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Senate Proceeding on Apr 6th, 2011 :: 1:29:05 to 1:34:40
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Mary Landrieu

1:29:02 to 1:29:23( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: thank you. the presiding officer: morning business is under the previous order, the senate will resume consideration of s. 493, whi report. the clerk: calendar number 17, s. 493, a bill to re-authorize and improve the sbir and sttr programs, and for other purposes. a senator: madam the presiding officer: the

Mary Landrieu

1:29:05 to 1:34:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu

1:29:24 to 1:29:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: senator from louisiana. ms. landrieu: i ask consent that coburn amendment 281 replace amendment 223 in the agreement we reached last evening. this is an updated version of senator coburn's amendment. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. landrieu: thank you. madam president, under the previous agreement that we reached last evening -- and i want to really thank both leaders, senator reid and senator mcconnell who have

Mary Landrieu

1:29:45 to 1:30:06( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: worked so hard with senator snowe and myself to try to bring our caucuses to conclusion points on this very important bill, the small business investment bill -- small business innovation bill that we have been negotiating now for almost two weeks, and it's a very important program that

Mary Landrieu

1:30:07 to 1:30:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: deserves to be re-authorized. this bill will reauthorize this program for eight years. we've been operating for the last four years six months at a time. madam president, you representing new york, many of your small businesses have accessed this program. many of your universities, to achieve or to acquire or to reach cutting-edge technologies that not only our federal

Mary Landrieu

1:30:29 to 1:30:51( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: agencies need but taxpayers benefit directly from this program. this program is a job creator. it's an innovative program and it's a job creator. and so, i really appreciate the work that our two leaders have done with senator snowe and myself to get us to this agreement.

Mary Landrieu

1:30:52 to 1:31:13( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: we'll be having seven votes this afternoon. skwr to recap they'll be baucus 236, stabenow, 277, rockefeller 2 15rbgs coburn 217, coburn 281 and coburn 273 with a side-by-side with inouye 286. that's already been agreed to.

Mary Landrieu

1:31:14 to 1:31:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: but, madam president, our challenge is that we have 124 amendments additionally that have been filed, most of which have nothing to do with either the small business administration or this program. and we understand senators are frustrated and want floor for their issues, but taxpayers really do need this program that works.

Mary Landrieu

1:31:36 to 1:31:57( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: at the federal level that don't work. this one does. and so we need to try to find a way to get it authorized and continue the good economic numbers that we're hearing coming out of treasury and other independent think tanks that are saying jobs are being created, the recession looks like it

Mary Landrieu

1:31:58 to 1:32:18( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: potentially is coming to an end. we're creating new jobs every month. this is a program that supports that. it's a great foundation program based on cutting-edge research and innovation that really helps small businesses in the country who are the job creators. so i ask my members on both sides to let's work

Mary Landrieu

1:32:19 to 1:32:39( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: cooperatively through the day today. we're going to have a vote on these seven amendments this afternoon as previously agreed to, and we'll be considering and trying to work with members on some of their other issues. but if we could get a good, strong small business bill agreed to this week and sent over to the house so as we resolve these very tough

Mary Landrieu

1:32:40 to 1:33:03( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: negotiations on the budget, we can be proud to at some point very soon send this bill with a few attached amendments, hopefully not many, but a few to the president's desk for signature. so, again, i thank the members for their cooperation, and i the presiding officer: the

Mary Landrieu

1:33:04 to 1:33:25( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: clerk will call the roll. ms. landrieu: i request. i ask that senator sanders' amendment -- i'm sorry. i ask the clerk to report under the previous agreement that we were evening. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from l.a., ms. landrieu -- the

Mary Landrieu

1:33:26 to 1:33:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: senator from from louisiana ms. landrieu proposes stabenow amendment 277, rockefeller amendment 215, coburn amendment 217, coburn amendment 28 1, coburn amendment 273 and inouye amendment lan lane ask that senator sanders dashes.

Mary Landrieu

1:33:48 to 1:34:07( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: ms. landrieu: i ask that senator sanders amendment be modified with changes at the desk. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. landrieu: i ask unanimous consent that any time spent in a quorum call prior to the votes at 4:00 p.m. be equally divided. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. landrieu: thank you, madam president. i yield the floor and suggest the absence the presiding officer: the

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