Metavid

Video archive of the US Congress

Senate Proceeding on Mar 16th, 2011 :: 2:26:15 to 2:39:25
Total video length: 9 hours 34 minutes Stream Tools: Stream Overview | Edit Time

Note: MetaVid video transcripts may contain inaccuracies, help us build a more perfect archive

Download OptionsEmbed Video

Views:175 Duration: 0:13:10 Discussion

Previous speech: Next speech:

Richard Burr

2:26:12 to 2:26:32( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: consent, i think we have speech from the senator from connecticut. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from connecticut. a senator: thank you, mr. president. the people from connecticut sent me here to fight for their interests and today i rise to amplify their voices and share their concerns in my first

Richard Burr

2:26:15 to 2:39:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Burr

Richard Burr

2:26:33 to 2:26:53( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: remarks from the floor of the united states senate. mr. blumenthal: i know these voices firsthand from listening listening day after day, year after year, traveling the state to see people, where they live and work. and recently on a two-week listening tour as one of my first actions as a member of the

Richard Burr

2:26:54 to 2:27:14( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: united states senate. and what i'm hearing is that people are still hurting and still struggling, trying to stay in their homes, make ends meet, find jobs, and keep their families together. and they feel rightly that washington isn't listening. washington isn't heeding their

Richard Burr

2:27:15 to 2:27:36( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: voices or responding with the right action or results. the people of connecticut are clear about their priorities. they want to be back at work, with good jobs and a growing economy and responsible, smart cuts in government spending to reduce our debt and deficit. and they want to know that washington is listening to them. and that their leaders are

Richard Burr

2:27:37 to 2:28:02( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: fighting for them, standing up and speaking out against powerful special interests and predatory wrongdoing, and that's the kind of listener and leader they sent me here to be. in the northwest corner of my state known as "the kauaiest corner," the president -- the quiet container, the president

Richard Burr

2:28:05 to 2:28:26( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: of the nutmeg company, has difficulty finding people with the skills he needs. not far away, at the putnam bank, one after another small business leaders tell me they could create more jobs with more certainty and consistency in government action. in hartford, our state

Richard Burr

2:28:27 to 2:28:48( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: capital, we celebrated job corps graduating class. kids who dropped out and came back through traing and determing. and in bridgeport, unemployed older workers crowding the workplace, a highly successful job traing center, they're there and all around our state because they and people simply

Richard Burr

2:28:49 to 2:29:09( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: want work. at the fuel cell energy corporation, r. daniel barter, the president of this cutting-edge green energy manufacturer, plans to expand his workforce, but he needs to know that he can continue to count on the renewable energy

Richard Burr

2:29:10 to 2:29:30( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: tax credit and workers with the right skills. and in waterbury at a meeting hosted by joe rayley, president of atlantic steel, small business manufacturers describe again and again how they are facing unfair competion from companies in countries breaking the rules.

Richard Burr

2:29:31 to 2:29:51( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: at crescent manufacturing in burlington, steve wilson demonstrates the destructive consequences of chinese currency manipulation when they effectively devalue their money and subsidize the exports of their exports through devaluing their money and devaluing the

Richard Burr

2:29:52 to 2:30:12( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: prices of their products, undercutting connecticut-made goods and jobs. the people of connecticut don't need washington to tell them what's wrong. they need help in making it right. they want job creation to be the priority in washington just like it is in connecticut. they're frustrated because washington seems beholden not to

Richard Burr

2:30:13 to 2:30:34( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: them, but to some of the personal and financial gamblers who made the economy their own personal casino and put millions of americans out of work and out of their homes. and on main street, small businesses struggle to get started. ongoing businesses fade roadblocks -- face roadblocks

Richard Burr

2:30:35 to 2:30:55( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: when they try to grow. they can't get capital, credit or loans. they can't find workers with the skills they need. they face unfair trade practices from foreign governments promoting the products of their manufacturers. taxpayers are angry for good reason, not just for themselves but for their children and the growing danger to the american

Richard Burr

2:30:56 to 2:31:16( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: dream. the great fear that they will be the first generation to leave a lesser america to the next and trillions in unpaid bills. a new report from the government accounting office documents what we instinctively have known, waste and duplication in

Richard Burr

2:31:17 to 2:31:37( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: government cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year. early estimates say between $100 billion and $200 billion. and experts say we could save tens of billions of dollars by aggressively prosecuting health care, waste and abuse, just as we saved millions of dollars

Richard Burr

2:31:38 to 2:31:59( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: going after health care fraud when i was attorney general. the people of connecticut, indeed of america, will not tolerate and should not tolerate billions in waste and duplication. it must be cut. that's where we should focus. not on the thoughtless slashing

Richard Burr

2:32:00 to 2:32:23( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: of essential services that provide a safety net for our most vulnerable citizens. when we cut, let's be smart about it. the people of connecticut are sick of the special breaks and tax loopholes that have been protected for far too long, tax breaks to companies that send jobs overseas, subsidies to huge

Richard Burr

2:32:24 to 2:32:45( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: oil and gas interests; some of them the most profitable companies in the history of the planet. and giveaways to giant agribusinesses, many given tax dollars not to grow anything. shutting down those loopholes and special breaks and sweetheart deals will take a fight, but the people of connecticut and the country are

Richard Burr

2:32:46 to 2:33:07( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: ready for that fight, and so am i. we must make that fight. and it will require support for the prosecutors and enforcers who prevent and go after waste, abuse and lawbreaking. cutting enforcement funds may

Richard Burr

2:33:08 to 2:33:28( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: make appealing political sound bites until we realize that real-wor real consistent, sreus critical.

