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Senate Proceeding on Apr 6th, 2011 :: 9:22:15 to 9:26:05
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Mary Landrieu

9:22:11 to 9:22:32( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: would yield the floor. ms. landrieu: m don't -- thank you. mr. president, i'd like to speak just for two minutes in a general wrap-up. there may be other senators coming to the floor. we're still in a period of morning business. but i'm hoping that we can locked in a time to vote on the cardin amendment number 240 and the snowe amendment 253.

Mary Landrieu

9:22:15 to 9:26:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu

9:22:33 to 9:22:53( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: there are other amendments that are -- a few amendments that are pending. many others have been filed and the senators are working together to see what kind of accommodations we can make. but, again, i want to remind everyone while we're working hard behind-the-scenes and man -- in many, many rooms and meetings today to try to keep our government open and

Mary Landrieu

9:22:54 to 9:23:14( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: operating while reducing spending where we can, in an effective and smart and constructive way, i want to remind our senators how important this bill is because it will be reauthorizing a program that actually is a program that creates jobs in america by the small businesses that are representative on all

Mary Landrieu

9:23:15 to 9:23:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: of our main streets in our states and our communities. this is the federal government's largest program for research and development. we don't believe that only big business, only international corporations have the best technology, the best approaches or the best methods. we actually believe that the small businesses, some quite

Mary Landrieu

9:23:36 to 9:23:56( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: tiny, some just one scientist and an assistant that come -- that can come up with cutting-edge technology or engineer and an assistant or doctor and an assistant that can come up with cutting-edge technology that can cure the disease of the time or create a new mechanical system or

Mary Landrieu

9:23:57 to 9:24:18( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: technology system that helps not only our federal aibts sis to cut -- agencies to cut spending, operate more efficiently, but can be commercialized in a way that creates manufacturing jobs and service jobs here in america. so there are many ways to get to a balanced budget and we've heard a lot about cutting spending. yes, we need to do that.

Mary Landrieu

9:24:19 to 9:24:39( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: but we also need to create jobs which generate income that close that budget gap. so if we can get a more robust economy under way, this program most certainly is one of the ones. i'm proud of newt economic data -- the new economic data's that's come up -- come out.

Mary Landrieu

9:24:40 to 9:25:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: unemployment is still too high, but it's coming down. we're not key yaight enough jobs, but we're creating more and more every month. in large measure it is because some of the work our our committee has done in the stimulus package and the last small business bill to open up lending and get credit started and part of it is smart programs

Mary Landrieu

9:25:01 to 9:25:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: like this. there are some government programs that don't work. this is not one of them. so i thank our members for being patient. we now have the cardin and snowe amendments at least pending. we'll hopefully lock in a time to vote on those and a few others that we're considering as well. and, with that, i would yield the floor. there may be other members that

Mary Landrieu

9:25:22 to 9:25:43( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: come down to talk in morning business. and tomorrow, hopefully, we'll start at an early hour and can continue to work on this important bill. thank you, mr. president. i yield the floor. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk

Mary Landrieu

9:25:44 to 9:25:49( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: will call the roll.

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