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Senate Proceeding 04-08-11 on Apr 8th, 2011 :: 4:13:30 to 4:14:35
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Benjamin L. Cardin

4:13:23 to 4:13:45( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: mr. cardin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator mr. president. well, we're less than six hours away from a potential government shutdown, and i take this time to sort of bring people up to date from maryland as to where we are on this. and i say that because in maryland we have about 150,000

Benjamin L. Cardin

4:13:30 to 4:14:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Benjamin L. Cardin

4:13:46 to 4:14:06( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: civilian active federal employees. and obviously they're directly affected if we have a government shutdown. they will not get a paycheck, whether they work or not. they will not be getting their paychecks. and i just want torch think about what that means. you got a car payment that's due and you don't have a pay choker a full paycheck, you still have

Benjamin L. Cardin

4:14:07 to 4:14:27( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: to make that car payment. you not have the money to do t you have certain responsibilities on a student loan, you may not be able to come up with the money to deal with t so it's going to cause real problems for those federal workers who had nothing at all to do with the problems that we're confronting in passing a budget.

Benjamin L. Cardin

4:14:28 to 4:14:36( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: they're not at fault. but yet they will be the first ones who will be suffering as a result of a government shutdown. but it doesn't end with the

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