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Senate Proceeding on Mar 16th, 2011 :: 7:36:55 to 7:39:10
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Mark Pryor

7:36:50 to 7:36:55( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: tomorrow. we also have a few other members that have said they would like

Mary Landrieu

7:36:55 to 7:39:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu

7:36:56 to 7:37:16( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: to have their amendments considered. i would simply ask if they could come down to the floor, tonight would be a good time because we've had a very good, open, encompassing -- encompassing debate on a variety of different issues, and, of course, the

Mary Landrieu

7:37:17 to 7:37:37( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: underwriting bill before us is the reauthorization of the sbir and sttr program that has been operating on very short-term, very ineffectual authorizations that really don't allow this program to have the benefit for taxpayers that they deserve. and so we've struggled now for six years, three congresses,

Mary Landrieu

7:37:38 to 7:38:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: it's time to get this done. and so while we have many, many, many amendments that have been filed, it's -- i'm happy to report that there are probably just a few more members that want to actually come speak on their amendments. some of them have said we'll take up our amendments on a later day. many of the members that have filed five and six amendments

Mary Landrieu

7:38:01 to 7:38:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: have said i'm going to go with one. senator landrieu and senator snowe. we're very grateful to everyone's cooperation.?? so hopefully we can vote on the casey amendment tonight and then have a que of other amendments potentially in this order or some revision of this order but all those pending will be, of course, provided an opportunity

Mary Landrieu

7:38:22 to 7:38:45( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: for a vote. we do have some outstanding questions about one of the coburn amendments. we have not gotten cleared on either side, but we do -- i think -- i'm hoping, mr. president, that we can have that vote tonight and we'll know something in a few minutes.

Mary Landrieu

7:38:46 to 7:38:57( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: and i yi i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will

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