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Senate Proceeding 04-08-11 on Apr 8th, 2011 :: 5:23:30 to 5:24:20
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Jon Tester

5:23:11 to 5:23:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: right by passing this bill. it simply says if there's a shutdown, don't make our troops pay the price for the failures of a few extremists in washington, d.c. make sure their paychecks come in on time. delayed pay is the last thing the members of our military and their families should be burdened with. i know there's talk that the house is trying to push through

Jon Tester

5:23:30 to 5:24:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jon Tester

Jon Tester

5:23:32 to 5:23:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: something similar in an effort to cover some bases, but their plan isn't straightforward as this bipartisan bill. their plan to hold our troops harmless is part of a week-long spending measure loaded up with a bunch of extreme provisions that this country cannot afford. and because it's part of a temporary bill, if it is passed, we'll be right back here making

Jon Tester

5:23:55 to 5:24:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: the same argument next week. mr. president, i am always amazed how dysfunctional this process can be. i've been reminded of that a lot this week. here's an opportunity to throw some common sense back into the mix. i ask my colleagues to pass this measure and pass it now.

Jon Tester

5:24:16 to 5:24:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: with that, i yield the a senator: million? the presiding officer: the

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