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Senate Proceeding on Mar 30th, 2011 :: 4:29:40 to 4:31:35
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Benjamin L. Cardin

4:29:25 to 4:29:45( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: senator to yield for a question? ms. landrieu: you would go after senator cardin. mrs. boxer: okay. i just want to clarify that. ms. landrieu: then senator vitter. mrs. boxer: i have a pressing event after. i just wanted to make sure. ms. landrieu: that would be wonderful. thank you, mr. president. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the se recognized. mr. cardin: i really want to get back a little bit on the

Benjamin L. Cardin

4:29:40 to 4:31:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Benjamin L. Cardin

Benjamin L. Cardin

4:29:46 to 4:30:06( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: sbir bill itself and compliment senator landrieu, the chairman of the small business committee, the senator snowe, the ranking republican member. this is very important bill and i think it's important that we get back to it and that we deal with amendments that are relevant to this legislation and move it forward. we've been on this bill now for a period of time. it's time to move o. and i would just --

Benjamin L. Cardin

4:30:07 to 4:30:28( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: it's time to move on. and i would just urge my colleagues, let's take up the amendments that are relevant to this legislation, let's move it forward. this is bipartisan legislation, passed our committee by an overwhelming vote of democrats and republicans. it's a bill that will help create jobs in our community. we are talking about how america, as the president said, can outeducate, outinnovate and

Benjamin L. Cardin

4:30:29 to 4:30:49( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: outbuild our competitors. we've got to outinnovate. the sbir bill makes it easier for small companies to be able to innovate for america, to help this nation grow, to help our economy grow. it's about jobs expin ovation. the sbir program it's about jobs and innovation.

Benjamin L. Cardin

4:30:50 to 4:31:10( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: the sbir program provides funds for small-tech firms to be able to innovate and grow and create jobs and for america to continue to lead the world in innovation. that's what this bill's about. it provides predictability so that if you're going to go into a business, you know that the program's going to be here, to give the permanency of reauthorization. it provides a greater share of the pie for our smaller companies. why?

Benjamin L. Cardin

4:31:11 to 4:31:31( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: because that's where we're going to get the job growth in america and that's where innovation is going to come from. this is commonsense legislation that we need to move forward. i know everybody has their particular amendment that they want to get on that's -- that's really not related at all to this bill. let's -- let's do our small businesses a favor. let's do the american economy a favor.

Benjamin L. Cardin

4:31:32 to 4:31:35( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: let's do something that can really help not only create jobs

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