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Senate Proceeding on Apr 14th, 2010 :: 2:33:25 to 2:35:50
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Bob Corker

2:33:25 to 2:33:45( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: place that sets the financial framewor and predictability for the next century. and i think we've gone a long way towards doing it. mr. corker: mr. president, i'm going to speak for 60 more seconds and stop. i want to thank the senator from florida and the senator from montana for allowing me to do this. i think i want to be clear and say we've had a great partnership.

Bob Corker

2:33:25 to 2:35:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Bob Corker

2:33:46 to 2:34:08( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: numbers of us have. some of the claims in this bill about preserving too big to fail are legitimate because of some changes that occurred about ten days before the bill came to committee -- maybe a week. but the fact is they can be very easily fixed.

Bob Corker

2:34:09 to 2:34:29( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: i think we all know how to fix them. and they can be fixed very, very quickly. the prefunding issue is an issue that to me is a legitimate debate. if it needs to go to zero -- the framework, as senator warner talked about, still is intact, still works exactly the same way. i think the debate as to whether

Bob Corker

2:34:30 to 2:34:51( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: you want to absolutely make sure taxpayers are protected or not, but if people think this prefund is something that looks like a bailout, let's drop it. let's get rid of it. let's end it. let's let borrowing capacity at the fdic be the only avenue. my point ithat these are all, in the scope of things, they're

Bob Corker

2:34:52 to 2:35:12( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: being made into reall really big things when in essence, a couple of semi thoughtful people could solve these things in just a few moments and we could move on to other aspects of the bill that do need to be corrected. the one place i think the senator from virginia and i might differ more greatly is i do think there are other issues in this bill that create problems that need to be resolved.

Bob Corker

2:35:13 to 2:35:33( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and i hope the spirit that we've shown with each other will emanate on both sides of the aisle. i think it will. and that we'll work through those too and end up with a very good bill. and i thank you for the time, mr. president. i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from florida is recognized. mr. lemieux: mr. president, i

Bob Corker

2:35:34 to 2:35:50( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: rise to speak today on this extenders bill that we will vote on here on a point of order that i will make in just a few minutes. and the purpose of this point of order is this: not too long ago

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