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Senate Proceeding on Apr 14th, 2011 :: 8:25:00 to 8:27:50
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Lindsey Graham

8:24:56 to 8:25:18( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: without objection, so ordered. the presiding officer: the senator from south carolina. mr. graham: thank you very much. i would like to enter into a a a colloquy with my good friend, the majority leader from nevada, and sort of -- the presiding officer: without objection. mr. graham: thank you. a lot of members now understand the problem we have with the

Lindsey Graham

8:25:00 to 8:27:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham

8:25:19 to 8:25:39( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: port of charleston in 2011. there is no money in the president's budget to do a scoping study and under the new rules concerning earmarking, it's been -- the presiding officer: the senate will be in order. mr. graham: to find a way forward. with the help of the majority leader and his staff and the people on appropriations,

Lindsey Graham

8:25:40 to 8:26:00( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: senator feinsteinstein's staff and lamar alexander's staff, we came up with language that would allow 12 different ports to have studies completed in fy 2011 if the corps chose to engaged in those studies. it wasn't a requirement to do

Lindsey Graham

8:26:01 to 8:26:21( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: the study and no sums on what the corps had to spend. fortunately our house colleagues did not accept that language and my problem is that in fiscal year 2011, there is no mechanism as of yet to allow a scoping to allow the keeping of the

Lindsey Graham

8:26:22 to 8:26:44( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: charleston harbor except for super cargo ships coming through. this harbor would have to be deepened to accept these new ships. the amount of money is $40,000 on the federal side to be matched by the state port. people ask, why can't you come up with the money?

Lindsey Graham

8:26:45 to 8:27:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: boeing, b.m.w., you cannot have a private entity take over a federal government responsibility. so this is one of those situations that's a catch 22. it's an anomaly in the law and the vice president's office and congressman clyburgh have been working diligently with the

Lindsey Graham

8:27:06 to 8:27:27( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: majority leader's assistance to find a path forward and we believe we're close to finding a way to get the study done because it was a previously authorized program under current law and i have put a hold on everything i could put a hold on and now i feel like we're making progress and the majority leader has some needs and i just want

Lindsey Graham

8:27:28 to 8:27:49( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: to let him know that i'm willing to work with him and others to end the senate well here right before we go out on easter break, and i want to thank him for the help he's given me to take care of a problem that no one could have anticipated but is a real problem for the people of south carolina and i just want to let him know i appreciate the effort.

Lindsey Graham

8:27:50 to 8:27:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: mr. reid: mr. president?

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