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Senate Proceeding on Mar 9th, 2009 :: 0:59:25 to 1:02:09
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Joseph Lieberman

0:59:25 to 0:59:45( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: that language we seek to strike terminates the o.s.p. program unless a reauthorization bill is passed by congress and the d.c. council prior to 2010-2011 school before that i ask unanimous

Joseph Lieberman

0:59:25 to 1:02:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Lieberman

Joseph Lieberman

0:59:46 to 1:00:07( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: consent that gustavo dell gado jr. throughout the remainder of the bibl. he is a mem the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. lieberman: the language that i offered with senator ensign would terminate the district of columbia scholarship program.

Joseph Lieberman

1:00:08 to 1:00:29( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: it says and i quote from title 4 of the underlying funds in this act or any other act for opportunity scholarships after school shall only be available upon enactment of reauthorization of

Joseph Lieberman

1:00:30 to 1:00:50( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: that program by congress and the adoption of legislation by the district of columbia approving such reauthorization." in narrative language attached to the report, it says, " provided for the scholarship program shall be used for currently enrolled participants rather than new applicants and the chancellor of the district

Joseph Lieberman

1:00:51 to 1:01:12( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: of columbia public schools should promptly take steps to minimize potential disruption and ensure smooth transition for any student seek enrollment -- seeking school system as a result of any change made to the private scholarship program affecting periods after 2009-2010."

Joseph Lieberman

1:01:13 to 1:01:33( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: end of quote from the underlying measure, which the amendment senator ensign and i and other12 are sponsoring would mr. president, my opinion, is unnecessary, in some senses gratuitous, as is

Joseph Lieberman

1:01:34 to 1:01:54( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: the narrative language which essentially says to approximately 1,700 low-income students in the district of columbia who are benefiting from this program, get ready for it to end. i, of course, substantively think this is terribly wrong but

Joseph Lieberman

1:01:55 to 1:02:11( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: i think procedurally it's wrong to include such a measure in an omnibus appropriations that we are being asked to pass without amendment. i -- i understand that request, but it's harder to -- to respond to that request when we're asked

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