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Senate Proceeding 03-05-10 on Mar 5th, 2010 :: 0:00:05 to 0:02:10
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Max Baucus

0:00:00 to 0:00:22( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: the presiding officer: without objection. mr. baucus: mr. president, we're now in our fifth day of consideration of this important legislation toreate jobs and extend vital safety net and tax provisions. as a reminder, this legislation would prevent millions of americans from falling through the safety net. it would put cash into the hands of americans who would spend it quickly, boosting economic demand.

Max Baucus

0:00:05 to 0:02:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Max Baucus

Max Baucus

0:00:23 to 0:00:44( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: it would extend critical programs of tax incentives that create jobs. we had another productiv day on the bill yesterday. we conducted three roll call votes on amendments. we adopted four amendments. as i count it, there are nine amendments pending. those amendments are the underlying substitute amendment,

Max Baucus

0:00:45 to 0:01:06( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: senator landrieu's 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, a feingold-coburn amendment to rescind unused transportation earmarks, an amendment by

Max Baucus

0:01:07 to 0:01:27( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: senator reid of nevada on geothermal receipts, a mccain amendment on the use of budget reconciliation, and a lincoln amendment on energy disaster assistance -- excuse me, on emergency disaster assistance. now, a piece of legislation like this is a long distance run.

Max Baucus

0:01:28 to 0:01:48( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: it starts out with a lot of energy and a lot of activity. after a while, it reaches its stride, plateaus, moderates its pace. then the pace picks up again near the finish, that is, if we have much energy left. with this bill, most of the activity is behind us, the bill has reached its stride, we see the finish line ahead.

Max Baucus

0:01:49 to 0:02:10( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: it's tuesday, and we expect a final push then. we will work today to clear as many of the pending amendments as we can, and if senators have other noncontroversial amendments, we're happy to try to clear those today as well. the senate will conduct no roll calls today. the majority leader indicated that we would see a cloture vote on this bill on tuesday, and we would hope to conclude action on

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