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Senate Proceeding on Apr 2nd, 2009 :: 4:32:45 to 4:34:00
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Kent Conrad

4:32:36 to 4:32:55( Edit History Discussion )

Kent Conrad: senator and say that he has set a very good example for other members

Lindsey Graham

4:32:45 to 4:34:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham

4:32:56 to 4:33:16( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: here, a very, very good example. the presiding officer: the senator from recognized. mr. graham: since i'm not a squish like senator coburn, i'm going to plow ahead here. [laughter] my amendment is straightforward. this amendment creates a budget point of order on legislation that increases the cost of energy for middle tax -- middle-class families. and why are we doing this?

Lindsey Graham

4:33:17 to 4:33:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: the climate change proposal that was in the president's budget would create a massive tax increase on anybody who uses energy and t american and middle-class tax families -- middle-class families who are having a tough time getting by. and this would be a point of order against any bill that would raise the cost of energy

Lindsey Graham

4:33:38 to 4:33:58( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: on our middle-class families that are struggling to get by. and i would ask the congress to rally around this concept. we can deal with climate change without passing $3,000-per-household energy tax on to the families of america who are having a hard paying the bill. the presiding officer: is the senator from south carolina offering the amendment? mr. graham: yes.

Lindsey Graham

4:33:59 to 4:34:00( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: i thought when he done that. and everything i said goes

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