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Senate Proceeding on Apr 7th, 2011 :: 9:34:05 to 9:35:34
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Jerry Moran

9:34:05 to 9:34:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: spending down the road. but tonight in addition to saying let's resolve this issue, let's continue to fund the government, let's not pursue the strategy of a shutdown, i am here to express my genuine concern about the tactics that seem to be ongoing today in which we, as the senator from alabama suggests, are holding

Jerry Moran

9:34:05 to 9:35:34( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jerry Moran

Jerry Moran

9:34:27 to 9:34:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: hostage our servicemen and women and their pay. we've had a lot of discussion here in washington, d.c., about who's an essential government employee. i would tell you there can be no question but what our servicemen and women are essential government employees and they will be working, rarms of the -- regardless of the consequences, regardless of the decisions that are made here about the

Jerry Moran

9:34:48 to 9:35:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: so-called shut down. and from my view, it makes absolutely no sense. in fact it is immoral to ask our servicemen and women to serve and to serve in harm's way and to have to worry about whether or not the pay dhak feeds their families -- the paycheck that needs their families, and as a matter of fact, most of our servicemen and women live month to month, live paycheck to

Jerry Moran

9:35:09 to 9:35:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: paycheck. and the idea that while they're serving and sacrificing away from family that they would have the additional concern about whether or not the paycheck is going to arrive and be deposited in their account seems to me to be something beyond the pale, something that we could never expect from a congress of the united states of america.

Jerry Moran

9:35:30 to 9:35:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: and so i'm here one more time to say, yes, absolutely let's get spending under control.

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