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Senate Proceeding 04-02-09 on Apr 2nd, 2009 :: 1:02:25 to 1:04:00
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Frank Lautenberg

1:02:21 to 1:02:41( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: could for a minute, or we could take the amendment. the presiding officer: the senator from new mr. lautenberg: mr. president, i want to offer a straightforward amendment that recognizes that investments in our transportation infrastructure system must be a priority for our country.

Frank Lautenberg

1:02:25 to 1:04:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Frank Lautenberg

Frank Lautenberg

1:02:42 to 1:03:04( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: it's -- situation where -- the presiding officer: the senate will be in order. mr. lautenberg: the amendment would simply add transportation including passenger and freight rail as an eligible project under the investments in fund. it's already included in the budget.

Frank Lautenberg

1:03:05 to 1:03:26( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: so our highways, skyways, so congestecongested and crowded that passengers and freight are routinely delayed. the estimates so that these problems will only get worse with the expected growth of freight traffic to double in size by the one mode of transportation that can grow to help to

Frank Lautenberg

1:03:27 to 1:03:47( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: alle amtrak needs more and better passenger and freight rail -- the presiding officer: the senator's time has expired. the senator from north dakota. mr. lautenberg: i would ask support for this amendment. it has no the presiding officer: the senator will please call up your amendment. mr. lautenberg: i call up the amendment and ask for its immediate consideration. amendment 957.

Frank Lautenberg

1:03:48 to 1:04:00( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Lautenberg: the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from new jersey, mr. lautenberg, proposes amendment numbered 957. mr. lautenberg: isk unanimou reading be dispensed with. the presiding officer: wit objection.

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