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Senate Proceeding on Mar 15th, 2011 :: 0:02:20 to 0:07:15
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Harry Reid

0:02:07 to 0:02:27( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c., march 15, 2011. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable jeanne shaheen, a senator from the state of new hampshire, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: daniel k. inouye,

Harry Reid

0:02:20 to 0:07:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Harry Reid

0:02:28 to 0:02:48( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: president pro tempore. mr. reid: madam the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: following any leader remarks, the senate will proceed to morning business until 11:00 a.m. today. senators will be permitted 0 speak for up to 10 minutes each during that time. the majority will control the first half and the republicans will control the final half. following morning business the senate will proceed to

Harry Reid

0:02:49 to 0:03:09( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: consideration of the reauthorization of the small business innovation act, s. 493. the senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15 for the weekly caucus meetings. at 2:15 senator coats will be recognized to deliver his maiden speech. roll call votes in relation to

Harry Reid

0:03:10 to 0:03:31( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: the amendments for the small business jobs bill are possible during today's session. madam president, this bill is really another jobs bill and really a very important bill. i did an event -- a press event yesterday with the chairman of the committee, senator landrieu, and it was a good meeting. we talked about some of the things that have happened in our states regarding small business

Harry Reid

0:03:32 to 0:03:54( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: under this program that was developed during president reagan's administration. it's a re -- some remarkably good things happened in every state. new hampshire, i don't know which ones happened there, but there's a -- a number of things in every state. in the state of nevada wonderful things have occurred there.

Harry Reid

0:03:55 to 0:04:15( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: one of the things, smart -- a smart man decided we shouldn't have those 9/11 type instances where people are trapped and can't get out of the high stories and he has an apparatus that goes up there and brings people up and down and it was for an initial grant of some $150,000 he was able to do

Harry Reid

0:04:16 to 0:04:36( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: that. we have another battery that's now being used by the military that was for $180,000, did all these great things putting batteries in vehicles. this didn't occur in nevada, but one of the amazing things, this electric toothbrush came about

Harry Reid

0:04:37 to 0:04:57( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: as a result of one of these small grants. every state in america has benefited from these grants. the program has worked well for almost 30 years and year reauthorizing it and that's what we're doing so these programs can continue. we hope that people will offer amendments and approve this legislation, not detract from

Harry Reid

0:04:58 to 0:05:19( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: this legislation. we want -- we would really like to complete this legislation this week. we know we have the c.r. coming over here probably tonight sometime. we'll have to deal with that. the -- the next work period is going to be filled with a lot of things. we're going to soon have to go

Harry Reid

0:05:20 to 0:05:41( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: and do the repatriate act to reauthorize that. we have many things to do, madam president. but the things that we have done so far are job creating. not only the small business legislation i just talked about, the patent bill, finished revision of that in some 60 years, that's 300,000 jobs. f.a.a. reauthorization, 280,000 jobs.

Harry Reid

0:05:42 to 0:06:03( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: i would hope that the house would complete these measures. we're waiting -- the president's waiting for these matters rather than doing the things that they're doing that are not job creating. there's a piece in "the washington post" today about how the republicans are being so shortsighted.

Harry Reid

0:06:04 to 0:06:25( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: for every dollar we spend with the i.r.s. going after people who cheat, we bring in more than $10 to the treasury. they're cutting the ability of the i.r.s. to go after people who cheat paying their taxes. that makes it more difficult for people who pay their taxes. so i would hope that they would

Harry Reid

0:06:26 to 0:06:46( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: get off the government bashing program they've been on and focus on job creation. we all know that we need to reduce our debt. and we're engaged in that, but in a way that is smart, not twhai is -- not in a way that is indicated in that "washington

Harry Reid

0:06:47 to 0:07:08( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: post" article that is pennywise and pound f would the chair now announce morning business. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved. under the previous order the senate will be in a period of morning 11:00 a.m. with senators permit to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees with the majority controlling the

Harry Reid

0:07:09 to 0:07:15( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: first half and the control the final half. mr. reid: i would note the

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