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Senate Proceeding 03-31-09 on Mar 31st, 2009 :: 1:16:35 to 1:21:14
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Joseph Lieberman

1:16:32 to 1:16:54( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: divided on the amendment. senator lieberman. mr. lieberman: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from connecticut. mr. lieberman: i thank the chair. i thank my friend from north dakota, the chair of the senate budget committee. at this point i would like to call up the amendment that has been filed by senator collins and me recently. if you don't have a copy i am

Joseph Lieberman

1:16:35 to 1:21:14( Edit History Discussion )
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Joseph Lieberman

1:16:55 to 1:17:17( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: happy to send one to the desk. the presiding officer: is there objection to setting aside the pending amendment? without objection, so ordered. the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from connecticut, mr. lieberman, for hims amendment

Joseph Lieberman

1:17:18 to 1:17:38( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: mr. lieberman: consent further reading be dispensed. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. lieberman: mr. president, i wrote say the amendment now mentioned my name and others and i want to have right next to that, senator collins. i rise today with senator collins representing the bipartisan senate homeland security committee to offer this

Joseph Lieberman

1:17:39 to 1:18:01( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: bipartisan amendment to the fiscal year 2010 budget resolution to strengthen federal law southern border. our amendment would provide an additional $550 million to increase the number of federal agents, investigators and resources on the border, to

Joseph Lieberman

1:18:02 to 1:18:23( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: staunch the flow of guns and money southward and into mexico and the flow of drugs and violent drug dealers north ward into america. the increasing competion among the mexican drug cartels caused by the initiative by president

Joseph Lieberman

1:18:24 to 1:18:44( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: calderon has touched off a bloody war that has claimed over 7,200 lives in mexico since the start of 2008. this violence is supported by guns flowing south from the united states along with billions of dollars begotten money earned from drug

Joseph Lieberman

1:18:45 to 1:19:06( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: sales in the united states which allowed the cart sells, among other things, to corrupt -- the cartels, among other things to corrupt officials in mexico and some in the united states. president calderon has taken unprecedented steps to challenge the cartels. he has deployed the mexican military to assist in the fight

Joseph Lieberman

1:19:07 to 1:19:27( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: and has act root out corruption in government and law enforcement agencies in mexico. but he needs owe help and more of it and we need to help succeed this defeating the mexican drug cartels which

Joseph Lieberman

1:19:28 to 1:19:51( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: create such havoc in the united states through the drugs sell but whose violence has begun to spill over the mks can bird interest the united states -- the mks can border into the united states. we cannot sit idly by or wait until the brutal provide lens

Joseph Lieberman

1:19:52 to 1:20:16( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: further invades our own -- the brutal violence further invades our own cities. at a security on this subject a week or so ago, the mexican drug cartels are today the number one organized crime threat in our country; the number one organized crime threat in our country.

Joseph Lieberman

1:20:17 to 1:20:37( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: they operate in 230 of our cities bringing t drugs and violence with them. in phoenix, arizona, alone, the cartels have been involved kidn in almost 700 kidnappings in the last two years.

Joseph Lieberman

1:20:38 to 1:20:59( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: that makes phoenix, second only to mexico city, in the number of kidnappings of a city in the world. and that is a direct overflow result of the mexican drug cartel violence and competition in mexico. this lawlessness must be stopped before it spreads. last week the obama

Joseph Lieberman

1:21:00 to 1:21:14( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: administration announced it wasa redeploying investigators and other law enforcement officers from security and justice to the southern border to expand our government's efforts to

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