Richard Burr

2:33:29 to 2:33:49( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: go spending, clear rules and consistent, rigorous enforcement are absolutely necessary to help our economy grow again. but they are not create jobs. washington must provide tools and remove obstacles to the people and small businesses who are the real job creators.

Richard Burr

2:33:50 to 2:34:10( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: we have to make "made in connecticut" and "made in america" mean something again. we must invest more. we must make more. we must invent more right here in the united states. step number one, we must invest more. and education, in roads,

Richard Burr

2:34:11 to 2:34:33( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: transmission lines and airports, in everything from our grade schools to our community college an in new haven is just one example cutting-edge beau technologies are taking -- biotechnologies are taking root and growing thaofrpbgz a downtown project where road rebuilding are

Richard Burr

2:34:34 to 2:34:57( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: necessary for dynamic growth instead of thoughtless threats to slash downtown transportation grants, we should be encouraging this promising development. in coming weeks i will introduce new legislation that will help small businesses to set aside money to invest and reinvest in business. step two, making more means more

Richard Burr

2:34:58 to 2:35:18( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: manufacturing and fair trade. strengthening buy america requirements to ensure that our tax dollars are creating jobs here, not abroad. chinese currency manipulation is costing us jobs and undermining our businesses, and it must be stopped. and we need stronger enforcement of laws to prevent foreign

Richard Burr

2:35:19 to 2:35:40( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: export subsidies and intellectual property theft. third, to invent more. the renewable energy tax credits and other incentives which encourage businesses to create and produce green-energy solutions should be made permanent. the r&d tax credit which creates incentives to invest in research

Richard Burr

2:35:41 to 2:36:01( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: should be extended indefinitely and expanded. the people of connecticut want bipartisan efforts to achieve job creation and economic growth. they want partnerships among business, labor, and education. and they want bipartisan efforts to help our veterans so that

Richard Burr

2:36:02 to 2:36:24( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: after those veterans serve our country, they return to a paycheck instead of an unemployment line. and that is why in coming weeks i will introduce to help secure job opportunities for our veterans and provide training, health care, higher education and more. as i travel across the state of

Richard Burr

2:36:25 to 2:36:45( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: connecticut, i listen to people like the squatreetos, their business in south windsor, an immigrant from italy, this woman started making pasta in her kitchen and grew it successful small bus this year thanks to smart

Richard Burr

2:36:46 to 2:37:07( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: targeted tax incentives, carla's financial recipe includes investing in fuel cell -- from the fuel cell energy corporation in torrington to provide low-cost energy for most of her company's needs. this cleaner, greener energy source will lower their energy bills and allow them to hire

Richard Burr

2:37:08 to 2:37:28( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: more people and create more connecticut jobs. finally, the people of connecticut sent me here to fight for them, to fight for jobs and justice, to fight against the capital it caters to powerful special interests. the best moments of my career

Richard Burr

2:37:29 to 2:37:50( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: have been when we fought and won battles for ordinary people, for skyler austin and others when their health insurance companies wrongly denied them medically necessary, sometimes lifesaving treatment, for business people like kathy plag when general

Richard Burr

2:37:51 to 2:38:12( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: motors sought wrongfully and unfairly to shut down her car dealership alderman motors. or terry, a marine like many veterans, who returned from iraq or other military service only to be denied proper treatment from our own government. i'm here because the people of connecticut know me as a fighter.

Richard Burr

2:38:13 to 2:38:34( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: and in the challenging time again, i will fulfill that trust by listening to them and working for them and fighting for them. as we gather today, young americans are serving and sack tpaoeugs at home and ab-- sacrificing at home and abroad. like all of you, i am grateful

Richard Burr

2:38:35 to 2:38:55( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: to them every day, and to all the veterans who have served and sacrificed before them, for giving us the freedoms we enjoy every day, including the extraordinary opportunity to speak today in this historic chamber and participate in the greatest democracy in the

Richard Burr

2:38:56 to 2:39:14( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: greatest nation the world has ever known. thank y i would suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll.

Personal tools

MetaVid is a non-profit project of UC Santa Cruz and the Sunlight Foundation. Learn more About MetaVid

The C-SPAN logo and other servicemarks that may be found in video content are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Metavid