table, with no intervening action or debate, and anyies related to the -- and any statements related to the resolution be place the in the record at the appropriate place. the presiding officer:

Max Baucus

0:29:07 to 0:29:28( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: wowsmghts. mr. baucus: i ask that the senate proceed to calendar number 275, s. res. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: calendar number 275, s. res. 414, a resolution expressing the sense of the senate on the recovery, rehabilitation, and rebuilding of haiti following the humanitarian crisis caused by the january 12, 2010, earthquake

Max Baucus

0:29:29 to 0:29:49( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: in haiti. the presiding officer: is there objection to proceeding to the measure? without objection. mr. baucus: madam president, i further ask that the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table, with no intervening action for debate, and any statements relate together measure be printed in the record at the appropriate place. the presiding officer: without

Max Baucus

0:29:50 to 0:30:10( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: objection. mr. baucus: madam president, i ask unanimous consent that the foreign relations committee be discharged from further consideration of s. res. 422 and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: s. res. 422, resolution recognizing the important progress made by the people of ukraine in the

Max Baucus

0:30:11 to 0:30:31( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: establishment of democratic institutions following the presidential runup -- runoff election on february 7, 2010. the presiding officer: is there objection to proceeding? without objection, the committee is discharged and the senate will proceed.

Max Baucus

0:30:32 to 0:30:52( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: mr. baucus: madam president, i resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motions to be reconsidered be laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate and the statements relating to the resolution be placed at the appropriate place in the record as if read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. baucus: i ask unanimous consent the judiciary committee be discharged from further

Max Baucus

0:30:53 to 0:31:13( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: consideration of s. res. 426 and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk the clerk: s. res. 426, resolution designating the week of february 28 through march 7, 2010, as school social workweek. the presiding officer: is there objection to proceeding to the

Max Baucus

0:31:14 to 0:31:36( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: measure? without objection, the committee senate will proceed. mr. baucus: madam president, i ask unanimous consent the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table, and any statements to the resolution be placed in the record at the appropriate place as if read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. baucus: madam president, i ask unanimous consent that the

Max Baucus

0:31:37 to 0:31:58( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: senate now proceed to the en bloc consideration of the following senate resolutions. s. res. 434, s. res. 435, s. res. 436, s. res. 437, and s. res. 438. the presiding officer: without objection.

Max Baucus

0:31:59 to 0:32:05( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: the senate will proceed t measures en bloc. mr. baucus: madam president, i ask unanimous consent that the resolutions be agreed to, the

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