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Senate Proceeding on Mar 15th, 2011 :: 2:26:40 to 2:29:00
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David Vitter

2:26:36 to 2:26:57( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: have the opportunity to do that shortly. the presiding officer: the senator from louisiana. ms. landrieu: i thank the senator. he and senator mcconnell have an amendment pending. senator nelson has an amendment pending. we only have a minute and a half. i'd like to recognize or call to the chair's attention senator vitter who wants to speak about an amendment which we will take up later this afternoon to

David Vitter

2:26:40 to 2:29:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Vitter

David Vitter

2:26:58 to 2:27:19( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: discuss later this afternoon. mr. vitter: thank you, mr. president. i thank my distinguished colleagues. i wanted to briefly preview an amendment, vitter amendment number 178, which i will formally call up this afternoon on or about 2:45. this is a spending amendment to get back to what i believe is

David Vitter

2:27:20 to 2:27:40( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: the central challenge we face as a country right now, this unsustainable path we're on with regard to federal spending and debt. and this is a very simple, straightforward amendment which i think deserves and will hopefully get strong bipartisan support. and it requires the federal

David Vitter

2:27:41 to 2:28:01( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: government to get rid of its billions of dollars of inventory, literally billions and billions of dollars of unutilized or underutilized real property. the federal real property council reports that the federal government owned or operated

David Vitter

2:28:02 to 2:28:23( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: more than 1.1 million assets worldwide in 2007. it was worth an estimated $1.5 trillion. but a lot of those assets, that real property building land is unused or underused. according to o.m.b., there are about 47,000 underutilized

David Vitter

2:28:24 to 2:28:44( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: properties, almost 19,000 completely unutilizeds properties. that's over 65,000 properties with an estimated value of $83 billion that would better be diminished, sold, or demolished. and this is a commonsense way, mr. president, to save money in the federal budget, to move us

David Vitter

2:28:45 to 2:29:02( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: forward in terms of a more sustainable path on spending and debt. obviously we need many more steps, many more larger steps. but this is brought in that spirit. mr. president, i look forward to returning to the floor around 2:45 to make it formally pending

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