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Senate Proceeding on Mar 12th, 2008 :: 7:48:56 to 7:57:01
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Wayne Allard

7:37:19 to 7:48:56( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Wayne Allard

Wayne Allard

7:48:46 to 7:48:56( Edit History Discussion )

Wayne Allard: paying their health care bills, getting jobs here in the united states that pay wages that they can support their families. we could do that. we have done it in the past. there's no reason we can't

Richard Burr

7:48:56 to 7:49:08( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: work together to make iter happen now. and with that, i would yield the floor, madam president. mr. conrad: madam president? the priding officer: the senator senator from north dakota. mr. conrad: madam

Richard Burr

7:48:56 to 7:57:01( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Burr

Richard Burr

7:49:08 to 7:49:24( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: president, can i send the ply pryor amendment to the desk now to be in order after the corbin cornyn amendment. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. conrad: madam president -- tht e presiding

Richard Burr

7:49:24 to 7:49:41( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: officer: the clerk will report. mr. conrad: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from north dakota -- the clerk: mr. conrad for mr. mr. pryor proposes amendment 418 4181. mr. conrad:

Richard Burr

7:49:41 to 7:49:54( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: i thank the clerk and ask further reading be dispensed with. first of all, maybe we should thank the desk crew for working under very challenge ing circumstances because we know we are send aing them

Richard Burr

7:49:54 to 7:50:13( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: a tremendous flood of -- we're sending them a tremendous flood of amendments and paper and they're having to keep it straight and we very much appreciate their diligent work. i'd like to ask to

Richard Burr

7:50:13 to 7:50:25( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: go back to the -- mr. gregg: madam president, i was wondering if we could sort of set the order here before we go back to the correspondent cornyn amendment. mr. conrad: yes, i think we could. mr. gregg:

Richard Burr

7:50:25 to 7:50:37( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: if the order is now now, the cornyn amendment is the pending -- the regular order. it'll be followed by the pryor amendment followed by the allard amendment followed by a side-by- side-by-side to the

Richard Burr

7:50:37 to 7:50:48( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: allard amendment. mr. conrad: yeah, the side-by by- side-by-side that we may have for the allard amendment. we've reserve ed that slot at least. mr. gregg: then aftergr this discussion we would

Richard Burr

7:50:48 to 7:50:58( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: turn to senator biden? is that -- mr. conrad: we would, after i ask the parliamentarian with respect to the cornyn amendment of we set aside so that the parliamentarian could study the cornyn

Richard Burr

7:50:58 to 7:51:09( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: amendment. i'd ask through the chair the parliament if the cornyn amendment is germane to the budget resolution. the presiding officer: the amendment is not gear maifnlt. mr. conrad: i would ask further

Richard Burr

7:51:09 to 7:51:19( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: if this amendment was accepted on the floor, if that would be corrosive to the privileged nature of the budget resolution. the presiding officer: it would be. mr. conrad: i would ask further if the cornyn

Richard Burr

7:51:19 to 7:51:30( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: amendment came back from conference committee, if that would be fatal to the privileged nature of the budget conference report. the presiding officer: it would be. mr. conrad: therefore, i have

Richard Burr

7:51:30 to 7:51:41( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: no choice but to raise a point of order on germaneness on the cornyn amendment at the appropriate time. i will not do that now, but i wanted to have this conversation in the presence of the senator

Richard Burr

7:51:41 to 7:51:52( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: from texas we'd had this conversation last year. i alerted him that this issue was raised with us afterwards. and i wanted him to hear for himself the answers. parliamentarian. and we will --

Richard Burr

7:51:52 to 7:52:32( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: mr. cornyn: madam president? the presiding officer: the fi senator from texas.fr mr. cornyn: madam president, i understand the senator's concerns, and it'll take 60 vote votes to waive the point of order.

Richard Burr

7:53:40 to 7:53:53( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: 63 senators voted for the amendment last year. and my hope wasmy it would be that t they would vote with me to waive the point of order. unfortunately, the senator is correct. after 63 senators

Richard Burr

7:53:53 to 7:54:03( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: voted on v a bipartisan basisbi for this amendment last year, it was strippedpp out in the conference. unfortunately, this is the kind of thing that i think tends to undermine public confidence

Richard Burr

7:54:03 to 7:54:20( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: in what we're doing here when we see a strong bipartisan show of support for a sequence amendment and then behind close -- for a commonsense amendment and then behind closed doors it is stripped

Richard Burr

7:54:20 to 7:54:32( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: out of the legislation. so i respect and understand the senator's concerns. i will move to waive the budget t point of order at the appropriate time. i thank the chairir and thank -- mr. conrad: madam

Richard Burr

7:54:32 to 7:54:50( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: president, now we have time for senator biden, the senior senator from delaware, 15 minutes. we have 15 minutes off the resolution to the senator. mr. gregg: madam president, i wouldul ask if the

Richard Burr

7:54:50 to 7:55:02( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: chairman would be agreeable to recognize ing senator allard around 5:15 and that the debate on his amendment and any substitute to his amendment be for an hour -- up to an hour equally divided? mr.

Richard Burr

7:55:02 to 7:55:16( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: conrad: and if -- would the senator -- one understanding understanding that we might have, if that amendment consumes less time or the side-by-side consumes less time, that we go on to other business.

Richard Burr

7:55:16 to 7:55:27( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: mr. gregg: absolutely. mr. conrad: all right. without objection. mr. biden: madam president? the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. mr. biden: madam president? the presiding

Richard Burr

7:55:27 to 7:55:39( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: officer: the senator from delaware. mr. biden: i t hank the chairman and ranking member of the budget committee. mi it is a job i don't envy, the one they have. let me say at the outset, i have two purposes

Richard Burr

7:55:39 to 7:55:53( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: in rise ing today. one is, i'm going to at the end of my comments introduce an amendment that restores full funding for the 150 function,ct the state department budget, coco cosponsored by senators feinstein,

Richard Burr

7:55:53 to 7:56:02( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: smith, durbin, sununu sununu, dodd, martinez, menendez menendez, snowe, kerry, collins, levin, voinovich, obama, corker, leahy, and hagel. but w hat i'm rise ing to speak to now is an amend ament

Richard Burr

7:56:02 to 7:56:14( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: that's t already at th e desk, amendment 4 4164, and that amendment will add $551 million to the $599 million already providedd in then budget resolution for the "cops" program for a total funding of

Richard Burr

7:56:14 to 7:56:26( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: $1.15 billion. and i want to thankt the budget committee for allocate ing the t $59 $599 million to the "cops" program in prthis ledge resolution resolution. that's a significant increase from the president's

Richard Burr

7:56:26 to 7:56:37( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: priorities. in fact, the first time since the inception inio 1994, the president's budget propoenses to elimin ate the "cops" program entire ly. and i'm offering my amendment to get us close er to full

Richard Burr

7:56:37 to 7:56:52( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: funduning of the level of $1.15 billion that provided -- that proved success successful in driving down crime in the 1990's. i realize that i am a broken record on this issue, madam president. each year

Richard Burr

7:56:52 to 7:57:01( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: my colleagues hear me come down here and talk about the "cops" program, and the fact ac that we have to fe ully fund the program. why am i such an advocate for the "cops" program? most thinkst because

Wayne Allard

7:57:01 to 7:57:12( Edit History Discussion )

Wayne Allard: i wte the original legislation. there is a tendency around here, if you write y something, you hang on to it even if it no longer functions.on but that's not the reason. it's not pride of authorship.

Wayne Allard

7:57:01 to 7:59:17( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Wayne Allard

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