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Senate Proceeding on Mar 16th, 2011 :: 0:58:55 to 0:59:45
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Ben Nelson

0:58:41 to 0:59:01( Edit History Discussion )

Ben Nelson: two minutes of debate equally divided prior to a vote in relation to amendment number 182 offered by the senator from nebraska, mr. nelson. mr. nelson: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from nebraska. mr. nelson: i rise to speak on my amendment proposing a sense of the senate agreement to cut the senate's budget by at least 5%. when i go home every weekend,

Ben Nelson

0:58:55 to 0:59:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson

0:59:02 to 0:59:23( Edit History Discussion )

Ben Nelson: people come up to me at the grocery store, hardware store and elsewhere, and they tell me they are concerned about our national debt and deficit. they want washington to cut spending and bring down the cloud of debt that hangs over our economic environment. as chairman of the senate appropriations legislative branch subcommittee, i have been pursuing a 5% cut in this year's budget for congress and agencies

Ben Nelson

0:59:24 to 0:59:44( Edit History Discussion )

Ben Nelson: and offices on capitol hill. we can cut -- we cut this budget a year ago, we're cutting it this year, and we'll be back for further cuts next year. my amendment says that as congress pursues comprehensive debt reduction while conducting major military action on two fronts all in the midst of a fragile economic recovery, congress still shouldn't be exempt from the pain. fiscal restraint starts at home

Ben Nelson

0:59:45 to 0:59:46( Edit History Discussion )

Ben Nelson: and with our own budget.

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