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Senate Proceeding 04-08-11 on Apr 8th, 2011 :: 0:13:15 to 0:14:20
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Mark Pryor

0:12:55 to 0:13:16( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: was made law, the congress did not pass a budget in either house. and that's why we're here and that's why the continues resolutions are necessary, these so-called short-term measures. it's too bad because congress not getting their work done last year means we have to clean up the mess this year when we should be focused on a much

Mark Pryor

0:13:15 to 0:14:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mark Pryor

Mark Pryor

0:13:17 to 0:13:37( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: bigger issue. my colleague just talked about some of his concerns about the spending reductions that he talked in h.r. 1. i would just remind us that not having gotten our work done last year, we are also facing the biggest deficit in the history of our country and deat that is

Mark Pryor

0:13:38 to 0:13:58( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: unprecedented. over $14 trillion. if we're truly worried about our kids and our grandkids and the next generation, we have to focus on that. but for today, mr. president, what we're talking about is something very simple. it's just to pass a short-term measure to be able to keep government in operation and, again, to provide the funding for the troops. i would hope that we could do

Mark Pryor

0:13:59 to 0:14:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: that today. we're talking about actually a relatively small part of tbhaiger problem i talked about -- part of that problem that i talked about. adding up the reductions in h.r. 1, the most ambitious of any of the proposals out there, it's less than 2% of our federal budget. at a time, by the way, when our federal budget deficit is over 40%.

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